Rolfe Carawan | Corporate Visionary with the head of a CEO and the heart of a pastor.

Rolfe Carawan

Corporate Visionary with the head of a CEO and the heart of a pastor.

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Rolfe Carawan

As Founder and CEO of Carawan Global Communications and Consulting, Rolfe Carawan understands the challenges leaders face in working with people in today's business climate. Rolfe's expertise in human dynamics gives him the unique ability to help organizations sustain unity through change and challenging times. His winning strategies have been developed over 30 years of successfully coaching, managing and motivating people.

Speaking to organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and high-tech companies to healthcare and non-profits, Rolfe has helped over million people throughout America, as well as audiences on four continents. Rolfe uses his exceptional ability to communicate time-tested principles with humor and wit, and provides keen insight on successfully transitioning people through change, transforming human behavior, building unified teams, and overcoming generational gaps. Clients include Embassy Suites, General Motors, US Army, Lucent Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Consolidated Nutrition and Wayerhaeuser. With a gift for connecting the head and the heart, Rolfe's powerful message hits home every time and its effects are felt long after his presentation.

Inspired by his passion to relieve suffering and release potential, Rolfe has authored and co-authored several books on the power of principled living, including Profiles In Character and The Character Revolution. A man who decidedly "walks his talk," Rolfe founded and oversees a non-profit organization that has for 18 years provided families with strategies for successfully growing together, especially through the sometimes volatile transition of the teen years.

His real world experience as Regional Sales Director for a fast-growing internet company, Campaign Manager for a Virginia Congressman, part owner in a start-up business in the Med-spa industry, associate pastor, as well as successful teacher, coach and counselor, gives Rolfe keen insight into working with people in a variety of industries. Rolfe earned his B.A. in Education and M.A. in Counseling from The College of William and Mary.

Knowing that success comes to teams and organizations that learn how to stick together through thick and thin, Rolfe and his team use experiential learning methods when coaching or training leaders on how to create a committed workforce, raise employee morale, effectively implement change initiatives, and strengthen communication.

Known for his contagious energy, riveting stories, and disarming style Rolfe consistently rates high reviews as he draws out the best in people, igniting a renewal of energy, engagement and productivity.

Tougher Than the Times
Thriving Through Change and Challenge

To compete in this constantly changing culture, the ability to make challenging times work to your advantage is crucial for success. In this hard-hitting, but surprisingly funny presentation, walk away with...
• Powerful ways of thinking that will energize and mobilize you in transition
• How to leverage hard times into radical employee and customer loyalty
• The secret to successfully coaching 4 different personality types resulting in increased employee performance
• 2 practical keys to help you overcome the emotional impact of change

From Facelift to Facebook™
Uniting Four Generations in the Workforce

Optimizing each generation’s strength to produce world-class teams is essential in today’s competitive market. In this interactive presentation Rolfe gives invaluable insight into...
• How to win the cooperation of all generations
• Managing, training and motivating employees with “competing” worldviews
• Communicating effectively across generational lines
• Keys to increasing productivity, creating loyalty, and achieving buy-in

Run to the Roar
Unleashing Your Unique Potential

In his signature motivational keynote Rolfe challenges and inspires individuals to fearlessly live the life that brings “bottom line” success. This is not your run-of-the-mill talk, Rolfe brings fresh insights and transformational strategies for...
• Contributing more and experiencing greater fulfillment at work and home
• Overcoming the fears and false beliefs that keep you from success
• Maximizing your unique strengths and virtues for the good of the team
• Increasing optimism, persistence and life satisfaction

Winning Together™
The Keys to Building Unified Teams

The way to collaborative success is to empower individuals to contribute their personal strengths to the goal of the organization. In this powerful keynote Rolfe brings practical solutions for...
• Overcoming the 3 deadly D’s to exuberant collaboration - discontent, dissent and discord
• How to capitalize on team diversity to increase trust and loyalty
• Strategies for making others feel both valued and valuable
• 7 things that are present in every unified team and how to get them

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