Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IIISTRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.
Carol O’Meara [MSM; GradDipCouns; BA (HRM)] is the President of Diverse People Solutions, professional and executive coach, specializing in work, life and culture transitions. Carol is also a US military veteran and a corporate consultant with significant global experience. Her direct experience with achieving her goals during multiple transitions has helped her become an expert transition coach. She uses her life lessons and a strengths-based approach to assist her clients to accelerate their transitions.
Carol drew on her strengths during her own transitions from management positions in the US to a new life and a new career while experiencing the culture shock of living in Australia. Within weeks of arriving, she established DPS and commenced lecturing in Human Resources at Federation University, Australia.
Carol’s genuine desire to help others resulted in the referrals that built her business. Her diverse list of clients included representatives from the health, higher education, professional sports, hospitality, government, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
Committed to inspiring others, Carol encouraged clients to engage in social responsibility programs. Her ‘Classroom Connections©’, and ‘Changing Colors©’ programs based in Malawi, drew the attention and support of UNESCO and the Australian government.
While in Australia, Carol formed a non-profit organization for empowering women in regional and rural areas. Events encouraged women to Move Up, Reach Back and Give a Hand Up© to women starting their journey as a business owner. Carol also took time to invest in herself by returning to graduate school and earning a counselling degree.
Back in the United States, Carol has opened a Diverse People Solutions Chicago location and begun sharing the secrets of her strengths-based approach when coaching clients to reach their true potential by identifying and applying their unique strengths.
Explore and Dream to Discover Your Strengths: An Australian Story
Explore and Dream to Discover Your Strengths describes how Carol O’Meara left the safety of the US to begin a new life in Australia. ‘Comfortably numb’ in Corporate America, Carol marries an Australian and soon after finds herself saying goodbye to family and friends, making the 24 hour flight down-under. Severe culture shock had her going around in circles and doubting her decision to leave as she struggled to break free of her ‘roundabout’ experiences. During a US visit, Carol has a breakthrough moment enabling her to see things differently. Carol’s story ends with her secrets to getting your ‘groove back’ when exploring your dreams without borders.