Carrie Vanston
Executive & Energy Leadership Coach
Culture Consultant & Speaker
At Corporate Cultures That Rock (CCTR), I, along with my team, help individuals and organizations increase their energy and leadership levels to achieve the goals and objectives they feel most passionate about. I am a consummate connector who enjoys bringing people together to share, collaborate, connect, and grow through speaking, coaching, consulting, and training.​​

As a Certified Professional Coach, I help people connect with their intentions for powerful and sustainable results. For organizations, our coaching and consulting services lead to greater productivity, higher retention rates, enthusiastic staff and stakeholders, and higher profits and sustainability.

My clients say that working with me has changed their viewpoint of their lives, changed how they see the people around them, and gave them a new frame of reference to be the person that they want to be.

My passion for working with people to increase their engaged energy and create and grow great business cultures started with earlier work helping clients be more innovative. During this period, I co-authored the award-winning book MiniTrends: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends with my father, Dr. John Vanston. I also directed TFI’s popular MiniTrends Conference Series for three years with 50 plus top speakers. Many participants implemented ideas from the conference and the book to build their organizations.

What we noticed was the most successful companies also had the happiest people working for them. I realized my calling was to help individuals connect with their passions and help companies create and grow cultures that value their people and their ideas, and are grounded in a higher purpose. And thus CCTR was born!

Since then I have developed keys that lead to great cultures. In fact, an article I wrote on business culture placed #4 in the "Top Ten Most Read Articles of 2015” in the popular Texas CEO Magazine.

I enjoy speaking on creating and building engaged, innovative, and transformational businesses. Organizations where I have been honored to give presentations include such organizations as World Future Society, Rise, Big Austin, Product Camp, West Point Society, Morgan Stanley, Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District, UT’s SAGE, IEEE-CTCN, Central Texas World Future Society, World Affairs Council; Technology Futures, Inc., International Multicultural Association, Finland's Laurea University of Applied Sciences, and IEEE CTCN.

I also have a strong marketing and media background developed as Vice President of Communications at CCTR’s parent company, Technology Futures, Inc. This is often a huge help to my clients, as I am already speaking the social media and marketing language from the get-go.

My coaching credentials are through  the very prestigious Institute of Professional Excelling in Coaching (iPEC). I’m also a Certified Master Practitioner for Energy Leadership Index Assessment and a Certified Khorus Consultant for its CEO performance software.

I serve on the President Advisory Group and Austin Chapter Leadership Team of Academy of Culture Ambassadors, I’m an Affiliate Member of the National Speakers Association and a member of the Austin Chapter of International Coaching Federation and Austin Human Resource Management Association. I have a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in, of all things, Geography, so always happy to talk about the world, too! 

On the personal side, I LOVE to dance, travel, and spend time with my two children. (Regarding travel, keep your eyes open for future destination coaching and workshop retreats!)

So there you have it! If you are ready to take the next steps to achieving your life and business dreams and goals, LET'S TALK!


Corporate Cultures That Rock is a project of Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) and associated with its MiniTrends Project . CCTR was established to addresses the vital importance of conscious leadership and organizational culture as elements for happiness and success.
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