Carolyn Ou

LSI Founding Instructor & Executive Coach

Carolyn Ou is Executive Director of the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership. She collaborates with our campus partners and alumni to design, deliver and support alumni leadership programming worldwide. She brings to the role her experiences in consulting, marketing, education and entrepreneurship, as well as a passion for creating effective leaders at all levels.

In parallel, Carolyn is a Leadership Coach, Teacher and Healer who partners with myriad types of leaders — entrepreneurs and educators, advertising professionals, politicians, consultants and more – on achieving their work, life and leadership goals. Carolyn is trained in Co-Active Coaching by the Coaches Training Institute and has developed a number of online and on-ground workshops on leadership, career development and personal development. She is a C-IQ Enhanced skills Coach, is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Executive Coaching Stakeholder-Centered Coach and is an Executive/Career Coaching provider for the Brown University Alumni Association.

She brings to this work her inner geek, creative collaborator and wisdom gained from experience as a change management and strategy consultant, marketing copywriter, Disc Jockey and Dean of a design college. She co-founded and ran the Logan Square Mompreneurs group in Chicago from 2008-2015. She has an MBA in Strategy from Indiana University and a BA with Honors in Renaissance Studies and Comparative Literature from Brown University. 

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