Carrie Sackett is the founder of ZPD Coaching, a life, career and relationship coaching practice based online, with offices in New York City and Phoenix, Arizona. She works with individuals, couples and groups who are ready to make a serious commitment to personal growth.
Carrie has been practicing social therapeutics for 25 years. A passionate advocate for women connecting with their bodies and closing the often physically and emotionally painful mind/body gap, she has recently added somatic coaching to her practice.
Carrie co-leads an ongoing workshop series, Uncomfortable Independent Conversations. Created by Dr. Raquell Holmes, an African-American scientist and social justice leader, UIC brings together individuals who are interested in having conversations that transform their experiences of race, class and gender in America and move us closer to one another.
Carrie grew in a small family of divorced, alcoholic parents. They were profoundly limited emotionally and emotionally abusive. While there were material comforts most of the time, Carrie was often raising herself from a young age. She never learned to speak up to or walk away from abusers--her parents or other adults, or ask for help from anyone. Carrie was often frozen and unable to speak when it came to having emotionally intimate or honest conversations.
As a young child, Carrie dreamed of being a psychologist. Once in college she developed doubts about psychological methods and about how America was relating to and treating the Black community. She sought out a politically active multi-racial community of innovators that, among other things, was creating a new method for emotional growth called social therapeutics.
Through the years of being a patient in social therapy groups, Carrie experienced the power of taking emotional risks with others in a supportive group environment. In practicing social therapeutics, Carrie has found her calling as a healer of emotional pain by relating to people as creators and builders of their lives.