Carol   Sanford  

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

 
 
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​CAROL SANFORD is a consistently recognized thought leader working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, multi-award winning books, and human development work, Carol works with executive leaders who see the possibility to change the nature of work through developing people and work systems that ignite motivation everywhere. For four decades, Carol has worked with great leaders of successful businesses such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, educating them to innovate and grow their businesses by growing people. Her work is routinely called groundbreaking, game changing, original, bold and inspiring. 

Carol’s work is deeply rooted in the belief that people grow and develop beyond what their leaders or anyone sees possible: to be increasingly entrepreneurial, innovative, and responsible in their business and personal actions. She approaches her work as an ecosystem with stakeholders to the business in order to create the organizational conditions and human capability for people to innovate and contribute. Through a Socratic and contrarian approach, backed by research and stories, Carol challenges leaders to rethink everything they currently know about leadership, management, and work design. In the end, she guides people to find their individual and collective “promise beyond ableness,” embedding enormous possibilities into an organization. 

For four decades, Carol has worked with great leaders of Fortune 500 companies, such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, educating them on how to develop their people, create an systematically ensure a stream of innovation that continually deliver extraordinary results. Carol is often called a human development visionary who offers revolutionary new ideas. Visit her at carolsanford.com