Carol Sorber is a talent development strategist and coach. She focuses her coaching practice on leadership development, transformational change, and positively impacting people and professional outcomes. Carol actively listens to her 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 storytelling, where you are the author and narrator. Designing intentional change in your life means reclaiming authorship and crafting the story you want to live and developing your voice, so you live the story that is authentically you. Throughout her engagements, Carol supports her clients’ growth and transformation through storytelling, to 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 imagine and craft a new and better future. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Professional Development at PBS, charged with the design, delivery, and measurement of professional development solutions for public television stations across the U.S. During her tenure, she coached individuals for productivity and professional development and led workforce learning initiatives for strategic growth and sustainability.
Prior to joining PBS, Carol managed professional development initiatives for the global law firm DLA Piper, and co-authored the book The Art and Science of Strategic Talent Management in Law Firms, a compendium of talent development processes and best practices, published in 2010 by Thomson Reuters.
In her spare time, Carol crafts beads, marbles, and sculptural pieces from hot glass. She and her husband Vince live in Northern Virginia with their rescued hound dog Daisy.
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, OKA Associates