Carolyn has more than 15 years of demonstrated consulting experience with a broad range of clients in business and industry, higher education and healthcare. Her expertise is in providing customized leadership development and learning solutions on an individual, group and organizational level. Combining her background in counseling psychology and organizational systems, her areas of specialty include leadership development, executive coaching, team effectiveness, psychological assessment, and the design of innovative and sustainable leadership development systems and programs.
In addition to work with Leadership Alliance, Carolyn is Senior Faculty for Lead21, the national leadership program for land-grant Universities; and Lead Faculty for the national Leadership for Academic Nursing Program for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Prior to her work in consulting, she was a senior faculty member with The Fanning Institute for Leadership at The University of Georgia and a staff member with the University of Utah’s Counseling, Health and Human Services Center.
As a coach and facilitator her work with individuals and teams includes helping clients leverage strengths and identify core competencies and behaviors needed for success. At an organizational level, Carolyn’s expertise is in the design and delivery of customized, research-based leadership development systems that incorporate strategy as well as coaching components and learning elements that focus on transferring the knowledge gained into specific, goal-oriented behavior change.
Carolyn completed a B.A. degree in Psychology and Anthropology at Emory University and a M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Organizational Development from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She stays actively involved in professional and volunteer associations and is currently an Executive Board member of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology and an Advisory Board member for Elon Homes and Schools for Children.