About Us

Web3Diane Carroll_8233Meet Diane Carroll   

Founder of Maverick Center and Co-founder of the Catalystz™  process. Entrepreneur since 1985. Speaker. Author of  Create the Business Breakthrough You Want. Do-GooderVisionary.

Diane is formally trained with a degree in business management and has also advised entrepreneurship, home business, start-up failure, start-up success, how to match business (or work) to a person, business consulting, transitions between work, and business mergers & acquisitions. She is also educated in hospice and pre-marital counseling, cooking from scratch, indigenous grandmother wisdom, forensics bookkeeping, and prepping youth to take over their lives. Diane is also an End-of-life Doula.

Not only a visionary, she is a visionary ‘bridge’ for hundreds of others. She is a ‘practical’ visionary though, meaning she can teach the delicate cross over between a visionary idea and the real world (and even help you to discern your vision). She has also received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award and is well-known for her hard work, generosity, and service-above-self work.

Diane lives in the North Carolina yet also hails Austin, Southern California, and Chicago as places she has lived and loved. She is married with two children and two granddaughters.

What exactly IS a transitions Doula?

A companion/mentor/confidant/virtual-guide who assists you as you make  major life changes. Life transitions follow either wanted life changes or unwanted life events. We help you professionally gauge, plan, and align parts or all of your of your life for greater success  (work, self, family, relationships, and/or spiritual alignment). Some major life events we support are unanticipated like death of a loved one, divorce, or job loss. 

DSC_2904 - Version 2Meet Laurie Soriano

Laurie Soriano is a multi-business owner and developer, motivational speaker, professional photographer and co-founder of the Catalystz process. She is passionate about helping others live happy, healthy, complete lives. Laurie is on a mission and forging ahead to bridge the gap between where a person is “stuck” to living their life purpose with excitement and enthusiasm.

Laurie specializes in working with CEO’s, entrepreneurs and self starters, leading them through the Catalystz process to align their passions and skills with their social and spiritual lives to attain a complete healthy well-balanced life.

Laurie is not only a unique visionary but also collaborates with well-respected and trusted fellow visionaries to provide insight to Catalystz clients and followers worldwide. She lives in the Wilmington, NC area with her two daughters. She blogs at MaverickCenter.com and posts regularly on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.




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