In honor of Carol Tuttle’s 60th birthday, we sat down with her to ask her some questions about what she’s discovered over the decades. Some questions are just for fun, while others are more personal!
Here’s what the founder of Dressing Your Truth wants you to know:
1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? (Did you have an inkling you’d become the woman and teacher you are now?)
In all honesty, I just wanted to be happy and feel safe! I didn’t think about occupations or careers. The culture still strongly expected a married woman with children to be a full-time mother, so I figured that would be me.
I was in elementary school in the 1960’s when women’s roles in society began to change. To give my younger readers perspective on this, it wasn’t until the mid 60’s that a woman could even own her own business. Any business bank accounts had to be set up in her husband’s or father’s name! And most women were still wearing dresses anywhere they went in public.
2. What do you want to every 12-year-old girl on the planet to know?
What Energy Type she is and to trust living it!
3. Is there one book you’ve read as an adult that you wish you could share with your younger self? Why?
The Child Whisperer! If I’d known I was Type 3, I would have seen myself in a completely different way and had a lot more confidence, as I had next to none back then.
4. How old were you when you could honestly say you loved yourself and your body? If a woman doesn’t yet love her body 100%, what can she use from your experience?
About age 45! That was only 15 years ago. Since then, it has become easier and easier to make choices with fitness, diet, and overall physical care now that I’m motivated by loving my body rather than thinking I have to correct it or change it.
5. You give guidance and advice to people worldwide. What’s the best advice someone else has given you?
After Remembering Wholeness was published, there was some pushback from readers. This was in the early 2000’s.
But a good friend of mine said to me, “Carol, you don’t do things that are openly accepted by everyone—because what you do opens those who are ready for more.”
6. What’s the most important lesson you learned when you became a mother?
When I started having children, I didn’t know their Energy Types. But I knew I wanted to raise them free of the generational patterns of dysfunction I had survived and was actively starting to heal in my life.
This was my biggest motivator to pursue my own healing through the years. I knew I could change the path of my posterity by doing my own healing work, and I believe I’ve done that.
7. What’s the most surprising way you’ve met or interacted with a fan of Dressing Your Truth?
In the early days of Dressing Your Truth, I had a customer who lived in Hawaii, where we have a second home. She contacted us and asked if she could hire me to come her home, go through her closet, and give her some hair advice. I figured, “Why not!” I don’t remember what I charged, though she might. She knows who she is and is an active member of the Dressing Your Truth community. We hit it off and both had a lot of fun that day!
8. If a fan of Dressing Your Truth spent the day with you, what would surprise them about you?
I don’t see myself as a “celebrity” or anyone special, especially at work. I relate to everyone in the same way, from the warehouse staff to my CEO. Tim, my Creative Director, says there is definitely a dynamic energy in the office when Carol is in town! I can get bored with routine, so I need to make work interesting, from Trader Joe tastings, to impromptu Facebook Live broadcasts with Anna K, to having a fun snack drawer for my grandkids if they come by.
9. What should every woman try at least once in her life?
Something they believe they cannot do but that they’re drawn to doing. For me this was running marathons (I ended up doing 16 of them), and the other was sky-diving. I was really, really scared, but I don’t like fear being a decision-maker in my life, so I made myself do it.
10. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken that paid off?
Bringing this information into the world! It would’ve been easier being a high-level realtor—everyone knows what that is. But I made a long-term commitment to share Energy Profiling and Dressing Your Truth with the world, and now it’s catching on and paying off!
11. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken that didn’t go as expected?
Even though I’ve had risks that didn’t go as expected, they all paid off! But I’ve made some hasty decisions—like the time I bought season tickets to the ballet and realized during the first performance that I’m not a fan of two hour ballets. Even though we had season tickets, I never went to another show and ended up giving all the tickets away!
12. What question do you answer most often about Dressing Your Truth?
“I am so confused, I see myself in all of the Types, I have been doing this for 40 years, and I still can’t decide! Can you help me?” (The dilemma of a Type 1 woman!)
13. In what ways is life better now at 60?
I know who I am and I live it effortlessly. I’ve learned how to take care of myself, so aging is going well for me. I feel good, look good, and am doing good in a world that really needs my gifts! If I live to be 90, which is possible (my dad is 91), I still have 1/3 of my life left to live from a place of authenticity, affluence, ease, and joy. I like that, and I’ve worked hard to get to this place!
Thank you so much, Carol! You’ve inspired thousands of women all around the world. We can’t wait to see what you will do next to support women in honoring their true selves and showing up in a world that needs their gifts.
Ladies, did you love getting to know Carol a little better through these questions? Share in a comment one thing that Carol has changed in your life.
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