A teacher, writer, coach and ethnographer, Carol specializes in mentoring creatives, seekers and developing leaders as they face the challenges of life’s educational and transformational experiences. Working with core stories and archetypes, she offers holistic strategies for sustainable, energizing change that honors who you are and what you want to become.
Carol, Ph.D. in Performance Studies/Communication from Northwestern University and M.A. in Writing from Boston University, has folded her career as a journalist, playwright, scholar and professor into her project-based mentoring, teaching and editing. A scholar of leadership and interdisciplinary cultural studies, she studied with Carol Pearson and Problem-Based Learning and Narrative Therapy practitioners to create her distinct approach, based in exploring the core stories that fuel our behavior, identities, organizations and aspirations. Carol continues to deepen her connection to traditional Hawaiian healing and aloha cultural practices through the indigenous lineage passed through Ed Kaleolani Spencer (Ke Kumu). Over the years, she has integrated her interdisciplinary education with grounded mentoring experience and indigenous leadership practices, building a creative, empowering and practical approach to teaching, coaching and research.
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Her clients and students have broken through major challenges – completed advanced degrees, published writing and artistic projects, recovered their health, renewed relationships, changed jobs, built businesses, and clarified mission/vision/strategies for their organizations or professional careers. Equally celebrated are the internal liberating shifts that make it possible for clients and students to love the story of their lives, celebrating their unique strengths and gifts.
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