I have walked beside more leaders in more organisations going through culture change than almost any other speaker you will find; hundreds of organisations and hundreds of thousands of leaders. Most are seeking to change their culture to meet new market conditions: more accountability, more customer centricity, more innovation, more one-team enterprise thinking. Others are going through mergers, rapid growth, downsizing, reputation damage, turnarounds. Some aspiring to be the best place to work, to globalise, to implement an agile way of working, to become faster, more efficient, more trustworthy, or to preserve the culture they have built in the face of growth or restructure. Some are building a new organisation.
Carolyn Taylor is globally recognised as the most experienced consultant and speaker on how to change corporate culture. She has participated in many successful changes of culture and seen those which have not succeeded. She knows what is takes. She gives leaders tips on what to do and not do, as well as direct feedback on what she sees. helping identify the symbols of a current culture which show up in every aspect of a meeting or a one-on-one.
The meetings she facilitates and presentations she gives are insightful, profound, fun and provocative. She is known for putting her finger on a core issue and raising it in a way that is incisive, but loving. People experience deep insights and changes after Carolyn’s interventions. Clients trust her. In the past 30 years, she has grown two highly successful consulting businesses, pioneering culture transformation consulting across the world.
Her book, Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success is the most practical guide on how to change a culture available on the market today; a poured over handbook for leaders and HR professionals.
She and her team have researched, invented and built what clients describe as the most practical, do-able approach to culture change. It’s been Carolyn’s ambition to share this with all, motivated by a vision that every organisation in the world has the potential to possess a thriving culture. Her company, Walking the Talk, offers a Culture Transformation System based on this methodology and employs teams focused on enabling clients to make culture change happen in markets right around the world.