Caroline Webb

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Caroline Webb is a renowned executive coach and economist who has worked with hundreds of organizations to help their employees be more productive, energized, and successful – first as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she co-founded their leadership practice and continues to serve as a Senior Advisor, and now as CEO of her own firm, Sevenshift. Her specialty is showing people how to use insights from behavioral science to transform their life and work for the better. 

Her book on that topic, How to Have a Good Day, has been hailed as one of the "top must-read business books of 2016" by both Inc. and Forbes, described by Fortune as one of their top "self-improvement through data" books, and has won plaudits from publications as diverse as the Financial Times, TIME magazine, and Cosmopolitan. It’s been described by Susan Cain as “extraordinary”, Tom Peters as “magisterial,” Cass Sunstein as “wise and humane,” and Dan Pink as “smart, thorough, and eminently practical.” How to Have a Good Day is being published in 16 languages and more than 60 countries.

During her twelve years with McKinsey, Caroline designed the firm's approach to transforming senior team dynamics and improving personal leadership effectiveness. She also founded and remains faculty of McKinsey's flagship training course for senior female executives. Before that, Caroline spent the 1990s working in public policy as an economist at the Bank of England. 

Caroline has degrees in economics from Cambridge and Oxford Universities and is a Founding Fellow of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching. She is an experienced and enthusiastic keynote speaker, and is represented by Washington Speakers Bureau. Her work has been widely featured in media outlets, including: The Financial Times, Inc., Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC Radio, The Economist, WIRED, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and many others around the world.

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