While Carole has a deep education in industrial organizational psychology, her life experiences and passion for great leaders are the sources of power behind connecting the dots for her clients and audiences.
As a military spouse, Carole moved her family repeatedly and reimagined her career more than ever expected. Several car accidents and a scary cancer diagnosis presented immense challenges that solidified her outlook on life. Carole understands how shifting your perspectives through trauma, unexpected change, and unintended consequences can reshape your life.
Her journey revealed and highlighted the three factors most likely to contribute to our success: how to think before responding (emotional intelligence), how to get back up when times are tough (resilience), and how to conquer the inner critic (positive intelligence).
Carole shares these insights with her clients and audiences so they can find a version of success that inspires them to become exceptional leaders and discover their own path to rewarding and meaningful success. When she’s not coaching or loving her family, she spends her time hiking and cycling the mountains of Colorado.
Education & Certifications
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Foundation
People Acuity Certified - Strength Strategy Certified Specialist, Clifton Strengths Assessment
Society of Human Resource Certified - SHRM SCP
Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University
Bachelor’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, George Mason University
Leadership Circle Profile
Key Polarity Index
Work with Carole
From keynote presentations to masterminds, Carole uses expertise coaching to elevate leaders at every level of the organization. At the core of her work, leaders can expect to focus on what sets them apart, unearth “a-ha!” moments, and ignite energy behind new actions. Her work with groups and audiences has proven to increase innovation, collaboration, and retention.
Books by Carole Stizza
The Ask Framework
In The Ask Framework, Carole walks readers through how to gain positive, productive feedback from their supervisors, coworkers, and team members. This book offers a simple framework to discover the unique talents that lead you to celebrate your gifts, embrace who you are, and recognize the steps to becoming your best self.
Carole is a contributing author in: Compassion@Work: Creating Workplaces That Engage the Human Spirit and the best-selling Coach Wisdom: The Secrets of 21 Successful Coaches.
Explore the Blog
Carole's blog covers a wide range of topics that often include interviewing, feedback, emotional intelligence, performance, and leadership. Explore the personal illustrations and real-life examples that will allow you to put Carole's techniques into practice.
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