About Carmela

Carmela's Background

Carmela Schiano is the President and founder of Live Free Coaching, LLC. She is certified as a Professional Life and Business Coach by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is also a leader for the Staten Island North Powerful You! Women’s Networking Group. Carmela is certified as an Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner. Energy LeadershipTM is the process that develops a personally effective style of leadership that positively influences and changes not only yourself, but also those with whom you work and interact, as well as your organization as a whole.   Carmela co-authored the book, “Empowering Transformations for Women: True Stories of Purpose and Faith in Action to Guide you Through Your Ever-unfolding Personal and Professional Life. She appeared as the writing coach for the number one VH1 reality show. Carmela has been inducted as a VIP member into the National Association of Professional Women for excellence, leadership and commitment to her profession, while encouraging the achievement of Professional Women. She also spent over 20 years as an educational marketing consultant creating and conducting educational workshops throughout the United States, winning various top sales awards. As the Northeast Regional Sales Manager of The Lyons Group, Inc., she was involved in the development of the early learning concepts of “Barney the Dinosaur” as well as the promotion and sales of products. 

My Story

Additional Information

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Articles – Good topics for articles include anything related to your company – recent changes to operations, the latest company softball game – or the industry you’re in. General business trends (think national and even international) are great article fodder, too.


Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.


Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.


Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.

Certifications and Affiliation

Certified iPEC Coach

Certified as a Professional Coach (CPC) trained through the All-Inclusive Accredited Coach Training Program

Master Practicioner

Certified as an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

Powerful You! Leader

 Powerful You! Women's Network is founded upon the belief that Women are powerful creators, passionate and compassionate leaders, and the heart and backbone of our world's businesses, homes and communities.  

Our Mission is to empower women to find their inner wisdom, follow their passion and live rich authentic lives.