Carol Neal is passionate about connecting people…she sees the world as a giant puzzle and loves to fit the right resources together. Her goal in any networking meeting is to match people up and make great referrals. Her motto is “Let Your Light Shine”, and she believes her purpose is to help others be the best that they can be by providing inspiration, opportunities, resources and connections to help them succeed.
Carol is a certified life coach, author, publisher and business owner. She was with Equifax for 25 years as a Senior Business Systems Analyst and Corporate Trainer. Her awards include the Kalogris Foundation Humanitarian Award, the JV White Award for Excellence, International Credit Professional of the Year and in April 2016 she received the Merlene Samuel-Cephas Business Woman of the Year Award, an honor she credits to the support of the Xperience Connections community.
She started her own company, Let Your Light Shine, in 2004, which now incorporates several direct sales companies. She has been networking for over 12 years and has been leading networking groups since 2010 when she became the leader of the Joy of Connecting in Alpharetta. She now co-leads XC Alpharetta/Milton. Carol and her business partner, Tracee Smith Randall, co-founded Atlanta Business Spotlight, which has produced multiple events and collaborations including the Voice That Changed Everything and the Insider Tips book series. In March 2016 Carol became the new CEO of Xperience Connections when XC and ABS joined forces. Her vision is to expand Founder Bonnie Ross-Parker’s platform nationwide and to continue to support and empower business women everywhere.