Escape the Alligator Pit of too many demands and frustrations!
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Carrie Vanston

The Alligator Wrangler

Carrie Vanston helps CEOs and other business professionals out of the proverbial “alligator pit” of too many demands and frustrations by increasing their leadership and energy levels so they can reach their goals quicker and with less stress. Her popular “Energizing Your Leadership Programs” help people move on from the “pit” with energized thinking, "win-win" interactions, and leading with your “whys” to increase engagement, productivity, and growth.

Carrie’s award-winning book "MiniTrends: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends," co-authored with Dr. John Vanston, focuses on the importance of a growth-oriented mindset for an organization to be innovative, successful, and sustainable. Carrie also directed the MiniTrends Project and the popular MiniTrends Conference Series for Technology Futures Inc. (TFI).

Carrie also previously led Corporate Cultures That Rock (CCTR), where she helped business leaders build engaged, innovative, and transformational organizations. Her article "Five Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture" was one of the top 5 most read articles of the year in Texas CEO Magazine. Her "Crucial Keys to a Thriving Business Culture" is included Austin's National Speakers Association anthology.

Previous to that she was Vice President of Communications for TFI for several years, where she was involved in all aspects of the business. She is presently a TFI Board Member.

Carrie enjoys speaking on being a more self-aware, connected, and visionary leader. She has presented at the World Futures Society, International Coaching Federation Greater Austin, IEEE, University of Texas SAGE Program, World Affairs Council, Six Square, Business Success Center, RISE, HIREDTexas, West Point Society, Morgan Stanley, Laurea University, Finland, BiGAUSTIN, Launch Pad, Product Camp, Texas Women's Chamber, and many others.

She is an Affiliate of the International Coaching Federation, Vice President of Ambassadors at the Association of Corporate Growth Central Texas; a National Adviser at the Academy of Culture Ambassadors; an Academy member at National Speakers Association; and a member of the Austin Technology Council and Texas Woman in Business.

Carrie is a Certified Professional Executive Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the prestigious Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in association with The University of Texas at Austin. She received her Geography degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

On the personal side, she loves to dance, travel, and spend time with her two children.