I’m Laura Carbone. 

I worked in a bank for many years, from the front office to the office of General Management, specializing in Customer Satisfaction and Claims Handling.

One lucky day I realized that my emotional well-being didn’t coincide with my economic well-being, and I discovered that I can live better downshifting.

Thanks to my legendary Genovese frugality and a long history in complicated financial scenarios, in 2013 I turned my passion into work, becoming the manager of my time.

I took off my high heels and now I live in flip-flops in Fuerteventura, where I write about downshifting and I’m a Personal Coach and Company Advisor.


I’m Master Practitioner of NLP ™approved by the International Society of NLP ™.

I love coaching because it is focused on the Person, his abilities and his talents, and focuses in the future, not in the past.

There is nothing greater than to accompany people on the exceptional path of personal and professional growth.

I smile very often, I am curios, I adore people and new projects: if you want to contact me I will be happy to meet you, listen to your story and work together for improving your potential.


I can’t stop learning, cooking, body-board surfing and walking in the desert with Tiki, prodigious dog and Guru mix who fortunately chose to live with us.

With my husband we’re making our dream come true, refurbishing an ancient Canary House and turning it into an eco-friendly Bed and Breakfast.

My last book “Non mollare, cambia!”, now in its second printing, is a manual where you can find tips and practical exercises to help you realize your change, whatever it may be.