Carol Lorenz

Carol Lorenz


Carol Lorenz has over seventeen years experience in the organization effectiveness arena, having worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. She has worked for an international telecommunications firm, done consulting and contracting work for Fortune 100 companies, headed volunteer community agencies, owned her own business, served as an elected public official, and taught at the university level. Carol’s career includes a broad range of assignments as well. She has managed groups of 3-150 employees in manufacturing, materials, quality, customer service and change management. She is a licensed physical therapist, a licensed athletic trainer, a former paramedic, an avid scuba diver, an amateur archaeologist, and holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and an adjunct professor appointment with Pfieffer University, Charlotte, NC. Carol has traveled throughout the US and Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil to work with local site teams. Her unique background enables her to combine academic and theoretical knowledge with an ability to develop and implement practical solutions in a variety of settings.. Educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University, Durham, NC; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Resource Development (Community Psychology) from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Carol has taken executive education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Management School completing the “Young Executives Institute” at the Kenan Flagler School of Business (UNC), and “Managing Change in Complex Organizations” (MIT). She has also attended the Regional School for Managing and Leading Change in the RTP area, and has attended and presented at numerous conferences including the Systems Thinking in Action Conference and Linkage, Inc.’s Change Conference and Expo.

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Large-Scale Projects as Complex Systems: Managing “Scope Creep”

C.Northcote Parkinson’s now famous adage, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion,” may be overly optimistic. Unfortunately, work tends…

The “Infectious” Spread of Change at Nortel Networks

Transforming a large, successful organization with facilities around the world to meet the needs of a changing market is a challenging undertaking. But several…