Carolyn French


Carolyn supports individuals and teams in organizations to achieve their most important goals. Her inclination and approach is highly pragmatic, using real work commitments as the playing field. By aligning personal and professional growth, she helps individuals clarify their unique contribution and support teams to accelerate collaborative performance.

Results of her work with individuals and teams demonstrate the principles that guide her practice:
– Presence is the first act of leadership.
– Real problems get solved when the people trying to solve them get real.
– Our differences make us stronger.
– Causing positive change can happen with every single conversation.

With 25+ years’ experience in coaching, consulting, and account management across a wide array of industries, Carolyn brings a wealth of experience to cultivate committed, coordinated action. She especially loves strategic challenges requiring a concoction of complex human relationships, unbridled creativity, and financial or system constraint. Clients and colleagues say she brings a calm empathy, grounded optimism, and clear purpose to everything she does.

As a classical violinist with music in her bones, she draws on her experience of individually gifted artists playing in ensemble to produce harmonic results. She loves to stretch her brain with new topics and perspectives, explore wild places with family and friends, and enjoy a good laugh at a bad joke.



Industry Experience

  • Consumer Product Goods
  • Environment & Energy
  • Finance & Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofit & Government
  • Retail & Hospitality
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Technology/Science/Engineering


  • Complex Systems
  • Culture Transformation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Professional Learning & Leadership Development
  • Strategy