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Carol M. Olmstead, FSIA, is a sought after Feng Shui Practitioner, critically-acclaimed author, and dynamic speaker. She specializes in helping you attract wealth, harmony, love, and much more. Through her company, Feng Shui For Real Life, Carol provides residential consulting and office and business consulting and conducts Feng Shui workshops and training nationwide for individuals, businesses, organizations, realtors, and home buyers and sellers.
Carol has taught thousands of clients, students, and readers the simple secrets of using Feng Shui to improve their lives, and now she will share them with you. She knows that Feng Shui works, and that even one Feng Shui change can ripple into all aspects of your life.
Carol works with clients globally on-site and by remote consultation and understands a wide variety of regional Feng Shui issues. She specializes in providing Feng Shui advice for homes, offices, and businesses in the Northeast (Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York City) and in the Southwest (Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Denver). She travels nationwide for Feng Shui consultations, workshops, and keynote speeches.
Known as The Feng Shui Maven, Carol practices a contemporary, updated version of Feng Shui that honors the essence of its 5,000-year-old Chinese heritage, but focuses on the practical applications for our culture today. She uses her natural intuitive sense and business savvy to bring easy-to-implement, real-world solutions to improve inauspicious situations and attract health, happiness, love, and prosperity.
Carol first learned about Feng Shui more than 22 years ago when she was a marketing consultant. She re-arranged the furniture in her office and two weeks later signed a contract to consult for a week in Hawaii — that extended into a second week after she got there. Carol was convinced that Feng Shui made the difference! After extensive study with the Feng Shui Institute of America, she became a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, qualified to use the designation FSIA.
Carol is frequently profiled and quoted in the media, including: Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washingtonian Magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe Reporter, Journal Newspapers, The Hill Newspaper, Crystal City Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Hagerstown Magazine, The Scientist Magazine, Su Casa Magazine, New At Home Magazine, Prevention Books, Telecommuting for Dummies, and home decorating websites. Most recently, she has been interviewed by Law of Attraction Radio, Bustle.com, Observer.com, MentalFloss.com, and Prevention.com.
In addition to providing home and office consultations, Carol has presented to such diverse groups as Discovery Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marriott, Leadership Greater Washington, Arlington Arts Center, Mental Health Association, Women in Public Relations, Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists, Association of American Medical Colleges, Georgetown University Medical School, the U.S. Mint, and NASA. Carol has taught Feng Shui classes at IKEA. She provided Feng Shui design advice for the curation of the major exhibition "Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia" for the Museum of International Folk Art. Carol was featured in the "Better First Impressions Feng Shui Initiative" from the home services app Handy.com.
Carol is author of three Feng Shui books. Her newest, Feng Shui to the Rescue: Rearrange Your Space, Shift Your Energy, Transform Your Life! can be ordered from the Shakespeare and Co. bookstore. Her other books, Feng Shui Quick Guide For Home and Office -- Secrets for Attracting Wealth, Harmony, and Love, which won a Book Design Award and was named Best How-To Book 2010, and 365 Feng Shui Secrets, are available from Amazon.com.
Carol was awarded Red Ribbon Professional Member status by the International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG), which upholds the highest standards for Feng Shui professionals by maintaining excellence in training. She has served on the Guild's Board of Directors.