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See more.  Feel more.  Be more.

At Creative Pursuits I believe that each of us has the potential to expand and deepen our lives so as to find meaning within, and in relationship with others. Regardless of whether our immediate focus is personal, social, or professional, we can be more effective, think more creatively and feel more fulfilled through self-awareness, self-responsibility, humor and curiosity.

I offer professional, creative and effective support for individuals, groups and organizations to facilitate:
  • meaningful reflection on what is and has been,
  • creative exploration of what might be,
  • pragmatic plans for where to go next, and
  • insightful support at each step along the way.

Carole Ames photoWith degrees in both planning and counselling, Carole Ames, MTC, Dip.C, BES, has forged a full and successful career in planning, management and human relations. She has cultivated her humour, creativity and integrity and blended these attributes in her work in both Canada and China.

Carole's career has taken her from Director of Planning for the City of Yellowknife (1986-1990) to Director of International Relations for The Haven Institute (2006-2014) to Mentor/Advisor for two Holistic Centres near Beijing China (2015-2017).

Carole is an active member of The Haven Institute's Core Faculty leading programs for them on Gabriola Island, BC as well as in China..

One of Carole's personal interests has been the exploration of film, theatre and Improv. She has appeared in a number of productions, and has directed a one-woman play. She has also studied the ancient practice of Reiki, becoming a Usui Reiki Master in 2019.