In today's episode we sit down with Carolyn Cole, the founder and owner of the global business consulting and coaching company www.Boomtank.com and host of the Boomtank Business Show podcast.
For nearly two decades, Carolyn was a Fortune 100 and Fortune 200 Senior Company Trial Attorney, and before that, she received her M.S. at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Carolyn's motto is that business, personal and professional success should always meet happiness, and that's what she delivers through her work. Carolyn was selected to give a TEDx Talk in Florida, and she encourages other aspiring speakers and entrepreneurs to apply for such talks.
As the host of the Boomtank Business Show podcast, she interviews experts who focus on self-improvement, confidence, motivation and the other tools people need to build a successful business.
Carolyn shares with us her lived experiences that helped shape her and lead to the many different career trajectories that led her to be a substitute teacher, an attorney, a scholar on the human psyche, and ultimately a consultant and career coach for entrepreneurs and businesses.
"The summer after college, I was at Island Records as a publicity video intern and I met their acts, I met different people, it was really cool! U2 came for lunch, different people popped in and out and I got to meet them and talk with them, but that summer in New York, I starved. I ate one salad a day, I walked blocks and blocks to get to their office which was one floor above Tower Records and one floor below where Keith Richards lived... I realized there is a concession to doing exactly everything you want at such a young age."
"It's absolutely insane that we at our young people in their teens, or early 20s, mid 20s and late 20s, even 30s and say, 'You have to decide right now where you're going to be for the rest of your life.' It's one of the insanities that we grew up with thinking that it's perfectly normal and it's not. As you grow and change and mature , and different experiences shape you, there are different things that come and different things you will want to explore."
Also, make sure to check out her On The Dot guest feature, where she shares with us the three things worth fighting for: your happiness, your dreams & your ambition.
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