Carol Orndorff

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Carol Orndorff has served in the professional services industry since 1982 as a leadership and communication consultant, facilitator, and client liaison. She joined Dorrier Underwood in 2007 following 25 years of managing key projects for higher education, healthcare, and the "built" industries.

A well-respected executive coach, Carol is sought out for her expertise in enhancing team performance and known for generous listening which inspires unexpected insights and unpredictable results.

Carol has participated in a number of corporate educational programs focused on collaboration and partnering, developing teams, and communication and accountability. She is currently being coached in the Results Coaching Systems, a science-based, results-oriented coaching methodology to help individuals and organizations facilitate positive change.

Since 1997, Ms. Orndorff has worked alongside of Federal and State government leaders on strategic planning activities and project implementation. Over a 6 year period, Carol conducted Value Engineering Studies (9) for capital projects totaling over $625M in construction costs, and was responsible for developing industry leaders in the Value and Life Cycle process, and facilitating their efforts toward producing “best value” capital programs.

She has also coached and developed healthcare professionals in leadership and management, conflict resolution and collaboration, and business practices, including developing a mentor/leadership program for doctors and their staff.

Carol is passionate about environmental and corporate sustainability. She believes anything can happen, as long as people are open, honest, and willing to keep communicating. Her many years of striving to live a life consistent with what she values have brought her to a simple aphorism: "Look, look.....look again."

An educator by training, Carol holds a BS in Education from the Center for Teaching and Leaning at University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, and completed Post Baccalaureate studies in Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also a Qualified Value Technician with Value Engineering Society International and a 1992 graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs.

Carol loves traveling, playing sports, yoga, Qui Gong, drumming, gardening, and the art of collage. She lives in Atlanta with her partner, Liz.


Friend do it this way - that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be.
~ Passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman
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