Ready to create a legacy that

will last for generations?

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Ready to create a legacy that will last for generations?

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Having a “successful” life isn’t just about making money, it’s about creating a legacy.

A legacy that will last for generations.

I am a proud, first-generation Filipino American.

I had straight A’s, and was valedictorian three times.

My grandmothers who are pictured here, are my Queens.

I grew up with Nana organizing family parties (my grandma to the right), and Mamang who raised me and my brothers, while my parents went to work (my grandma to the left). We took this picture when I graduated with a Masters of Science in Leadership and Management.

The day I graduated from my Masters was the same day I realized, “Oh sh*t! I’ve been following what everyone wants for me, and not my own dreams.” It was June 2017, one month later I started my coaching business and got my first paying client. In 2022, I celebrated my 5 year business anniversary where I’ve served 500+ clients in 24 different countries helping them create an aligned and purposeful legacy in their professional and personal lives.

Then in 2023, Apple News named me one of the Top 10 Business Coaches That Will Bring Your Business to the next level of success In 2023

When I graduated college, I became a grassroots organizer, knocking on doors and doing phone calls. Within 6 months, I organized 557 volunteers. After five years working in politics, I became a nonprofit fundraiser and raised $1 million in student scholarships in six months.

Raising money for college students was my proudest accomplishment.

And it made me realize that I wanted more. I wanted to help others reach their own goals to honor and create their legacy. So I started my Business and Career Coaching company.

I quickly realized that I didn’t like how other coaching businesses focused on the followers and growing huge lists.

I wanted to create a business aligned to me where I built real, transformational relationships – what I’d learned in my grassroots organizing and fundraising experience.

As a result, I’ve had six-figure launches, mentored clients to reach their own financial goals, and had two clients hit multi-seven figures this year.

What I realize is that you can create a business and career that is aligned to you by simply being you.

I help my clients create for more than themselves, while still staying in integrity to a life they love.

This is what I call the Color Your Dreams® process.

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My clients create a legacy they truly desire and understand that it is a choice. A choice we work towards every day!

  • Maybe you’re in an identity crisis and want the support and accountability to fully honor yourself and your legacy.
  • Maybe you have a habit of going into auto-pilot mode and “just doing” because it’s what’s worked so far. 
  • Maybe you fall back into the strategies that have worked for making money, but not so much for peace of mind or the lifestyle you desire. 

What’s important is that the choices you make are true to YOU and not just outside expectations. I am here to ensure you are aligned to your truest self.

Want to get personal and learn some fun facts about me?

My Story:

⦿   I am a First-Generation Filipino. My family immigrated from the Philippines to work in the grapevines in Porterville, California (Central California).

⦿  I’ve lived in 6 different states (Iowa, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Massachusetts and of course, California!).

⦿  I started doing Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) when I was 16 because I was being bullied and this was a great outlet to feel like I had my own back.

⦿  I’ve had 25 different jobs, was fired 3 times, and quit 3 times to find a career I currently love.

⦿  I left my dream job to go full time into my dream business.

⦿  I have a Masters in Leadership and Management.

⦿  I’ve negotiated my salary twice while working with a coach, which led to a $12,000 raise and $26,000 raise.

⦿  I paid off $30,000 in undergrad debt, and paid my way through graduate school with a $30,000 tuition.

The picture from left to right: This is a pic of my dad, his mom (my Nana/grandma), and me. My Nana is holding a pic of her dad (my great Grandpa).

My Story:

⦿  I am a First-Generation Filipino American. My family immigrated from the Philippines to work in the grapevines in Porterville, California (Central California).

⦿  I’ve lived in 6 different states (Iowa, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Massachusetts and of course, California!).

⦿  I started doing Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing) when I was 16 because I was being bullied and this was a great outlet to feel like I had my own back.

⦿  I’ve had 25 different jobs, was fired 3 times, and quit 3 times to find a career I currently love.

⦿  I left my dream job to go full time into my dream business.

⦿  I have a Masters in Leadership and Management.

⦿  I’ve negotiated my salary twice while working with a coach, which led to a $12,000 raise and $26,000 raise.

⦿  I paid off $30,000 in undergrad debt, and paid my way through graduate school with a $30,000 tuition.

The picture from left to right: This is a pic of my dad, his mom (my Nana/grandma), and me. My Nana is holding a pic of her dad (my great Grandpa).

This picture is with my mom, who I call my my mini-me cause she’s 4’11 even though she likes saying she’s 5 feet (I’m 5’5 😜).

My story has led me to…

⦿  Knowing how to deal with conflict and toxic environments by being assertive.

⦿  Living a healthy and holistic life. I listen to my body. I love doing Bikram Yoga, weight-lifting, and hiking.

⦿  Creating boundaries with work, family and all aspects of my life.

⦿  Saying no to people and events that no longer serve me.

⦿  Working and investing on my own coaches since 2014, and my own therapists since 2005.

⦿  Making mistakes that help me learn more about myself.

⦿  Honoring my family’s sacrifices by living my dreams (and wanting the same for you!)

⦿  Becoming reiki-certified, being trauma-informed and currently working on receiving my International Coaching Federation certificate

Throughout my life, I have always taken aligned action to my soul’s calling.

Here’s a 3 minute vulnerable video of the exact moment I decided to leave my job to go full time into my coaching business. This was December 2017.

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These days, I am focused on helping women create their own legacy. A legacy that is defined by them and on their own terms.

