Carolyn Taylor is one of the world’s foremost experts in organisational culture change and the CEO of Walking the Talk. In the past 30 years, she has grown two highly successful consulting businesses, run workshops with 50,000 leaders, worked alongside 200 culture change journeys, consulted on 15 mergers & acquisitions, coached 60 CEOs and worked in 35 countries.
She is the author of Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success. (Random House, 2005), the first practical guide on how to change culture. Described by Professor Lynda Gratton of the London Business School as ‘a must read for any manager embarking on the journey of cultural change,’ it continues today to be the book leaders turn to when they want encouragement that culture change is do-able.
Born in London, Carolyn spent some years in Australia where she pioneered work in leadership, values and culture through her company, Corporate Vision. The firm was in the BRW 100 fastest growing Australian companies five years in a row, and her achievements led her to being a finalist Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in 1998, and Australian Business Woman’s Hall of Fame in the same year.
In 2009, motivated by a vision that every organisation in the world has the potential to possess a thriving culture, she founded global culture transformation consultancy Walking the Talk to research, build and offer to clients the most practical, do-able approach to culture change available on the market.
Carolyn lives a truly global, virtual, 24/7 life – yet spends more time than most people imagine walking the beach and cooking for her family.
She is writing The Mindful Organisation with Louise Cox Chester.