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Carol Kauffman

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Carol Kauffman works with leaders across the globe to help them close the gap between their intent and their impact. A lateral, insightful thinker who engages with a sense of humor, she works with multinational companies and organizations on an individual basis, with the top team, or in tandem with large-scale leadership development programs. The challenge she enjoys most is helping the powerful galvanize their greatness and empower their organizations.

In a leadership moment your key question is, ‘Who do I want to be, right now?’ Stepping into it can unlock your ability to create the impact you want.

“Thinkers 50” named Carol to the short list of the world’s top eight coaches, and Marshall Goldsmith has ranked her as the #1 leadership coach globally. Her “Leader as Coach” program won Harvard’s Inaugural Award for creating a culture of excellence and has been rolled out for hundreds of leaders around the globe. In addition, Carol has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over 25 years and is currently a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School. She has partnered with Harvard Business school’s leadership development programs.

Carol holds a BA, MA, and PhD in psychology from Boston University, and she is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychologists, for which she is also active as an examiner. Carol established the Institute of Coaching, a community that has grown to 20,000 members, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory Research and Practice published by Routledge Press. She is married and has two children and a terrier.

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Chief Diversity Officer: Individual Coach and Organization Change Agent.

Chief Diversity Officer: Individual Coach and Organization Change Agent.

Carol Kauffman and Cynthia Soledad, co-lead of Egon Zehnder’s global DE&I Practice discuss how the landscape has changed for corporate DE&I work in the… Read more

Egon Zehnder Welcomes Leadership Coach, Carol Kauffman, to the Firm

Egon Zehnder Welcomes Leadership Coach, Carol Kauffman, to the Firm

Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, today announced renowned leadership coach and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Henley Business School,… Read more

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