Carol Sente, Founder & Principal Consultant
Carol Sente Consulting, LLC

Carol Sente, founder and principal consultant at Carol Sente Consulting, LLC, is driven by a passion to pursue continual improvement in people and organizations. With first-hand knowledge working in a diverse range of industries ―including the built environment, advertising, hospitality and government ― she utilizes her 30 years of leadership, communication and business development talents to help companies reach their next pinnacle of success.

Carol has an educational background from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with Master’s coursework at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and spent 27 years designing continual improvements and rising to the level of CEO and managing partner at an architectural firm founded by her father. She transformed a general practice architectural company into a prominent specialty niche practice in new markets and geographies, doubled the firm’s revenues and quadrupled its profits, built a top-notch leadership team, rebranded the firm, and developed an award-winning project management system prior to orchestrating the firm’s successful transition and integration with a larger architectural competitor.

Known for her abilities in rainmaking, team building, and written and oral communication, she was recruited for numerous private and public board positions before being appointed as State Representative in the Illinois General Assembly during one of the most challenging decades as a public servant. She is committed to the philosophy of being a centrist problem solver and citizen legislator who stays grounded in the daily realities her constituents face. Having “been there,” her diplomacy and negotiation skills benefit her governmental clients in dealing with their customers.

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
-Golda Meir

CEOs look to Carol for:

  • Her sharp ability to target their organization’s most critical business areas requiring improvement
  • Her fresh, collaborative approach to accomplishing strategic goals.

There is nothing Carol believes in more than growing businesses by sharpening people. She has mentored professionals in a myriad of functional areas and at various stages of their careers so they are better able to handle increasing responsibilities and bigger challenges.

Carol is a PDP Certified Administrator with the experience and training to help your organization implement smart processes and use proven tools. If you’re looking to grow your organization into a position of industry leadership, start by contacting Carol today.