Carol Stewart is an Executive, Career and Business Coach, founder of Abounding Solutions and author of Quietly Visible: Leading with Influence and Impact (listed as one of the 10 best self-development books written by women to read during lockdown by BEYOUROWN).

With over 25 years coaching and leadership experience, Carol specialises in working with introverted women leaders. She coaches them to be great leaders who lead with influence and impact. She also provides workshops, webinars, training and talks to corporate employee networks on career development, personal development, and leadership development.

She has provided coaching, training and talks to organisations such as the GLA (Greater London Authority), Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Asurion, Department of Health, NHS England, NHS London, Westminster City Council, Crown Prosecution Service, Metropolitan Police Service, London Borough of Croydon, London Borough of Waltham Forest, London Borough of Lambeth, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and more, as well as private clients.

Carol was named as one of Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers in 2015 by Enterprise Nation; a LinkedIn Top Voice UK in 2017, 2018 and 2019; a We Are The City Rising Stars Champion in 2018 for her work helping women to develop as leaders, and listed as one of Britain’s inspirational Christian women making major impact by Keep the Faith Magazine in 2019.

Prior to starting her business, Carol worked for the Ministry of Justice. Starting in one of the most junior roles, she progressed to a senior role with responsibility for the operation of a group of magistrates’ courts where she was a member of the Local Criminal Justice Board for four London boroughs.

She is a co-founder of Northern Women of Colour, a social enterprise whose aim is to elevate the presence and voice of women of colour in the north of England.

Carol is also a semi regular columnist for the Sheffield Telegraph, a weekly newspaper established in 1855, and has also written for several other publications including US site CNBC and The Muse. She volunteers her time mentoring women business owners in developing, volunteers for a youth charity
(having previously been Chair of the Board of Trustees), she is a school governor, and leads the careers and business ministry at her church.