After graduating from Emerson College with a BA in English and Theater, Dr. Gayle Carson, CSP, CMC, moved to Miami, and got her first job in two weeks. One year later, she bought the business from her boss for no money down and proceeded to profitably diversify its sales base from one to seven divisions. Gayle`s business eventually became the largest independent organization in the industry. As CEO, Gayle managed a diverse staff of over 350 people, graduated more than a quarter of a million students from her training programs and personally managed the company`s complex payroll. While serving as CEO of her business, Gayle also received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Eventually, Gayle sold her first business for over 20 times its initial value.
Today, Gayle Carson is an expert advisor and coach to CEO`s and entrepreneurial managers around the world. She holds a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and CMC (Certified Management Consultant), the highest designations in their respective fields. She is also still the first and only woman to serve as chairman of one of the largest Better Business Bureaus in the United States. Developer of the cable television series, "Business Today," Gayle has received numerous honors from her peers, including being named to over 40 "Who`s Who" books. Gayle has been featured in USA Today, and appeared on the Larry King Radio Show.
She captured the steps she followed in her own successful route to the top in a book entitled, "How to Get to the Top and Stay There." Today, as President of the Carson Research Center, she serves as a consultant to more than 50 industries on six continents, advising them on current business trends and cutting edge opportunities to stay ahead of their competition. She is also President of the Internet Association of Information Marketers, an association for those who sell digitized information on the web. Her new book, “S.O.B.—Spunky Old Broads Who Kick Butt” has just been released. She is also host of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Radio Show “Women in Business.” Gayle has been selected as a “2007 Legend of the Speaking Profession.”