I'm passionate about having a positive effect on everyone I meet and everyone I work with, and I love speaking.
After saying "Why not?" in 2016, together with a friend I ran ten marathons in ten days for Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys in 2017, culminating in the London Marathon and raising over £18,000 for charity.
Not having been a runner before I started training, I was keen to create one of the stories I want to tell my grandchildren (when they come along) and raise a lot of money along the way. Over the ten days, we ran in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, England and Wales, met some truly inspiring people, overcame challenges along the way and finished the London Marathon smiling.
We created a series of daily vlogs documenting the Ten2London challenge and I am currently writing a book to inspire others to 'dare to dream'.
I'd love to tell my story at your event. I'm available as a motivational or keynote speaker, talking about teamwork, overcoming challenges, resilience, reframing failure to achieve success, the importance of mindset, setting goals – and achieving them, daring to dream and creating memories, as well as the practicalities of training, running, preparation and planning a challenge and seeking out the experts.
I often give webinars for key bodies, and speak at congresses and industry events both across the UK and internationally. I write regularly for the veterinary press and my own blog page and have appeared on BBC radio and on BBC TV.
I recognise that many of the challenges faced by today’s professionals are non-technical and I’d be delighted to join your organisation and discuss techniques to help with stress management, resilience, thriving in your role, boosting confidence, developing an assertive approach, improving time management, gaining focus and raising motivation levels – please contact me to find out more.
I'm inspired by my clients, my colleagues, my friends and my children on a daily basis and I hope I can inspire you too.
What Our Clients Say
"Carolyne has provided coaching, leadership and team development training across our senior management team since 2014. Her expertise, practical and insightful style along with her ability to positively work with all team members has helped us develop and recruit the right people for our expanding and high performing team. I highly recommend her to help both individuals and teams get the best out of themselves and those they work with."
"I can honestly say it was a great experience that has helped me to be more excited about the work I do and my immediate future. Following every session with Carolyne I’d find myself thinking about things that I would never had if it wasn’t for the tasks that Carolyne set for me. Overall, I'm a lot clearer about myself, what I have to offer and how I want to go about my professional and personal life. I have been successful in my attempt to get the job I wanted."
Salts Healthcare have worked closely with Carolyne for the past two years. Initially, Carolyne provided training on stress management to our internal Sales and Nurse Teams. The standard of training was amongst the best we have had and a notable improvement was observed in our Teams gaining a better work life balance and reduction in absence from work. Carolyne made it her business to understand the culture of Salts Healthcare and has subsequently gone on to provide training, profiling and coaching with the Management Team. This has resulted in increased motivation, greater sense of teamwork and an appreciation of each other’s roles. Carolyne has also provided training for our International customers and this was evaluated extremely highly.
Working with Carolyne helped me to realise that I have achieved a great deal and been successful, and helped me to take the positives out of past mistakes and look at what I've learned from them and how I can move forward. Her support meant I have been able to reframe my thoughts about my self and feel confident in what I can deliver. I now think more strategically and manage my time better.
“I would have never actively thought that I needed to be coached… I was wrong! … Carolyne helped me find my drive and passion, not only in my work life but she also made me see how important it is not to allow work to over shadow your family life! I now have very good balanced and clear approach to both areas in my life.”
I have found the whole experience rewarding and it has benefited me a great deal. It really has helped to focus my aims and provide real results. It has been really important for me to work alongside someone who truly understands the unique pressures of veterinary life. I would recommend Carolyne to anyone looking for help both professionally and personally. She has helped me enormously.