About Carol

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER. WRITER. ACTRESS.

Executive Coach. Learning Designer. Consultant. Facilitator. Blogger. Producer. Playwright. Dramaturge. Wife. Friend. And a lover of Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream.

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“I love what I do!”

Carol in her 1st grade dancing outfit

PASSION

Since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by people and the human condition.

I’d lie awake at night wondering: Why do people think and behave the way they do?

As an actress I get to explore that question in the rehearsal hall and put the answer on the stage.

As a speaker, teacher and a coach I get to help YOU figure out the answer and then YOU get to take that knowledge into your boardrooms and behind your lecterns.

Watch Me in Action

FROM THE WORLD OF PERFORMING ARTS

you can learn how to:

  • Craft a compelling script (PowerPoint) that captures the head, heart and guts of your audience

  • Handle tough Q&A – in other words, improvise!

  • Increase your executive presence. Implement techniques actors use to have great stage presence

  • Overcome stage fright and performance anxiety
  • Pitch your ideas to your boss and clients – in other words, ‘audition’ and win
  • Improve your Lean Six Sigma methodology by adding creativity to the process
  • Figure out how to better market your products and services to your customers by ‘casting’ yourself in the part
  • Understand human behavior (your boss or client) by analyzing a character

BUSINESS

I believe that Communication, Performance, Presence and Leadership are intrinsically linked—and learnable.

Wayne State Univesity

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

I’m a life long learner and enjoy variety in my work.

After receiving a BA in Speech from Wayne State University, and a MFA from York University, I studied to be a Career and then an Executive Coach.

National Speakers AssociationI’ve received certification in the Myers-Briggs-Type-indicator, completed the YWCA Life Skills Coaching course and am a Master Facilitator: Ariel. I’m also a proud member of the National Speakers Association, Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.

FACILITATION

In the 90’s I ran a program for the Canadian Federal Government for three years called: The Job Finding Club.

After that, I became part of a four-member team at A.T. Kearney that taught North American and European Management Consultants how to influence and persuade more effectively. This became the longest running course in the company’s history, and consistently received the highest evaluation scores of any workshop they offered.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

In 2000 I joined a start-up consultancy in Toronto, Canada called: e-roleplay as VP, Learning. We began with a huge client contract from The Royal Bank of Canada for 3,000 learners and had no employees!

When I left to move to New York in 2006 I’d hired, trained and coached a staff of 200, created infrastructure, developed new accounts and grew the firm 20x to over $5M.

TODAY

Since then, I’ve spoken at hundreds of leadership conferences, coached C-Suite executives and have designed dozens of communication and leadership development workshops for clients.

My most rewarding work is with people who are eager to learn—and who challenge me to be my best. I’ve been lucky to partner with some smart, savvy folks:

PERFORMING

I’ve been a professional actress and playwright for over 20 years appearing both off-Broadway and on film with the likes of Jimmy Smits, Linda Hamilton and the late Leslie Nielson.

FAVORITE THEATRE EXPERIENCE:

Starring alongside Sylvia Kauders (from the original Broadway production) in Crossing Delancey

PROUDEST THEATRICAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

Creating, producing and performing three award winning solo shows:

  • The Camino

  • That Dorothy Parker
  • After Anne Frank

All 3 shows have toured internationally.

BLUSH-WORTHY MOMENT:

A New York Times review that said: …’Lempert is a lovely performer. Charming and resonant.’ The day I read that I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.

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TV/FILM INCLUDES:

  • All My Children

  • Santa Who

  • Bless the Child

  • Wonderland

  • 26 episodes of Rockabye Bubble for the Family Channel

  • 13 episodes of Hello, Mrs. Cherrywinkle for Canada’s TVOntario

  • Hundreds of TV commercials

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SEE ME IN ACTION

Take a look at some of my work.

Commercial Demo

Carol Lempert Commercial Demo

Acting Demo

Carol Lempert Acting Demo

After Anne Frank

After Ann Frank by Carol Lempert

Learn how you can lose the jitters and nail that presentation!

Contact Me

WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE SAID

Eileen Schloss
We engaged Carol as part of our 18-month leadership development program. To date, she has been rated as one of the ‘most impactful’ Speakers in our series.

