Leadership Coaching

With unemployment as low as it is, quality candidates aren’t on the market long (if at all). Navigating today’s recruiting challenges takes an innovative approach that can be applied specifically for what makes sense for each client, at that point in time.  A cookie cutter, one size fits all recruitment strategy won’t deliver what you need. Blaze the Trail, will partner closely with the hiring manager and HR team to understand the scope of the role, responsibilities, and desired deliverables for the position.


It is imperative that candidates not only fit the role technically, but that strong consideration is given to cultural fit; supplementing diversity of thought, experiences, and competencies.  Let’s think about how this role might evolve over time given economic conditions, business demands, and talent management life cycles.  Blaze will be in lock-step with you as we build your team together.


  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Talent Management (Full Life Cycle)
  • Change Management

This is a spot to quote Carrie


The gift of working with a coach is having a partner that will help you define the objective, set healthy milestones (realistic but sometimes uncomfortable) and keep you focused.  In today’s multi-faceted business environment, it is easy to get distracted.  Let’s focus on keeping the main thing top of mind.

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Team Coaching

Safety net & build wealth

You can transform your business to a revenue-producing asset that lets you work as much or as little as you want.

Business planning & strategy

Our clients are often surprised by the possibilities we present to them; by thinking outside the box we present exciting new ventures:

  • Work fewer hours — and make more money
  • Attract and retain quality, high-paying customers
  • Manage your time so you’ll get more done in less time
  • Hone sharp leadership skills to manage your team
  • Cut expenses without sacrificing quality
  • Automate your business, so you can leave for days,

Research beyond the business plan

We also ensure that the whole team is included in the process and that no one is left out during the turnaround. The most crucial part is ensuring some degree of financial stability during the turnaround.

This is the most worrying part for most clients going through or needing a turnaround; it means that incoming cash flows will change completely. We help ease these issues through fantastic financial projections and a realistic view of what can be accomplished.

Creating a list of potential qualified prospects for your service or product can be daunting when you’re beginning your business. However, this needs to be considered as a follow up on your Target Market Analysis so you can hit the ground running.

Business plan market

A strong business plan requires going beyond intuition and experience, and supporting your idea with fact-based market research. Investors need to have confidence in your understanding of the market, so don’t let yourself down by skimping on research. We have access to fee-based, subscriber-only resources such as:

  • Don James/Semplice – Article and News Research
  • VoltageBusiness – Company and Industry Research
  • Goovers – Company and Industry Research
  • IRISpace – Article and News Research
  • Lexos-Nexos – Company, Industry, Market Research
  • Plombett – Article and News Research
  • Pronounce – Market Analysis report “Slices”

Competitor research & analysis

How can Blaze help your company today??

Contact the firm today to discuss how your business and your people can take it to the next level.

“Carrie is more than an empowering leader, she’s an inspirational coach who makes personal connections to those around her influencing them to achieve their greatest potential. Carrie has an innate strength of encouraging one to uncover their talents and then ensuring they have the means and opportunity showcase those abilities. At every encounter, Carrie demonstrates the true example of extraordinary leadership, genuine advocacy, and inspiring friendship.”

David Stewart
VP, Lean North America, James Hardie Building Products

“Carrie’s broad knowledge and vast experience gave me insight into new coaching skills, and management tools that I continue to use and benefit from. Carrie is a strong professional in her field that I would highly recommend.”

Peter Siesel
SVP, Tecan U.S.