Carolyn is one of the world’s foremost experts in corporate culture transformation and the Executive Chair of Walking the Talk. Her book, Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success (Random House) has been described by Professor Lynda Gratton of the London Business School as “a must read for any manager embarking on the journey of cultural change.” Recently revised in English and translated into Portuguese, the book is considered a corporate classic, with many organisations putting in bulk orders for their leaders and teams.
Born in London, Carolyn spent some years in Australia where she pioneered work in leadership, values and culture through her company, Corporate Vision. The firm was in the BRW 100 fastest growing Australian companies five years in a row, and her achievements led her to being a finalist Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in 1998, and Australian Business Woman’s Hall of Fame in the same year. The company provided organisational development services to most of the major companies in Australia and the UK. Her clients included the CEOs of Telstra, NAB, Westpac, Wyeth and Rio Tinto.
Carolyn is known for her ability to demonstrate links between strategy, culture and leadership behaviour, facilitating events with teams that are insightful, profound, fun and provocative. She is forever touched by the courage and openness her clients show as they strive to explore the relationship between their behaviour and how it leads to a culture which either supports or detracts from the performance of their organisation.
Areas of speciality:
- Culture transformation
- Culture change
- Values-led leadership
- Organisational behavioural change
- Leadership development
- Executive coaching
- Keynote speaking