I am Carisa Holmes

Author, Speaker, Musician and Creativity Coach

My mission is to inspire and empower people to lead more conscious and fulfilling lives through experiencing the creative and healing arts.

I Write. I Sing. I Play. I Create. I Coach. I Inspire!

I help artists, aspiring artists, and wise entrepreneurs of all types to tap into their creative power, release blocks, and step into being more of who they really are.

My Tools

  • Reiki Master Teacher
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner
  • Certified Massage Practitioner
  • Certified Holistic Health Advisor
  • Polarity Therapy Practitioner
  • Guided Meditation
  • Vocal Alchemy and Sound Therapy
  • Voice: 6 years classical and jazz study, 35+ years experience
  • Flute: 9 years classical study, 38+ years experience
  • Music: 26+ years of songwriting, recording and producing experience

My Story

I have always been drawn to all things creative. From sketching images of my horse with charcoal to writing poems for speech contests at school, my primary channel for self-expression and healing has always been art.

I was introduced to music study at an early age as a soloist and member of a gospel choir under the direction of my father, who was the Minister of Music at our church.

I began playing the flute in elementary school and then auditioned for and was accepted at the Stivers Music Magnet Junior High. I then moved on to audition for and attend the Colonel White High School for the Arts, where I studied flute and voice privately and was the co-captain of the dance team. It was there that I discovered my natural gift for songwriting and crafting short stories, and began working in recording studios.

While attending Colonel White, I was featured in principal roles in operettas and musicals and received a voice scholarship from the Dayton Opera Guild. I was also chosen to represent the state of Ohio at the ACT-SO NAACP National Talent Competition in Los Angeles, California.

Upon graduation, I was the named recipient of the Leon Bates Scholarship for voice to the Wright State University and worked with major label recording artists in pop and R&B while attending college, honing my songwriting and recording skills.

When I was in my late 20’s, my mother died of cancer, and soon after I experienced a major health crisis and healing journey. I took a deep dive into holistic healing, first as owner-operator of an organic spa room at Harmony House Wellness Center (2004-2007), and then as an independent Holistic Health Coach.

Over the years, my healing practice expanded and evolved as I did, and become influenced by and integrated with my love for the creative arts. Over and again, I have witnessed and experienced the healing power of the arts; from the power of music to move blocked emotions, to the potent activations that spoken and drawn Light Language can offer in mere moments. 

I have written hundreds of songs in multiple genres.

I have released 3 albums/EPs, and more are in progress.

I write custom songs for weddings and special events.

I have co-authored three full length fantasy fiction novels (the fourth and final book is in progress!) and I have created numerous visual art commission pieces and other works.

And, in my spare time, I am an avid organic gardener and founder of the Ohio Organic Gardening Club, a place where Ohio gardeners can learn how to grow in cooperation with Gaia.

Essentially, I can’t stop creating!

 

And, I love to inspire others to touch that stream of magic that is waiting to flow into their lives and fill it with creative inspiration.

During my long years of study and experience in music, holistic health, energy work, bodywork, and human psychology, I have created a unique coaching method that is both practical and open to magic and mystery.

I love helping people break through writer’s block, get over stage fright, and free up their creative flow!

I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my crazy cool cat, Maya and an ever-growing collection of house plants.

I am steadily incorporating sustainable living practices into my life, and ever and always opening to the mystery that is life.

I look forward to witnessing the power of art transform our world, one artist at a time.

Are you ready to bloom?

Testimonials

I have known Carisa for over 10 years her energy in her healing work is straight from the heart.

I’ve been working with Carisa Holmes for more than two years now. She has opened many doors for me to explore myself and my creativity. From songwriting to music theory and using my voice, to allow me to tap into my creativity without inhibition, and giving me more confidence in what I want to achieve as a musician.

Carisa is a talented and gifted performer. I have always enjoyed working with her and recommend contacting her if you are so inclined to pursue your creative interests.

I’ve had some of the most profound healing experiences while on the table with Carisa. I have witnessed others whom have worked with Carisa, children and adults, and it’s been amazing to see their transformation.

Carisa Holmes has a beautiful gift of creating soulful music and lyrics that touch peoples souls. She provided workshops at our health and wellness center. Everyone loved it and can’t wait to have her back.”

Carisa is well versed as a writer and thought provocateur! I would most assuredly recommend her to those of you seeking an authentic and spirited coach, great listener, and also a result oriented professional.

I would recommend Carisa to anyone who would want to expand their creativity. She will work hard to give you what you need to do so in all facets of creativity – music, art, writing, speaking, and much more.

After our Reiki session, I feel much better physically. I had a nagging muscular problem in my levator scapulae that I could not make go away and it’s now gone! Thank you so much!

If there’s any person I know who is dedicated to health and wellness across all scopes of life, it is this lady. She knows and she shares for the benefit of others. She’ll coach you well.

Carisa is one of the most multi-talented human beings I have ever met – she can write bar none, she is an accomplished musician and singer, and she facilitates deep transformation within others through her healing and artistic work.

Carisa has a strong intuition and a gentle touch, super professional and comfortable to be around. To see her perform her music is mesmerizing and inspiring.

Carisa, is that rare professional that has a work ethic that always exceeds your expectation. She is a most talented creative perfectionist that is quite the joy to work with.

Not only do Carisa’s methods work, it is empowering to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of how our bodies work. It’s amazing how little most people know about these things including those in the medical profession. Why treat the symptoms when you can find the root of the problem and build from there?

Carisa’s services are intuitive and personal. She makes a big difference in a small amount of time, I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family if they were feeling stuck in their creative projects!

I highly recommend Carisa as a wellness coach, a creative arts or healing group facilitator, as a professional writer and a one-to-one soul healer.