Carolyn Foster is the founder of Creative Choices, a coaching and consulting firm serving executives, entrepreneurs, creative professionals, and clergy. She teaches leadership and personal development courses for Stanford Continuing Studies and was one of the founding coaches recruited for Google's Coaching Center. She has taught market-based, publishing-oriented, scholarly, and inner-directed approaches to writing for over twenty years and leads writing retreats and workshops.
Since 1997, Carolyn has been on the faculty of School of Applied Theology, a sabbatical program for religious and lay leaders within the Graduate Theological Union. She headed a graduate program in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where she taught for ten years. Trained as a family therapist, Carolyn wrote the 1993 national bestseller, The Family Patterns Workbook, and appeared on Oprah and other media. She also consulted to UNICEF/Bangladesh and wrote a manual on healthy parenting based on her work and research in that country. Carolyn publishes monthly writing exercises and coaching tips through her website, www.creativechoices.net.