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Carol Piras

Managing Partner - The Piras Group

Phone: 925-866-0235

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I am passionate about seeing leaders gain confidence in their positions and grow in their skills over time.  I care deeply about seeing organizations improve in their ability to grow and scale through focus on their people, their leaders, and their teams.  Too many organizations focus more energy and time on the work and forget that people are what make it successful.  I’m going to keep plugging away at my vision of holistic and sustainable organizations that count on their leadership to bring their best and thrive in an ever changing workplace.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy development and building organizational infrastructure
  • Organizational-wide leadership development strategies and programs 
  • Building and aligning teams
  • Executive coaching with an emphasis on women in leadership
  • Leadership trends and research for future growth
  • Organization design (OD) and development methodologies and processes

Professional Background

Carol Piras
  • Over 30 years in the leadership development field
  • Over 18 years of running a highly successful and well-respected consulting business
  • Experience spans a wide variety of industries: high technology and engineering, higher education, government, non-profit, biotech, start-ups, and defense
  • Expertise in organization design and development, executive coaching, meeting design and facilitation, training and development, and strategic consulting
  • Extensive knowledge of women in leadership and challenges faced
  • Knowledge of latest leadership trends and research
  • Love everything leadership!


  • B.A., Psychology, University of CA, Irvine


  • MBTI® Instrument
  • 360° Leadership assessments
  • DISC Personal Profile
  • Managing Personal Growth
  • Thomas Killman Conflict


  • Carol is a sought after speaker on women in leadership, change management, and most leadership topics.


  • I have two cats, Tulip and Tyler, who keep me laughing everyday
  • I love everything outdoors – hiking, biking, boating, walking, being in nature
  • I have a house in Palm Desert, CA that I love and visit often