If you are an entrepreneur who is looking to create a sustainable business AND life with the right team, systems, and aligned programs, work with my team and I through the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle

Are you a mission-driven leader and not fully happy with your job? You want to make a more aligned career change? Want to ask for what you deserve? Check out our career coaching services below.

Meet The Team

When you work with me, you also have access to my team of coaches. As a career and business coach for women of color and allies, I have created an incredible and diverse team to support all my clients.

Elaine Lou Cartas, MA

CEO + Business Strategist | IG: @elainelou_

Elaine is the CEO and visionary of the business. She works with established entrepreneurs to create a more sustainable life through her Color Your Dreams Inner Circle. Elaine also does 1:1 coaching for entrepreneurs at any level, as well as career coaching clients. 

Jave Consorte

Virtual Assistant | thecontessadigital.com

Jave is the tech and design guru for Elaine’s business. She’s worked as a marketing officer for 8 years before going into digital marketing. Jave is also a proud mother of 4 kids.

Katherine Pomerantz

Parker Stevenson + Corey Whitaker, Evolved Finance

Katherine Pomerantz

Parker Stevenson + Corey Whitaker, Evolved Finance

Andrea Sager

Your Support Coaches

All four coaches on our team are Legacy Lifestyle Inner Circle alumni. They serve as Legacy Lifestyle Inner Circle coaches, and also support our 1:1 clients.

Monica Schrock

Copywriting Coach | IG: @unsociallyinclined

Monica is an optimistic, introverted copywriter who’s spent the last 15 years helping 200 clients craft their message to increased sales and donations from double to over ten times. She provides monthly coaching to the Color Your Dreams Inner Circle and 1:1 sessions to support our clients with their messaging and copy.

Katharine Magsaysay

Event Manager

Kat is the Event Manager for the retreats and Color Your Dreams events. Katharine has helped over 500+ clients from around the world and has created impactful change with the way small business owners approach their overall strategy and communication with their clients. Kat checks in with you weekly on your personal and business goals. You also have an opportunity to have a 1:1 session with her.

Caitlin Arnot-Copenhaver

Client Concierge and Assistant + Systems | IG: @caitlingoesvirtual

Caitlin is the go-to person in Elaine’s business for all things client delivery. She is the person behind the onboarding, reminder emails, and systems that keep things running smoothly for our clients. Caitlin previously worked in the non-profit sector for nearly a decade as an administrative manager, honing the skills she uses now to help online business owners and coaches.

Juliana Wise

Certified Project Manager

Juliana is an executive-level Program Manager with 11+ years of experience in retail operations, marketing, product development, product launches, and experiential event execution. She has managed projects for a variety of fashion, jewelry, and tech brands and thrives at working cross-functionally to deliver successful projects.
Monica Schrock
Monica Schrock
22:51 10 Nov 22
Elaine has been my business coach for four years and she has supported me in growing a business, and more importantly, a life that reflects who I am and what I want. Moving through the tough decisions and joyous moments with Elaine in my corner has been game changer in my business. She's helped me with strategy and pricing and marketing, and she's always been committed to honoring who I am every step of the way. If you want to do business your way and still get the results you want, work with Elaine!
Ceilidh McGrath
Ceilidh McGrath
19:25 04 Nov 22
Elaine is a gem. She went above and beyond in guiding me towards my goals. The first steps for my particular journey involved analyzing my current client list and identifying patterns in my ideal clients for the purposes of focusing on my marketing efforts into finding those dream clients. After that, she helped me break down my goals into manageable tasks and come up with a plan for the rest of the year in order to reach those goals. The most striking thing about Elaine is how generous she is with her clients - she invited me to her virtual bootcamp and annual retreat, has offered endless resources, provided worksheets with which to challenge myself. She consistently checks in with me on a regular basis, is incredibly personable and has the keenest memory for detail - I honestly don’t know how she remembers everything I tell her! If you’re looking for a business coach who is attentive and straight up just a pro at their job, Elaine is the one for you.
Kelcey Tupas
Kelcey Tupas
21:05 05 Jul 22
I find that a lot of business coaches seem to focus on the same goal for each client and speak too broadly and generally. They focus on numbers, growth for the sake of growth, and oftentimes promote a culture of toxic positivity. Elaine is not anything like the stereotypical coaches we see on the ads that bombard our feeds. She's personable, an active listener, and great at identifying your needs and what will work for you. Creating a business that is sustainable to my health and happiness is important to me and Elaine has helped me get one step closer to achieving that goal.
Crystal Duan
Crystal Duan
01:24 12 Jan 22
Elaine is a very loving, supportive and attentive coach who will give you the tough advice you need and also remind you to value yourself and your time. She gave me amazing business advice that helped me make the income I wanted but was also CONSISTENT. Instead of hitting one 10K month and then burning out, I now feel supported and capable of networking, asking for what I want, and also being realistic about my expectations and seeing what's working. These are all valuable skills not everyone in the business industry touts, but Elaine is excellent in her discernment in helping you also learn to trust yourself and celebrate the highs and lows. I'd 100% recommend her as a coach, mentor, and supporter through these tough times becoming a business owner. I think her approach and philosophy are what's needed in the name of self love and self care!
Katrina Green
Katrina Green
04:26 06 Jan 22
I had the opportunity to work with Elaine in the later part of 2021 and all I have to say is that she's been incredibly helpful with how I can make my business be more aligned with what I envision it to be. She helped me figure out what steps I need to take and changes I had to do in order for me to reach my business goals. Every session feels like a boost of confidence and I feel so equipped to run my business smoothly now thanks to Elaine! 🙂
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