Gayle Carson, a three time breast cancer survivor and motivational speaker, was born in Albany, New York, and showed managerial promise even at the tender age of three. While performing a somersault in her first dance recital, Gayle's crown suddenly fell off. Rather than finish the show without her full costume, she asked that the music be stopped so she could put her crown back on. The musicians complied with Gayle's request, and waited to continue until she said, "OK! Let's do it again." Thus began Gayle's career as a remarkable, "show stopping" entrepreneur.
After graduating from Emerson College, Gayle 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 and it 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 received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and eventually sold her first business for over 20 times its initial value.
Gayle Carson is an expert advisor and coach to CEO's and entrepreneurial managers around the world and holds a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and CMC (Certified Management Consultant), the highest designations in their respective fields. The first and only woman to serve as chairman of one of the largest Better Business Bureaus, developer of the cable television series, "Business Today," Gayle has received numerous peer honors, is named to over 50 "Who's Who" books and has been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and appeared on the Larry King Radio Show, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.
She captured the steps in her own successful route to the top in her book "How to Get to the Top and Stay There." As President of the Carson Research Center, she served as a consultant to 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, and serves as Vice-Chair of IMC. Her book, “S.O.B.—Spunky Old Broads Who Kick Butt” is in its second printing and is host of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Radio Show “Women in Business” and writes for them as well. Gayle has been selected as a “2007 Legend of the Speaking Profession.” Her new book, Big Ideas for Your Business hit the Amazon Best Seller List.