Carrie Vanston
                                                        ​Goodbye "Fight or Flight," Hello "Win-Win"!


As a CEO, you being the visionary means believing in and driving initiatives
by getting buy-in from the team so everyone understands where you are
headed and they feel they on a bus to success.​ Even the most
well-meaning, intelligent people get distracted and confused without
a compass. When you align your goals and people, decision making
becomes easier, engagement by all stakeholders is deeper, innovative
increases, culture improves, and fulfillment and happiness increase.
With Carrie’s custom programs, bring your people together and ensure
they are not only engaging but are energized and working in sync
toward your highest-priority goals.
Getting Out of the Alligator Pit – And Staying Out

Have you found yourself feeling like you’re stuck in the proverbial alligator pit? It’s not surprising because leaders, and we are all leaders in one way or another, are constantly bombarded by countless responsibilities, personalities, and expectations. Developing strong connections and inspiring buy-in and loyalty can be difficult with so many demands snapping at us. And, on top of that, we are often expected to lead with strong, visionary plans for the future.

What would it feel like to get out of the pit, stay out of it, and move forward? This presentation gives you ways to do just that:

  • Dramatically raise your energy levels
  • Significantly improve your communication skills
  • Confidently lead the way forward toward a shared vision

Having committed, loyal, and energized people as employees, customers, and stakeholders is truly the life-blood of a thriving and sustainable business. Come join in as we talk about being an effective leader and equally important, a happy and fulfilled leader that is OUT OF THE PIT and moving on.
Audience walks away with practical tools to increase their core energy and leadership skills.
Keynote – 30-60 min
Keynote & Breakout – 60-90 min 
Half Day
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Energizing Your Vision, Mission, and Values Workshop

Turbo-charge your team’s engagement and energy with team alignment, connection, and buy-in to the organization’s vision, mission, and values.


  • Vision, mission, and values articulated, shared, and discussed, and aligned
  • Maximum connection and insight for the leader and all team members
  • Easier decision making, more engagement, greater innovation, more fulfillment, greater productivity, and more profit.

Half Day
Samplings of Carrie's presentations: 

  • WorldFutures 2015
  • WorldFutures 2014-2013 Master Courses
  • Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact Conference
  • RISE Conference
  • BiG AUSTIN’S Latin America Regional Project
  • Women in Technology Multi-Regional Project
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Product Camp
  • University of Texas’ SAGE Program

Let's talk about how Carrie can transform your group. Please give us a call at
(512) 740-9089 or set up an appointment below.

"Carrie delivered a jolt of energy to the audience with her enthusiastic delivery of stories about how to shift our thoughts to the positive, connect with each other, and move forward in our businesses. The presentation was followed by an interactive exercise that got everyone involved. I highly recommend Carrie for those looking for excellent speakers to inspire and entertain their audiences."
~Shannon Brooke Mantrom, Executive Director at Leap to Success​

​"Carrie Vanston's hour long seminar inspired me to start moving. I've been stuck for a couple of years, as areas I've worked in for a long time have shifted prompting me to explore additional fields. Carrie's suggestion to examine the uniqueness, impact, and sustainability I could bring to new areas helps me right now in planning my future. She is known for insight, especially in the areas of leadership and innovation, and brings this experience to dynamically elicit creative ideas with the people she counsels."
~Jim Bryce, Owner, James Y. Bryce, Attorney at Law

"I have had the pleasure of working with Carrie Vanston over the course of several years. Carrie gave a great presentation at the World Affairs Council about the importance of creating and growing business cultures that encourage engagement and innovation. The audience was inspired with examples and ideas to bring back to their offices for their own development. I recommend Carrie to other organizations looking to create and grow strong, connected organizations."
~Ben Ramirez III, Executive Director, World Affairs Council

"Carrie delivered an enlightening presentation at the Central Texas Chapter of World Future Society. She shared with us her company's years of research on how businesses can look for novel opportunities and encourage engagement and innovation in their organizations, "
~Anne Boysen, Founder, After the Millennials; Vice President, Central Texas Chapter of World Future Society

"I went to a presentation by Carrie and learned a lot about engagement, collaboration and innovation
in organizations. It was excellent. I highly recommend Carrie as a presenter about these topics!"
~Richard Atkinson, Advisor to Entrepreneurs, Access Creative Power

Carrie Vanston Leadership Presentation Demo Video

  • Central Texas World Future Society
  • West Point Society
  • World Affairs Council
  • Technology Forecasting for Valuation Conference
  • International Multicultural Festival
  • Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District;
  • ​Launch Pad
  • Business Success Center
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