Carol Sorber is a talent development strategist and leadership coach. She focuses her coaching practice on leadership development, transformational change, and positively impacting people and professional outcomes. Carol listens actively to her coaching clients to understand their personal and professional goals, helps them dive deeply into their values and the drivers behind behavior, and uses powerful questions to encourage her clients to envision a future where their skills and passions are fully realized.
Life is a series of events that can be understood through story, where you are the author and narrator. Designing intentional change in your life means reclaiming authorship, crafting the story you want to live, and developing your voice so you live the story that is authentically you. Throughout her engagements, Carol uses story to support her clients’ growth and transformation, identify gaps and development objectives, set goals, define a desired future, and collaboratively create a path forward. Pursuing a development path is a journey that coach and client take together. Carol walks with and supports her clients on that journey.
Carol started Catch Fire Consulting to help people and organizations craft a new and better future. Carol has coached individuals in middle and senior management in universities, global law firms, and local and national broadcast television. She brings extensive experience and knowledge in adult learning and leadership development to her coaching practice. She uses the Hogan personality assessment, 360 degree feedback, and other behavioral and emotional intelligence assessments to help her clients understand how others see them and how they show up in the workplace. Then, she designs interventions like coaching, training, or team building initiatives that spark personal and professional growth and lead to goal achievement.
Carol co-authored the book The Art and Science of Strategic Talent Management in Law Firms, a handbook of talent management processes and best practices, published by Thomson Reuters. In her spare time, Carol crafts marbles, beads, and sculptural pieces from hot glass. She and her husband live in Central Virginia with their rescued hound dog.
M.A. – Human Resource Development, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
B.A. – Liberal Arts, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Leadership Coaching Certificate, University at Buffalo
Hogan Assessment for Individuals and Teams
Hogan 360 Assessment
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator