Colette Carlson

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Delivering laugh-out-loud programs with solid takeaways, Colette helps leaders and teams change behaviors that impact their relationships, revenue, and results. How to create effective connections, and leverage them for greater success, is the thread that is woven into every one of her presentations.


With a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior, a fascination with communication trends, and extensive experience in the personal development industry for over 20 years, Colette knows the difference between trendy topics and timeless truths when it comes to successful business practices.


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CONNECTION CULTURE: Create a Cohesive Team That Thrives


  • Prioritize the human experience to build trust, cooperation, and commitment toward an inclusive workplace
  • Effectively communicate who matters, what matters, and why it matters to create meaning and purpose
  • Foster an open and honest exchange of feedback, ideas, and insights to support individual and organizational growth
  • Make workplace connection a ritual in a distributed workforce to break down silos, deepen relationships, and increase overall employee well-being
  • Support the growth and development of the whole person to attain and retain talent


CONNECTED LEADER: Drive Positive Change Through Intentional and Impactful Communication


  • Strengthen emotional intelligence to maximize impact and influence
  • Invest time to grow and develop the whole person to attain and retain talent
  • Create intentional rituals to build a healthy, engaged, and committed team
  • Learn specific, human-centric conversations that inspire action and cooperation
  • Champion the accomplishments and strengths of every individual on your team
  • Create a culture of growth where individuals flourish and thrive


WORKPLACE WELLNESS: Strategies to Build Resilience, Beat Burnout, and Accelerate Performance


  • Control the controllables to preempt worry, stress, and emotional exhaustion
  • Implement science-backed steps to master your mindset, increasing mental toughness and emotional regulation
  • Reprioritize well-being. The relationship you have with yourself, and how you take care of yourself, affects all your relationships and your work.
  • Create healthy boundaries through intentional rituals to stay focused, present, and productive
  • Ask for and create the support you need to perform at your best and improve your quality of life


CONNECTED CONVERSATIONS: Essential Skills to Increase Engagement, Build Trust, and Deepen Relationships


  • Stop transacting and start connecting to build deeper, richer relationships
  • Deliver a personal experience in all communications allowing your customer to feel seen, heard, and valued
  • Ask deeper, richer questions to identify the customer’s needs and challenges
  • Listen empathetically to create a collaborative environment conducive to problem-solving
  • Demonstrate value and gain emotional connection through the power of story
  • Leverage your physical and digital body language to clearly communicate and build trust


WOMEN LEADING WITH IMPACT: Accelerate Your Position With Confidence


  • Cultivate connections that count
  • Identify, access, and develop strategic relationships
  • Express your success to advocate for yourself and others
  • Conquer self-imposed limits to take risks and accelerate growth
  • Breakthrough barriers by mastering the power of ASK
  • Stay resilient through constant change and challenges

Colette Carlson's Experiences

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"Colette’s engaging style and creative virtual presentation made our event a great success!The post-event survey identified her as the most highly-rated session, and rated her as the"highlight" of the entire two-day Learning and Development program!"


"After two days of education focused on improving patient safety and health care quality, Colette’s closing keynote brought an element of positive inspiration and humor to a crowd of 500 health care executives! The post event evaluation identified her as the most highly rated speaker, and it was no surprise given her ability to tailor the content to meet the needs of our audience."


"Colette recently spoke for us as the Opening Keynote Speaker and Virtual Chat Emcee/Moderator of our first virtual IAEE Women's Leadership Forum and as always, she was AMAZING! I have used Colette numerous times in my career and she never disappoints; True professional when it comes to presenting virtually. I always know I can count on her to do what's needed to make our program a huge success! Always on point, providing leadership tips to women; she is top notch, has a true pulse on what our attendees need and always able to engage! We love Colette!"


"We had Colette Carlson back for our Annual Leadership Retreat. No regrets! She was spot on with her content and delivered in a way that resonated with each leader at every level of the organization. Colette has a way of connecting all the dots by combining her knowledge and expertise peppered with just enough humor to capture and hold the attention of the entire room. She rocked it!”