Dr. Carolyn Shiffman brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in corporate, higher education and healthcare settings, working with both for-profit and non-profit institutions. As a certified coach, she has provided coaching, training and mentoring to managers and higher education executives with a focus on helping them achieve personal and professional success.
Her experience in higher education includes both administrative and teaching roles with an emphasis on new ventures and startups. As an executive for an educational consulting company, she served as liaison and consultant to college staff for enrollment policies, admission requirements, faculty assessment and curriculum development. During her years as a nurse educator, Dr. Shiffman trained and provided educational workshops throughout the Midwest to healthcare professionals. She is known for her creativity, innovation and strategic planning, and collaborative leadership.
Dr. Shiffman holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University, a Master’s of Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a B.S. in Nursing from Baylor University.
Through working with Carolyn, I learned to make goals for myself - daily, weekly and annually. And once I met those goals, to reward myself. Before learning this from Carolyn, I went hap-hazardously through the day, reacting to the challenges of the day. By being reactive only, I was playing the role of victim, and was therefore never proactive - never planning ahead. Also, when I did something really great or wonderful, I wasn't giving myself a reward for doing good work. I would just ignore the compliments and accolades. Now, when I meet a goal, I treat myself to a pastry and flavored coffee. Then in my mind I say things like, "Well Done," "Congratulations," and, "Keep up the Good Work."
Carolyn's suggestions and coaching has resulted in me moving from feeling sorry for myself to realizing my potential. And who knew that my potential included being #2 in the country in sales for my company!
Before I met with Carolyn, I was in a state of fear: fear of success. After I was able to put that fear aside and move past it to achieve some of my dreams. Carolyn really knows how to ask the poignant questions that inspire action. The most significant improvements I have achieved since I worked with Carolyn are; I graduated from college and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, I opened up my own business (Timeless Interiors, LLC) and I began working with clients right away.
I am deeply grateful for meeting Carolyn.
Carolyn and I have worked together for the last one year and I have found her coaching sessions to be deeply rooted in compassion and insight.
Carolyn has the special gift of seeing beyond what is presented by the client, and is able to bring the issues that the client is unable or unwilling to see, in the most sensitive way.
She brings out the innate strength of the client to the surface and thus every session is refreshing, relaxing and invigorating. One feels a sense of lightened load and thus making them able to face the world with a renewed sense of self.