Testimonials

motivational-speaker-delivers-outstanding-keynote-costco-wholesale-womens-conferenceColette’s infectious spirit, passion for her subject, and humorous delivery engaged the audience which is why we would highly recommend her as a speaker for your next event!

Ginnie Roeglin, Senior Vice President, Costco Wholesale

logo-microsoft“Our local and international teams left with inspiration, excitement and new skills!”

Brenda Nakano, BSEC Chair, Microsoft

Great Clips_logo_black“Colette is an amazing speaker! She did a keynote for 2300 franchise owners, general managers, and managers and a breakout session for 1500 general managers and managers. She did a great job researching our business and sharing stories and examples that the participants could relate to. The participants found her funny and insightful. The vast majority of the participants rated her as Excellent! She was also a delight to work with in planning the conference as well as on-site. I highly recommend Colette as a speaker!”

Lora Peterson, Director, Great Clips University

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Donna Sanders, People Development Mgr, Texas Roadhouse

tha_texas-hospital-association-testimonial-colette-carlson-motivational-speaker“After two days of education focused on improving patient safety and health care quality, Colette’s closing keynote brought an element of positive inspiration and humor to a crowd of 500 health care executives! The post event evaluation identified her as the most highly rated speaker, and it was no surprise given her ability to tailor the content to meet the needs of our audience.”

S.B., Program Manager – Texas Hospital Association Foundation

logo-nylife“Your presentations were very well received and a perfect alignment with the objectives of the meetings. I was also impressed with how well you prepared for the two presentations!”

Jane Conti, Executive Vice President, New York Life

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Colette is brilliant, funny, warm and inspiring, and her insights were well-received by everyone there. At the end of a long day, there could not have been a better way to re-energize our audience.”

Doug Deane, President & CEO, DSD Business Systems

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Karen Bohanan, HR Manager, Cisco

wocn_logo_testimonial_motivational-speaker-colette-carlson“The WOC Nurses loved you! Here’s what just one said, “I was impressed with the research the presenter did to speak effectively into our unique profession and provide us with tools to gain perspective in our high stress workplace while maintaining humor. Excellent way to close our conference!”

D.M., CMP-HC, Director of Meetings Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

nawl-logo“Colette’s enthusiasm, humor and very practical advice were a huge hit with our group of women General Counsel and senior level in-house counsel. Colette fully committed to our program – spending time with our attendees and other speakers to gain a deep understanding of our challenges and goals. She made sincere personal connections — as a result, her session fit perfectly within our program, and our attendees left energized and better prepared to address the obstacles that impede their success and the success of the organizations they serve.”

Chair, National Assn. of Women Lawyers 8th General Counsel Institute

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Laura Dimase, Committee Chair, PepsiCo

logo-boeing“Nothing but fabulous raves!”

Daniel Kaz, VP Professional Development, Boeing

logo-raytheon“Your keynote exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of the conference!”

Stephanie Edmisten, Raytheon Women’s Network-NTX, Raytheon

logo-oraldna“The entire sales team walked away with skills that could be applied the very next day in the field. Thanks for humorous, customized message …would love to have you return for an extended session.”

Victoria Richards, Oral DNA Labs – A Quest Diagnostics Company

logo-soup“You will learn, earn, and be able to return more when you think, speak and live the truth as brilliantly taught by my speaker-friend, Colette Carlson.”

Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of the New York Times #1 Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series®

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Foundation for CA Community Colleges

etc-sm“Colette did her homework and tailored her presentation specifically to us – even down to common language within the organization. I knew she was a hit, but was pleased to see a standing ovation from the crowd!”

Katherine Borish, Director of Training & Merchandising, Etcetera

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“YOU SCORED A PERFECT 4.0 in every category! This is the first time in my 15 years of planning the conference that this has happened! Clearly, saying our audience loved you is an understatement. I only wish we had more women in this industry for your message to impact. We’re working on that… Thank you for being such a joy to work with.”

