Are you creating the impact you want?
When you are seen as powerful, people stop telling you the truth.
When you are a leader there is usually a significant gap between who you actually are, and who you are seen to be by others. People idealize you or fear you, and you either don’t know it, or don’t know why. My job is to help fill that gap with truth and humor, jostle you out of your comfort zone and find what you can do to be more effective and inspiring. It’s not for the faint of heart.
I’ve been named the world’s #1 Leadership Coach by Marshall Goldsmith and one of the top 8 coaches in the world by Thinkers 50. With 40,000 hours of practice, 25 years on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and a high dose of business savvy, I’d like to help you create the impact you actually want.
I’ve been told that I’m a lateral thinker who pushes the edges, engages with a sense of humor and can disrupt someone out of their comfort zone. Wherever you are on your path, having someone alongside you as supporter or sparring partner who shines the light where you may not want to look is an invaluable asset.
I am a born teacher and love bringing you information that can change how you see yourself and the world. What I do best is pinpoint the intersection of thought and action – eg to translate what you know into what you can do, every day.
So why was I so surprised when it bit me? I’d love to challenge and support your thinking. The blog is whimsical but has powerful lessons on leadership. I’ve also curated videos and articles for you to learn more about what it takes to be a great coach or leader.
What people are saying
My favorite compliments have a theme, and mean a lot to me. All are about the impact I’ve had through deep relationships.
My purpose is to discover things that ignite excellence with people who can matter to the world. What wake trails behind you? What do you want it to be?
My approach to leadership
Navigating a sandstorm
Carol talks about the challenges of leading today—it’s like navigation through a sandstorm.
Set the tone for trust
Carol shares some insights with Harvard Business Review.
Approaches in excellence
Carol introduces how to harness the energy of positive psychology in a healthcare setting—or the board room.