Accelerate to Higher Leadership


Accelerate Your High Potentials

You planned for succession but one year later your candidates’ promotional readiness has not improved. Rest assured there are personalized solutions that will prepare each of your high-potential candidates for the next level.

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Bolster Strategic Skills to Drive Company Results

You have skilled executives and managers but they struggle with thinking and acting strategically. Propel Forward will impart critical strategic skills while producing tangible business outcomes.

Rise to Higher Levels of Leadership

You want to take your career to the next level but can’t identify exactly what is needed. With personalized coaching based on deep insights, you will locate the source of your frustrations and realize your true leadership potential.

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Why We Are Different

We can change the way you think about work.

  • Practical, Realistic Consultants with Real Organizational Experience

  • Coaches Who Help You Find Your Passion and Your Leadership Voice

  • Trainers Who Are Experts in Adult Learning and the Subjects They Teach

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A Solution Tailored to Your Needs

Our process begins with a series of questions to learn how you measure success and what is standing in your way. We then dig deeper to identify the probable root causes of what is holding you back. Based on these conversations, we tailor a solution for the unique needs of your business to ensure your specific success measures are met.

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Success Stories

Propel Forward has assisted organizations, leaders and teams rediscover their greatness. Our experience spans a multitude of industries and company sizes.

"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
"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, Bulldog 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
"s 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
"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
"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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Our Happy Clients

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

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