Dependable. Competent. Kind.
Carrie joined Blue Beyond in 2016 as a consultant. She graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Business Administration, received an M.B.A. from SFSU, and has worked for over 25 years in business — primarily in HR leader and executive leader roles in financial services, life sciences, biotech, and more. Just a few of the strengths Carrie brings to Blue Beyond are her extensive expertise in change management, organizational design, and ability to work across global enterprises. Carrie finds pragmatic solutions that meet the business at its current state, while keeping an eye on the best way to scale and enable improvement and change in the business.
What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?
I bring to Blue Beyond over 25 years of experience working across various industries (biotech, life sciences, technology, and financial services) in companies at various stages of growth (from start-up to large multi-national organizations.) My experience includes working with executive leaders to transform their teams and organizations, building and leading global, multi-cultural teams, and collaborating with leaders and teams through merger and acquisition integrations.
What do you find most rewarding about your work?
Working with leaders and teams through transformation, especially as they consider the inherent challenges and opportunities each transformation poses, is the greatest reward. I find great satisfaction helping leaders create a roadmap and lead the organization to a better future state.
How does good consulting happen?
Primarily in four ways:
- By learning about and appreciating the uniqueness of the organization and its people;
- By actively listening to their concerns and fully understanding their goals and objectives;
- By asking clarifying questions; and
- By involving individuals from the team who will create a solution leading to phenomenal success for the organization, while engaging employees along the path of change.
Do you have a favorite question?
I like to pose two questions when working with teams through transformation. The first, “Why is this change needed?” helps individuals think through their rationale for change and their ultimate objectives. The second, “What will success look like 12 months from now?” helps the team define specific strategies and tactics to deploy when moving from “here” to “there.”
What learning experience had the biggest impact on you?
My greatest learning happened after I accepted an international assignment with a prior company. The company was experiencing significant growth and determining how best to align across business units, cultures, and time zones, while evolving as a multi-national technology leader.
I learned it was imperative to consider all points of view as I worked with leaders and teams across nine countries. The importance of finding a common approach that met the needs of the majority of the population, while addressing the unique cultural differences, was critical to solving problems and identifying solutions. I continue to apply these lessons with each organization and team.