Meet the Managing Director of Pragmatic
Carolyn Story BSc. C.ENG, FIET, MIoD
Carolyn's unique background experience of engineering and psychometrics has enabled
her to build an extensive track record of success in business acceleration - applying
insight into complex business issues with pragmatic and profitable results.
As a Director, Executive and Mentor, Carolyn has combined her knowledge of business
and technology to hone her strategic business development skills. For example, she
has led a technical consultancy to increase their order book by £2-million in one year
and she continues to advise SMEs in the south west on business growth.
She has board level experience within multi-nationals and SME's, using her fine-tuned
ability to unearth the latent capabilities of people - finding the hidden opportunities
to achieve more from individuals, teams and organisations. Her uncanny ability to gain
buy-in and support for change while creating highly motivated teams has enabled many
businesses to introduce sustainable organisational change to enabled accelerated business growth.
Currently a Non-Executive Director (NED) of several companies in Devon and Cornwall,
her pragmatic insight is used to focus these organisations on a strategy for business
growth, whilst increasing capacity to support that growth. Her previous roles include
Board Directorships in two global companies, both of which involved mergers and leading
through significant culture changes, skills growth, introduction of the use of advanced
technologies & innovation lifecycles, creation of multi-disciplinary teams, and new
processes leading to considerable improvements in productivity, costs, quality & time to market.
Carolyn has used her expertise to develop PPG Ltd's business diagnostic tool LIMA™
to ensure change is managed cohesively and sustainably through the entire business, as
well as co-developing the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp™ programme. She is also fully
qualified to administer a number of psychometric indicators, and also the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
If you want to know more about how Carolyn can support business growth in your
organisation, she can be contacted at the
Pragmatic Performance Group