In the short time that I have worked with Carolyn, I have learned many new concepts and terms. For example, “Being in and out of integrity” was a phrase that I had not heard before, but exploring its meaning has allowed me to learn things about myself (favorable and otherwise!) that I didn’t know existed. Carolyn regularly pushes me outside of my comfort zone – and although admittedly oftentimes making me feel very uneasy, this too has led to some fresh perspectives on what I want from the remainder of my career and even from my life. But my primary take-away from Carolyn has likely been the many “down to earth” ideas and solutions that she provides on a regular basis to tackle the daily challenges that arise in both the work place and at home.
-Kelly Klug Sr. V.P & Treasure/ CFO Columbia Insurance Group
I feel like the work I did with Carolyn filled in gaps of where I should have been loved and wasn’t loved. The little things that have made a big impact. It’s just amazing. I’ve always thought I was confident. I put on a confident face. But the self-worth thing I have discovered, is life changing. I now have a real feeling of self-worth.
Carolyn brings a holistic approach to the art of executive guidance. From the beginning session, I was surprised by her relaxed yet very professional approach. The topics of feelings, nutrition, sleep patterns, attitudes toward work, play and spirituality were explored in depth.
I came away from my sessions confident that I was on the right path. Carolyn provided me with numerous tools for realizing my full potential as an artist, and as a human being.
-Don A , Artist
Carolyn has been a godsend to me as I have walked through such a significant transformation. She has been patient and encouraging as she has guided me through a path of self-discovery. I first sought Carolyn out to help me through a professional transformation however our sessions together have had such an impact that they have gone beyond that. Working with Carolyn has not only helped with my professional relationships, they have also given me the ability to enjoy my friends and family more. I now have the opportunity to focus on being present and genuine in each area of my life. She's an inspiration and I am so grateful for our time together.
"Carolyn Paris has put me on a path of professional and personal development that is truly transformational. I sought her advice initially to gain skills to build and maintain higher quality relationships with executives. What I’m learning through reflection and experience is much more about understanding and working on deeper reflection about myself in order to maintain a sincere open-mindedness toward other people. Working with Carolyn has been rewarding, meaningful and joyful. I feel like I’m making quantum leaps in not only my professional relationships, but all of my relationships with others."
- Y.G, Senior Vice-President, Chief Information Officer
"Over the last several years, I have looked to Carolyn Paris as coach, mentor, and friend. During this time, she has provided a listening ear and a guiding heart. She is caring, nurturing, and supportive in her guidance and suggestions. I would highly recommend Carolyn to others looking for a performance coach."
- N.H., Technology Executive
My experience with Carolyn Paris' Consulting Professional Services began with the desire to maximize my professional skills and abilities. The experience focused my motivation for self-improvment, and the impact of my time with her has been entirely positive. Ms Paris brings expertise, sensitivity, wisdom ad professionalism to all her interactions. If you seek professional growth and the attainment of professional manangment strategies, all while challenging yourself, you will not be disappointed. Through analysis of patterns and self discovery Carolyn Paris assisted in the development of my leadership style. I am truly privileged to have work with her.
-M. Montgomery, Director of Development
"Carolyn Paris is the type of person that constantly pulls greatness out of others. In the past few years she helped guide me through a time in my life that required great perseverance and patients. During that time, she helped me realize that it was time to challenge myself and seek more fulfillment in my professional life. Carolyn helped walk me through current situations that tested my levelheadedness, guided me toward the big picture, and never let me sell myself short.
There is something about her that has always made me feel appreciated and important when we speak. After every discussion, I walked away feeling confident and excited for the next step in my journey. One gift Carolyn possesses is the ability to pick up on any insecurities or hesitations. Multiple times she could hear something in our conversations and would ask me why or what are you scared of? Many times I was not even aware of those insecurities, but by bringing them to my attention, we were able to address those issues. Once they were recognized, we worked out a plan on how to deal with those concerns and take away any doubt I might have previously possessed. I believe what sets Carolyn apart from others is her ability to offer tools and actions to make your goals a reality. Many times we get that “pep talk” or words of encouragement, but no real way to create action. Carolyn has always given me tools to take the next step and achieve the goals set for myself. I truly believe that Carolyn Paris is gifted at helping others reach their full potential."
- C. C., Director of Membership
"I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Carolyn Paris on several key projects and events. She is professional, intelligent, detail-oriented and has a wealth of knowledge. I consider her a “consulting engineer” because she’s a specialist in both financial and business matters coupled with her unique qualities such as her sincerity, sophistication, and fun-spirited manner. Ms. Carolyn thoughtfully considered the well-being of each member of our team and I am fortunate that I had numerous opportunities to work with this inspiring, artistic lady!"
- A. H., Bank Manager
"Carolyn Paris is first a great friend, and then I was able to engage her as a consultant. She recently resurfaced in my life at a time when I was emotionally and physically drained. She spent sessions helping me gain self confidence, self esteem and shared with me reasons why I needed to take care of me first so that I could be more equipped to help others.
She also helped me realize that some of the responsibilities I was carrying weren’t necessarily mine to carry and suggested I might want to pass some of them onto others insuring me they were equipped to handle them.
I believe Carolyn’s business fits her to a tee. She has a wonderful disposition, attitude and she can organize things in your life that you are too close to.
She is filled with integrity and genuineness. I thank her for helping get my life back on track."
- L.S., Account Executive