Dr. Charlotte Roberts is an executive consultant, speaker and writer who focuses on executives and executive teams' ability to continuously challenge their current level of performance and lead their organizations’ sustainability and competitiveness. Her leadership focus has naturally expanded to the performance of boards in non-profit and profit organizations and their ability to maintain proper involvement and to work collaboratively with each other and senior management to support and advance the mission and values of the organization.
Practical research informs Dr. Roberts' model of leadership and her work with clients. In 2007 a two-year research project, “Executives’ Fractured Spirit and Dissociation at Work,” was published in The Journal of Management, an international refereed journal. She has custom designed evaluation processes for executives and boards based on their specific model of effective leadership in their organization and industry. Her clients have been in different industries from shipbuilding and utility services to consumer products and pet nutrition as well as bioscience and healthcare delivery.
Dr. Roberts is co-author of two cutting-edge leadership books with her colleagues. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization is a practical guidebook used for creating an enduring competitive advantage. The Dance of Change maps a pathway to sustaining system-wide change beyond the leadership team’s personal drive and commitment.
Charlotte’s background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Human Development from the UNC at Greensboro (where she later served on the faculty), and a Ph.D. in Consciousness and Spirituality from Saybrook University. While working for SmithKline & French Pharmaceuticals in sales and sales training, she graduated from the Management Program at the Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Roberts currently serves on the Antioch University System Board of Governors and the Advisory Board for the Center for Principled Problem Solving at Guilford College. She served on the Board of Trustees of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina for 12 years. She has also served on the Advisory Council of the American Compensation Association and boards of several educational and service organizations.
She is president of Blue Fire Partners, Inc. located in the Charlotte area of North Carolina. When Charlotte is not working, you’ll find her cruising on a jet ski on Lake Norman, walking, working in the yard or hanging out with friends.