Carla Snyder

I am known as an “Igniter” - of ideas, relationships, people and their passions. Throughout my career, I have led corporations, small businesses, non-profits and individuals from all walks of life through meaningful transitions to successful outcomes by leveraging my relationship development expertise, strategic planning, consultative sales skills and engaging speaking style to create transformational experiences. I model not only how to survive – but how to thrive in life’s most challenging situations.

Work History

Director, Corporate and Community Partnerships, Valley of the Sun United Way

May 2011 – May 2022

~ Drive new business through strategic planning, consultative sales skills,

Interdepartmental collaboration and creating transformational engagement experiences.

~ Build strong, strategic, and critical relationships with corporate leaders, board

Members, steering committee of Women’s United and select agencies.

~ Public speaking including delivering presentations to national/international

Audiences of United Way Worldwide garnering highest speaker ratings.

~ Conduct corporate donor campaigns, including the Strategic 25, requiring managerial

Skill in planning, executive interface, community visibility and data interpretation.

~ Managed all aspects of the Loaned Executive program including recruiting, hiring,

Training and coaching for several campaign seasons

~ Designed and delivered all external training for Speaker’s Bureau and Employee

Campaign Managers.

Adjunct Professor, Maricopa Community Colleges

August 2015 –December 2016

~ Taught management and supervision classes for healthcare professionals .

Chief Igniter …Impact Transformation

January 2008 – Present

~ Developed the sales, communications and marketing skills of individuals and teams

Through guided learning processes tailored to the unique needs of each organization.

~ Assisted individuals, through career coaching, to land their next best opportunity,

utilizing my extensive local and national network in these efforts.

~ Trained hundreds of transition clients in career visioning, resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, branding, social media use and more

~ Public speaking engagements include the Hawaii International Conference of Education and Arizona State University

~ Fundraising: responsible for 55+ corporations in the high tech/manufacturing arena; coordinated all aspects of their United Way campaigns to raise funds, advocacy, volunteerism and awareness. Partnered with HR, C- Suite and functional leaders to execute fundraising drives. Delivered numerous presentations.

Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

January 2002 – November 2007

~ Built and led project teams for major corporate implementations that included

Assessments, leadership development, team building and executive coaching.

~ Acting General Manager for 18 months responsible for P&L, talent management, etc.

~ Achieved revenue goals each year and won award trips.

~ Significant revenue generation required hiring 6 executive coaches to manage work.

~ Created, sold and implemented new models of managerial coaching and on-boarding

Which were new revenue streams for the company.

Established the Scottsdale Human Resource Chapter and served as President


Master of Science in Leadership, 2013, 4.0 GPA, Grand Canyon University

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Arizona State University