Sandra C. Williams, Director of Dealer Training and Development, S.P. Richards Company

inspirational-motivational-speaker-colette-carlson-nasn-school-nurses-testimonial-presentation“Your presentation exceeded our expectations as a keynote speaker. The attendees and NASN staff are impressed that you tailored your presentation to school nurses, including your school nursing visuals — the slide of IEP blocks and the props used in the busy nurse skit on stage. Conference participants including school nurses in the health office and school nurse administrators commented to me that you truly understood them and the challenges they face. Your presentation was a fitting conclusion to our conference as you empowered the audience and provided them with insight on how to take action when they return home.”

Sarah Butler, MS, RN, CDE, NCSN, Director of Diabetes and Nursing Education, National Association of School Nurses

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Jeff Harrold, Chairman & CEO, Auto-Owners Insurance

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“Colette’s commitment, engaging style and creative program made our event a major success! Best feedback we’ve received in over 10 years.”

Laura Lynch, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chairman, Corning, Inc.

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“Thank you for being one of the best keynote speakers AADOM has ever had. Our 675 dental office managers and practice leaders LOVED you!”

Heather Colicchio, President, AADOM

Jim Doyle & Associates
Jim Doyle

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
Gabe Hosler

Great Clips 2016 Conference
AJ Arora

Proskauer Women’s Partners 2016 Retreat
Kathleen M McKenna

The Special Event 2015
Paul Creighton

Executive Women in Agriculture Conference
Pat Morrow

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance
Courtney Cowgill, CFO

Farmers Insurance Top 1% Sales Conference
Tim Roe

Women’s Health Conference
Rachel Asleson

Advantage Business Conference
Gayla Stout

Aflac Sales Conference
Carlos

United Way President & CEO
Francine DiCiano

Past President Ntl Assoc Professional Organizers
Barry Izack

Etcetera Area Development Manager
Lisa Dickson

National Assoc. of School Nurses
Betty Sue

ProExhibits President
Dick Wheeler

American Dental Hygienists Association
Latoya Goodner, RDH, BS
and Rosalyn Word, RDH, MPA

Boeing VP Professional Development
Daniel Kaz

First Impression Finery Owner
Evelyn Bailey

Boeing
Kathy Beckman

Aflac Sales Conference
Gene Perez

Client List

Aerospace & Defense Industry

  • The Boeing Co
  • Edwards Air Force Research Lab
  • Pacific Northwest National Labs
  • Raytheon
  • Rockwell Collins
  • SPAWAR

Computers & Technology

  • Accenture
  • Calabrio
  • Cisco
  • CPSI
  • DSD Business Systems
  • GBH Communications, Intel
  • Jonas Software
  • Listrak
  • Metafacts
  • Microsoft
  • Net-App
  • Siltronic Inc.
  • Synopsys
  • UBM
  • Ultimate Software

Direct Sales/Retail

  • ASTRA – The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
  • California Lottery
  • Etcetera
  • Grace & Heart
  • Provide Commerce
  • PPAI – Promotional Products Association International
  • Safeguard
  • SP Richards
  • True Value
  • Young Living Essential Oils
  • Weekenders

Financial Services

  • Am Bankers Assoc.
  • Advisors Excel
  • American Society of Women Accountants
  • Bank Iowa
  • Community Affordable Housing Equity Corp
  • Discovery Bank
  • Financial Women Int’l
  • First Premier Bank
  • Florida Bankers Assoc.
  • Ft. Worth Assoc. for Financial Professionals
  • Independent Community Bankers
  • International Factoring Assoc.
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Natl Assoc. of State & Local Equity Funds
  • National Institute of Government Purchasing
  • Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
  • PIMCO
  • Professional Fiduciary Assoc. of CA State Bank & Trust Co.
  • Rurban Financial
  • TEXPO – Alliance of Texas Treasury Associations
  • Wealth Financial Life
  • Wells Fargo

