Carolien Moors is the founder of HardTalk Biz Coaching and provides executive coaching, team sessions, change management consultation, keynotes, and webinars. Carolien has 30 years of experience in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the U.S. Every year she provides professional development and multi-day courses for MN Continuing Legal Education and the University of Minnesota. Carolien serves organizations large and small in industries such as IT, finance, the legal field, utilities, construction, hospitality, food, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and government. She focuses on enhancing transition and change management, strengthening emotional intelligence and leadership influence, and improving communication, collaboration, accountability, and team effectiveness.
Carolien received Master degrees in psychology and education and is described by her clients as savvy, results-driven, and respectfully direct and candid. Her approach is a practical and engaging one, with insights from diverse fields such as neuroscience, system thinking, and leadership research. She encourages people to cross-examine their ‘facts’ and their preconceived notions about themselves, their processes, people, products, and services. She puts to practice what French historian and philosopher Voltaire worded so succinctly: ‘Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.’ She believes that great questions open the door to dialogue and discovery, as does our willingness to critically examine what we believe to be true. Carolien recognizes that professional effectiveness starts with the quality of your awareness, reflection, and thinking. When it comes to team effectiveness, she believes in creating a foundation of shared norms for both caring and confronting, which requires trust, clarity, candor, and accountability.
On a more personal note, every year Carolien donates her expertise to a selected non-profit and she has always volunteered hands-on as a guardian ad litem, a volunteer police officer, a vacation camp leader for people with disabilities, a hospice companion, and other meaningful causes. Carolien loves to travel, cook, entertain, read, hike, enjoy performing arts, ride her Yamaha FZ8, and, above all, she prioritizes time with her family of five.