Years in Practice

25 years +


Petaluma CA 94952 - United States



Additional Expertise

Consultant, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Marriage Coach, Marriage Educator, Personal Development Coach, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Spiritual Healer



I Believe

... We're all somewhat confused about love. However, by learning the Basic Building Blocks of Love, you can create a passionate, secure, and long-term relationship. This is True Love - not fairytale love, not a romantic myth, but a day-to-day reality where you get your needs met, and you're respected and honored for who you are. Love and care flows both ways, in harmony, and you feel settled, satisfied, and happy – because you KNOW that you are loved. This is healthy, mature love; life-long love. Let us guide you on this journey of learning, healing, and growing.

About Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman

Are you…

    - Confused about how to create healthy love, and a secure, loving relationship?
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Carista Luminare, Ph.D.,  is co-founder of Luminary Leadership Institute and co-creator of ConfusedAboutLove.com. She has more than 30 years experience as a consultant, counselor and coach to executives, entrepreneurs, individuals and organizations. Her powerful life-changing programs bring participants into direct experience and embodiment of their True Self. She developed a comprehensive and holistic parenting methodology, and LLI's leading-edge evolutionary leadership program.

 After graduating from Harvard University in Psychology and Social Relations in 1978, Carista pioneered educational programs focused on the integration of the personality and soul.

In her private healing practice, she integrates her lifelong research on childhood attachment, and how our early bonding patterns with our parents profoundly affect our primary adult relationship dynamics. Carista is the author of the groundbreaking book, Parenting Begins Before Conception. She has lectured throughout the United States at conferences, hospitals, and universities, and has been featured in a variety of international media.  She serves as a member of the Hoffman Institute Advisory Council. Email: carista@ConfusedAboutLove.com.

Lion Goodman has 35 years experience as an executive coach, counselor, and healer.  In 1984, he founded The Goodman Group, an executive search and consulting firm that served more than 250 companies and C-suite executives over 18 years.  He has coached business owners, coaches, technology executives, and change agents around the world. He is co-founder of Luminary Leadership Institute, a consulting firm dedicated to bringing leaders of businesses and organizations into alignment with their highest virtues and their True Self.

Lion is the creator of the Clear Beliefs Process, a proprietary methodology for shifting beliefs at the core of the psyche, which he has taught to hundreds of coaches and therapists internationally. He served as Director of Men's Programs at The Shift Network, an Internet-based educational organization, where he created programs with more than 20,000 participants. He is a co-founder of The Tribe of Men, an initiatory program for men. He has taught workshops and trainings across the U.S. and Europe, and is the author of three books: Creating on Purpose; Menlightenment: A Book for Awakening Men; and Clear Your Beliefs.  Email: lion@ConfusedAboutLove.com.  

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