MEET CAROLE STIZZA, SHRM-SCP
Carole’s method is steeped in her educational background, research, experience, and assessment. It’s also based on her ability to both ask the right questions and help her clients arrive at the right answers for themselves. She has given several presentations on customer service and retention, diversity, time management, and is currently helping individuals and companies optimize feedback tools, expand employee evaluations, and improve interview success.
In addition to over 20 years of experience in the field, Carole holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, which supplements her natural curiosity and problem-solving skills surrounding human relationships and human resources. “I have been a student my whole life,” says Stizza, an alumni of George Mason University, Colorado State University, and the military support experience.
Her clients include recent college graduates, corporate executives, individual business owners, and human resource departments from companies all over the country.
WHY I’M HERE
I first learned the power of being relevant and speaking up at the young age of six. I had climbed out of the wreckage of a car accident, one of only three survivors from a family carpool carrying six people. We had been making a left turn when a drunk driver had failed to yield. As rescue and recovery efforts went underway, I asked in my small voice for my 3-year-old brother, and the right person heard me; a frantic halt to the tow truck and a renewed search of the car wreckage revealed he had been wedged under the seat, seriously injured but alive.
If I had not spoken up, he would not be the successful and decorated Marine he is today. It was at that moment I recognized not only our responsibility to speak up, but also to keep our ears open. And so I also learned to listen.
A little over ten years later, I awoke in intensive care, a survivor of another near-fatal wreck caused by an inexperienced driver, who wasn’t even aware I was on the road. It was then I learned the importance of being Seen. As I regained the ability to walk, eat, and return to life, I committed to paying more attention to those around me, because being Seen—aware, understood, valued, connected to—is as critical to life as being safe behind the wheel.
At 35, my son and I were on the way to a school program when we were hit by a drunk driver while turning left (I really can’t make this stuff up). We survived, but the injuries still require care and my son suffered the most. This was when I learned the power of positive thinking and the role of relevant response. It was one of the most painful lessons, and I realized that sometimes the only thing you can control is how you react to the random nature of life, even as it affects the people you love most.
I wish I could say that was the end of it, that I finally was safe and protected in a bubble of fun forever. The reality is, those car accidents are what clued me into what has been (so far) one of the scariest and most awakening moments of my life: A stage-three cancer diagnosis.
I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t know the power of little voices; I listened to the one that defied the doctors who said I was fine until the right one listened. I wouldn’t have survived the treatment had I not known in my core the importance of positivity and the strength in controlling what you can. And I wouldn’t have pursued education and a career in human potential if I didn’t see the tangible, life-altering, and empowering benefits of making yourself relevant in your own life, your career, and your relationships. Because if you aren’t positively and actively thriving in all that do you, you are missing out on something amazing.
This is why I’m here. Let’s get to the bigger question: Why are you?
Online training courses geared to helping you deepen your self-awareness, grow your confidence, and land your dream job. Like a GPS offering turn-by-turn instructions, online training is perfect for those who prefer introspection or self-guided professional development.
If you want a more intensive and customized guidance, one-on-one coaching allows for powerful results in fewer sessions. Great for people who process information by talking it out and for those wanting faster, more specific results.
Interviews fall short if you don’t learn how to be relevant, both in understanding your own success and how it aligns with the job you want (and what the company wants from you).
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