Gas, Oil & Energy

  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Consumers Energy
  • Energy-Northwest
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Midwest Energy Assoc.
  • Nat’l Assoc. for Electrical Distributors
  • Nat’l World Electric Cooperative Assoc.
  • Pacific Northwest National Labs
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute
  • Shell

Home, Health & Beauty

  • Corning Inc.
  • Eufora International
  • Great Clips
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Maly’s
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Salon Training International
  • The Golden Door Spa
  • Your Beauty Network
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Law & Legal

  • Am Estate Planning Assoc.
  • Natl Assoc. of Women Lawyers
  • Jones Day
  • Reed Smith
  • CA Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Assoc.
  • Georgia Assoc. Chiefs of Police
  • Proskauer
  • Visalia Police Dept.
  • USLAW Network Women’s Collection

Not-for-Profit

  • Jenna Druck Foundation Leadership Conference
  • Jewish Community Services Youth Conference
  • National Charity League
  • Soroptimists International Regional Conf
  • United Warriors Survivor Foundation
  • United Way
  • YMCA
  • YWCA

Real Estate & Property Management

  • Allison-McCloskey Escrow
  • Am Relocation Alliance
  • Cardinal Pacific Escrow
  • Chicago Title
  • Escrow Institute of CA
  • Lab Coat Agents
  • Pacifica Companies,  Property Mgmt. Assoc of Mid-Michigan
  • Real Estate Stagers Association
  • Remax – Indiana
  • Westport Escrow
  • Natl Assoc of Professional Mortgage Women
  • The Impac Companies
  • Vintage Senior Living 
  • Wisconsin Real Estate Association
  • Women’s Council of Realtors – SD, OC, SLO, LA

Staffing

  • AtWork
  • Creative Financial Staffing
  • HireVue
  • Pridestaff

Women's Business Conferences

  • Alamance County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Symposium
  • 3M – Women’s Industry Network
  • Costco – Women’s Journey Conference
  • Am Business Women’s Assoc.
  • Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference (2007, 2009)
  • Central CA Women’s Conference (2006, 2008)
  • Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce – Women’s Professional Conference
  • Consumers Energy Women & Engineering Network
  • Desert Women Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Executive Women in Agriculture
  • For You Network
  • Executive Women Leading the Way National Conf
  • Executive Women Int’l – SF, Chicago, Albuquerque, Dallas, Portland, Richmond, SD
  • E-Women Network – OC, SD
  • Harrisburg PA Business Women’s Forum
  • IWIL – IL Women in Leadership
  • Kansas City Women in Business Conference
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • International Factoring Assoc.
  • Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council
  • Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference
  • MGM Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Midwest Energy Assoc.
  • National Assoc. of Electrical Distributors
  • Nat’l Assoc. of Female Executives Conference
  • New York Life
  • Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute, Professional Business Women’s Conference – Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • PMA Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Conf.
  • PPAI – Promotional Products Association’s International Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Proskauer
  • RISE Braveheart Women (2011, 2012)
  • SP Richards Women’s Software Symposium
  • Spirit of Women in Business Conference – Ohio
  • S.P. Richards Co – Women’s Event
  • Wealthy Women’s Business Expo
  • Women & Business Expo – Inland Empire
  • Working Mother Balance Seekers Program – NY
  • Women Sage Conference
  • Women’s Journey Conference
  • Worcester
  • MA Women’s Conference
  • Ultimate Software
  • WILMAH
  • Women in Print Communications

Building & Construction

  • A.W. Hastings & Co.
  • Caesarstone
  • CBIA Pacific Coast Builders
  • Goodfellow Bros.
  • Hanley Wood
  • Ntl Glass Assoc.
  • Remodelers Leadership Conf
  • Marvin Infinity Windows
  • Windows & Door Dealers Forum
  • USG Corp.

