This is me
in a nutshell

  • Learning Junkie (just one more course, or book, or article…)
  • Networking Queen and people connector
  • Lose track of time when in the zone
  • Have laptop, will travel
  • Love my office eat lunch at desk (then go for a walk)
  • Unemployable (I’m the boss of me)
  • Meditator (got to have some headspace)
  • Think that every act of business can be a force for good
  • Adore my beloved spouse, friends, and family
  • Am thankful for my life on Canada’s amazing west coast Every. Single. Day. (Except on the 24th day of rain in a row or the second hour of that crazy traffic jam)

Sound Familiar?

carol greenaway vancouver business coach

carol greenaway

Who I Am

I didn’t grow up with visions of business coaching dancing in my head, but there were early signs.

I was an entrepreneurial teenager, who combined working as a short order cook, with babysitting gigs, and teaching conversational French classes while saving up for university. Once I was in the world of serious work”, I quickly discovered that the life of a bureaucrat was simply hell for me, although it fed the kids.

So, when I got the chance to buy a business with a friend, I jumped at it, scraped enough money together to purchase a childcare agency, convinced a bank to give us a line of credit to keep afloat and over time, grew our revenues to about $800,000.00 annually. I loved what we were doing and had great fun in spite of the terror I felt from time to time! Sold it 5 years later very profitably. And all without an MBA or commerce degree! Who knew?

Since then I’ve invested over $100,000 in my business education. Trained and became an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach so I could help with the inner journey of business too. All those workshops, classes, certifications, coaches, and mentors have created a solid foundation of knowledge and experience that I’d like to share with you. You might have to do it yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone.

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Originally I thought that I didn't need a coach, I could create a business plan all on my own. I am so thankful that I connected with Carol!. In under six months, I was able to create a strategic, focused business plan and increased my confidence having developed my personal brand. I appreciated Carol's wisdom, guidance and her gentle nudging as we worked together to refine my business goals. She challenged my perspectives and encouraged me to think strategically. I looked forward to our conversations with eager anticipation, excited to see how the process unfolded. I've referred my fellow colleagues and friends to contact Carol. It's been a great experience for me and I am thrilled to begin this new chapter!
Jennifer Kirkelund