Guest Speaker: June 8, 2017
John Carroll is a strategist and growth expert, a national award-winning columnist, author, executive coach and serial entrepreneur. He helps executives and organizations become more productive, more profitable and have more fun. John is one of only 20 professionals worldwide recognized by peers for his work in consulting with emerging growth companies. John has worked with sales professionals, executives and entrepreneurs in businesses, trade groups and charitable organizations.
An accomplished and engaging speaker, he has been internationally recognized for Sales and Facilitation Excellence. His approaches have attracted attention globally, including articles appearing in Chief Executive China magazine.
A national award-winning columnist, John is also the author of Sales Illustrated: 68 Sales Lessons from Everyday Life (available in three languages). His columns have appeared regularly through the years in The Charleston Regional Business Journal and The Catholic Miscellany.
With firsthand experience in manufacturing, distribution and service industries, he is a true entrepreneur, having launched or helped to launch seven organizations, one of which was recognized in the Emerging 10, the 10 fastest growing businesses in the Charleston region. John serves as professor for Communication Skills Training through Our Community Listens and CharlestonListens. John is president of Unlimited Performance, Inc., a member of the South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce.
John is also the first layperson to serve on the Clergy Personnel Advisory Board of the Diocese of Charleston. He is the founding board chair and a current board member of Camp Rise Above, providing summer camp experiences for children with special medical needs. He is a founding board member of Lowcountry Local First and has served as board president of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center and president of what is now the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce. John is a current board member of LifeWorks Charleston and the Harbour Club and active in several ministries at Christ Our King Church in Mount Pleasant. He is the father of two grown daughters, Grandpa of one little one and lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Lori.