Founder, Author, Poet, Life Coach,
Inspirational Speaker & Humanitarian
It’s been 45 years since Carolyn A. Watson heard and answered the Lord’s calling during a poetry reading at Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas. As this shy and introverted fifteen-year-old musingly listened to the poetically flowing words of the activist and educator, Ms. Nikki Giovanni, Carolyn knew that her life would be given a voice through the artistry of poetry. Since that day, Carolyn has amassed a body of creative works that she affectionately calls her Facets of Life Collection.
Touching the hearts of everyday people with her soulful presentations, thought-provoking speeches and real-life stories embody the passion that drives Carolyn to spread the love of Jesus Christ everywhere she goes. Her work as a visionary, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian have been featured in books, magazines, and on television and radio highlights. Carolyn’s self-published paperbacks are: Thinking Positive in a Negative World and Clay In The Potter’s Hand. She is also the co-author of: Conversations of Courage ‘Stories of Success, Hope & Possibility,’ and Zoe Life A Daily Devotional. As a premier writer for this uplifting ten book series, Carolyn remains grateful for the platform to empower, encourage and inspire readers from all around the world.
Carolyn’s divine gifts and talents have made room for her to grace the stage in several roles as an actress, and with various voiceover projects. Her daily labor of love, however, is Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit furniture bank she founded in 2014, as a resource to help
single mothers and children rebuild their lives after divorce, domestic violence, incarceration and relocation. In 2016, H.O.M.E. was named ‘Outstanding Charity.’ In 2018, H.O.M.E. received the ‘Community Involvement Award.’ And in 2019, H.O.M.E. received the ‘Dove Award.’ H.O.M.E. is the only nonprofit in Georgia to receive world-wide recognition from Colin Kaepernick Foundation’s Million Dollar Pledge in partnership with Usher Raymond (Usher), for its mission to fight oppression and make a difference in the community.
Carolyn’s humanitarian efforts have been acknowledged by former United States President George Bush, Sr., President Joe Biden and other mayors, governors and dignitaries. She has also received numerous awards to include the ‘John Lewis Ambassador Award’ in honor of the Civil Rights icon. The Diamond of the District ‘Unsung Hero Award’ and the ‘Pinnacle Award’ were both presented by United States Representative, Congressman C. “Hank” Johnson of Georgia’s 4th congressional district.
Today, Carolyn resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Leotis, and on any given day you will humbly hear her say—“To God be all the glory for the things He has done!”