Professional Experience

Carol Naff, Professional Coach

Mariner Company is devoted to helping small business owners reach the next level and get more clients. The creator of Mariner Company in 2000, Carol Naff, has earned a solid reputation among fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Just recently, Carol was named a Rock Star in her DTC Professional Women's group. She also recently completed certification in Constant Contact's Experts Program, the power of email marketing. She brings an extensive background of more than 10 years in coaching/consulting, 15 years of marketing and television experience, and extensive coach training, a B.A., and a certificate in marketing from CU to benefit her clients. Carol continues to add to the more than 200 hours in training she received at the Schools of Coachville: Graduate, Small Business, Corporate, Personal Development, and Marketing and Sales.

 

Writing and Speaking

Her writing includes being published in Emerging Markets Magazine, StrictlyBusiness newspaper, and on the Business Page Web Site for 9News:

She is the proud author of several articles including, Toot Your Horn Without Blowing It, Write It Down or Kiss It Goodbye, and a monthly e-newsletter. In addition, she wrote the NAACP Financial Empowerment Guide for the National Endowment for Financial Education. She has provided workshops for Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, BPW (Business and Professional Women's Network), Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Work Force Centers, Creative Connections, American Business Women's Association, National Television Academy, Heartland Chapter, University of Denver, Mass Communications Department, and University of Colorado, Law School.

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Honors

  • Winged Victory Award as President DTC BPW - presented by Colorado BPW for best overall performance, excelling in the areas of Membership (120% increase in members), Legislation, Programming, Community Involvement, Public Relations and Technology (2009)

  • Business Woman of the Year, BPW (Business and Professional Women) (2005)

  • Denver Coach Federation named Best Chapter of the Year by the International Coach Federation in part, because of her work as chair of committees that led activities to gain television coverage and provide business seminars (2005)

  • An Emmy - The National Television Academy/ Heartland Chapter Board of Governors' Award (2002)

  • Mountain Award for Media from the African-American Leadership Institute, College of Business, Metropolitan State College for her accomplishments in working with youth and adults (1998)

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Today, Carol works nationally as an expert in marketing through individual, group coaching and workshop presentations. She applies her innovative approach to help small business owners identify their best, custom, low-cost, no-cost marketing strategies. She is a practical, down-to-earth coach and speaker. She provides not only the ideas but also the tools and systems. Her moment of inspiration came when her clients consistently reported their success in increasing their business income.