Carolyn Rhodes

Recent Clients


Interim Staffing

NC Rural Center

Executive Coaching

NC Rural Center


Families Moving Forward

Related Experience


Rhodes Consulting, LLC

Diversity Equity Inclusion Consultant


Senior Human Resources Advisor


Director of Human Resources

Relationship Manager & HR Manager

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Director of Operations

The Volunteer Center of Durham

Carolyn Rhodes, Senior Associate

Carolyn V. Rhodes is a Human Resources Leader and a trusted advisor with 15+ years of cross-sector experience working alongside senior leaders in nonprofits, small and mid-size companies, and large corporations. She works with organizations in building equitable infrastructures that are sustainable.

Carolyn brings a level of positivity and kindness to her work by listening, challenging, motivating, and inspiring her clients to think outside of the box and become innovative. She works with her clients to make their organizations better and to go deeper in creating the change they want to see in the world.  She brings her strategic expertise in diversity equity and inclusion, change management, organizational assessment, human resources, strategic planning, performance measurement, defining cultural barriers, leadership development and executive coaching.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Peace College and has a certificate in non-profit management from Duke. She also holds a certificate from the Society of Human Resources Management as a Senior Certified Professional.

Carolyn is a native of Durham and has one adult son who is proud graduate of Duke. She supports the work of Durham area nonprofits serving single women with children, affordable housing, and Black male youth. Carolyn believes in giving back and spends a lot of time motivating and inspiring others to change the world. She is an avid runner and enjoys hiking and any activity outdoors, hot yoga and international travel.

Fun fact:  Carolyn enjoys cheese pizza even though she is a strict vegan.