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Carolyn Colleen is a multifaceted entrepreneur, renowned international speaker, and accomplished author who is deeply committed to helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. As a dedicated mother of three, she fully understands the importance of finding balance between family, career, and lifestyle.
Carolyn is the visionary founder of the FIERCE Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers underserved women and children in the 7 Rivers Region to achieve generational self-sufficiency through education, access, and community. Her program and community, Fierce Network, offers women the tools to create life strategies that enable them to live their dreams.
As an esteemed author, she has authored "F.I.E.R.C.E.: Transform Your Life in the Face of Adversity, 5 Minutes at a Time!" and co-authored "Academic and Educational Entrepreneurship." She is the owner of Acton Academy Midwest, a private STEM entrepreneurial and trades school that fosters collaborative learning and differentiated instruction through real-world projects and experiences rooted in Servant Leadership.
Carolyn's expertise in the scientifically-based XCHANGE approach has made her a leading consultant and thought leader, guiding teams towards effective leadership, facilitation, and management. She has held diverse leadership roles, including Program Manager and Business Development Consultant at Gundersen Health System, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Western Technical College, and Account Management Executive at Gensler.
Alongside her professional achievements, Carolyn is also a delegate for the Commission on the Status of Women United Nations 2023, where she has the honor of advocating for gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
SW Regional Project Director
"WWBIC was honored to feature Carolyn Colleen at our Strong Women, Strong Coffee event. We were amazed by the energy in the room. Carolyn's ability to connect with the audience and inspire them to take action was truly remarkable. Throughout the event, Carolyn shared her personal experiences and insights in a way that was relatable and engaging. Her message of resilience, perseverance, and self-belief resonated with the audience and left our WWBIC clients feeling motivated and empowered."
“I predicted a great presentation when Carolyn brought her story to our rotary club. Expectations were exceeded. What captured my attention most was, despite accomplishing so much, she remains humble and accessible. Carolyn disarms her audience with her candor, humor, impact and inspiration. I’m not sure which emotion caused my eyes to well up – and I am grateful for the feeling.”
Misty Lown CEO
More Than Just Great Dancing!®
"We were honored to feature Carolyn Colleen as our keynote speaker at our annual event for business leaders. From the moment she entered the room, she engages and sincerely cared about our audience. Our attendees took away not just information, but actionable steps to approach their work and personal lives in a more effective way. Carolyn Colleen is a dynamo and we look forward to working with her again!"