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"After I founded Women of Color in Pharma, a global professional society, I knew the women would benefit from Carol’s expertise. I repeatedly hire her as a consultant to train, coach and present to the leaders and members. She’s impacted the lives and careers of over 600+ women through her executive coaching, leadership skills, branding expertise, knowledge of organizational diversity and culture, and motivational, highly informative keynote addresses. Carol empowers us, women of color, to courageously step into leadership and executive roles and not just survive, but thrive in our careers!"

Charlotte Jones-Burton, MD - Founder WOCIP

Meet Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

I help leaders, professionals, and organizations navigate the ever-changing landscape of work through innovative thinking and vision-based approaches.


Dr. Carol Parker Walsh is the founder and owner of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting, a boutique strategic advisory, coaching, and training and development firm specializing in helping organizations and leaders unlock their innovation potential. They provide services in foresight strategy, coaching, facilitation, and leadership development.

Dr. Parker Walsh is an award-winning master-certified executive coach, personal brand strategist, TEDx speaker, and 3x Amazon best-selling author. A sought-after international keynote, Carol is a Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Coaching and a published member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Newsweek Expert Forum, Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, and Entrepreneur’s Leadership Network, the resident career expert on ABC’s AM Northwest Morning Show.

A catalyst for transformational growth and development, Carol leverages her J.D., Ph.D., and multiple certifications, along with her almost 30 years of experience as an attorney, executive leader, associate professor and dean, and social scientist, to help driven professionals and organizations amplify their excellence and increase engagement, productivity, and profitability while driving innovation and supporting the co-creation of an inclusive culture. She's the creator of Fearless: The Career Rebel Academy for high-achieving professional women in midlife seeing career reinvention and has a training catalog of must-have and need-to-know leadership development skills.

Dr. Parker Walsh is a 2009 Iris Award & Women of Achievement winner. She was selected as one of the 100 Dynamic Leaders of the Year by Exeleon Magazine in 2022, and DotCom Magazine awarded her company the 2021 Impact Company of the Year Award. In addition, her podcast, The Midlife Career Rebel, was named one of Mac’s List Top Career Podcasts for 2022.

Carol is a mesmerizing, intelligent, and dynamic speaker who provides inspirational support and actionable steps to achieve desired results! 

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"Wow! I recently had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, who was a featured speaker for our Black Speakers Network virtual community of over 9,000 members. During this keynote presentation, Carol educated us on the topic of: S.H.I.F.T. Your Thinking and Ignite Your Calling. From our member engagement, I could see that our members found great value in this presentation. I am proud to have Carol as a member of Black Speakers Network and look forward to working together in the future."

Brian J. Olds - Founder, Black Speaker's Network

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“As an instructor for business and entrepreneurial students, I frequently invite Dr. Carol Parker Walsh to guest lecture in my class or present at my business events because she's a leader and expert in career development and professional branding, and an authority in small business development. Carol's message is powerful and the audience all walk away feeling more knowledgeable, inspired, motivated, and ready to move mountains.”

Nathan Webster, Founder NW & Associates

"It’s not possible for you to do the work you were meant to do in the world when you’ve become a lesser version of yourself."

- Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, TEDx Portland

"It's imperative that you step into your own narrative to avoid living a life of regret."

- Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, Dent (the Future)


What Did You Leave Behind?:

The Challenge of Fitting vs. Belonging

In this TEDx Talk, hear from Dr. Carol Parker Walsh about the benefits of choosing individual thought and actions and stepping away from the need to conform. Dr. Carol Parker Walsh is a career and business coach who helps women who’ve climbed the wrong ladder of success find their life’s work. 



Avoiding Regrets:

How to Take Control of Your Narrative

Carol Parker Walsh, who has a JD as well as a PhD in human development and social systems, has spent years helping young professionals harness their own narratives and make bold changes in their lives and work. At Dent, Carol shared some of the most important lessons in making difficult changes that are sometimes at odds with what other people expect, and why you should take control of your own narrative.




Racism, Diversity & Equity:

Steps You Can Take to Build an Anti-Racist Society

Carol Parker Walsh, who has a JD as well as a PhD in human development and social systems, has spent years helping young professionals harness their own narratives and make bold changes in their lives and work. At Dent, Carol shared some of the most important lessons in making difficult changes that are sometimes at odds with what other people expect, and why you should take control of your own narrative.

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“Carol was the keynote speaker for our annual Women in Business Conference. She's an inspiring and entertaining speaker and provided thought provoking content that the audience soaked up."

