Carlann doesn’t just present transforming ideas: she touches the hearts and minds of her audience to create an immediate impact on your leadership teams and conference participants. Carlann is the audience’s coach, even when she is addressing hundreds or thousands. She provides deep insights that get attendees to reflect on their own leadership and find a personal powerful change to immediately apply. Carlann is a graduate of the National Speaker’s Association Speaker’s Academy and has spoken at at companies and international conferences.
Carlann brings a unique blend of coaching, leadership development, change management and corporate executive experience to her speaking and advice. Much of her insight was gained from her own journey to the executive level while at Intel, Visteon Automotive, Meijer and Press Ganey. Carlann's roles have always included coaching and she has guided thousands of leaders and executives across the globe. She also facilitated the selection and development of thousands of promotional and succession candidates, which gave her an opportunity to learn the factors that propel one leader, while another stalls. Carlann also led major change efforts for corporations which has earned her and her teams the company's highest award, including two Intel Quality Awards, Press Ganey’s Innovation Award and a finalist nomination for Visteon’s Summit Award. She uses this knowledge of creating lasting change to transform leaders and prepare them for a higher level of leadership.
Her combination of approaches evolved from Carlann’s determined and self-reflective journey from adversity to the executive level of global corporations. She has also had the privilege of working with and observing thousands of global leaders and being privy to hundreds of succession planning and promotional discussions. She has overseen global organizational development and training, strategic planning, large scale change efforts, a 24-hour manufacturing facility, corporate communications, diversity and quality. Carlann’s clients are as diverse as her own experience and include leaders from Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Intel, Varian Medical Devices, Meijer, The Gilt Groupe, Conoco Phillips, Press Ganey, Cornerstone Restaurant Group and others.
Carlann is CEO and Leader Accelerator at Propel Forward LLC. She also serves on the adjunct faculty for Northwestern University’s Leadership Certificate Program and is a member of a cross-cultural and change management consulting team for Florida Institute of Technology. She is also an author and has been cited in CBS MoneyWatch, International Business Times, Newsday, and The Boston Globe. With her upcoming book, Move Aside, I'm Blocking My View she hopes to help even more individuals in their quest to become leaders worth following.
Her most popular topics include:
- Move Aside, I'm Blocking My View: How Capable Leaders Limit Their Success
- ZAP- Accelerate Your Career: Three Personal Insights that will Transform Your Leadership
- The Wizard Within: Rethinking Change, Stress and Judgment, Oh My!
- Leaders as Change Agents
- Invisible Innovators; Creating Powerful Results Through Unexpected Individuals and Unexpected Questions
- Leadership Superpowers and Shadows; Strengths that Build and Destroy Your Leadership