Ms. Carleton is an experienced professional with diverse executive and management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Resulting in an robust leadership portfolio. An engaging team leader with 25 years of customer relationship management and service delivery experience she channels teams towards client service excellence in all aspects of the client relationship. As a Coach, Consultant, and Trainer, Grace Carleton is a powerful agent of change.
Partnering with clients she creates compelling future visions and devises strategies for flawless execution of their combined vision. She has an innate ability to see trends and understand people, gathering to her the necessary components for success. Her passion for people and process allows her to create strong relationships, fostering full inclusion and engagement for every team member. She is at her best when inspiring others to be their best. Let Grace inspire you and your team.
As the President of Carleton & Company, Inc., Grace sets the standard in leadership development with her experience in coaching, consulting and training. She is on the cutting edge of professional development with programs that build capacity and leverage skills. Color Me Excellent is a one-year leadership development program uniquely design ed for men of color encompassing personal empowerment, business acumen and career strategies. This program will increase personal effectiveness and expand capacity for change, growth and leadership. Grace also facilitates self-awareness and empowerment using concepts from The Power of Ted*TM which impacts decision making, strategic thinking and business results.
Others use words like “dynamo” when describing Grace, saying her very presence impacts the climate of a room. She is a critical thinker, focusing on solutions. Her personable style, intellect, and positive influence make her an expert in conflict resolution. She communicates in an articulate, appealing, and approachable way. She leads with an easy smile that is as quick as her wit. Grace is determined to make a difference in the lives of others through professional and personal development.
With a heart for people and community, Grace is actively involved with problem solving groups, bringing beneficial change to the Dallas Metroplex. She is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for West Dallas Community Centers, an organization which fosters the development of children. She also serves as a director for HeartFelt International Ministries, which provides her with further opportunities to invest in the personal development and growth of professionals. Grace is a member of the international Coach Federation – North Texas, an organization committed to personal and professional coaching.
Grace has received numerous awards for her devotion to her community, including the Outstanding Leader Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, as well as Volunteer of the Year from the Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission. Grace has had a finger on the pulse of the metroplex through the years, having served as Director for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the YMCA, the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Female Business Advisory Council, and other area organizations. Grace is the wife of Phil Carleton and proud mother of Tyler and Veronica. The Carletons are members of Covenant Church and reside in Coppell , Texas .