You're ready to stop settling; you believe good enough is NOT good enough for you; you know you were made to be more, do more.

Am I right? Then you're in the right place!

You've landed here because of a nagging feeling, a pestering inner voice, or some type of awakening that's telling you there's more you're meant to do or contribute. You've probably been feeling this way for a while but you've tried to ignore it, suppress it, or wish it away. Why? Because you were taught that following your dreams or doing what you love are the dreams of fools or 20 year olds. And at midlife you have responsibilities, a 401K, kids and a mortgage, so what you need to do is just suck it up and get back to work.

Does that sound about right?

The truth is we want to be supported financially but sustained spiritually. To do something that gives us the energy and fire to wake up every morning ready to go. Something that allows us to be and express ourselves fully. No one wants to be successful and unfulfilled.

We've been conditioned to follow these preset rules with regard to our lives and careers. Sometimes we follow these unwritten rules so blindly we deny who we are and what we really want, labelling our dreams as selfish or foolish. I get it. Being truthful and honest about what you want can be scary. That's why it's so important to unleash your authenticity and to be unapologetically you.

I'm here to invite you to break from the norm, honor those parts of you that you've ignored, trust your gut, stop pretending, get a little crazy and step into who you were always meant to be and do what you were always meant to do. To be open to the fact that you can be both successful and fulfilled.

Here's What I Believe...

...who you are and what you do should be intimately aligned. You only need to discover it and courageously step into it! 

You see I once believed in limits. Limitations on me, my career, and what was possible. I played by the rules, did everything right, and was rewarded with a successful career, status, income, and an amazing lifestyle for me and my kiddos. After I pulled myself back together following a divorce, I felt like I was  more than back on track, I was ahead of the game.

And then I was not...

Driving home from my office one Sunday early evening I was in a massive car accident. That's the bad news. The good news is I'm still here. I'm here because right before the crash I heard a voice say "turn now!"

Now when I heard the voice I was literally stuck between a rock (a hill) and a hard place (a cliff), so my options were less than optimal, but I listened...I turned.

When we make choices in life, the options are rarely polar opposites. They're usually variations of the same, which is why we struggle with choice. What voice do you hear inside that's telling you to "turn now" that you're ignoring because the options seem less than optimal?

While my choices were challenging in that car that Sunday evening, what I knew for sure was that staying the course would have been the end of me. And while I was injured, as I noted before, I'm still here!

So what I've learned from this accident and the months that followed is that when you hear a strong voice inside you that says it's time to turn....listen!  Even through it looks like you're stuck between a rock and a hard place there's always an opening.

I not only turned my car that night, I made a complete turn in my life and my career. I stepped into my purpose unapologetically. Now I teach women to listen to that voice, find their opening AND to step into their purpose on the other side. 

Meet the Team...

Carol Parker Walsh, Founder & Director

Dr. Carol Parker Walsh is a powerful advocate for women unapologetically living life on their terms and doing the work they were meant to do in the world. When she was eight her mother asked her, "Why is it when everyone goes left, you go right?" She replied, "Why do I have to go where everyone else does?", and now she empowers women to boldly walk their path too. 

A two-time best selling author, international speaker and award winning consultant, Carol's been the "go to" coach for Grammy Award Winners, Paralympic Gold Medalists, Fortune 500 executives, and 6-7 figure successful driven professionals and entrepreneurs.

Before launching Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, Carol ran a successful image consulting practice, Evolve Image Consulting,  empowering women to build a strong authentic personal brand through a unique styling, powerful presence and strong digital footprint.

Today, Carol uses her image consulting, along with her over 25 years in executive level careers in corporate, healthcare and academic settings, to create a compelling and success professional brand and narrative to successfully support women to navigate every stage of their life and professional career.

Often, and proudly, defined as a cross between Michelle Obama and Beyonce' for her insight, wisdom, intelligence, compassion and rebel approach, Carol helps her clients stop hiding in the shadows of their brilliance and step into the power of who they are, their vision, purpose and their life's work. There's no one way to the income, lifestyle, and success you deserve and Carol's the mentor that can help you find your path to get there.

Safa Harris, Operations & Client Care Manager

Safa is an organizational guru with an eye for details and mind for business. She's a business owner's secret weapon when they want to build a thriving business without thinking about the operation and administrative aspect of their business. After all, who wants to think about the engine when they're driving their luxury car? Safa is Carol Parker Walsh's Girl Friday, Number #1, Wing Woman, and all around go-to when it comes to running her operations like a well-oiled machine. A Boston University grad, systems-thinker, and corporate escape artist, she's a bona fide believer in the powerful, transformative work done here at Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, and provides the client management support to ensure every client receives exceptional service. Safa can be reached at [email protected]

Ready to Finally Start Doing What You Love?

Join my tribe of women who are ready to stop pretending to be something their not and struggling in a career they no longer love, but.....are ready to unapologetically discover and do what they were meant to do in this world.

And in case you like the official stuff...


  • PhD, Human Development & Social Systems with a focus on Identity, Racial and Gender Development
  • JD, Employment & Labor Law with a focus on Employment Practices, Employment Discrimination, Mediation & Negotiations
  • MA, Organizational Development, Change & Leadership
  • BA, Communications with a focus on Organizational Communication & Public Speaking

Certifications + Trainings

  • Certified Senior Professional Career Coach with a focus on Midlife Career Transition & Career Management
  • Certified Image Consultant with a focus on Intercultural Fluency, Professional Branding & Executive Presence
  • Certified Corporate Consultant with a focus on Diversity & Equity, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Certified Life Coach with a focus on Mindset, Confidence, and Leadership

  • Master Certified NLP Practitioner

  • Licensed Fashion Feng Shui® Master (one of 12 in the World)  with a focus on Career Development & Elemental Branding

  • Certified Experience Product Creator (all trainings & programs are experience products)


  • Member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community of leading business and career coaches 
  • National award and recognition for business & leadership development from a global direct sales company

  • 30+ years experience in executive level leadership, including a practicing attorney, VP of human resources, corporate & organizational consultant, executive coach, associate professor, graduate program director, associate dean, and built a 6-figure diversity and OD consulting practice

  • Past Vice President of Global Marketing, Branding & Communication for the Association of Image Consultants International
  • Past two-term President of the US West Region of Association of Image Consultants International

 Features + Publications

  • TEDx Speaker
  • International Keynote
  • Three-time #1 Amazon best-selling author

  • Brand Ambassador for Chico's, Madison Reed and Catherines

  • Monthly Career Segment on ABC affiliate KATU2 AM Northwest Morning Show

  • Past Editor-in-Chief of the AICI Global Magazine
  • "Dress Code" Column in the Vancouver Business Journal.
  • LA Talk Radio Co-Host, The Forever Fierce Show
  • Seen in PopSugar, ThriveGlobal, Emerge Women Magazine, Who What Wear, DARE Magazine, The Columbian, Oregonian, Huffington Post, Sisters of AARP and various other podcasts, newsletters and websites.


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