The CHANGE THE STORY mission is to provide PROGRAMS and PRODUCTS that

help people to connect within and connect with others.  Change the story from challenges to resolutions, from stress to success, from reacting to responding.  With evidence-based tools and strategies, we can all create ways of operating that help 

us to adapt to change; to manage emotional reactions; and to live more joyfully.


Coach Denise serves individuals, corporate teams, families, and groups of friends.  She

is a dedicated, experienced facilitator who works with participants' strengths and their ability to find solutions that fit the needs of themselves and others.  Denise provides comprehensive coaching  in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, educating clients as she works with them to achieve the most effective solutions possible.


Over 15 years, Coach Denise Carlin, M.S., has helped hundreds of parents,

adults, and children to shift the ways that they think, feel, and act during life

challenges.  She has coached clients in her coaching business and at UCLA facilities,

and has served as a psychotherapist in psych hospitals, half-way house facilities,

rape crisis programs, and Texas Department of Human Services.  She earned a

Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the APA-accredited Educational Psychology Department of Texas A&M University.

ABOUT  DENISE

Change The Story...with Coach Denise Carlin, M.S.

Denise enjoys some of her favorite activities every week:  hiking, singing, playing games, walking at the beach, and dancing in the living room.  


As a songwriter/recording artist of the CD of original songs for young children, “Icy Cold Lemonade”, Denise shares her love of music and creativity with families.  Currently, she collaborates, writing songs with performing pop artists.


She is the mother of a sweet and spirited teen and she is a native of Iowa.

"Change The Story" is Denise's unique program that includes evidence-based tools and action steps for communicating clearly, living in the moment, and designing healthy patterns.  When facilitating groups at corporations, churches, UCLA programs, Whole Foods Market, L.A. Unified School District, Central Parking Systems, Girl Scouts of America, and other organizations, Denise helps adults and children to address learn life skills such as assertive communication, mindfulness, addiction awareness, communicating with authority figures, problem solving and mediation skills, and navigating social situations.  Her action-oriented exercises help people of all ages to be more creative and to change by doing, feeling, and having fun.