Marci Miller - Vice President Columbia Bank

Past Appearances

November 2019 - WOCIP 3rd Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

July 2019 - Opulenza Designs National Conference, Denver, CO

May 2019 - LinkedIN PDX, Portland, OR

October 2018 - eWomen Network Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 2018 - eWomen Network Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

September 2018 - Daimler N.A., Portland, OR

August 2018 - Zenith Properties, Vancouver, WA

May 2018 - Women in Business, Bothell, WA

May 2018 - eWomen Network Denver, Denver, CO

May 2018 - eWomen Network Colorado Springs, Colorado Spring, CO

March 2018 - NW Women's Festival, Portland, OR

December 2017 - eWomen Network Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

October 2017 - eWomen Network Seattle, Seattle, WA

October 2017 - Portland Executives, Portland, OR

October 2017 - Daimler, N.A., Portland, OR

September 2017 - YWCA Clark County, Vancouver, WA

September 2017 - NAACP Vancouver Branch, Vancouver, WA 

June 2017 - Daimler N.A., Portland, OR

June 2017 - eWomen Network Richmond, Richmond, VA

April 2017 - Business Among Moms, Redmond, WA

February 2017 - Women in Business Networking, Vancouver, WA

February 2017 - eWomen Network Seattle, Seattle, WA

February 2017 - eWomen Network Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

December 2016 - eWomen Network Austin, Austin, TX

November 2016 - eWomen Network Vancouver, Vancouver, WA

November 2016 - Dress For Success, Portland, OR

October 2016 - eWomen Network North Chicago, Arlington Heights, IL

August 2016 - Professional Connections, Vancouver, WA

May 2016 - Women Entrepreneur Organization, Vancouver, WA

June 2010 - Lane, Hart, Neil & Weigler Law Firm, Portland, OR

March 2010 - Association of Legal Administrators - Oregon Chapter, Portland, OR 

May 2009 - Clark College, Vancouver, WA

May 2009 - International Association of Administrative Professionals, Portland, OR 

April 2009 - Portland Urban League, Portland, OR 

June 2008 - Portland Urban League, Portland, OR

January 2008 - NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association, Portland, OR

November 2007 - YWCA Clark County, Vancouver, WA 

April 2007 - Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR

August 2006 - Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR

June 2005 - Partners in Diversity, Portland, OR

May 2003 - MD Anderson Cancer Center Quarterly Employee Forum, Houston, TX

October 2019 - FierceCon, Redondo Beach, CA

March 2019 - Dent The Future, Santa Fe, New Mexico

February 2019 - TEDx Portland State University, Portland, OR

February 2019 - Clark College Business Learning Series, Vancouver, WA

November 2018 - WOCIP 2nd Annual Conference, Princeton, NJ

May 2018 - MOBCon, Portland, OR

November 2017 - WOCIP 1st Annual Conference, Plainsboro, NJ

May 2017 - AICI Global Conference, Mexico City, Mexico

April 2017 - Clark College Business Learning Series, Vancouver, WA

January 2017 - Impactful Women Conference, Vancouver, WA

July 2013 - Silpada Designs National Conference, Kansas City, MO

September 2011 - State of Oregon's 18th Annual Diversity Conference, Salem, OR

August 2010 - Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA

August 2010 - 5th Annual International Social Science Conference, Cambridge, UK

May 2009 - NCORE, San Diego, CA

June 2008 - Kaiser Permanente NW Center for Health Research 18th Saward Lecture, Portland, OR

September 2007 - Partners in Diversity, Portland, OR

April 2007 - Chi Eta Phi Nursing Regional Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

August 2006 - Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

July 2006 - Fielding Graduate University, Alexandria, VA

May 2006 - 5th Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI

December 2005 - Women, Diversity and Human Rights Symposium, Melbourne, Australia

October 2005 - Nursing Workforce Diversity Summit, Portland, OR

August 2005 - Association of Applied & Clinical Sociologists, Philadelphia, PA

May 2005 - First International Congress  of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL

April 2005 - AACN Graduate Nursing Recruitment Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

October 2004 - Symposium for ISPRC Diversity Conference, Boston , MA

September 2002 - Conference Board Symposium, Chicago, IL

May 2002 - Association of Administrators in Academic Pediatrics National Conference, Portland, OR

Some of Carol's favorite corporate training clients

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“Carol did an amazing job speaking to staff and leadership at our company and was able to keep the energy up in a room of over 300 people. We received high praise and exceptional feedback from the crowd afterwards and are looking forward to having her back at Daimler Trucks North America.”

~Alex Martin-Banzer, Senior Specialist

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“Carol's work with our executive leadership and staff made a powerful difference and an impact on our organization. Period.”

~Chantay Reid, Vice President Human Resources, CareOregon


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