Carol Burnett Vest
With 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, author, and consultant, Carol has a passion for adult learning practices, interactive learning environments and Brain-Based Training. She combines her unremitting thirst for understanding human performance with cutting edge research findings (neuro-science based) to create powerful “lightbulb moments” for her participants.
With a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling Psychology (M.Ed.) Carol has earned numerous nationally and internationally recognized certifications including: Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Development Dimensions International (DDI), The Institute of Cultural Affairs’ Group Facilitation Methods, Franklin-Covey Time Management, Adult Learning Certificate (Sheridan College), General Electric’s Change Acceleration Process (CAP), Crucial Learning’s (Vital Smarts’) Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability, InsideOut Coaching, and Personal Insight Inventory (Colors). She has served as the Assistant Vice-President for a US based financial institution and has worked extensively in the field of Human Resources. She is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), has been certified as a registered Hypnotherapist in the US and Canada and is a Neuro-Feedback Specialist having founded Optimum Brain Institute.
Having taught and consulted for industries (financial, aerospace, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, non-profit, real estate, health care, agricultural, social services) and academic institutions in both the US and Canada, Carol has delivered seminars and workshops for thousands of participants/clients in the US, Canada, Mexico, and India.
Carol is the co-author of McGraw-Hill’s The Big Book of Brain Building Games, providing brain basics and activities/exercises to foster increased group learning, communication, team building, and problem solving.
She is a member of the American Talent Development Association and a past Vice President of the National Speaker’s Association, Arizona Chapter (2015 -2016). She volunteer’s her time facilitating programs on Unconscious Bias to promote self awareness.
Carol’s passion is to explore the science of our brains, the psychology of our minds, the wonder of our spirits. Her clients and audiences experience first-hand her energetic and caring dedication to creating a culture that encourages and supports an innovative and inspiring learning environment. Her participants become open to new ideas, approaches, and potential solutions to broaden their minds, enhance their leadership skills, and inspire them to take appropriate actions.
Carol and her husband, Robert, reside in Phoenix, AZ and together share the joy of five daughters and six grandchildren.