Become an Exceptional Leader

Want to catapult your leadership experiences?

Do you believe that elevating your leadership skills can transform your career and business?  It’s possible!  By leading through purposeful engagement you can have success for you, your people and your business.

What is purposeful engagement?  It is having difficult conversations where we still show we care about the person on the other side of the conversation.  It is (re)connecting with our authentic selves by discovering who you want to be as a leader.  It is having an accountability partner and advocate that let’s you (re)connect to your deeper purpose.


The Ripple Effect

Focusing on what your team needs to run the business will allow them to grow and develop transformative businesses and communities.  This ripple effect starts with you, the leader. When you incorporate learning, seeking out solutions, providing engaging work, gaining commitment and setting your mind towards the right goals, you will transform your business and catapult exceptional leadership experiences. 

And the cornerstone to your impact is Trust.

The Change Effect - Carolyn Smith

About Carolyn

Hi, I’m Carolyn. I grew up on a farm in a small community and learned how important it is to have a diverse business where you tap into people’s expertise.  In addition, the importance of working hard and adjusting to external factors. In farming, business deals are often done with a handshake and good intentions – resulting in trusting relationships and strong communities.  I have also seen what is required for businesses to be successful working with organizations in all types of different industries and with all sizes of companies. I have a passion for seeing leaders and their businesses thrive based on the premises of taking care of people, being critical thinkers and having a strategy for the business so they can lead with intention and purpose. I recognize you are technically savvy and you are needing some additional skills to take your leadership to the next level.  My passion is to be a collaborator on your journey by providing proven and customized models, simplifying by letting go of control, leading with confidence, and gaining alignment to your values to make a big difference in your career and life outcomes.

As a marathoner and triathlete, I know about the power of passion, being resilient and being determined to achieve one’s goals.  Committed to growth, I also have become very aware of the importance of body awareness and self care.  I’m known for my passion for inspiring others to be their best and authentic selves by creating space to have open and safe dialogue about complex and intricate subjects and coaching leaders to create lasting transformations, let go of who they used to be, be vulnerable in sharing their full selves and achieve the results they desire.

“Carolyn is great at helping us focus our leadership team around setting tangible goals and supporting staff to achieve them. I am especially appreciative of her high level of emotional intelligence in dealing with interpersonal conflict.” 

—Joel Armitage, Managing Principal

“Carolyn was instrumental in growing my leadership capacity. As I’m not only more effective in my communication with others but also growing in my capacity to support them through my position as a leader. 

—Truper McBride, Planning Discipline Leader

“Carolyn’s ability to recognize passion and coach you through pursuing that passion is extraordinary. Carolyn helped me adapt to new challenges and find more meaning in my work. I learned tips and tricks about how to move through inter and intra-personal conflict.

—Gideon Mentie, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Top 30 Under 30 Engineer

Why Organizational Coaching Matters


less team conflict


more confidence in problem solving


greater ability to come up with solutions


greater agility in response to new challenges

*Sourced from International Coaching Federation

The Change Effect - communication style assessment

My Gift to You…

Learn how your communication style impacts relationships. I’d love to send you an assessment about how you deal with conflict and manage difficult conversations.  Complete the information below to receive your free assessment.

“Take care of your people… and your people will take care of your business.”

— Carolyn Smith —