Colette Carlson

Colette Carlson | Human Behavior

  • San Diego, CA

About:  Colette Carlson | Human Behavior

Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and CPAE Hall of Fame motivational keynote speaker who teaches audiences how to transform relationships through the power of connected conversations.

Colette’s presentations weave together powerful life lessons, research-backed strategies, and the call to action for personal and professional success. Audiences connect with Colette through her inspiring content, laugh-out-loud humor, and extensive customization.

With a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and more than 20 years of experience helping individuals change behaviors that impact their success, Colette Carlson understands the psychology, mindset, and skills required to make positive, long-lasting change.

A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation held by fewer than 10% of the members belonging to the International Federation for Professional Speakers, Colette Carlson has shared her insights, observations, and research with thousands of people throughout the world.

Colette Carlson | Human Behavior

In 2017, Colette Carlson was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, a recognition that honors professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of career excellence.


At the heart of every sale, every interaction between a leader and a team member, every conversation with a customer…. is a connection.  How to make those connections effective, and leverage them for greater success, is the thread that is woven into every one of Colette Carlson’s presentations.


      • Communication

      • Personal and Professional Wellness (Work/Life Balance, Stress, Time Management)

      • Sales and Customer Service

      • Leadership

      • Motivation

      • Women’s Events


    3 Truths Female Leaders Need to Know

    The world seeks more women leaders.

    Colette Carlson – Human Behavior delivers the latest research and strategies specific to women in leadership, so they can be recognized, respected, and rewarded in their career. Participants will gain a bigger self-awareness and learn the skills necessary to being a credible and confident leader.

    Deliver positive results for your company or organization by learning how to:

    •   Identify and change communication patterns that limit your influence

    •   Employ the art of self-promotion to express your success in a manner that gains supporters and censors critics

    •   Build a persuasive case to back up your ASK for maximum impact

    •   Cultivate connections that count:  identify, access, and develop strategic relationships

    •   Give and receive feedback so it lands as a gift

    •   Increase risk taking and choose to fail forward

    •   Strategically say no to grow  to the next level

    •   Stay resilient through constant change and challenges


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    • Motivational
    • Employee Engagement
    • Empowerment
    • Female

    Race | Gender

    • Caucasian
    • Female


    Keynote Topics

    Topic 1: SALES

    Up Your Connection Quotient

    In order to make a sale and earn a customer, you must first make a connection. Wider and deeper relationships lead to increased sales, repeat business, and powerful referrals.


    As a former national sales trainer, who cut her teeth in straight commission sales, Colette Carlson will show you how to up your personal connection quotient to maximize relationships, revenue, and results.


    Every program is customized for each audience. Some of Colette’s most-requested lessons include:


    • Recognize that connection begins within
    • Focus on opening the dialogue, rather than closing the sale
    • Create a sincere selling mindset
    • Align you thoughts, words, and actions to build trust and confidence
    • Boost your sales team’s productivity, enthusiasm, and bottom line
    • Embrace change in your ever-changing marketplace
    • The power of ASK

    Title 2: LEADERSHIP

    The Connected Leader



    Successful leaders understand the nuances in communication that make a big difference when inspiring action and cooperation. Leaders know the power of their words and understand that words alone do not generate trust, allegiance, and loyalty. Connection is the glue that keeps relationships, projects, and organizations together.



    A leader must be authentic and exhibit the behaviors conveyed in their message to maintain respect for their authority. Advance your communication style, increase your credibility, earn respect, and gain support by learning from Colette Carlson how to:




    • Communicate with candor and clarity to guide your team to achieve remarkable results
    • Effectively receive feedback from your team
    • Develop phrases that dissolve conflict and inspire cooperation
    • Engage, persuade, and influence others through strategic storytelling
    • Exhibit integrity and build trust when you walk your talk (especially under pressure!)
    • Become a human highlighter who champions the accomplishments and strengths of every individual on your team

    Other Titles




    Stress Less: YOU Management vs Time Management



    The truth is whether you are in leadership, in sales, or on the front line, you are expected to produce more in less time with fewer resources, while staying positive and connected with colleagues, customers and clients. The reality is we are all stressed out, tightly wound, and exhausted trying to meet and exceed expectations. People have the best intentions that seem to go out the window before lunch as they are constantly changing schedules, demands, and priorities. Enough already! Create the focus, energy, and mindset necessary to make healthy choices and stay connected to those who count.



    It’s no longer about time management, it’s about YOU management. Get ready to laugh-out loud and walk away ready to make positive, long-lasting change the next day.



    Customized for every audience and their unique challenges, some of Colette Carlson most-requested lessons include:



    • Differentiate between time management and YOU management
    • Know when to let go or take control
    • Eliminate unrealistic expectations and energy zappers
    • Beat the stress and temptation of everyday life in healthy ways
    • Build a positive mindset to increase mental toughness

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    Travels from: San Diego, California, United States


    • Motivational
    • Human Values
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Human Behavior

    Industry Specialities

    • Real Estate
    • Healthcare
    • SME
    • Retail
    • HR Training
    • Executive Coaching
    • C-Suite

    Fee Range

    • Rate: $ 20,000 - 35,000

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