Innovation, Influence, Impact
That’s what we’ll work on.
Carol Parker Walsh
~ Wade W., Account Executive
Here, average is out. Extraordinary is in.
I’m a mom, wife, shoe fanatic, ENFP, big Harry Potter fan, believe love will conquer all, and definitely want world peace.
In other words I’m a real person who happens to have some real skill sets that can help you achieve big things. Oh, and I like to have fun doing it.
I’m also a nationally recognized, award-winning business owner, brand ambassador, best-selling author, regular TV contributor, former practicing attorney and highly-educated (I’m talking over educated).
But for brevity’s sake, I prefer Confidence Coach, Personal Branding Goddess, NLP sensei and Licensed Fashion Feng Shui® expert. 😉
And what I do best is position forward thinking, high-achieving women for success by advancing their image, influence, and impact for increased credibility and confidence.
Or as we say around here: Position, package and promote you for success.
Why does someone with a law degree and PhD care so much about how you show up in the world?
I get you. While I’ve achieved great success in my career I did so feeling like an imposter for most of the time. That nagging voice saying, “You’re not that good” plagued me as each opportunity presented itself. The truth is I never knew who Carol was. In addition, a painful divorce and becoming a single mom only increased my feelings of being unworthy and confusion about my authentic self. You see, you can’t pretend to be what you’re not or try to be something others want you to be. Once faced with this reality I began the painful but liberating transformative process of discovering myself. Through this journey I connected with my truth, embraced who was I was, my significance, and gained clarity on my purpose and my path. I’ve come to learn that without unmasking your authentic self, you can not inspire and impact the lives of others and that’s what we’re here to do.
I can change the game for you. I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing, diverse, intriguing, and high-powered individuals who simply wanted to show up fully and share their gifts with the world. I’ve been called an intuitive GPS, guide, and sometimes therapist because I see the truth of who you are and can clear a path for you to step into your purpose. The icing on the cake is my ability to position, package, and promote your brilliance to the world.
I studied organizations for a living. I served over 18,000 employees as a management consultant with one of the largest employers in Oregon. Educated as an organizational analyst, I trained, developed and coached new and senior level leaders, conducted work group and team development trainings, facilitated strategic planning retreats, and built diversity programs and initiatives with departmental and academic units. Understanding organizational culture equips me with the unique ability to support my clients in their successfully navigating and thriving in a variety of settings. It’s also how I built my own award-winning multiple 6-figure organizational development consulting practice.
I’ll help you see a new vision of you. I’m not a stylist and image management is far from it. Your appearance is the filter through which you’re viewed and perceived. Your behavior, verbal & non-verbal communication skills allows you to share our message. Your digital presence will determine your ability to influence the world. Truth be told, I’ve always had a natural knack for style, I love clothes and I own more shoes than any one human should. But that’s not all this is about. Your image is about your reputation, your credibility, your ability to connect, and your impact. Old standards won’t work. You need something as bold, forward-thinking, and innovative as you. You don’t want a stylist, you want someone who understands image, speaks your language and can help you communicate it with the world.
I can’t wait to work with you!
Live, Laugh, Shine,
Oh, and just in case you want the official stuff ...
- MA in organizational management
- MA in human development
- JD in employment, labor and contract law
- PhD in human and social systems (focusing on structural inequity, identity development, self-esteem & self-worth of women)
- BA in communications
Certifications + Trainings
Certified image consultant
Certified color consultant
- Certified corporate consultant
Certified and licensed Fashion Feng Shui® Master (one of 10 in the World)
Certified master practitioner in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP)
National award and recognition for business & leadership development from a global direct sales company
25+ years experience in executive level leadership, including a practicing attorney, VP of human resources, corporate & organizational consultant, executive coach, associate professor, academic director, associate dean, and head of a 6-figure entrepreneurial consulting practice
- Vice President of Global Marketing, Branding & Communication for the Association of Image Consultants International
- Past President of AICI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Features + Publications
Two-time #1 Amazon best-selling author
Monthly column for the Vancouver Business Journal entitled “Dress Code” and be the local image/style expert for The Oregonian.
Regular contributor on ABC/KATU2 AMNW Morning Show
- Editor-in-Chief of the AICI Global Magazine
And lots more!