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Carolyn Thompson
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15+ years of Executive Coaching across many sectors & professions, including Public Accounting, Consulting, Technology, Non-Profit, Higher Education, Financial Services, Biotech, Government & more. Entry-level, Start-up/Entrepreneurial, Middle Management to C-Suite clientele.

15+ years of Executive Coaching across many sectors & professions, including Public Accounting, Consulting, Technology, Non-Profit, Higher Education, Financial Services, Biotech, Government & more. Entry-level, Start-up/Entrepreneurial, Middle Management to C-Suite clientele.

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Bio

Carolyn Thompson, ACC is Hogan Certified and has served on many boards, including the Girl Scouts and the International Coach Federation. The past 15 years, she has led dynamic teams of multi-disciplinary professionals providing client services to a wide range of industries, including Big 4, Fortune 1000 companies, non-profits/membership organizations, and small business owners alike.

Carolyn has completed over 20,000 coaching hours with a broad range of international clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, transportation, technology, logistics, supply chain, distribution, software development, cyber security, financial services, biotechnology, engineering, architecture, healthcare/medical, and more. Her clientele spans the entire company, and she has developed and led many types of coaching and leadership training programs, including entry-level onboarding for new employees, middle-level management training, and senior-level / C-suite coaching engagements with executives. She regularly uses a variety of assessment tools and is particularly adept and certified in several, including Polarity Management, DISC, Strengths Finder, and Hogan.

She has started or co-founded seven companies, exiting 3, since 2009 that operate domestically and internationally. She is frequently called upon by national news organizations such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, and MSNBC, among others to contribute content on a variety of topics. A creative entrepreneur and a credentialed career coach, she is regularly published on topics relating to employment, careers, job search, business strategy, social media, organizational and professional development, and executive recruiting in various national magazines, trade journals, and on the Internet. She is a frequent speaker on a national level and has received rave reviews as an engaging and enthusiastic presenter on a variety of topics as a member of the National Speakers Association. She is an alumnus and Trustee of Kansas State University.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached CEO of a multi-billion publicly traded company through a major international merger, taking the company from domestic to global leader overnight.
  • Coached law firm leader of professional development, helping her revamp and rebuild international credential management across 30 country locations with team members on four continents.
  • Coached multiple authors through the book writing and sale process, with 20% hitting the NYTimes BestSeller list.
  • Coached multiple Fortune 500 middle managers through career transitions into other work, such as starting their own companies, shifting responsibilities from one department to another, and navigating politics to move from one division to another.
  • Coached many recent college grads who couldn't get any interviews through the professional resume writing process into applying, interviewing, and negotiation stages across many types of educational backgrounds like environmental, legal, HR, marketing, accounting, finance, technology, and more.
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Work History
Merito Group
Managing Principal
Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida
Board Member
ResellXL
Chief Fashionista
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Credentials
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Hogan Assessments Certified
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
Industry Specialties
Accounting, Biotechnology, Education, Financial Services and more
Functional Specialties
Account Management, Business Development, Software Development, Human Resources and more
Expertise
Job Search Strategy, Career Direction, Improve At Networking, Interview Feedback and more

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