Carol Parker Walsh, JD, PhD, ACC
Executive Consultant & Coach

About Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

A catalyst for transformational growth and development, Dr. Carol has a gift for unlocking innovation, turning ideas into actionable steps, and driving sustainable results. As a strategic advisor she helps senior and high-potential leaders gain a deep self-awareness that allows them to identify their genius and amplify their excellence while increasing organizational engagement, productivity, and profitability and co-creating a culture that fosters safety, inclusion and trust.

In a rapidly evolving professional landscape, Dr. Carol recognizes that continuous growth is not an option but a necessity. Leveraging three decades as a labor and employment attorney, corporate executive, and academic leader, complimented by her extensive doctoral training and research, she uses a customized approach to equip leaders with the resources necessary to navigate and adapt to the shifting organizational terrain, while managing themselves and their teams. This allows them to transform not only their skills but their perspectives and behaviors as well.

As a certified brand strategist, Dr. Carol elevates leaders’ influence, establishing them as industry and organizational authorities. She champions the advancement of women’s leadership, with a proven record of accelerating career trajectories for female leaders, enhancing top talent retention, and promoting organizational outcomes.

In addition to managing an award-winning consulting firm, Dr. Carol has been recognized by her peers as a TEDx speaker, three-time Amazon best-selling author, and published member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Newsweek Expert Forum, and Entrepreneur’s Leadership Network. Her influence extends to a myriad of platforms as a sought-after keynote speaker, Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Coaching, resident career and leadership expert on ABC’s AM Northwest Morning Show, and hosting her widely-acclaimed podcast, The Midlife Career Rebel.

Dr. Carol’s credentials are extensive and impressive. She’s achieved multiple certifications including a Management Development certification from Harvard University, the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coaching Federation, is a certified 360Reach Strategist and Salary Negotiator, and holds the title of Master Certified Executive Coach. In addition, she holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Chicago-Kent College of Law, has two Master’s degrees in Human Development and Organizational Development, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.

An avid globe-trotter, she loves exploring the diverse cuisines and cultures of the world, having visited 16 countries. Her coaching accolades include mentoring a Grammy Award Winner and Paralympic Gold Medalist; and beyond her professional endeavors, she trained as a mezzo-soprano at the Chicago Conservatory of Music.