Professional summary

International Coach Federation certified Professional Coach (PCC) and Gallup certified StrengthsFinder coach working with leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives who are driven to focus on maximizing their leadership impact within their organizations. Getting to the bottom of "what matters most" and "what needs to happen" in order to unleash their leadership potential is often what helps move my clients forward in their work and personal lives. By engaging in deep inquiry and authentic conversation, my clients are able to shift how they are currently thinking and showing up in a way that dramatically changes their organizations and their lives.

My background includes over 25 years in leadership roles in both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial

Engagement overview

Executive Coaching generally is over a period of 3 to 12 months depending on the client objectives.  Each client is unique and the coaching engagements are customized to best meet the client needs.

StrengthsFinder team coaching includes a one-on-one coaching session with each team participant following their taking the StrengthsFinder assessment.  Codes and instructions for completion of the assessment are provided by me at the start of each project.  The team session generally is between 4 and 6 hours (½ day) following the individual coaching sessions and is done on site at the client's location.

Pricing for both Executive Coaching and StrengthsFinder team sessions are determined by the scope of each project.


Representative Clients in Fortune 500, Government, Technology, Education, Not-for-Profit, and Entrepreneurial industries:

* Stryker Corporation
* Pepsi Bottling Company
* Merck-Schering Plough
* US Department of Defense
* US Agency for International Development
* Federal Aviation Administration
* JDA Software
* ACS Technology
* College of Southern MD
* Great Western Bank
* UBS Financial
* International Youth Foundation
* American Institute of Architects
* Vail Valley Foundation
* Sirens Media
* Mirada
* Arcadia
* BMC Software
* Combined Properties


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I gained much more out of the coaching engagement with Carol than I expected and that says a lot given I was at first a coaching skeptic. Now I am a believer. I've learned that success has three ingredients. First, the coach must be competent. Second, the match has to be right. Third, the client must be prepared and committed to do the work outside of the coaching sessions. It's like working with a personal trainer. They won't do the sit ups for you so you have to do the work to make any progress.

Peter Leitner, Private Entrepreneur Financial Advisory Company

Carol helped me get to the root of some issues I was struggling with as a leader. She helped me identify behaviors that were contributing to the problem. I realized there were some major changes I needed to make that would help me better address my challenges and be more effective. For this enlightenment, I thank Carol very much.

Enza R., Director of Marketing Merck-Schering Plough

The coaching work with Carol was particularly helpful in the areas of learning to delegate more, dealing with conflict in interpersonal relationships, and thinking through my desired outcomes before entering into certain business situations. The coaching work led to my being able to actively engage in new behaviors. I was able to see immediate, positive results.

Dave Fitzpatrick, VP Finance National Association of Chain Drugstores

I needed a coach who understood the challenges that a senior executive in a large, publically traded firm faces every day. Carol has lived it herself so it is more than just the theory. Carol also dealt with the whole "me", including focusing on my strengths and areas where there had been blind spots, which ensures I am sensitive to how my work impacts others.

Peter L., VP Corporate Development Fortune 500 Technology Services Organization

Carol, we all thoroughly enjoyed the StrengthsFinder session you provided last week. It was quite effective in opening up communication and we put what we learned into immediate use. Everyone thought it was a great way to start off our executive retreat meeting. I will definitely be recommending you to other companies.

Rick Morano, President Mirixa

Carol provided individual coaching and team empowerment to a public sector organization using her StrengthsFinder methodology. The performance of that organization was hampered by poor communication, weak collaboration among its senior leadership, and low morale. Using her exceptional interpersonal skills, knowledge and approach, Carol's work with several different teams within the organization resulted in an enhanced appreciation for the need for improved communication, appreciating and accepting each other's strengths, and ultimately a much more functional working environment. The senior leadership team noted that the coaching and team facilitation had an extremely positive impact on the "soft side" of the organization making it a better performing team with higher productivity and customer satisfaction. I would not hesitate to call on Carol again.

Rebecca C., Senior Leader US Government Agency

Carol recently facilitated a StrengthsFinder program for my global senior leadership team at the start of our executive retreat. The coaching work she did in advance of the onsite event and her facilitation skills during the retreat were invaluable. Her program opened up our communication, created a greater sense of team alignment, and helped the team gain a better understanding of each other's talents and work styles. This was especially important as it helped create new ways for our executive team to engage during the strategic planning portion of our retreat. I highly recommend Carol's StrengthsFinder program.

Louis Efron, HR Executive

Carol's StrengthsFinder team work was great! She brought home all of the reading I had done around StrengthsFinder and the benefits of helping people better understand their talents. Everyone on the team rated both the individual coaching and the team strengths learning as "outstanding". I highly recommend this program to others.

Joseph Giorgianni, Senior Director Stryker Corporation

I started working with Carol when I was trying to understand my strengths and how to use them more effectively in my work. As I was facing a tough career transition and considering new directions, she helped me to see possibilities I had not considered, explore my potential, and appreciate my unique strengths. I wish I had found her earlier in my career!

Kevin Lamb, Managing Partner Keystone Global Consulting Group