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132: Carol Hamilton | Knowing Your Internal GPS
Episode 13217th September 2021 • The Success Finder Podcast • Brandon Straza
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Carol Hamilton is the Founder and CEO of Hamilton Think Tank where she serves the expansion of humanity via writing, speaking, coaching, and facilitating dynamic conversations with leaders across the globe. Prior to founding this consultancy, Carol focused on professional coaching to enhance executive presence and communication skills with senior management of global organizations. Part sage, part magician, and fully an entertainer, Carol brings levity to the most serious and change-making topics of our time: diversity, inclusion, and employee empowerment. As an accomplished facilitator and leader, she masterfully creates a journey for our clients and provides the authoritative hug your leaders need to bravely and authentically step into the future of leadership.


In today’s episode, Carol gets into learning where you are currently at and where you want to go. She explains how we thrive when we find our people through masterminds, and lets us know why you should set an internal 60 second timer. Check it out!


[00:01 – 03:05] Opening Segment

  • I introduce our guest, Carol Hamilton
  • Find Carol on the Strengths Finder and through the links below 


[03:06 – 27:29] Carol and His Experience with Self-Education

  • How learning has changed for Carol over the years
  • How social media made access to other people possible
  • COVID making us adapt to the technological way of learning 
  • Carol’s mentors and masterminds
  • The importance of having open conversations 
  • Talking about what you don’t know
  • Building genuine connections with people online and offline
  • How masterminds has helped Carol get unstuck
  • Masterminds as an opportunity to see and learn new perspectives 
  • Parallels between self education and standard for Carol
  • Much more successful when self-driven
  • How the current education system is not working for everybody 
  • Self education is driven by curiosity
  • Offering support as a coach 

[27:30 – 32:26] What to Expect from Carol

  • What to expect when you invest in yourself and work with Carol
  • GPS approach: Where do you want to go? Where are you now? 
  • You can’t skip the bridge 
  • A success story from people who worked with Carol
  • Working with the person, not with the company
  • Helping clients see the world a bit differently
  • Finding the tools that the clients needed

[32:27 – 37:55] Closing Segment

  • Exciting things in store for Carol
  • Actionable Items/Tips from Carol
  • Set an internal timer for 60 seconds
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes:

“There are so many ways to learn. And I think it starts with poking around what you have available.” - Carol Hamilton

“For me, that's the most organic learning there is. It is to get into a situation where you are with somebody who sees the world through a different lens, and then you get a chance hopefully to sit in as non judgmental space as you can and just listen.” - Carol Hamilton

“Everybody is coachable, but not everybody is coachable by me.” - Carol Hamilton

Connect with Carol on LinkedIn or send her an email at You can also check her websites: and

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You can connect with me, Brandon Straza, on LinkedIn, Instagram, or send me an email at I’d love to get in touch and talk more about personal development and how you can live past beyond your limits.