Women Inspiring Women: Carol Leaman

This month, we’ll be hearing from inspiring women in our network and sharing their stories. We’re passionate about supporting women, especially in their health and wellness journeys. Read on to get top tips for living, working, and playing optimally from women trailblazers.


Profile: Carol Leaman

Tell us about yourself.

I’m the CEO of Axonify, a modern learning and communications solution built for the frontline workforce.

What do you consider as your biggest achievement?

Building Axonify from zero to 200 people.

What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

Don’t be afraid. Just go for it!

How do you stay productive and be your best self at work?

I have a very positive attitude about work and life. I laugh a lot. I appreciate all the things everyone else brings to the table.

What’s your top mental health tip for when the going gets tough?

Take frequent breaks, completely shift your mind to something pleasant, and find a mindless distraction. All of that refreshes me before I have to dig in again.

What are your top health hacks?

I count calories. It’s the only way to do it! I love walks too.

How do you ensure your personal and/or family’s financial wellness?

I stay focused on it. I balance my budget, but I also don’t deprive myself. I take calculated financial risks.

What’s your favorite fun activity?

Having dinner guests and laughing over a good bottle of wine.

Who are your female role models and why?

My mother – she should have been an entrepreneur, but she was a woman of her time and it just wasn’t an option for her. She’s where I get my entrepreneurial DNA from.
Sheryl Sandberg – her success, while being a low-key woman.
All the amazing female leaders I work with at Axonify – they inspire me every day!


This month, we’re sharing inspiring women’s stories. Who inspires you? Leave their name and social media link in the comments below!

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