About Carla



Hello! My name is Carla Da Costa and I am a certified law of attraction coach, award winning author and director of The Rising Woman Foundation - an Australian not for profit charity for women. I live in Perth, Western Australia with my two daughters and it is lovely to meet you!

Five years ago I was a totally different person than I am today. Maybe that's hard to believe for you but it's true! I was a stay at home Mum, newly separated, realising that I had to return back to the paid workforce to support myself, knowing that everything that was in my life now was about to change and not knowing how life was going to look for me. I’d never had a bill solely in my own name. I’d never lived on my own.

I veer'ed between having a strong dream for myself and feeling confident about my new life in one minute to having overwhelming moments of self-doubt in the next.

And then there was dating… I’d been with the same man since I was twenty one. And here I was at thirty three ~ not even sure who I was as a woman and entering the online dating world. Twelve years with the one person. Twelve years that had left me feeling really down on myself, not good enough, hesitant to trust and open myself up to someone again…it made me feel incredibly unsure about putting myself back out there. 

All I knew was that I had a burning desire for something much different for my future than I'd lived with in my past

“You can absolutely grow through what you go through” 



The truth is that if myself from four years ago came to my house, knocked on the door to visit she would be blown away. She’d wonder where that glint in my eye came from, how my outlook got so positive, active and happy, how the heck I was living this life.

She’d put down that milky latte and snack she was reaching for mindlessly because she was tired and needed the caffeine and sugar to get through the day. And she’d take herself back to the Pilates studio because she’d see that she had been busy putting everyone else before herself first and she was now paying the price for doing so. 

I’ve learnt that simple changes are life changers for women.

I've learnt that having an amazing support team and coach cheering you on will change the direction of your life and lift your spirits.

I've learnt that empowering a woman from the inside out to truly step into her life, what she deserves and how she sees herself changes everything for them. And it is an absolutely fulfilling journey that I am blessed to be a part of.

I’m always motivated and learning. I’ll always believe in putting my best foot forward. I completely embrace my femininity and relationships that support me to stay in that space. I still kick my goals. I am highly intuitive and am learning to listen to trust that voice more and more. I have a science based degree but I'm deeply spiritual - I believe science and spirituality are one and the same. 

My desire is to see women glowing from the inside out and living a life that embraces us for who we are, before we are anything else to anyone else; a woman. I know I’m a better everything – lover, Mother, friend, daughter, when I prioritise myself as a woman first. There are practices that keep you healthy, radiant, positive and glowing from the inside out and I am an out loud, passionate supporter of them. 

Exercise, sunshine on skin, laughter and good people, nourishing our bodies in the way they deserve, time with my girlfriends, manifesting, open heartedness and a willingness to grow, love and embrace living are mine. Follow me here long enough and you’ll hear about them all.

Fun Facts





Active Living Goals

My Charity The Rising Woman


The Ocean & Moving To A Beachside Suburb

Growing My Amazing Team Shine Community

A Life Partner






I started ocean swimming in 2020 - I'm obsessed.

Japanaese food and edamame beans.

Home life.


Enjoying my life to the fullest.

My friends and family.





Anywhere outside of

Western Australia right

now due to Covid!





Moving my body everyday, water on my skin, fresh good food, awesome people, music playing in the background, catching a sunrise or sunset, supportive relationships and friendships, a glance at my diary and goals while I sip on my coffee in the morning.





Hibiki Suntory Whisky with a touch of soda. Watching Yellowstone on Stan (make more episodes please!) Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue or Rebecca Campbell. Flowers in my house. Halloumi cheese. Fresh Tassie oysters. A kick arse green salad or stir-fry. 




Carla Da Costa is an award winning author, a certified law of attraction coach and the director and founder of The Rising Woman Foundation. Carla is a passionate advocate of healthy, positive living and loves supporting men and women to truly step into their brilliance - in life, love, health and their finances.


Carla lives and breathes the importance of combining movement, mindset and nutrition to help burst open our lives, creating a beautiful ripple effect that flows onto the ones we love around us.

Carla’s aim is to support and empower men and women to become a product of their greatest vision over becoming a product of their past environment. If she can change her life than you can too. In this area she is a powerhouse.

Carla is currently living in Perth, Western Australia with her two daughters and their dog Oliver. She spends her time at the beach, is forever removing sand from her car, swimming endless laps in the pool, catching up with friends, doing coffee and lunch with loved ones and living on Vietnamese and Japanese food (with the occasional Portuguese custard tart thrown in).

Professional Qualifications

Life Coach through the Beautiful You Coaching Academy

Certified Law of Attraction Coach

Certified Health Coach

Some Of The Individuals She Has Worked With Personally


Tony Robbins

Luke Wren

Sarah Jensen

Claire Baker

Erica Carrico

Alison Morgan

Dave Blomsterberg


Life Coaching Book Of The Year 2018  for the 'Living With Heart' series of coaching journals.


Carla teaches and has run inspiring workshops for small groups.


Topics have included:


How to raise your personal vibration

Vision boarding

Goal-setting and motivation

Nourishing daily rituals

Health and lifestyle




Carla has written for numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Pilates By Lisa, Inspired Coach Magazine, The Elephant Journal, The Ladies Coach, Raspberry Magazine and The Working Mum’s Collective.

Topics have included:


Goal setting and vision boarding


Motherhood and attempting to balance it all

Life after mental illness

Social media marketing

Mindful eating and movement


Wealth and abundant mindset

Living with an attitude of gratitude

What They Say

"There’s a lot of people talking about creating positive change, but not quite as many actually doing it. This is where Carla’s brave work stands out; her message is her life. She is a courageous, kind and creative woman whom I’m blessed to know."

Amy Zempilas,  Fashion, Style & Personal Blogger  - ABSOLUTE AMY

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