Carol Graser

Carol Graser is founder of the Annapolis Leadership Center, a firm focused on the transformation of leaders and organizations through leadership coaching, leadership development, and organizational change management.  Carol works with senior executives globally who are leading enterprise-wide transformations and are facing significant challenges leading in turbulent times.  She also works with leaders who have stepped into new roles, helping them take their leadership to the next level.  Carol has been an adjunct professor in the Georgetown Executive Masters in Leadership courses on Culture and Strategy in the McDonough School of Business, and on the faculty of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Certification Program.

Carol has been an adjunct professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, teaching Leadership in the MBA program. She is also an Executive Coach in the EMBA program at the Smith School.  Carol has taught Leadership Coaching in corporations, government, and academia:  She has designed and delivered courses at the Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership, Customs and Border Protection, Shore Leadership, USDA, and the Advanced Executive Coaching program at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business.  Since 2011, she has taught Leadership Coaching to faculty and staff at the United States Naval Academy.  During that time, she has been a leadership coach to more than 30 Company Officers and faculty. Carol earned her coaching certification in the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certification Program. She was certified as PCC in 2009.  She has also received certification in Brain-Based Conversations through the Neuroleadership Institute. In addition, she has studied leadership Coaching with Dr. Richard Boyatzis at Case Western University in his summer course at the Cape Cod Institute. Carol’s clients include senior executives and their teams at a wide-range of organizations:  Anne Arundel Medical Center, Amgen, Center for Naval Analysis, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Channel Marker Behavioral Health, Children’s National Medical Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies, FDIC, Freddie Mac, Goodwill Industries, IBM, Johns Hopkins University, IQVIA (formerly IMS Health), Lockheed Martin, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Momentive, Pfizer, Eastern Shore Leadership, National Education Association, SourceAmerica, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds, University of Maryland Medical Systems, Veterans Administration Debt Management Center, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems, Under Armour, USAID and others.  Carol has broad leadership experience in multi-national corporations.  She was a leader for several years on the IBM e-business strategy team, consulting to IBM’s major clients. Prior to IBM, she was Manager of Financial Reporting for the Eastern Division of Hewlett Packard, the Executive Director for Organizational Development at Merck Pharmaceuticals, and their Change Management lead for their enterprise-wide transformation. She was also Vice President of Customer Service for Caterair International (formerly Marriott), and a Director of Pricing at Marriott Corporation.  It is through these leadership experiences that Carol has forged her approach to leadership development and leadership coaching.  Carol is currently a Senior Fellow in the VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, training officers and faculty in the skills of leadership coaching. Carol received an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a BA in International Relations, American University, Washington, D.C. Carol’s research is focused on the neuroscience of leadership.