Caroline Dowd-Higgins serves as executive director of Career & Professional Development for the Indiana University Alumni Association. She leads a global career-enhancement and leadership-development program empowering IU alumni throughout their professional lives. With 17 plus years of career and professional development experience, Caroline authored the book and maintains the blog: This Is Not the Career I Ordered® showcasing the art of professional reinvention. She is a certified Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Executive Coach and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach with a passion to empower individuals to thrive. Caroline writes for the Huffington Post, Ellevate Network, Thrive Global, and a column for The Chronicle newspaper in Indiana.

An accomplished public speaker, Caroline is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and presents to audiences globally. Her podcast, Your Working Life, was honored as one of the best career themed podcasts of 2017. The show features wisdom about life and career on iTunes and SoundCloud. Caroline also co-hosts Women Talk Shop with savvy pro-tip wisdom about career, life, and wellness for women.