Carolyn Kalil, MA

Carolyn Kalil, best selling author of Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love, has created a more contemporary version of temperament types in her latest book Follow Your Inner Heroes To The Work You Love. Carolyn is internationally known for her uplifting message that has inspired readers and audiences to be their best self and do what they love for over 20 years. She believes that each of us has a special purpose and unique gifts and talents to make a difference in the world. Her passion is helping others discover their authentic self so that they can become the hero of their own life.

Counselor & Educator

In her career as a College Counselor in Southern California for over 30 years and Director of the Career Center, Carolyn was one of the first to integrate temperament theory into the career development process. She wrote a workbook for her college students in 1989 called How to Express Your Natural Skills and Talent In A Career, and it was quickly adopted by other colleges. Over the years, Carolyn collected enough empirical research to author her book Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love in 1998.

Although this book used a derivative of David Keirsey's temperament theory, known as True Colors by Don Lowry, Carolyn sought to create a simpler, more direct temperament model in her latest book Follow Your Inner Heroes To The work You Love. She gave birth to the "Inner Heroes" personality assessment in 2012 and in one year, over 100,000 people have taken the Inner Heroes assessment.

Beyond The Educational Realm

Fortune 500 companies like Cisco Systems and Warner Brothers have used Carolyn's books in managerial trainings and team building. Some organizations use it with parents to improve relationships with their children while therapists use it to help couples understand their individual differences. Carolyn's work is also popular in workforce centers, high schools, government agencies, and the military.

Carolyn is active in the Career Development field and was the 2008 President of the National Employment Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association, (ACA).

CEO and Publisher

Carolyn is the CEO of her own company, DreamMaker Publishing, Inc. which publishes her own materials.

Education

Carolyn earned her BA degree in Elementary Teaching in 1970 and her MA in Counseling in 1973 from Ohio State University. She taught elementary school for 2 years in South Central Los Angeles before beginning her 30 year counseling career at UCLA and El Camino College. She lives in Southern California with her family.

Publications:

1989 How To Express Your Natural Skills and Talent in a Career, True Colors, Inc. Publisher
1998 Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love, BookPartners, Publisher
1999 The Workbook: Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love, True Colors, Inc Publisher

2002 True Success, True Colors, Inc. Publisher
2013 Follow Your Inner Heroes
(tm) To The Work You Love, DreamMaker Publishing, Inc.
2013 The Workbook: Follow Your Inner Heroes
(tm) To The Work You Love, DreamMaker Publishing, Inc.
2012 True Success, DreamMaker Publishing, Inc.

Short Bio

Carolyn Kalil, MA, JCTC, is the author of five books and CEO of DreamMaker Publishing Inc. She is a retired counselor and professor with over 30 years of experience at UCLA and El Camino College in Southern California. She was one of the first certified trainers for the True Colors Personality System and the author of the best selling book, Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love. Her updated version of the book is Follow Your Inner Heroes To The Work You Love.  She is a past president of NECA and currently certifying professionals in her Inner Heroes program.

DreamMaker Publishing, Inc.

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