Dental

  • AADOM – Am. Assoc Dental Office Mgrs.
  • Madow Group – Dental, Oral DNA
  • Arizona Dental Assoc.
  • American Dental Hygienists Assoc.
  • PennWell
  • Russell Bunting Periodontal Society

Education

  • Appalachia Intermediate
  • ATI National Nurse Educators
  • The Bishop’s School
  • Fresno County Office of Education
  • Foundation for CA Community Colleges
  • Indiana State University
  • Kent State University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • University of California San Diego
  • California State University Chico
  • Texas A&M
  • South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • St. Francis University

Food Services

  • CHART
  • Costco
  • Dominos
  • Executive Women in Agriculture
  • Frieda’s
  • Habit Burger Grill
  • PepsiCo
  • Produce Marketing Assoc.
  • Rubios
  • Ruiz Foods
  • Texas Roadhouse

Government

  • Alamance County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Symposium
  • Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Edwards Air Force Research Lab
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks
  • League of California Cities
  • Lincoln Military Housing
  • Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • National Institute of Government Purchasing
  • Pacific Northwest National Labs
  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Armed Forces
  • United Warriors Survivor Foundation
  • Worcester Chamber of Commerce

Hospitality-Travel

  • Davidson Hotels
  • Ensemble Travel
  • Exhibit Designers & Producers Assoc.
  • Experient
  • Hostmark
  • Hotel La Jolla
  • Maritz Travel Company
  • Morgan Run Country Club
  • Natl Assoc. of Catering Execs
  • Provide-Commerce
  • The Special Event
  • World Water Park Assoc.

Healthcare

  • American Hearing Aid Associates
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists,  Association for Medical Imaging Management
  • Association of Otolaryngology Administrators
  • ATI Testing
  • Beth Abraham Health Services
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CA Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Capitol Blue Cross
  • Deaconess Hospital
  • Fallbrook Hospital
  • Harris Hospital
  • Grinnell Regional Medical Center
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Major Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Michigan Women’s Health
  • McKenzie-Willamette Hospital
  • Int’l Academy Compounding Pharmacists
  • National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, NC Oncology Mgt Society
  • New Mexico Dept of Health
  • Northwest Medical Center
  • Oklahoma Home Healthcare
  • Oticon, Parker Chiropractic Seminars
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Ponca City Medical Center
  • Scripps Hospital
  • Sharp’s Health Symposium
  • Society of Quality Assurance
  • Speaking of Women’s Health Conferences – IN, MO, CA
  • Ntl. Assoc. of School Nurses
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • TX Assoc of Addiction
  • Texas Hospital Assoc.
  • Prof Women’s Health Conference, Fargo, ND
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Wound
  • Ostomy
  • Continence Nurses Society Conference

Insurance

  • Aflac
  • Allianz Life
  •  Auto Owners Insurance
  • Country Financial
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Growmark
  • Intl’ Found of Employee Benefit Plans
  • New York Life Insurance
  • WellPoint

Pharma & Biotech

  • AbbVie
  • American College of Apothecaries
  • Am College Veterinary Pharmacists
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Biogen Idec
  • Genentech
  • International Assoc. of Compounding Pharmacists
  • Merck & Co
  • Onyx Pharm
  • Phi Lambda Sigma SC College of Pharmacy
  • Phillips Respironics
  • Roche
  • SDMS – Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Society of Quality Assurance
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Transportation & Packaging

  • CA Moving and Storage Assoc.
  • Cruise One/Cruises, Inc.
  • Intl Trucks & Engine
  • Limo Digest
  • Truck & Trailer Manufacturer’s Assoc.
  • Uline

Other

  • Administrative Professional Conf. (2006-2014)
  • ASTRA
  • AtWork
  • Creative Financial Staffing
  • Executive Secretary LIVE
  • FL Public Human Resources Assoc.
  • Guilford Merchants Association
  • Intl Assoc. of Administrative Professionals
  • Natl Assoc. of Professional Organizers
  • Natl Auctioneers Assoc. Auxiliary
  • Office Dynamics Conference
  • One Coach
  • Pridestaff, So Cal Wine Country SHRM