About Carol Sanford


Carol SanfordCarol Sanford is a consistently recognized disruptor and contrarian working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, best selling multi-award-winning books, and human development work, Carol works with executive leaders who see the possibility to change the nature of work through developing people and work systems that ignite motivation everywhere. For four decades, Carol has worked with great leaders of successful businesses such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, educating them to develop their people and ensure a continuous stream of innovation that continually deliver extraordinary results.

Carol is a founder and designer of The Regenerative Business Development Community with lifetime members of almost 500 members, meeting in locations around the world and now online with leaders from multiple companies learning together in bi-quarterly events as well as an Annual Regenerative Business Summit, Carol is also a founder and designer of The Regenerative Change Agent Development community, with members from three regions- Americas, EMEA, Deep Pacific with over 30 events a year in person and online with regenerative change agents learning about and creating change together.

Carol is the Best Selling author of The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes; The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders, and Impact Investors, The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success;  and No More Feedback: Cultivate Consciousness at Work. Her books have won over 15 awards so far and are required reading at leading business and management schools including Harvard, Stanford, Haas Berkeley and MIT. Carol also partners with producing Executive Education through Babson College, and The Lewis Institute at Babson.

Among her many recognitions, Carol was recently named Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College, was honored as Top Conscious Business Leader by Conscious Company Magazine for Global Impact. She was recognized as a Thought Leader Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World, and received the Athena Award for Excellence in Business, Mentorship and Community Service.  Carol is often called a positive contrarian bringing old practices into modern practice. But most importantly, Carol offers businesses and their stakeholders a pathway to extraordinary results. 


“Carol Sanford shares the insights gleaned from a lifetime of working with path breaking businesses. She tells you how she worked with them to transform how they think about themselves and the world – and not only sustainable prosperity but levels of meaning and commitment that most firms only dream of. She has created the prototype for the future of business.”

Rebecca Henderson

Senator John Heinz, Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Professor

Carol Sanford Institute Ventures