Carol Fitzgibbons is an executive coach, leadership consultant and educator with deep passion and strong talent for helping leaders develop themselves, engage their teams, navigate change and deliver business results.
Carol is a highly talented facilitator, communicator and relationship builder with deep expertise in leadership development, team effectiveness, talent management, employee engagement, employee communications, change management and organization design. She has worked across a wide range of industries including software technology, professional services, consumer products, healthcare, food service, financial services, manufacturing, utilities, higher education, non-profit and government.
Carol currently runs her own leadership development consulting business, Lakefront Leadership, where she helps leaders, teams, and organizations be their best by providing them with transformational executive coaching, engaging leadership development programs, and high-impact team effectiveness solutions. Previously, Carol led the Organization Development (OD) function at CCC Information Services, a mid-sized software company, for 7 years. Carol also held OD/HR roles at Kraft Foods and ComEd. Additionally, she spent 15 years in consulting with EY, Andersen, Deloitte, Capital H Group and BPI group, with a focus on leadership and talent development, organization effectiveness, change management, HR strategy development and HR process, and function effectiveness.
Carol has been a member of the Loyola University adjunct faculty for 12 years, where she teaches courses on leadership effectiveness and strategic HR management in a specialized Executive MBA program for healthcare professionals, facilitates custom leadership development programs through Loyola’s Executive and Professional Education Center, and serves as an executive coach in the Family Business Institute Next Generation Leadership Program. Prior to Loyola, Carol was a member of the adjunct faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management for 4 years.
Carol holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Loyola University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University.