Carol Vernon

Carol Vernon is principal of Communication Matters, LLC, a Washington, DC-based executive leadership and communications coaching and training company. She brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience working in the corporate, nonprofit, and government arenas to her coaching and training work.

Carol has served as a Congressional Aide; worked for more than ten years as a senior director at NCTA; created and managed a corporate communications department for an international engineering firm; and acted as a consultant to some of the most respected organizations in the country.  Carol has worked in various operational functions, including marketing, communications, and government relations, and has experience leading individuals and teams, and managing programs and budgets.

Carol works with a diverse range of clients and teams in the telecommunications industry to support them in sharpening their leadership and management talents; improving their team effectiveness; and fine tuning their communications skills and executive presence. 
Carol is a faculty member and coach at Yale’s Campaign School for Women Leaders, where she provides leadership and communications coaching and training for rising leaders committed to public service.  In addition, she is a leadership coach and mentor for women leaders in the Middle East through a program funded by the US Department of State. 

Carol has a B.A. from Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA; studied internationally in London, England; and did post-graduate work at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  She completed her coaching studies through the Coaches Training Institute and the Coach Training Alliance and is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).