Endorsements

No-one could have been more sceptical than me. Having tried many times, in many ways, to find my “Purpose”. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in the concept, more that I wasn’t sure I’d actually recognise it. However I knew something important was missing in my life, and I was prepared to do the work to at least explore the possibility of being more fulfilled. It was a bit slow going to start with, but as I worked my way through Carolyn’s 50 ikigai questions and really took the time to reflect, some common themes did, as promised, emerge. My happy place. My way of connecting. There it was, lying in pages upon pages of my scrawl. I’m so grateful to Carolyn for guiding me in this process. I now have a really solid idea that I am building my purpose project from. And it’s more than just a business idea, but an idea that I now realise is central in my happy moments, this idea has me written all over it! I can’t wait to get started! Watch this space!

- Rachel Monks

Conscious Marketing is a fantastic, insightful and inspiring read. It perfectly captures why and how brands should play a much greater role in positively impacting society while seamlessly growing business value. Its enlightened approach provides tangible ways in which consciousness can become part of every marketing professional’s working practice.

- Matt Perry, Conscious Capitalism

Carolyn is beyond passionate. She is knowledgeable, deeply committed to doing business differently for a better world and this radiates through her presentations. She will inspire your audience to think about how they can commit to purpose for the greater good.

- Sandy McDonald, TEDx Speaker, Get it Right Online

Thought provoking, insightful, cerebrally explorative and challenging in all the right ways. Absolutely loved it. It was more than just a day or a workshop, it feels like the start of a new chapter and a journey that can be explored and shared together.

- Belinda Rowse, Doxa

Conscious Marketing is an ideal book for aspiring entrepreneurs, business leaders and students who want to understand purpose driven business and the new economy. The book captures and emphasis the importance for businesses to compete to be not only best in the world, but best for the world.

- Alicia Darvall, B Corporation

Carolyn’s energy, passion and conviction is infectious and palpable for everyone in the room. She is knowledgeable, relate-able and upholds integrity through sharing her struggles and failures alongside her success and optimism. Ultimately she manages the rare way of being which is pure embodiment of her positive message.

- Robyn Katz, TalkPoint

The need for business to operate with equal social, environmental and organisational outcomes must be the new norm. Carolyn has real clarity around this and can lead your organisation to more engaged and purposeful outcomes.

- Jon Yeo, TEDxMelbourne

Through 1:1 coaching sessions and reading the Purpose Project, Carolyn has helped me get clear on what really matters to me and how I can be in immediate action through purpose projects. Her approach is supportive, thought provoking and authentic. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Carolyn and am more connected to my purpose and what legacy I want to create than ever before!

- Bridie Rinaldi, lululemon

I found our coaching more valuable than discussing strategies in marketing. Carolyn you have helped me get clearer with my purpose and mission. Since our phone session my attitude, energy and hunger are at an all time peak. I see the vision even clearer now and it energises me through the daily grind. So often people discuss business assets such as capital. equipment, cash etc. While these are important, the greatest assets are my values of drive, passion and discipline coupled with a sense of mission that gives me a big “why” and reasons to continue moving forward.

- Steve, VividMaths

When I read your book, I was so caught in a land of conversion rates, A/B testing, and optimization that I’d lost sight of the bigger vision. And as I read it, I kept jotting down notes of what the larger promise was, I developed the vision, and gained an incredible clarity. Not only did it help shape something that will be Stillmotion’s biggest launch, it has helped to make sure that what we launch is more effective, that we deliver on our promise. And that will mean real change in the lives of storytellers around the world, and by extension their audience. So thank you. There will be somebody who travels to a far off country to chase down a story of the voiceless and forgotten, and they’ll use MUSE to help make it more moving, more intentional, and it have it make a larger impact. So thank you on their behalf as well. And that impact, that ability to help others connect their audience to things that matter, helps bring great peace in my mothers passing, as I know how proud it made it, and it was all she wished we’d find – our purpose.

