Carol Ann Stanger

Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger believes in the power of communication to create a wonderful life. For more than 20 years, she has helped organizations throughout the Washington, DC area be more effective. Carol Ann recently launched her own company, Bright Torch Communication, to provide speaking, training, and consulting to help individuals and organizations communicate their way to success.

Carol Ann Stanger's Posts:

12 Most Engaging Ways to Have Better Conversations

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Blog, Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Relationships & Dating | 19 comments

    Conversations are one of our best tools in building relationships, creating an atmosphere of trust, promoting learning and...

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12 Most Royally Right Ways to Lead (Lessons from Henry VIII)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Inspiration, Leadership & Management, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 30 comments

Henry VIII has been an irresistibly fascinating figure for more than 50 years. He went from a young king who was considered handsome,...

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12 Most Focused Ways to Lean In

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Blog, Business, Inspiration, Leadership & Management, Mentoring, Networking, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 8 comments

“Leaning in” is becoming a catch phrase for women (and some men) striving to make a greater impact in the professional world. When I...

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12 Most Defining Ways to “Leave Work” When You Work From Home

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Blog, Business | 8 comments

I absolutely love the days I work from home. I love sitting at my computer in comfy shorts or sweats instead of a tight skirt and heels. I...

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12 Most Dramatic Things to Say in a Conversation: Lessons from Shakespeare

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Communication, Inspiration, Networking, Presenting, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development | 12 comments

  Even if they didn’t enjoy studying him in school and have no plans to ever go see one of his plays, most people admit that...

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12 Most Friendly Ways to Use Conversation to Build Relationships

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Blog, Business, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Job search, Networking, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Sales & Marketing, Talent & Professional Development | 7 comments

    Authors like Susan Scott (Fierce Conversations) and Deborah Tannen (numerous books on communication, including You Just...

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12 Most Revealing Questions to Consider About Your Future

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Blog, Education, Family & Parenting, Inspiration, Lifestyle | 8 comments

  Recently I met with a group of young adults who will be making a number of significant decisions over the next few years. Although...

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12 Most Regal Leadership Tips from Elizabeth I

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Blog, Business, Character & Ethics, Communication, Inspiration, Leadership & Management, Networking, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Sales & Marketing, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 7 comments

The current Queen Elizabeth recently celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years on the English throne. Her namesake, Elizabeth I,...

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12 Most Lasting Ways to Build a Relationship

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Blog, Family & Parenting, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Relationships & Dating, Social Good | 9 comments

We sometimes think of relationships as evolving under their own power, with no help or hindrance from our behavior. In fact, we build or...

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12 Most Royally Wrong Ways to Lead (Lessons from Henry VIII)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Blog, Character & Ethics, Leadership & Management, Professional & Personal Development, Relationships, Talent & Professional Development, Vision & Strategy | 5 comments

Henry VIII is one of the most well known kings in history. Famous (or infamous) for marrying six times and starting his own church, Henry...

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