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Carolyn Swora

Carolyn has built a career around developing people, building high performing teams and creating thriving workplace cultures. As a consultant, facilitator, speaker and author, her passion glows and it’s clear that she has a strong dedication and desire to transform the world of work. She is the author of Rules of Engagement, an Amazon International Best Seller. Visit Carolyn @ www.carolynswora.com
Watch the interview on Business Mentorship;Keepin’ It Real   and if your on the move listent to the Podcast here.

Human Spirit Ignitor and Author Carolyn Swora

Tell us a little something about your business...

My 30’s started off with a bang. I was building a solid reputation at a large pharma company and had earned two promotions in as many years. I was a newlywed and expecting our first child. I had success in every part of my life and the sky was the limit! It was exhilarating. Then unexpectedly, a cancer diagnosis for my husband drastically changed my life journey. For six years, I cared for him and our two infant sons while continuing my career in pharma. It didn’t slow me down. I earned several promotions during that time and even started another business in my local community. It was a hell of a journey, personally and professionally, with many lessons learned along the way, including a depression diagnosis and burnout. After my husband passed in 2009, I knew these lessons needed to be formulated into a meaningful message, but the timing wasn’t right. I needed to focus on raising the boys and that meant I needed my corporate career to be the financial foundation for us. The book had to wait.

When was your lightbulb moment?

Fast forward to 2017. By this time, I was happily remarried, had started my own consulting company and the boys were turning into young men. The time was right. I had 17 years of leadership experience under my belt along with the scars of grief and loss. I tapped into my creative spirit and developed a model of how I thought workplace cultures should be. I called it the Purposeful Workplace Experience and it was the framework for the book. We need to change the way we work – for ourselves, our families, our friends and our planet. This book was my way of amplifying this message using my own experience.

A few short years later, the global pandemic shifted the perspective of many personally and professionally.  It forced me to reflect and consider the meaning and purpose of my work.  Did I truly love what I was doing?  Was it bringing sustainable change? The result was rebranding to carolynswora.com and taking a bold stand to differentiate my work as a human spirit ignitor.   Fall 2022 will mark the release of my second book, this one being a memoir and how I ignited my own spirit.

What are your three words of advice?

My advice to emerging entrepreneurs is simple…

Three words of advice...

Believe in Yourself – Now, I’d say: “Invest in your self-awareness”

Carolyn has built a career around developing people, building high performing teams and creating thriving workplace cultures. As a consultant, facilitator, speaker and author, her passion glows and it’s clear that she has a strong dedication and desire to transform the world of work. She is the author of Rules of Engagement, an Amazon International Best Seller. Visit Carolyn @ www.carolynswora.com
Watch the interview on Business Mentorship;Keepin’ It Real   and if your on the move listent to the Podcast here.

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