Bio: Evangeline Caridas
Evangeline Caridas transforms organizations by unleashing the commitment, enthusiasm and creative power of their people for the purpose of producing outstanding business results. Currently she is President of Caridas Consulting International, LLC, an international advisory firm specializing in human capital performance improvement. Ms. Caridas has taken the best from business, social sciences, and positive psychology and conducted field testing and designed practical business models that create excellence in the workplace. She has over twenty years of sales, management and consulting experience. In addition she published the groundbreaking results from her study, “Flow and Optimal Performance in the Workplace,” in Rediscovering the Soul of Business,an anthology that included business futurist Charles Handy. Her latest contribution is to the business anthology Futures that Work. She also contributed to The New Bottom Line by Ken Blanchard and Tom Peters. She has used her methodology to help corporations in fields that vary from manufacturing to telecommunications lead in their respective industries.
Prior to founding Caridas Consulting International, Evangeline possessed over twenty years of management experience. She served as senior manager with the Performance Improvement Group of a Big Six management consulting firm, general manager for a major international consulting firm in the Midwest, and senior sales executive with the Xerox Corporation in the Southwest and Midwest. While at Xerox Corporation (Printing Services division) she focused on the legal market both in Houston and Chicago. She designed creative marketing strategies that set Xerox apart in the legal market, and her business models were utilized nationally by the company.
Evangeline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Retailing, Merchandising and Consumer Sciences from the University of Houston and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Development from Chicago’s Loyola University, a Master Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certificate from New Mexico State University by Dr. Merrelyn Emery in designing Search Conferences and Participative Design workshops. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Department of Retailing & Consumer Sciences (RCS) and currently sits on the RCS Advisory Board. Ms. Caridas is fluent in Greek. In addition, she has been a speaker at the World Future Society (Innovations and future trends in business), NEOCON Chicago (international furniture trade show), many business groups and numerous corporate trade shows and conferences.