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Spend five minutes with Carrie Vanston and you'll see someone who is truly committed to helping bring the best out of you. She's kind, personable, and sweet as the smoothest glass of Texas sweet tea you've ever had. But don't let that fool you. She is relentless too! But in a good way.
Her commitment to helping leaders find that next gear and to bring a better version of themselves to the surface is fierce. She won't let you get away with not putting in the work let alone living on the same old tired excuses. Carrie's belief is the real leader the world needs is still inside of you, and she's on a mission to bring it out. Her leadership mindset approach is changing the way companies are run and helping leaders become something they never thought possibe.
Here's a bit more about Carrie:Carrie's articles have appeared in the Austin Business Journal, Texas CEO Magazine, and the Austin's National Speakers Association Anthology. Her article, "3 Ways to Energize Your Mindset After a Win," appeared in the Texas CEO Magazine in June 2023 and an earlier article "Five Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture" was one of the magazine's top 5 most read articles of the year. She is a popular speaker on being a more self-aware, connected, and visionary leader and has made presentations around the world including the Product Management Institute, VMware, Unilever International, Remax, IEEE, University of Texas SAGE Program, National Association of Health Care Recruiters, Morgan Stanley, Laurea University, Finland, Product Camp, Texas Women's Chamber, and many others. Carrie has a long history of helping others be more innovative, successful, and sustainable. During her years at Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI), she co-authored the award-winning book, MiniTrends: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends. The book, as well as workshops and conferences she directed, focused on the importance of a growth-oriented mindset for success and sustainability. She is presently a Board Member at TFI. She later led Corporate Cultures That Rock, which helped organizations improve their culture and engagement. Carrie founded the Austin/San Antonio Chapter of Association of Corporate Growth's ACG C-Suite Roundtable and Mastermind and directed it for a year and a half. She has been the ACG Ambassadors Officer since 2018. She was a 2022 Honoree for Austin Business Journal's Women in Business and is an Advisor for the non-profit, Art 84. She was formerly a National Adviser and Austin Board Member of the Academy of Culture Ambassadors. Carrie is an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), iPEC Certified Professional Executive Coach (CPC), Accredited ICF Coach (ACC), and a Professional Speaker at the National Speaker Association. On the personal side, Carrie loves to dance, travel, and spend time with her two amazing teenage sons.