An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Advancing Leadership Programs Via Executive Coaching

Leadership Journeys Webinar. Advancing Leadership Programs Via Executive Coaching. With Dr. Carolyn Stefanco, Founder and CEO Baret Consulting


With Dr. Carolyn Stefanco

Stefanco will share her leadership journey and how she draws from the many roles she has held to support the success of executive coaching clients in their current positions and as they advance into higher levels of leadership in colleges and universities, nonprofits, and health systems.

Cost: Free to Everyone!

Stefanco will share her leadership journey from first-generation college student to university president and how her work today as an executive coach helps accomplished professionals find greater clarity about current challenges and opportunities, higher levels of achievement, and advancement into more senior roles in higher education, nonprofits, and health systems.

Given her expertise in women’s leadership, she will address, “How can we help a new generation of women navigate today’s challenges to pursue higher levels of professional achievement?”

Members of ILA’s Committee for the Advancement of Leadership Programs (CALP) will also talk with Stefanco about the company she founded, Barét Leadership Consulting, which focuses on crossing boundaries and defying the odds, and was inspired by her own leadership journey.

Dr. Stefanco will be joined by committee members Drs. Oliver Seale, Trisha Gott, Nicole Ferry, and Jay Gary.

ILA’s Leadership Journeys webinars, hosted by CALP, feature notable leadership architects from various sectors, sharing how they have met the leadership challenges before them and how ILA’s General Principles for Leadership Programs intersect with their work.

Carolyn Stefanco

Carolyn J. Stefanco, Ph.D. is a higher education leader who held positions as professor, dean, vice president, and president at universities throughout the United States. She also served as resident director of a London Study Program, Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, higher education consultant for Saudi Arabia and South Africa, and trustee and board chair at the American University in Bulgaria.

Dr. Stefanco earned a Ph.D. in history from Duke University, an M.A. in women’s history from Binghamton University, and a B.A. in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Following her presidency, she founded Barét Leadership Consulting, where she provides executive coaching to individuals, and assistance with board development and fundraising to universities and organizations.