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Carolina Billings

Carolina Billings
Carolina M. Billings is an executive with 15+ year’s leadership experience in the fields of Business Development, Human Resources and Finance. As CFO-CHRO of a multi-million business conglomerate, she performs a truly interdisciplinary role within a portfolio of diverse industries ranging from Supply Chain, Logistics & Distribution, Wealth Management, Furniture Import, Sales & Distribution as well as Interior Design. She champions leadership initiatives as well as empowering and coaching/mentoring others to lead. Developing a hybrid of Finance and Human Resources has enable her to become leading business partner. Her great ability to influence and engage others in the pursuit of goals and objectives makes her a true innovator and change agent. Carolina is currently pursuing her Masters in Interdisciplinary studies with Royal Roads University, She holds Graduate Certificates from Cornell University and Queen’s University in the fields of Change Management and Leadership. She is a Co-Active Professional coach currently doing her practicum towards Certification with ICF. She holds a CHRL designation and a High Honor’s HRM Graduate Certificate. Carolina is the founder of Big Fish Coaching a private practice specializing in personal leadership, career coaching, conflict resolutions and life change management. www.bigfishcoaching.com
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    To lead or not to lead? Leadership is a choice not a title

    August 11, 2016 by Carolina Billings

    “We often use the words ‘leaders’ and ‘leading’ interchangeably. However, I believe there is a significant difference between these two terms. So what is this difference? At the heart of this answer lies a simple lesson in grammar. You see,

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    Does your current job title matter? Which are the ones that do?

    February 23, 2016 by Carolina Billings

    Are old fashioned titles really serving your career or are they hindering your advancement? I have good news and not so good news. The good news is that old fashioned hierarchical organizational structures and charts are exactly that, old fashioned.

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    Why do people run away from conflict? This is something that for the life of me I will never understand.

    September 28, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Is someone who is never at conflict or wants peace above all else a pacifist or someone in denial? There is a term I have grown to know quite intimately which I refer to as “artificial peace”. Artificial peace is

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    So you have a great business idea…now what ?

    July 13, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Do you know how many times in my life I wished I owned my own business? I would often look at entrepreneurs in awe. How do they know what to sell? I was and still am in awe of entrepreneurs

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    “I am a person not a brand”

    June 9, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    The phrase “personal branding” on my previous blog elicited quite a bit of feedback – both positive and negative. Most of it personal and emotional, which as a writer is great to see as it opens up dialog and debate.

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    What is your “Brand” worth ?

    June 4, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have probably missed the latest buzz word which would be “Branding”. I was at a seminar recently where HR professionals were encouraged to “Brand” themselves as “Partners”. Organizations develop brands and

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    What would never failing look like? You may be surprised.

    February 5, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Let’s walk through that scenario shall we. Let’s think of a baseball game where nobody failed at their given task, EVER! The pitcher: would of course pitch the perfect strike The batter: would then manage to hit the perfect pitch

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    When the last thread breaks at work – Spotting Employee Disengagement.

    January 23, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Relationships are like ropes someone once said to me, “they are made up of many thin threads or experiences, that weaved together they form a strong rope”. Taking each thread as an experience, positive threads thicken the rope, negative threads

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    Top of the ladder is a nice place, but sometimes also a toxic one.

    January 14, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    I have conducted and facilitated many anti bullying and harassment workshops in my career, always expecting the executive team to carry the full responsibility of protecting the company’s managers and staff. The question is what happens when executives themselves experience

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    How to slay a Dragon in Five easy steps

    December 4, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    What are dragons but metaphorical challenges.  They are either encountered in the pursuit of a goal as part of the journey in a personal quest or, they come to your village uninvited …think Godzilla coming to destroy the city full

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    I know why the caged tiger paces

    November 7, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    I meet several people in my every day journey with different personalities and different competencies. We all know them, we are all one of them – we all play a role in the production that is life. There is an

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    The Strategic advantage of coalition leadership.

    October 6, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far build a team” As a leader and change agent, your ability to identify needs, innovate processes, pioneer new markets is not a task easily achieved on

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    Merger? Acquisition? New Leadership? When change is eminent where should it begin?

    September 8, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    In an ideal world change would occur linearly – changing goals then culture followed by structure and work processes – textbook if you will, but in my professional experience things very seldom occur linearly, logically or how they are supposed

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    Finding Sara. Why I believe true personal change can only occur from within.

    July 6, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    First and foremost let me reassure you Sara is ok.  She is not lost nor has harm befallen upon her.  Sara is someone who exists but has never been given the opportunity to be.  Sara is me.  Well part of

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    On the lookout for the winds of change

    April 7, 2014 by Carolina Billings

    Change arrives to an organization under several names.  Sometimes subtle: continuous improvement; new leadership: new legislation. Other times not so subtle: downsizing, restructuring, outsourcing, re-engineering. Some of the changes are reactive, a result of external forces that have already affected

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