Carol Vernon

0028_smCarol Vernon is the founder and principal at Communication Matters, an executive coaching firm that helps leaders and teams elevate their executive presence and communication skills in order to grow their impact. Communication Matters offers individual and small group coaching, workshops, and training.

Carol was inspired to start Communication Matters after years of observing that doing your job well isn’t enough. Without executive presence and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, leaders can’t achieve their full potential or achieve the results they seek.

Previously, Carol was the senior director of communications at the National Cable and Television Association (now the Internet & Television Association), and she was a member of the leadership management team for the cable industry’s education foundation. Prior to that she worked on Capitol Hill and in political campaigns, helping elected officials and candidates communicate more effectively.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Chestnut Hill College and did graduate work in communications at Temple University. She is certified as an executive coach by the International Coach Federation. In addition, she is certified in a variety of assessment tools including: MBTI, DISC, 360s, Emotional Intelligence, and Communication Style Preferences. And since 2008, she serves as the leadership communications coach for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.