About Carolyn

Since 1999, I have helped thousands of entrepreneurs, business owners, and change makers grow successful businesses and lead innovative organizations. As an introvert who loves making and creating business, I understand the challenges of many business owners who love their work but hate to sell. My relationship-based approach goes beyond traditional networking and marketing to help you grow a thriving, purpose-centered vision.

In addition to independently building a successful coaching practice, I’ve spoken internationally, worked in southern Africa and Malaysia, and collaborated as an artist on award-winning projects in schools, jails and boardrooms throughout the country. I know what it takes to have a dream and make it work. And I believe that the more we dare to be fully ‘us,’ the more success we will achieve.

My clients include:

  • Healing practitioners honing their vision and building their practice.
  • Entrepreneurs and business leaders launching or expanding their business.
  • Nonprofit & Community leaders growing seeking greater community impact and donor support.
  • Speakers, of all sorts, ready to have more impact with thier audiences.

If any of these statements sound like you, we might be the perfect fit:

  • You are ready to take your vision/business to the next level.
  • You hate to ‘sell’ and want to build business the relational way.
  • You want to become a better speaker, presenter or facilitator.
  • You want to create compelling, inspiring content for your website, presentations, etc.

I offer customized services designed to help seasoned and passionate business owners get more of the work they love. Below are a few ways we can work together to increase your success.

Business & Leadership Coaching:

  • Public speaking
  • Powerful messaging
  • Effective leadership
  • Business building

I offer customized individual and small group coaching for business owners and organizational leaders who are ready to take their business or their cause to the next level of success. Be more effective engaging others. Get more of the work (and clients) you love. We can work via phone, Skype, or in person, depending on your location and needs. For more information about business coaching, click here. For leadership coaching, click here.

Speaking & Workshops:

  • Speak with Impact. Connect with Heart.
    Give presentations and workshops that get results.
  • Craft Powerful Stories that Engage & Inspire
  • Get More by ‘Selling’ Less
    The relational approach to getting all the business you’ll ever want!

So much business is lost because people (and organizations) try to ‘sell’ rather than inspire action. I custom-design action-oriented workshops and talks internationally for entrepreneurial and professional associations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, independent business groups and small business owners. My most requested topics are community engagement, alternative marketing, asking for business, and public speaking. To find out more, click here.

Concept Design & Consultation:

  • Creative product development
  • Artful community events
  • Performances
  • Retreats

Drawing on my extensive experience as a theater director, producer, teacher and conceptual artist, I collaborate with leaders, performers, speakers and public presenters to create experiential learning opportunities. Community events, performances and retreats inspire, renew and transform participants. My role can include visioning and design consultation, event planning and facilitation, and creation of event materials. To learn more, contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!



Making your passion your business is a very difficult thing to do. Carolyn was invaluable in helping me bridge what I am passionate about with my new business in the Concordia neighborhood. With her help, my wife and I have created the business and life of our dreams.

—Jason Lindekugel, DC, Owner, Concordia Chiropractic Center