Carol is a Senior Leadership Advisor for Egon Zehnder. She has been on the faculty of Harvard for 30 years and is a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School. She works with global leaders and their teams to help them close the gap between their intention and their impact. Dr. Kauffman is known globally as one of the top leaders in the field of leadership coaching. Thinkers 50 shortlisted her as one of the top 8 coaches in the world due to her international impact and Marshall Goldsmith ranked her as the #1 Leadership Coach in the world. With over 40,000 hours experience she is described as a lateral thinker who pushes the edges with a sense of humor and can disrupt someone out of their comfort zone.
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.
Her book, Real-Time Leadership, with David Noble is published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2023. She has written numerous academic and professional articles. Kauffman was also the founding Editor in Chief of the first coaching academic journal from a major publishing house, Her work developing the Leader as Coach program won Harvard’s Inaugural Award for the Culture of Excellence in Mentoring and has been rolled out and scaled for thousands of leaders and their teams in the public and private sector. She is responsible for the Leader as Coach program at Egon Zehnder where nearly 400 consultants have received the training.
At Harvard Medical School Dr. Kauffman received a $2,000,000 grant to launch the Institute of Coaching. She chairs Harvard Medical School’s annual coaching conference, their most widely attended event and launched the International Leadership Forum series. Of all her activities Carol most loves coaching her CEOs and C-level leaders to become their best selves and have the impact they want.
Carol is married with two children and lives in Boston. She and her husband love prehistoric art, photo safaris, and anthropology.