Her ability to engage the audience and help them integrate her techniques into real, daily business interactions is exceptional. One of our sales executives reported having an “ah ha” moment in the middle of the speech. He said: Wow! I’m going to completely change how I approach our customers – making them the hero of the story instead of showing them how we are the heroes here to save them.

Eileen Schloss, EVP HR. Medidata Solutions Worldwide
Jeri Shelton
Carol gave an energetic and enlightening presentation on Speaking Up, Stepping Up & Moving Up for Philadelphia’s Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. It was an early morning event and she had the attendees completely engaged and interacting immediately. The feedback from our members was great. “…one of the best WICT events of the year.” “…favorite Philly WICT event yet, I learned small things that I know will increase my presence at work.” Carol is an amazing speaker and facilitator.
Jerri Shelton, WICT Board Member
David Bloom
Carol Lempert creates vibrant and vital learning experiences for her program participants. Her sessions on Leadership Branding and Executive Storytelling are both entertaining and effective at promoting professional skills and organizational development. Carol “flips the classroom” to ensure that clients’ requirements are fully addressed. Her Broadway-to-Boardroom mastery makes a lasting impact, delivering deep value to participants and stakeholders.
David C. Bloom, Lecturer of Finance, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Christine Hepburn

Carol is an amazing coach! Worth every penny.

I’ve contracted her for our people for over 15 years and find her inspiring, engaging, professional and creative. She’s also incredibly versatile in her ability to coach and relate to many different kinds of people.

Christine Hepburn, Staffing and Operations Manager, AT Kearney
Christine Cox

After 20 years of corporate experience, I have attended many leadership programs with Accenture, Goldman Sachs and American Express – all great companies that invest in developing leaders. Of all the programs, your sessions are the most memorable and relevant to my daily challenges. Please continue doing what you are doing–it makes a difference while making everyone smile.

Christine Cox, Guest Panelist WICT, Vice President Digital Sales and Marketing
Glen Mohr

Carol’s training as an actress and skill as a coach gives her the ability to keep people engaged and make storytelling an experience that they remember and feel comfortable trying to emulate. She is willing and able to adapt her content to suit the size, experience level and cultural background of the audience. Would definitely work with her again.

Glen Mohr, President Mohr Collaborative
Wayne Hutchinson

Carol is an exceptional professional. She uses forward-thinking techniques to teach Executive Presence through embodied learning.

My program has had the pleasure of working with Carol for the past two years in a seminar course that involves 80+MBA students annually.

Watching Carol lead these sessions has been a treat. Her use of candor, humor, and empathy compliment her central teaching points wonderfully.

I emphatically recommend her!

Wayne Hutchinson, Director of Academic & Program Services, MSU
Art Hutchinson
Stories That Sell was a GREAT session!

The direct feedback I heard, as well as the evident impact on peoples’ thinking about their presentations, served as testaments to your ‘traction’ with a sometimes skeptical group of nearly 150 elite bankers from 30 different countries.

I hope we get the opportunity to work together soon.

Art Hutchinson, Founder & Principal, Cartegic Group
Jenny Tran

I was so impressed by Carol’s two-day training that I raved about it with my co-workers. Carol is a stellar example of how interdisciplinary skills in drama art and business can come together teach valuable lessons in communication and personal presence. What made Carol’s training so unique is that she provides and encourages candid feedback and then shows exactly how to address personal challenges.

Now, approximately six years later, I can say that I still recall Carol’s advice in that one training course. As I am embarking on a new phase of my career, Carol was gracious enough to speak to me as a mentor to offer her guidance and advice. As a mentor, Carol is just as candid as she is as a trainer and offers real advice that is immediately actionable. I highly recommend Carol as both a mentor and a corporate trainer.

Jenny Tran, President and Founder, Fint.Cloud
Kayla Young
It’s amazing how much Carol’s teachings have impacted my life – not just at work, but in my personal life as well. I’ve been mindful about practicing at every opportunity. My anxiety has lessened, presenting feels more natural, and I feel more patient and secure in my ability to control stressful situations.

I’ve shared some of her exercises with coworkers, and they’ve also found them to be extremely helpful!

Kayla Young, Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett
Michael Florentino

Carol is the kind of Keynote Speaker that delivers the right messaging and motivates people to learn and commit to positive changes. If you value such results then Carol will reliably deliver!

Michael Florentino, Senior Consultant, Amdocs
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