Megan Carle

Author of Walk Away to Win: A Playbook to Combat Workplace Bullying

In this time of “the great resignation,” “the big quit,” “quitagious,” virtual, hybrid, no-brid, resetting workplace culture is top of mind.

Megan's first introduction to “culture” was the household in which she was raised—one of trust and support with a heavy dose of humor. She grew up in a rough-and-tumble family of boys headed up by her basketball-coach stepdad and her activist-educator mom.

As a coach’s kid, she had been raised on never quitting and doing all she could to win. Winning was the fifth food group and sport literally put food on our table. Not the sweep the knee, cage match win, but the type of winning that comes from doing one’s best, all-out effort, work through the pick.

Hers was a household of family dinners, discussions, protecting one’s food at all costs, and always basketball.

This boded well for her for a long time and, upon graduating from the University of Oregon, she answered an ad in the Oregonian newspaper and joined Nike. Over the next thirty years, she rose steadily through the executive ranks of one of the world’s most successful companies and best-known brands, playing key roles in billion-dollar wins.

After leaving Nike, she founded Carle Consulting LLC, providing strategic marketing advice to consumer products companies. She earned an executive coaching certification and enjoy working with emerging leaders* from a variety of sectors.

From start-up to Fortune 500, director to c-suite, her objective is simple—leverage individual strengths to achieve clearly defined objectives. She learned from the best and embrace more than a few sports metaphors.

She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Chris, and children Spencer, Jackie, and Blue Bear. When she's not at a soccer or volleyball game, she can be found searching for her inner athlete while listening to Bruce Springsteen.

*If you have a body, you’re an emerging leader.

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