“Move a muscle, change a feeling.”

-Author Unknown


As a speaker, Colleen Slaughter engages the audience with her natural talents for motivating people and planting the desire for positive change within themselves. Her vast experience in business and industry allows her to speak authoritatively on leadership, organization development, change management, and a variety of related topics.

Colleen is dedicated to steering emerging leaders to attain the clarity, structure and self-confidence needed to realize higher levels of success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. She is a proven coach with a remarkable ability to guide clients in overcoming self-doubts and dissatisfactions in their lives and businesses.

Many assume Colleen was raised in a well-to-do family and groomed for an international life. Instead, she grew up in a single-parent, low income household in Kentucky. Her path to becoming a leader for women became clear at an early age. Nicknamed “Miss Independent”, she always knew she wanted to be “the boss”.

She moved to Paris at the age of 21 – hardly speaking the language -and with no money in her pocket.  She stayed for 13 years and built a successful life. Formerly a secretary, she was accepted to a globally top-ranked bilingual MBA program.  She continued taking bold actions – landing two global consulting positions. Others took notice – and Colleen eventually found herself in a rewarding new role – mentoring women.

Guests share how Colleen’s presentation had a positive impact: Colleen’s dynamic experience makes her stand out among the rest.

Her international focus allows her to serve the widely developing market of emerging International leaders who are making their way around the world. Her proprietary BOLDER system is designed to offer the structure, clarity and self-confidence necessary to achieve alignment with true talents and desires.

For more information about BOLDER, click here.

Colleen’s expertise has been honored with notable accolades, including a graduate business degree (MBA) from the globally top-ranked HEC Paris, the Newfield Certified Coach (NCC) distinction, and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is certified to use and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ™) and the TILT 365® Positive Influence Predictor. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) at Blue Lotus in Raleigh, NC, and has been a volunteer Coach with  ICF Community Coach Outreach (CCO).

Her perspectives have been featured in ABC, NBC, CBS, Carol Roth’s Business Unplugged blog in “Entrepreneurs: Tips to Create the Right Mindset for Success,” (# 82), BusinessInfoGuide.com, My Savvy Sisters, Today’s Leading Women, and the Woman’s Advantage® Shared Wisdom Calendar for 2012 and 2015.

Insider Secrets to Gaining a Seat at the Table: Expanding Your Influence and Visibility

Do you often feel as though your hard work goes unrecognized by your colleagues and your supervisors in the office?  Does it seem like you do twice as much work as others, and receive half the recognition?  Have you wondered why?  What others do that you don’t in order to receive this recognition?

Are you fed up with trying to get others to see your point of view in meetings, with no avail?   Have you ever felt invisible?  Have you wished someone could just explain to you how others become more visible, and more influential in the workplace?

In this program, you will learn:

*How to become more aware of the ways in which you may stand in your own way.

*Learn what is required to achieve your professional goals.

*Learn, and master, the practices for expanding and deepening your visibility at work.

By learning how to gain your own seat at the table you can uncover the secrets to attaining your own satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment in your chosen business, and therefore in your life. In learning and mastering the techniques used by extraordinary people you can uncover your own extraordinary potential.

Breakthrough Tactics on Being a Change Leader While Being Yourself

Change can be an intimidating word, especially for those of us who seem to spend our time at work and at home constantly readjusting.  We feel as though we’re constantly reacting to the Changes that occurring in our life, and therefore the idea of Change causes us to feel uncomfortable.  Yet Change is how we get from where we are, to where we want to be.   So how can we get the most out of Change? By modifying our approach to it. We can decide to lead it rather than to merely withstand, or manage, it. A big part of this move from managing Change to leading it comes through becoming more authentic. Getting There For Real: The Role of Authenticity in Leading Change will show you how, by leading Change with authenticity we can get more of the things we want.

In this program, participants will:

*Understand the dynamics effecting our view of Change

*Discern the difference between managing and leading

*Discover the practices for becoming more authentic

*Determine the methods for dealing with challenges

You’ll be inspired to become more aware of the ways you can take greater control of the Change happening in and around you to create more of the results you want.

