Dr. Carole Isom-Barnes, President of Xperience Leadership, LLC, is an organizational change consultant and Cornell University certified diversity and inclusion trainer with Fortune 100 senior leadership experience in Human Resources, Operations, Risk, and Strategic Planning management. She is a former Bank of America senior leader and has done extensive research on organizational change at the practitioner and educational levels.
Dr. Isom-Barnes currently serves on the Boards of Antioch University (Chair) and the Carolinas College of Health Sciences (Vice Chair). She previously served on the boards of the University of North Carolina Continuing Education and the Mecklenburg County Human Resources Advisory committee. She is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), the National Communication Association (NCA), and Women Executives of Charlotte (WE).
For several years, she served as a mentor and university coordinator for Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarship (WINGS), a life-changing mentor and scholarship program for non-traditional female students at Charlotte, N.C. area universities.
She is the author of Layoff: American Dream Interrupted, capturing three-years of corporate research and Unemployment Disparities: Employee Insight and Personal Perspectives, a publication in collaboration with the Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.
Dr. Isom-Barnes possesses a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change and an M.A. in Organizational Communication.
She is a certified administrator and facilitator of Actualized Leadership Individual and Group Culture Profiles; Dr. Isom-Barnes is also Six Sigma certified in process management and performance improvement.
Dr. Isom-Barnes serves as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Queens University in Charlotte teaching graduate business and organizational communication courses. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at academic and professional events. She presents on topics, such as, organizational leadership, social and economic disparities.