Marilyn Carroll

Marilyn Carroll

Location: Dallas, TX


Dr. Marilyn Carroll, a visionary leader and renowned expert in strategic business planning and innovation consulting, holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a Specialty in Leadership, an MBA, and an M.Ed. With a rich blend of academic knowledge and practical experience, she is celebrated for her dynamic leadership style, fostering motivational, teamwork-oriented environments that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.

Dr. Carroll has worked in various industries, including as a member of a CPA Firm, INVESCO Funds Group, and SunTrust/Truists Bank, and 14 Years in Higher Education as a Dean, Visiting scholar, and Leadership, Business, and Management Professor.

Dr. Carroll is highly skilled in integrating assessment tools such as Hogan Assessments, Leadership Profile Inventory, Enneagram, Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator into her curriculum. These tools play a crucial role in helping leaders understand their personality types, strengths, and areas for development. As a successful entrepreneur, Dr. Carroll founded Carroll Beck, LLC. She has held senior roles in prominent organizations, showcasing her ability to navigate and lead in complex, high-stakes business environments.

Dr. Carroll is an accomplished author who has penned influential books and articles, positioning herself as a thought leader in modern leadership challenges and strategies. Her impact extends to business and education, where she guides professionals and organizations toward their highest potential.

As the founder and host of the Gridiron Leadership Podcast and 365Inspirations Daily Motivations, Dr. Carroll continues to inspire in management and leadership development. She is also a successful business owner and a Best-Selling Author. Committed to community service, Dr. Carroll volunteers with Pink Santa, CASA, and United Way Women in Leadership, further exemplifying her dedication to making a positive impact beyond the business realm.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Presence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Organizational Development
  • Team Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Professional Services
  • Startups


  • English


  • Georgia State University - BA, Business Administration and Management
  • Samford University - BS, Accounting and Business Management
  • Capella University - MEd, Adult Continuing Education & Teaching
  • University of Phoenix - MBA, Business Management
  • Capella University - PhD, Leadership, Organization, and Management


  • Birkman Method
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • Voices 360
  • StrengthsFinder

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