Who We Really Are

  • We Are Fluff-Free

    In a world with hype, buzzwords and overcomplicated strategies, we want to be your steady and genuine advisors when it comes to supporting your business transformation efforts.

  • We Are Passionate

    Change is difficult, but progress is impossible without it. We are passionate about assisting our private and public sector clients in implementing change.Regardless of where they are in their business transformation cycle.

  • We Put People At The Center Of Change

    The only “sustainable competitive advantage” in your company is your PEOPLE. We help you strategically design your organization to respond faster to change. All this while building a unified culture.

  • We Believe in Internal Change Capabilities

    Managing change in an organization is not a luxury and definitely not an afterthought. If your organization manages a portfolio of multiple, overlapping change projects, then you should focus on creating an engaged, focused internal change capability. Your own CMO office that will help you deal with change in the long run!

  • We Deliver Results Fast

    With just a little help from us, our clients have seen immediate results, such as increased clarity and transparency across their teams. Our reliable client-partnered approach allows us to train and coach change leaders within weeks. With this approach, you will have immediate skill transfer to help you build momentum and make sure the new acquired skills stick.

  • We Are Technology-Agnostic

    Large consulting firms may downplay the importance of a technology-agnostic organizational change strategy. Why? Because that’s not their subject matter expertise. Their capabilities are focused on implementing technology solutions and not the balanced mix of emotional, intelligent, and leadership skills required to ensure the people adopt and embrace the changes in the new working environment.

Our Founder

Carole is the Managing Partner and Founder of Progressive Leadership Inc. and has over 20 years of business experience in the areas of organizational change management, organizational effectiveness, program management and leadership development.

She successfully led and managed complex projects in a variety of industries, including information technology, financial services, communications, government agencies and healthcare industries. Some of the clients that she guided through their major strategic business transformation initiatives are the State of Ohio’s ERP Program, Nationwide Insurance, GM, Ohio Department of Taxation, Honda, Lucent Technologies, Motorola and ATT. 

Carole provides advice and solutions across all parts of Progressive Leadership’s services. However, she is passionate about developing change management strategies and change leadership capabilities for project and program leaders. She specializes in engaging stakeholders, ensuring the right leaders are selected for their roles, clarifying and communicating the business case of the change and preparing management teams actively to lead the change. 

Carole’s Expertise

Carole holds an MBA from Dominican University with an emphasis in Strategy Development, Knowledge Management and Management Information Systems and a BA in Business Administration from Rosary College. She holds several industry certifications from PMI, Georgetown Washington University, ITIL, Corporate Coach University and a comprehensive Change Management Training and Certification from PROSCI.

She speaks fluent German, French, Greek and English, published numerous articles in professional journals and is currently authoring a book on leading change for project-driven organizations. 

Carole is also recognized as a dynamic and engaging speaker and has been invited to address conferences across North America and Europe on how project and technical leaders can benefit from the latest change leadership techniques and capabilities.

Carole’s Philosophy

Carole knows a few things about change.

As she likes to say, “Love and Change are Hard Fought Things.”

She gave up a promising medical career in Germany to pursue her dream of starting a management consulting company in the US. She switched learning tracks, attended a business school in Chicago, got recruited from one of the top 5 consulting firms and after years of working and honing her consulting skills she founded her own firm. She has faced many challenges since she left the medical field; living in a different continent away from her family and friends but her passion, enthusiasm helped her keep focused to her end goal.

Life rewarded her by reuniting her with her high school sweetheart whom she married a few years later. Today they live happily with their beautiful two daughters in Atlanta, Georgia.

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