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See more.  Feel more.  Be more.

At Creative Pursuits I work with you in the pursuit of your dreams. 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. It is possible to manifest our best through clarity, courage and the pursuit of our dreams.

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 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 Relationship Mentor for the House of I, a luxury-brand lifestyle service near Beijing China (2015-2017).

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

One of Carole's personal interests has been the exploration of theatre and film. She has appeared in a number of productions, and has also directed a one-woman play. Another passion is her personal and professional relationship with her husband Bill: she enjoys the intimacy, discovery and challenge of this enduring primary relationship.