Areas of expertise:

As a Bridge Building Business Professional, my areas of expertise include:

– Establishing Alliances & Partnerships

Carly Evans at Bhakti Fest with Arize Kombucha, 2013
Lounge Manager for Arize Kombucha at Bhakti Fest, 2013

-Crafting messages for specific audiences

-Employing various methods of message spreading

-Message Conveying via. word of mouth, at events, through signage, and on-line

-Structure building, i.e. implementing methods of performing tasks

-Plan development & execution

Skills, knowledge & expertise in the areas of:

Event Production, Communications Consulting, Trend Prediction, Social Media, Fashion, Guerrilla Marketing, Chicago’s Green Industry, Organization & all around  Communication

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Don’t Get Stranded

While acting as Shop Mama for Pedal to the People, I was given the opportunity to test my craft in connecting a company to its customer.

PTTP is an on-site cycle service— a phrase coined by yours truly. As a budding business it was important to GET OUT into the world to make money & to raise awareness.

A common trick of the trade is to teach bicycle repair. Particularly in the off season.

Most bike shops teach an overhaul class. Which can be very problematic.

First, you need to be in a bike shop, with a stand, in order  to overhaul a bike. Then you need tools to do it. And time, lot’s of time!!

PTTP was founded with the mentality of bridging the gap between could be cyclists & their bikes. Anything unfamiliar is often seen as intimidating. Plus, everything listed above costs money. The average consumer/ cyclist does not have access to all of that on a regular basis.

SOLUTION? You got it!

Don’t Get Stranded!!

This course was designed to be rider friendly. Really!

Simple tricks & tips to keep a bike going. Including the know how to get you back on the road in case of an emergency. With a $20 multi-tool available for sale.

The class is a hit!

Write Up for the Rebuilding Exchange
Write Up for the Rebuilding Exchange

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The Smile Daily

Invoking Faith in the Individuated American Spirit 

The American Dream has turned into a nightmare. A lack of jobs, multiple wars, doom & gloom on the daily news. People, the individual, neighbors & communities alike are in need of restored Faith.    

 The Smile Daily is a newspaper styled blog dedicated to joy & contentment. Built with the intention of pushing the “alternative” lifestyle to the forefront of society.

Its Chicago centric focus shines a light on local Happenings, Hot Spots & Heroes. Providing a platform for movers & shakers in one centralized location. Placing a spot light on what’s good, making the information more readily available & easier to find by those who go in search.

Catalyst Conductor of the project, Carly Evans, is firm in her stance that the American Spirit is calling for some love and attention.

Now is the time to begin building our own American Dream. Through the simple act of smiling at a stranger on the street. And, by looking around to find that which is nourishing, right here in my city where it is  accessible & obtainable. Let’s begin by meeting folks where they stand. ” She says.

This is more than just feel good news. TSD is a guide that will invigorate & titillate.

Unable to accept a lobotomized form of happiness TSD has a dedicated section to The Dark Side. Where we will dive deep in exploration of that which lies behind the curtain. Providing readers with magic ninja tricks for getting through the day.

This is a call to all who currently dwell underground. The Smile Daily was built for you! Here is an opportunity to peak our heads up, stand tall & show the world what we’ve got.   Because it feels so good!


Please, join me!! And, Smile Daily.


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CARLY is the Structure Constructor who invites you to C : me (see me) Bridge Build Business Professionally, Consult Closets for Confidence & Comfortability. Write & Smile Daily.

When you don't have a hard structure around you, you have to be alert each moment. You must respond to the new situation before you.
When you don’t have a hard structure around you, you have to be alert each moment. You must respond to the new situation before you.

Life Drawing Workshop

Ready to get the Lead Out? 

Don Owen Colley
Don Owen Colley

 Draw life to live drum beats on Sunday May 25th 1-4pm at the Ribcage from 3036 N. Lincoln, 3rd Fl., Walk Up

We will begin by loosening up with quick one & five minute poses.  Working out the kinks to longer sets of 15, 25 and onward…

You do not need to be a super duper  drawer to attend. 

This is in promotion of Self Acceptance.

Which is why you are invited to join me!!

Drop your name in the hat as you enter to hop on stage for Partner Poses. 

Art supplies will be on deck.
Snacks & Donations welcome. 

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Chicago Figure Model is a new division of Structure Constructor promoting important aspects of the Self:      
Self Worth, Self Reliance, Self Sustainability, Self Care, Self Acceptance, Self Assertion, Self Love & Self Esteem! 

Working in conjunction with a Return to Center through Artistic Values.

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Transformation Cover Letter

Two weeks ago, a potential job DROPPED into my lap. The best possible job potential I have ever had the pleasure of being faced with.

Writing the Cover Letter was a REALLY EXCITING Experience. Regardless of the outcome I am Proud of my Work. So, I’d like to Share it with you Here. : )

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Carly here, to Transform Reality, Professionally. We met on Sunday. How are you today?

