About Caroline Kennedy

Caroline is an accomplished, high profile CEO, business founder, author, executive leadership coach and business/board advisor with over 25 years’ leadership experience. 

Caroline’s career journey has been far from a straight line. From business manager of Hamilton Island Weddings to living and working in Thailand. Returning to Australia Caroline was appointed CEO of Cox & Kings Australia, and a pioneer, as the first female CEO to lead a network of builders and Australia’s largest building franchise, Caroline’s career has spanned roles in diverse industries.

She has led multinational companies, with annual revenues up to $250 million. Caroline has delivered outcomes such as taking a company from $38Million to $50Million in 18 months in the global financial crisis. Caroline consistently delivers superior financial returns in challenging and highly competitive environments in declining markets.

As an advisor to national organisations, Caroline specialises in working with CEOs, Executives, Directors & Managers delivering business and executive coaching for leadership and business growth. Caroline has a broad perspective of building successful businesses. She has spent many years helping businesses grow, innovate and work through challenging situations.

As an experienced CEO, Caroline has managed over 500 staff via ten direct reports. Her forte is creating high performing teams and has a natural talent for seeing patterns and insights, that others don't, to propel both leadership and business performance. 

Caroline works with leaders and managers to deliver growth and elevating profitability, through astute leadership, intelligent marketing strategies, focused business development, optimising operational efficiency and developing high performing teams. 

As a business coach, business advisor, and leadership specialist,  Caroline has built a strong reputation as one of Australia's foremost experts, with media and award coverage.

Caroline was honoured that her achievements in business and leadership were acknowledged twice by the Telstra Business Women's Awards. 

She is a published author and trend watcher who has contributed to publications such as The CEO Magazine, HuffingtonPost, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland, and Empowering Ambitious Women to name a few.  

Caroline worked with an organisation to deliver 36% growth in the first year, and this organisation is on track to acheive 55% growth in 18/19. Caroline is passionate about advancing women, - she coached a middle manager into a position of Country Directors within a 7 month period, and she continues to coach this individual resulting in the leader delivering growth of over 40% revenue in her role. Most importantly the leader has developed and produced a high performing team. 

Imagine having Caroline on your team!

"I believe leadership is about helping others improve as a result of your presence. It's about creating other leaders who continue that impact long after you leave."

Caroline loves; French champagne, socialising, dining out and paying big. As an entrepreneur, Caroline is the founder of Empowering Ambitious Women and CEO HQ

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About Caroline Kennedy