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 …

growing businesses by sharpening people

Carol Sente Consulting is a leadership development firm uniquely tailored to serve professional service firms, local government and small businesses in setting their strategic direction, selling their services and sharpening their people.

If you are searching for a sharp-eyed consultant with the big picture perspective of a board member to step into your organization and quickly assess the most critical business areas requiring improvement, look no further. Carol has been a board member, a CEO and an executer of change. Therefore, once she identifies areas for development, she uses her fresh, collaborative approach to design tailored solutions to execute lasting change that your firm can maintain on its own.

A service organization’s most valuable asset is always its people. The most successful service organizations invest significant time and money in building, growing and retaining a team of motivated, skilled leaders that are able to deliver better service, and handle increasing responsibilities and bigger challenges. In the words of bestselling author and speaker Jim Collins, “first you need to get the right people on the bus.”

Sharpening people pays great dividends because sharper people are better poised to lead growing, innovative, proactive, adaptive, culture-centric and brand-focused organizations.

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who chooses carol sente consulting?

Carol seeks to partner with organization types (such as those listed below) interested in evolving and winning more customers, retaining the best staff, delivering unique brand promises, and earning more profits. While they are successful today, such organizations realize if they aren’t progressing forward, they will eventually be left behind.

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Specialty Consulting
  • Law
  • Financial Services
  • Municipalities
  • Counties
  • Townships
  • School Districts
  • Park Districts
  • Library Districts
  • Fire Districts
  • Small Businesses