Apr 21, 2018
Caroline Stokes is a serial entrepreneur, human capital change agent, executive coach and podcast host for innovation leaders. She is passionate about helping people be the best they can be...and this starts with being their best and bringing their best and that starts with emotional intelligence.
Caroline spent 20+ years with innovation technology leaders (PlayStation, Virgin, Nokia) critiquing hiring practices, onboarding practices, engagement and leadership systems. She spent an additional five years working at a headhunting firm delivering executive level placements at Microsoft, Bethesda, Ziff Davis and Trinity Mirror. Caroline realized something was missing from the process: a high-touch, compassionate approach that left both the employer and talent closer to their seemingly impossible future.
In 2014, Caroline founded her conculting firm, FORWARD, with a vision to create a constantly evolving human capital solutions company, with an ethical and humanist headhunting process and executive coaching practice, for innovation leaders - so everyone can move forward. In addition, Caroline started The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter with one goal in mind--to make recruiters thrive in the new AI world! With nearly ten years as an executive headhunter and coach (with clients such as Autodesk, Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Disney and other innovation leaders) Caroline knows the challenges recruiters, candidates and hiring managers face.