Born in a well-to-do family in Guadalajara, Mexico, Carla Moreno attended private schools,
learned English and was on the path to comfort and success—until family turmoil forced her to
leave home at 18 years old to make a new life in Washington state.
To create more opportunities than odd jobs could offer, Moreno found success as an
entrepreneur but her personal life suffered amid a strained relationship, mounting legal issues
and a dawning realization that she needed to come out of the closet.
In the midst of this identity crisis, Moreno turned to spiritual guidance (from Vipassana retreats
to ayahuasca ceremonies) and found the courage to follow her heart. After emerging as a
proud queer woman, Moreno and her new partner discovered the wealth-building power of
real estate investing to create the life of their dreams, even as Moreno’s past mistakes and
patterns threatened to take it all away.
After a rich journey of personal transformation that she could never imagine, Moreno has
emerged with Finding the Gold—a one-of-a-kind real estate memoir that is equal parts rags-to-
riches immigrant tale, real estate wealth guide and spiritual allegory.
Drawing in equal measure from her own life, contemporary business, psychology and ancient
hermetic wisdom, Moreno shows how her personal crisis was the catalyst to transform the
leaden aspects of her life into gold—and how others can do the same.
For anyone undergoing serious changes or seeking wealth—whether spiritual, financial or
emotional—Finding the Gold is a journey to total transformation that the entrepreneurial world
has been missing.