Accelerate to Higher Leadership

Private and Small Group Leadership Coaching

Are you Ready to Rise to a Higher Level of Leadership?

Are you looking to stand out as exceptional, be seen as a confident leader with emotional intelligence or lead your team with a compelling vision and plan? If so, Propel Forward, LLC will help you tap into your own wisdom and uncover insights into your leadership behaviors to take you to new heights as a leader.

Prepare to Climb Higher

Are you an experienced senior leader, a talented manager or an emerging leader with high potential who wants to:
• Uniquely stand out as exceptional?
• Be heard and respected by even the most challenging executives and stakeholders?
• Add more value to your organization without adding more hours to your work week?

Are you ready to demonstrate the leadership qualities business acumen and influencing skills to accelerate your career? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’re ready to climb higher!

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Uncover Your Best Self

Are you an effective leader who wants to:
• Uncover the candid, personalized feedback you crave?
• Discover your unique strengths and use them to propel your leadership?
• Erase those occasional selfdoubts and thoughts that may undermine your selfworth?


Are you ready to increase your self-awareness, adjust your leadership behaviors and be seen as a confident leader with emotional intelligence?

It’s time to Uncover Your Best Self!

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Lead with Vision

Are you a senior leader who wants to:
• Create a compelling vision of your organization’s future without struggling to find the right words?
• Prove both your value and the worth of your organization to executives, boards and investors?
• Eliminate false assumptions standing in the way of your team’s success?


Are you ready to lead your team to the future with visionary leadership, a clear strategic plan and increased energy and passion for your work?
It’s the perfect time for you to successfully lead your team to the future!

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We Work with Leaders and Executives from Some of the Best Organizations Like….

Ach Food Companies
Crowe Horwath
Press Ganey
Source Refrigeration & HVAC
Gains International

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Success Stories

" Carlann was my coach as part of a professional mentoring program. She helped me identify my needs and to focus on my career ambitions. She also outlined what prevented me from moving forward. She used specific tools which were very useful and I found it a pleasure doing the program with her."
–C Pochet, Promoted to Regional Industry Lead Electronics and Household Americas Styrolution
"Working with Carlann was transformative. She has a very practical process for helping leaders define and communicate in a way that is unique to that individual."
–S. Jacobs, promoted to Chief Product Officer and Head of Demand Marketing, The Gilt Groupe
"It can be hard at times to hold up a “mirror” to yourself and dig deep, but Carlann’s expertise and customized guidance made it possible for me to see the opportunities in myself. I’ve put many tools in practice from my time with Carlann and feel confident about my progress! "
–Nancy Mines, Director of Strategic Operations, Blue Dog Design LLC
"Carlann's coaching has improved my communication with the senior leadership."
–Chris Lewis, promoted to Director, Engineering, Varian Medical Systems
"Carlann’s insights were invaluable in allowing my self-doubt to fade to the background while my gifts and skills were able to shine. As a result, I was able to land a new position at the next level in a field I love. I am most grateful!"
–D. Armenia, promoted to Director of Pastoral Care, Franciscan Sisters of Chicago
"Between Carlann’s coaching and applicable wisdom I have become much more comfortable with myself. I’ve been focusing on “not getting in my own way” as she so eloquently put it. God put her in my life at such a pivotal time. Carlann and her gifts are a blessing."
–JA, COO, Chicago, IL
"As a result of Carlann’s work we were able to identify high potential employees and their developmental needs and ensure our succession plans could be realized. Our plan went from a 40 percent selection rate to 90 percent."
–D. Stephenson, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Vision
"Carlann is one of the most talented organizational development professionals in her field. She has the ability to ask the right questions, and to dig deep into finding root causes, as opposed to quick fixes."
–Marcia Brandt, Sr. VP, Human Resources, Source Refrigeration & HVAC
"I give great credit to Carlann for her training and mentorship that has played a major role in my journey to becoming an effective and successful leader. "
–Frank Robinson, Real Estate Project Manager and Strategic Planner, Intel Corporation
"Carlann is a seasoned professional who understands the challenges that organizations face. She harnesses the team’s unique skills and talent to build a cohesive team that reaches their goals and achieves success."
–Cheri Straka, Change Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
"We requested Carlann to develop team alignment and vision creation for our engineering department. The results were remarkable. Our department changed from a group doing autonomous engineering and construction to one building relationships and serving our internal customers."
–Michael Featham, P.E. Manager of Fossil Operations Engineering, Florida Power Corporation
"I could tell it was just as important for Carlann to see me grow as it was for me to improve myself. She saw an unspoken barrier to my growth and jumped right into the deep end with me. She made me realize what was restricting me from growing further in my career. Thank you for reading my true needs and helping me find more potential in my career and life."
–K. Sanders, promoted to Manager, Application Development Services, Conoco Phillips
"I knew I had a vision for my leadership, but the class helped me to verbalize it. When I rolled out my vision to my team, what I experienced is that they were impressed that I had a plan for the direction that I want to take them to. They were impressed of the thought I put into this and their response is that they want[ed] to be part of this journey and want[ed] to help me to get them there. It was a special moment as a leader."
–A. Dearborn, District Manager, Eisai Pharmaceuticals
"I have been with my firm since college and was having an issue embracing my standing as a leader within the firm. Carlann helped me face my fears, focused my career aspirations, and educated me on how to achieve my aspirations. She is a great coach!"
–J. Amartey, promoted to Marketing Director, Gaines International
"Carlann has the keen ability to quickly and accurately narrow in on specific challenges that translated to ‘me getting out of my own way.’ I was able to apply the knowledge to my personal life as well, which is proving to show a positive transformation. Her outstanding ability has really taken my professional/personal development to the next level."
–J. Avery, promoted to Vice President Operation, Allen Austin
"Carlann was able to grasp our culture, understand our markets, determine where the holes were in our company and got us all on the same page in terms of a strategy going forward. I would recommend Carlann for any organization. She can toggle between both large corporations and smaller firms like ours."
–D. Gaines, CEO, Gaines International
"Carlann helped coordinate the organizational contributions of 15,000 direct employees and contractors in the location, construction, and operation of Intel facilities worldwide. This division controlled a $2B operating budget and $3.5B capital expenditure budget. These changes to the support infrastructure enabled Intel to double their manufacturing capacity."
–Bill Sheppard, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Services, Intel Corporation

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Carlann_headshotLeadership Change Expert with Proven Results

Hi, I’m Carlann Fergusson, founder of Propel Forward, LLC.  Let’s work together to take your leadership and organization to amazing heights!

Leaders who have worked with me to “Climb Higher” are typically promoted within 24 months; with most in their new leadership position within 12 months of completing coaching.

Leaders who want to “Uncover Your Best Self” uncover their amazing talents as a leader and stop their unconscious behaviors standing in the way of their success.

Those looking to “Lead with Vision” learn how to grow their own strategic leadership capabilities and significantly grow their organization’s revenue.

Whether we are partnering on one of these objectives or working to improve your organization, you will:

• Get the deep results to reach your and your organization’s goals. I even stand behind this statement with a guarentee.
• Achieve lasting change. I combine my expertise in change management, behavioral leadership, organizational development and psychology to create methodologies with proven results.
• Be guided by a trusted senior leader who has experience in national and global companies and led her teams to receive the company’s highest awards. 

Click here to learn more about Carlann.