Carol Stewart | Executive, Career & Leadership Coach

carol stewart

I am passionate about coaching women to lead with confidence, influence, and impact, so they make a positive difference through their work and in their lives.

I am an Executive, Career and Leadership Coach, founder of Abounding Solutions and author of Quietly Visible: Leading with Influence and Impact as an Introverted Woman (listed as one of the ten best self-development books written by women to read during lockdown by BEYOUROWN). With over 25 years coaching and leadership experience, I coach leaders to be visible, to have presence, to influence, and make an impact. I specialise in coaching introverted women who are senior leaders. I also provide workshops, webinars, training and talks on career development, personal development, and leadership development.

Prior to starting my coaching business, I worked for the Ministry of Justice. Starting in one of the most junior roles, I progressed to a senior leader with responsibility for the operation of a group of magistrates’ courts, where I was also a member of the Local Criminal Justice Board for 4 London boroughs.

Typical Coaching Results

Results my clients have achieved with me as their coach include:

·       Securing c-suite positions

·       Promotion to Head of Learning and Organisational Development

·       Promotion to Director

·       Career change

·       Leading through change

·       Increased influence and impact


·       Increased leadership effectiveness

·       Developing resilience

·       Managing stress

·       Increased self-confidence

·       Overcoming imposter syndrome, perfectionism, and other self-limiting beliefs

·       Confidence at public speaking


My Coaching Approach

I use solution focused, evidence-based and psychological approaches. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space. I challenge my clients to stretch their thinking and view situations from different perspectives in order to increase their self-awareness and identify solutions. I have an eclectic approach and dependent on the situation presented will determine which model or approach I use. These include behaviour change, cognitive behaviour coaching, emotional intelligence, strengths approach, and other coaching and leadership models


  • MSc Coaching Psychology
  • Certificate in the Pillars of Neuroscience for Coaches and Consultants
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 – LinkedIn Top Voice UK including Top Voice for gender equity 2022
  • 2019 – named one of the UKs inspirational Christian women making major impact by Keep the Faith magazine
  • 2018 – We Are The City, Rising Stars Champion award in recognition of my work championing the cause for gender equality and helping women to progress as leaders
  • 2015 – Named one of Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers by Enterprise Nation

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Member of the Association for Coaching