Bio (Carollyne Conlinn)

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Carollyne Conlinn


Associate Faculty


Executive Education


With two master’s degrees and more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate executive Carollyne Conlinn brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to her work and is considered a leader among corporate trainers and coaches. Since leaving her executive position she has helped organizations create climates that allow individuals to excel and teams to achieve exceptional results. She inspires others with her personal story of transition from executive to executive coach, published in the anthology, Roadmap to Success. Conlinn is a founding partner with Essential Impact, a coaching firm which integrates business savvy with tools for organizational excellence. 


Included in Who's Who in Canadian Businesssince 1995, Conlinn is a business leader and innovator. As the original designer of the Excelerator Coaching Program™ she presents this unique training program within organizations jointly with her Essential Impact partners, and as part of the core curriculum for RRU’s Certificate in Executive Coaching. Her coaching clients include leaders and their teams from a wide range of industries including financial services, public service, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail.


Conlinn holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and a Master in Public Health from Loma Linda University. She is a certified business coach and master certified coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation. She was awarded Canadian Coach of the Year in 2008-09, and won the 2005 Vancouver ICF PRISM Award supporter of University of British Columbia and with her partners, won the 2011 Global ICF PRISM Award as the Company supporter of JOEY Restaurant Group.