Charlotte Roberts is an executive consultant, speaker, and author specializing in leadership techniques and organizational success.
She is co-author of two cutting-edge leadership books
with her colleagues Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Rick Ross, Bryan Smith and George Roth. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization is a practical guidebook used for creating an enduring competitive advantage; over 500,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Their second Fieldbook, The Dance of Change: The Challenges of Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations (1999) maps a pathway to sustaining system-wide change beyond the leadership team's personal drive and commitment.
Charlotte has been an organizational development consultant for over 15 years. Her clients have been in different industries form shipbuilding to computer software and hardware design to consumer products and pet nutrition to healthcare delivery. She works with her clients on strategy implementation and building high-performing leadership teams and organizations.
Ms. Roberts uses her hands-on experience and wealth of anecdotes in keynote speaking, training and writing to engage others in learning. Recognizing the power of distance learning as early as 2993, Charlotte has hosted nation-wide satellite broadcasts on leadership, managing people and building the learning capacity of organizations. She and Peter Senge led a satellite broadcast series in 1995-96. In 1998, she introduced the sixth discipline of leadership in a nationwide broadcast "Conscious Oversight: The Sixth Discipline." This presentation is available in training video being distributed by The Learning Consortium.
Her background includes a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Mater's degree in Human Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she late served on the faculty. While working for SmithKline & French Pharmaceuticals in sales and sales training, she graduated form the Management Program at the Wharton School of Business.
As part of her professional development, Ms. Roberts completed a one-year program in Systems Dynamics and Policy design taught by MIT faculty and the breakthrough program in Scenario Planning taught by the staff of Global Business Network in Berkley.
Charlotte is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Theology from Saybrook Graduate School. This will serve her work with organizations that want to bring back a sense of spirit.
Charlotte currently serves as vice-chair on the Board of Trustees of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has served on the Advisory Council of the American Compensation Association and the boards of several educational and services organization.
She is president of Blue Fire Partners, Inc. located in Charlotte area of North Carolina. When Charlotte is not working, you'll find her cruising on a jet ski on Lake Norman, walking, playing the piano and playing with her cairn terrier, Tess.