- Patrick Moreau, Stillmotion

I have been reflecting on our wonderful experience and wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful generosity in including me in the Purpose Project. It was a perfect day. Thoughtfully designed, sincere, provocative and completely fulfilling. You are a joy and inspiration, the essence of what the world needs more of! Its a great challenge to shape ourselves into beings of purpose, one that is utmost in my thoughts. Thank you for helping me in my quest.

- Victoria James

A passionate and authentic speaker with an incredible depth of knowledge both in terms of the big picture and the detail of implementation. A true change maker who brings bold ideas and deep conversations to the events she’s part of.

- Robert Moorman, Hunting with Pixels

Carolyn is a master at finding and engaging the hearts of her audience. She is an authentic and powerful agent for the change we need in our world.

- Cath Sutherland, Conscious Business

Carolyn gave an amazing presentation to the International HRD Forum on finding your purpose in a multinational company in April 2019. It was one of the most popular sessions we’ve had in the Forum for a long time, and Carolyn left attendees with many inspiring ideas to take back to their workplaces, and practical tools to help bring purpose to life. If you’re struggling to find your own purpose in life or business, you must speak to Carolyn!

- Neal Woolrich, Director, International HRD Forum

Having read Carolyn’s powerful book, The Purpose Project, RiseSmart partnered with Carolyn on a roadshow of Deep Dinners around Australia. A number of business leaders and HR executives joined us for conversation about Purpose and how to bring it to life in organisations. Such a powerful project which lead to a number of organisations igniting action and for RiseSmart to collaborate with Carolyn on the creation of a Purpose Project SmartSession for participants of our transition program – something that has proved very popular and receives terrific feedback every time it is facilitated. If you are considering embarking on a Purpose journey, talking to Carolyn is a must!

- Alison Hernandez, Director, Randstad RiseSmart

It was great to work with you! It has helped me immensely with regards to the structure of my talk. I loved how you helped me simplify my marketing too and focus on just a few things. When it comes to marketing…do less, do it well, rinse and repeat it, right? Thank you also for guiding me on my topics generally. I now know the impact real life stories can have. I have much to learn. Thank you.

- Sharon Breslin, Lifestyle Journey’s

I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Carolyn for the last 20 years. She recently worked on a project for RSL LifeCare with us, where we reconnected the conference leadership team with the organisational purpose and she coached a select group on recognising their own purpose and how it aligned with the overall purpose. There were so many positive outcomes from this. I think the most impactful was the ability to showcase individual’s stories with their peers and see how by doing this work it opens up so much inspiration and connection, both one on one and by building rapport and a new sense of appreciation for the client services they provide. I look forward to many more journeys of discovery with Carolyn.

- Ruth Hirst, Synergy Effect

I’m reaching out to let you know how much I love Conscious Marketing and your work. I read the book earlier this year, and it was an inspiration for our mission and purpose. I refer to the book often and have shared it with my friends, colleagues, and team. I recently moved to Melbourne, Australia, from Washington, DC, and thought of reaching out to you. Please keep doing what you’re doing, and I look forward to following your journey!

- Stephanie David, POPNOD

Carolyn is a truly selfless professional who avails her amazing skill and time to supporting others in pursuing their passion and purpose in life. Her book Conscious Marketing has provided me with the simple tools to be able to find my purpose and create a business that helps me live that purpose daily. She is the Founder of Slow School which challenges conventional learning and provides a safe space for peers to learn and grow together from shared experience around a range of both hard and soft topics. Carolyn has been instrumental in supporting my transition from the corporate world into my own company. Connecting me with like minds, advocating my work and just checking in to support the process.

- Penny Locaso, BKindred

Carolyn inspires and transforms audiences with her powerful message, her congruence and her authenticity. Get ready to reconnect with your passion and purpose and be changed for ever.

- Yamini Naidu, Business Storyteller