Let us begin with my personal mission:

to Meet Potential

and to Move Further

Recently I submitted a Grant Proposal entitled Grounding Dreams to Reality.

In which, made a public stance as a “Transformational Specialist.” Declared a Call to Action within my Community for Personal and Communal Transformation. In order to Create our Greatest Possible Society: Individuals must Step-Up, Let-Go, & Share their Gifts. Therein lies the process…

Through out my Career I have had Opportunity to Orchestrate Events from Every Aspect.

In 2008, I began by leading groups of Trash Talking Volunteers in Guerilla Garbage Sorting Action.  Educating crowds by the thousands is how I began Networking;  now my Specialty is in Connecting!

Receiving Invitations to oversee “Greening” across the city Enabled Growth. Boosted in 2010 when called to bat for Mindful Metropolis Magazine, Green Festivals & Working Bikes. All at Once,

I was Introduced to a World of Potential and Amazing People!

While being Faced with the Harsh Reality in Light of the Economy. Evolution is Upon Us!

Working Bikes Provided a Home for my Professional Development & Passion: Weaving Connections across the Midwest, Managed a Calendar of Events, Planned, Organized, Social Media, & Booth Space Design. Caused a Notable Increase in the Number of Donations Received, Orchestrated National & International Shipments. Got my Hands Dirty!!  Co-creating Reality

Dedicated to the Pursuit of Personal & Professional Growth.

Keeping an Active Role in Community by Picking and Preparing speakers for Green Festival stages. Promoting Good Food along side GFREEV, Bot Bakery, Arize Kombucha & Edible Alchemy.

Developing a Structure & Foundation with Pedal to the People, Extended My Realm of Qualities & Task Management Abilities.

Priority Attention on my own Vitality:  Dancing Ecstatically, Yoga + Meditation Regularly.

Energy + Intention = Manifestation

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Social Networking Breakfast with BNI

Good morning!

I sang as I rode from Rogers Park to the adorable Golden Apple on the corner of Lincoln & South Port.

To meet a lovely group of Professionals for breakfast at 7am!! A breakfast network called BNI, who this year collectively gathered around 65K by weaving their web of individuals.

Waking up before the Sun is not a regular habit of mine. It has been however, a long standing intention. One that I am now sure I can stick to. Or, at  least meet once weekly.

(Am yawning as I write you. Though in sticking to my boundaries I chose tea over coffee.)

On to business!! This group was very efficient. My buddy Dave, who extended the invitation was looking at his watch as I rode up.

6:25 on the dot!

He and I are both ruled by Time…

Of course, my outfit was a tad more colorful than the typical business attire.  Though, I do feel that I did a GOOD JOB explaining my Bridge Building Business Professional spiel.

And, hurrah!! To me for taking the step forward & volunteering my way into this event for the Opportunity. (It’s Positive Reinforcement to Pat YourSelf on the Back).

Networking is an essential function in forward propulsion.

While in attendance of this breakfast I was remindred of the Importance in Following the Rules. I can’t help but to be colorful! Still, it’s a lot to ask of others to understand that I am a Bridge Building Business Professional.

Life Coach & Consultant came up as “alternatives.”  So, perhaps I will forgo long explanations and simply say  that.

From my stance however, I do like to ask people to think. Furthering conversation and leaving doors open.

Build Bridges, Friends

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Organizing Accounting


A transient sun glass salesman once asked me out for drinks. As a “Yes” Lady, I obliged him for a brew ha-ha!

Most dates are meetings. Interviews are dates. Etc… the intention to get to know one another is the same. In order to decipher whether or not greater intimacy is worthwhile…

We had a gas! This salesman was a blast. I even considered flying South with him for the Winter. If only flight didn’t mean committing to living out of an already jam packed mini van. : )

Tips & tricks were shared while we drank down a coupla beers.

One that he shared is mighty fantastic!

Fortuitously for me not too long after this I found myself deep in the murky waters of Accounting.

As a small business Secretary I was excited at the opportunity to put my new knowledge to good use…


Organization is a friendly game when played with posterity.

At Pedal to the People we staple, tape or otherwise adhese all of our important receipts & repair tags to notebook pages.

Like this:


My transient friend does not have a lot of space. Neither do we!

This way allows us to save room for other clutter. And, keeps away additional pile up.

We go like this: enter into QuickBooks the specifics. And, staple the receipt.

Labels are nice too.


Toodle loo

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Striding Towards Simplicity

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

Says Leonardo DaVinci.


This is a post about transition…

Choice. A consumer driven concept. Or, is it?

Choice has lead me to creativity, clutter & in-decision. To name a few.

My newest choice is to live a simple life. Getting there has been complicated.

Pairing down & verifying importance of items owned.

Utility counts!

I have moved from being a typical American consumer to a person who will hold out until the right item manifests from thin air. Sometimes that is exactly what happens.

Knowing your needs is very important also.

If you do not know already: I work with others to ignite change in their own lives.

It can be a gruelling process. Or, not. That is up to you!

Call me. Let’s make a change you can count on.

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