Carrie Vanston
Executive & Energy Leadership Coach & Consultant
Welcome to Corporate Cultures That ROCK! I'm so glad you dropped by. I'm excited to tell you a little about myself and what we do at CCTR and I hope you will let me know more about you, too.

Starting with me, my team and I partner with individuals and businesses to increase their core engaged energy, find their higher purpose, and create business environments of happiness and success. We should all have the opportunity to work toward our highest potential and meaning in life. 

My passion with working with people to increase their engaged energy started with my earlier work helping organizations become more innovative. What really struck me was how the most successful and happy people were the ones that were the most self-aware and consciously responded to situations instead of reacting to them. And I noticed that the companies that value their people, their ideas, and are grounded in a higher purpose have the highest percentage of these people. These companies, in turn, tend to be the most successful and sustainable.

I literally doubled down on helping people achieve that ideal when I took my innovation experience, including a prize-winning book on finding trends that I co-authored with Dr. John Vanston, and added an 8-month, 320+ hour Executive Coaching Certification from the best program in the country, the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

I now provide executive coaching, workshops, and presentations to individuals and organizations that want to
ROCK! their success by helping my clients:

  • Connect with their core energies
  • Connect with each other
  • Connect with organizational purpose
  • Develop as energetic and conscious leaders
  • Achieve their deepest desires

In addition to my Core Dynamic Energy work, I am developer of “Five Keys to an Engaged & Innovative Culture” and co-author with Dr. John Vanston of the award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends. My Five Keys culture feature placed #4 in the “Top 10 Articles of 2015” in Texas CEO Magazine.

I also enjoy speaking about Energy Leadership and creating and growing successful businesses with engaged and innovative cultures.  Presentations  include IEEE CTCN; WorldFuture 2015; Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact Conference; WorldFutures 2014 and 2013 Master Courses; World Affairs Council; RISE Conference; BiG AUSTIN’S Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development – Latin America Regional Project and Women in Technology Multi-Regional Project; Product Camp; The University of Texas’ SAGE Program; TFI Technology Forecasting for Valuation Conference; West Point Society; Multicultural International Festival;and Central Texas World Future Society.

My strong media, marketing, and social media skills were developed as Vice President of Communications at my parent company, Technology Futures, Inc. I also directed TFI’s popular MiniTrends Conference Series for three years with 50+ top leaders.
I am on the President Advisory Group and Austin Chapter Leadership Team at Academy of Culture Ambassadors, an organization dedicated to increasing kindness in the workplace. In addition, I am an Affiliate Member of the National Speakers Association and active in a number of other like-minded organizations. 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. 

My clients say that working with me has changed their viewpoint of their lives, how they see the people around them, and gave them a new frame of reference on their professional success and personal lives.

If you are ready to make huge strides in your life and business, I'd love to know more about you and see if there is a match!  Please feel free to reach out and connect with me and let's have a conversation about next steps to help you achieve dreams and goals for yourself and your business.​
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.