Carlton is a Harwood Certified Coach with 40 years experience leveraging the assets of public institutions to strengthen communities. The Harwood Institute came to his attention while Executive Director of a 200–employee non-profit corporation that operates a library system. Harwood’s insights to the underlying conditions of change resonated immediately with Carlton’s years of experience in non-profit and governmental sectors in New York, Alabama, North Carolina, and Ohio. Those insights found their way into his organization’s strategic plan and the rest is history. The library successfully transformed into a trusted community asset and annual income doubled. Carlton retired from the library system in 2011 to become a full-time Harwood coach – supporting others desiring to make good on their urge to do good.
Carlton’s embrace of the Harwood approach led to speaking engagements across the United States and national recognition – he received the Urban Library Council’s Urban Player of the Year Award in 2005 and the Alumni Citation from Wittenberg University. In addition to a Master’s in Library Science, Carlton is a graduate of the Kellogg Leadership Institute, is President of his Village Council and a hospice volunteer.
Carlton exercises regularly, enjoys woodworking, kayaking and golf, and writes of insights gained through Turning Outward.