Working Your Emotions at Work

Which emotions do you feel have the most obvious place in the work space?  Passion?  Joy?  Do these seem like obvious emotions for leaders?   What about emotions like fear and anger?  Do you think these emotions play a role in the most successful people’s emotions at work?  All emotions can be valid and useful in the workplace.  It’s about getting the most out of the emotions in the office in three steps.   That is precisely what this presentation does.

In this program, you will:

*Become more aware of ways you let emotions stand in your own way at work

*Discern what your particular emotions are telling you about yourself, or others

*Realize the vast array of emotions at your disposal

*Embody the aspects of that emotion that will help you to get where you want to be

You’ll be inspired to become aware of the vast array of emotions at your disposal and to embody the appropriate emotion to create more of the results you want.

Setting Boundaries to Spring Forward

How much time do you spend doing the things that are meaningful to you? How comfortable are you saying “no” when something conflicts with your goals?   Many professionals consider balance in their work and in their lives a substitute for moving quickly up the ladder.   And, yet, living our lives in a way that honors what is important to us – exactly what real balance is all about – makes our efforts that much more impactful.   Balance has also often been equated with managing time. While these two might be related to a certain degree, what balance is really about is integrating what has meaning to us into our schedules on a regular basis. When we prioritize the things that are more important to us, more satisfying to us, then we find the other responsibilities in our life less stressful because we see the rewards. Saying “no” or, setting boundaries, becomes a natural outcome to honoring our priorities.

In this presentation, your will become clearer on:

*What’s important to you

*What’s blocking you from having more meaningful moments

*How you can better integrate your values into all parts of your life

The outcome of this presentation is greater enjoyment and improved results from all parts of your life – including those that may present challenges to you. Happy people are more effective!

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  • I immediately felt comfortable with Colleen which is critical to moving forward in a coaching relationship. Not only does Colleen relate very well to people, but she has exceptional skill in supporting clients to get in touch with their true selves. And, after only a few weeks of working together, I was able to come to a deeper understanding of myself which allowed me to approach my HR role with greater clarity, drive and impact.
    Mary Ivers
  • Colleen has a knack for her craft. She is a natural. She uses her many layers of knowledge to come up with creative suggestions. Her gentle and guiding questions make the process of self-discovery easier and more joyful than I have ever experienced. Just about everything she said seemed to be the right question at the right time. That’s where Colleen stands out head and shoulders over other people.” Colleen displayed an adept balance between compassion and pushing me to develop. She has a great way of getting people to look at something from a different perspective and to stay in alignment with that person’s priorities. Most of all, Colleen’s caring and professional approach helped me identify and face things part of me would prefer not to and to bring out the best in me. I prefer the Newfield approach to coaching, especially the BEL [Body-Emotion-Language] model. It’s like an anchor you can sink your teeth into to examine what want you want to examine. Colleen’s approach respected that I had all the answers inside me and that her role was simply to help draw those answers out. The whole we worked together, it was clear that Colleen was in my court, that she just wanted me to be all that I can be. After working with Colleen, I am now calm, centered, empowered, Colleen has the ability to say one sentence which could completely shift my perspective.
    Ellen Tozzi
  • Working with Colleen and Authentic Leadership has helped me so much. I was very skeptical at first but very willing to try the coaching. I decided to keep my mind open because I knew that if I didn't, I would never realize my dreams. Through working with Colleen I was able to uncover many obstacles that were standing in my way and keeping me from the success I desire. Colleen has helped me to establish a solid foundation from which I can now continue to build and hone my leadership skills in a business atmosphere. Thank you, Colleen!!!
    Jenlyn Wood
  • Colleen is a top notch professional coach. She helped me produce a high profile, day long training event in DC and was an incredible asset to our team. We could not have pulled it off without her support, and I would be honored to have her on my team again.
    Marc Smith Sacks