A business executive with over 30 years of experience, Carol Casey Gelatt is an executive coach, consultant and managing principal of Gelatt Partners. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, since 2001 Carol has supported CEO’s, board chairs and senior leaders as they address the challenges of change.
Carol partners with non-profit and for-profit leaders to conduct assessments to inform decision making, imagine future possibilities, shape strategies, develop and operationalize plans, and strengthen leadership and communications. As a coach, advisor, sounding board and strategic thinking partner, she draws on a breadth of leadership experience that spans a range of organizational life stages from startup through growth, reorganization and renewal. She is known for bringing new perspectives, insights and creative solutions about change, transition and transformation to each client engagement. Since 2005 Carol has also served as the The James Irvine Foundation's Fund for Leadership Advancement Consultant providing executive coaching to CEO’s as they develop plans to increase leadership and organizational capacity and impact.
Previously, Carol spent six years in executive roles with two privately held, VC-funded Internet companies. She was Vice President of Marketing and University Relations and executive team member for eProNet, an online recruiting and career services business for alumni of 20 top U.S. universities, originally founded by the Stanford Alumni Association. Prior to eProNet, Carol was a founding executive team member and Vice President of Content Development for MindSteps, the first to develop web-based enterprise assessment and development planning software for Fortune 500 companies. Clients included Hewlett-Packard, Visa, Wells Fargo Bank and TD Bank.
Before joining MindSteps, Carol spent 13 years with Drake Beam Morin, a worldwide leader in change and transition consulting for Fortune 500 companies. Carol’s leadership roles included Senior Vice President of DBM Training & Consulting and founding Managing Director of DBM’s Silicon Valley office.
After receiving her B.A. in psychology and sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and M.S. in counseling from San Francisco State University, Carol spent three years as a management development trainer for the federal government and career counselor and instructor at City College of San Francisco. She was the founding director of the Career Development Center and a member of the graduate faculty at John F. Kennedy University. She holds certifications in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Center for Creative Leadership's Benchmarks, Executive Dimensions and 360 by Design.
A fourth-generation Californian, Carol is an avid cook, gardener, skier and endurance athlete. Currently, she serves as a Team in Training Coach for both the south bay marathon team and Steps to a Cure, fitness programs that raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s research and patient services. She also serves on Team in Training’s Corporate Executive Leadership Committee. Carol is a volunteer emeritus at the Filoli Historic Estate in Woodside following 20 years as a House and Garden Docent. Previously, Carol was a Chef Assistant at Draeger’s Cooking School.