John Earl Carroll is an award-winning columnist, author, consultant, executive coach and serial entrepreneur. He strategically connects hidden strengths that create dramatically improved business and profits for clients. As a charter member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, he is one of fewer than two dozen consultants on the planet recognized by peers for his work with emerging growth companies. John has worked with sales professionals, managers and entrepreneurs in businesses, trade groups and charitable organizations.
An accomplished and engaging speaker, he has been internationally recognized for Sales and Facilitation Excellence. His approaches have attracted attention around the planet, including articles appearing in Chief Executive China magazine.
A national award-winning columnist, John is also the author of Sales Illustrated: 68 Sales Lessons from Everyday Life (available in three languages). His columns have appeared regularly in The Charleston Regional Business Journal, and The Catholic Miscellany.
With firsthand experience in manufacturing, distribution and service industries, he is a true entrepreneur, having launched or helped to launch six organizations, one of which was recognized in the Emerging 10, the 10 fastest growing businesses in the Charleston region. John is also the first layperson to serve on the Clergy Personnel Advisory Board of the Diocese of Charleston. He is a founding board member of Lowcountry Local First and has served as president of the board of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center and president of the Mount Pleasant Business and Professional Association. He is the father of two grown daughters and lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with his wife Lori.