Carolyn Thompson

Executive Coach – Entrepreneuer – Speaker

Having worked with thousands of coaching clients from around the globe, I’ve been fortunate to learn so much from each and every person. My diverse client base has provided me with a wealth of perspectives and insights, enriching my approach to coaching and personal development. Making introductions and leading with a “give first” mentality allows me to assist people and teams in uncovering the answers they already know but may not recognize initially. I believe in the power of collaboration and fostering a supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their potential, overcome challenges, and achieve their personal and professional goals. This philosophy has enabled me to build strong, lasting relationships and drive meaningful change in the lives of those I coach.

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About me

I grew up in Omaha, NE, attended Kansas State University and went on to work for large, international companies before venturing out on my own entrepreneurial journey.   I’ve since started 7 companies in several different industry verticals, and successfully exited 4, with the remaining 3 still operating. 

The common theme amongst all these experiences was people. 

All relationships, personal or professional, are built on a foundation of trust.  The level of trust we perceive is a direct reflection on the intensity of the relationship, and sets the expectations we have about various scenarios.

The root of all conflict is unmet expectations.   Conflict that is in alignment with core values is functional; it often leads to innovation, discovery and a new way of looking at or doing things. Conflict that is in misalignment with core values is dysfunctional; this often leads to some dissolution, terminus end, or some sort of change that involves a separation of some sort.    

Human beings are often driven to avoid pain, not seek pleasure.  We go out of our way to avoid making the same mistake twice because the errors of the past can be painful.  Alternatively, sometimes it’s difficult to quickly recall things that went well, or were easily accomplished.

Many people look for jobs, putting pay first.  Others allow recruiters to drive their career paths, rather than planning moves out based on the work that’s most enjoyable.  Whatever the reason you might be thinking about making a move, make sure the change you ignite for yourself is propelling you towards your end goals.

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Why Work With Me?

With a rich background in both large international companies and entrepreneurial ventures, I bring a wealth of experience from founding and successfully exiting multiple businesses. My people-centric approach emphasizes building strong, trust-based relationships, and I excel in turning conflicts into opportunities for innovation. I provide empathetic support and strategic career guidance, helping clients make thoughtful career decisions that align with their passions and long-term goals. Partner with me to leverage my expertise and ignite the change needed to achieve your aspirations.

My Values & Beliefs

My core values and beliefs are centered on confidentiality, mutual respect, and trust, ensuring your privacy, valuing your time, and building honest, transparent relationships.

Confidentialty

  • Working with an executive coach is a personal decision.
  • Your privacy is paramount.

Mutual Respect

  • The only thing you can’t create more of is time.
  • Schedules are set in advance.
  • It’s understood that things will come up as the calendar evolves over time.

Trust

  • The basis of all relationships is built on the foundation of trust.
  • Honesty and transparency are key to building that foundation of trust.

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