Permission to Glow

A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership

Kristoffer Carter

Ignite your consciousness to live—and lead—with power and purpose

Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, our world is constantly giving us too much of everything: stimulation, anxiety, information, responsibilities, challenges. Our work as leaders, then, is to expand our spiritual capacity to hold more of what life and business constantly throws at us. Our work is to live with purpose, strengthening our relationship with our own power, and unleashing the collective power of others: our colleagues, our staff, our friends, our kids—even the neighbor who wakes us up daily with a leaf blower. Purpose-driven living pulls others up and calls them forward.

In this transformational guide to conscious leadership, Fortune 100 executive coach, meditation expert, and host of This Epic Life podcast Kristoffer Carter shows you how to transcend the overwhelm and disruption of daily life and step into your power. With a unique blend of irreverent humor, pop culture references, and spiritual insight, he reveals the 4 Permissions that offer you the fuel to glow, and the 7 Compassionate Laws of Personal Change for activating and living these permissions.

With guided journal prompts, invocations, daily affirmations, and powerful exercises, you will override the default behaviors that resist change. Stepping into your full potential, you will uncover your purpose and become a guiding light for others. Whether you lead a team of one (yourself) or a team of thousands, tending to your internal work allows you to step forward, into the light. Your glow attracts allies, investors, and raving fans. Are you ready to throw the switch?


“In Permission to Glow, Carter lights a new path toward working on oneself first, and then translates that into leadership at work, in society, and in our daily lives. Read it. Practice it. Live it.”

“Freakin’ EPIC! Do not be fooled by this book. Kristoffer Carter has written a book to help leaders lead. But really, Permission to Glow will help all of us truly live. And though he is a man, what he’s written is a deeply feminist manifesto. Surprisingly rich in insight and bubbling over with inspiration, this book is far more than it seems.”

“What if everything that matters about work—making a difference, taking creative risks, earning real money, and, most of all, great success—could be handed back to you as a deeply satisfying spiritual practice? Kristoffer Carter brings the mind of meditation to his vast experience in coaching conscious leaders to offer four fantastic permissions. Permission to Glow shows you how to bring forth your true gifts, not by ‘hacking’ or ‘crushing it,’ but by allowing your natural brilliance to express itself.”



“We desperately need spiritually awakened, ethically grounded leaders who are humble enough to keep growing in wisdom, compassion, empathy, and the strength to empower others. Permission to Glow makes a vital contribution to the development of a new breed of leaders.”

“If your job is to impact others, this book is a must-read. Permission to Glow meets you where you are and elevates your leadership to new heights. Kristoffer Carter takes you on a spiritual journey that will enrich, challenge, and offer you the gift of powerful growth!”


Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) is a spiritual teacher at the intersection of consciousness and business. He is the founder of This Epic Life, a website and podcast devoted to conscious living, which has created a daily meditation practice for thousands. As a meditation teacher and workshop designer, KC has 6,500 active students on Insight Timer, with 120K streams.

He is the creator of The 4 Permissions™ framework, which guides his coaching of Fortune 100 executive leaders at Amazon, AT&T, eXp Realty, Edward Jones, and many start-ups and mid-sized multi-generational family businesses.

Carter is also an accomplished international speaker, emcee, and retreat leader whose work has appeared in Fast Company, Business Insider, onstage at TEDx and Wisdom 2.0, and on many morning news programs (CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC). Permission to Glow is his first book of a five-book series which is currently in development. 

Carter built his experience with Centro, who won the #1 Best Place to Work in Fortune Magazine, Advertising Age, and for an unprecedented four straight years by Crains’ Business Chicago.

Kristoffer is a disciple of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, through Self-Realization Fellowship, and their lineage of masters. Touring as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter in his teens, Carter continues to cowrite and produce his teenage daughter’s band, Detention. He lives in Akron, OH, with his wife of twenty-two years and their three children. For more information, visit 


ISBN 978-1-77458-158-2
$21.00 CAD $16.95 USD
Published October 5, 2021
5.25 × 8 246 Pages
Paperback, ebook