Meet Carol Williard
FOUNDER, TRAINER, TEACHER
I am an ex-smoker. I tried eight times to stop smoking with a variety of approaches before I was finally successful. I continued to smoke even while I had pneumonia. Because my behavior was so out of sync with my own values, I assumed I was a hopeless case. But quite by chance, I found an approach that finally made sense, and gave me insight about all of my past failed attempts to stop. In fact, I learned these past programs only served to sabotage my success!
In one way or another, I have always been a teacher. Not long after I stopped I discovered my passion was teaching others how to stop, and I have helped hundreds. Along the way I completed a training in the field of alcohol and drug addiction at UCLA. In addition to my teaching and counseling experience in the field of addiction, I pursued my own study of the smoking addiction, and explored various, therapeutic teaching methods. I created my own uniquely effective program in Los Angeles and developed my practice.
Having been a professional actress from the time I was a child, I attracted many clients from the entertainment industry. Notable amongst my successful clients are Garry Marshall, Henry Winkler, and Ringo Starr. Corporate clients include National Medical Enterprises, the Zenith Insurance Company, the Santa Monica Police Department, Winston Tire Company, the F.A.A. and Los Altos Hospital.
My articles appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News, and Valley Magazine. My published articles on smoking and substance abuse have appeared in Professional Counselor Magazine, The Bottom Line, and Century City Lawyer. In addition, I have offered Mandatory Continued Legal Education courses in the area of Substance Abuse at many law firms in Los Angeles.
Now living in Austin, Texas, I provide classes remotely to individuals and small groups all over the world.