Background, Coaching & Training Experience
Caroline is an international facilitator, coach and motivational speaker. She has been dedicated to the art of the clown for more than 30 years, an art that connects people to their creativity, sense of humor, adaptability and courage, and helps them engage with others with authenticity and emotional intelligence.
Caroline has developed a series of trainings focused on different aspects of the clown’s unique skill sets, such as red-nosed leadership, team building, stress busting, communication skills, creativity in the face of set backs and failure, etc. These in-person and online trainings have proved profoundly transformative; for each individual and the team as a whole.
Watch: Caroline in Action
Read: Caroline’s Books
Due to her passion for motivational and entertaining presentations, Caroline has also expanded her trainings to include Presenting with Impact. Some of the areas she specialises in are: “Let your body talk!” (body language), “Beef up your boldness”(confidence and engaging content), and “Why so serious? (humour and engagement). She is a co-founder of the Professional Speakers Association of Spain and is an active part of its organisational team.
She is also a Public Speaking for Leaders Trainer at IESE Business School (Barcelona) and has taught High Impact Presentations for the Institut de Formació Continua (IL3, Barcelona University). Fluent in English & Spanish
Her esteemed clients include: Cirque du Soleil, Seat, HP, Innovation Club Colombia, EcoPetrol, Sura, Joyco and Grupo BancColombia.
Approach & Benefits
In a process that is both playful and fun, participants are given the opportunity to express their hidden talents and abilities, put into practice each new concept and unearth the thought patterns that hinder their freedom to act and react with confidence, creativity and empathy.
All her trainings are designed to create moments of shared laughter which has two valuable effects; it deactivates internal bias mechanisms and brings people together in the same shared space. The presence of humour disarms all resistance to growth or change.
The benefits of Caroline’s approach include:
- experience based learning in a safe environment with a sensitive trainer.
- easy exchange of comfort zone for “clown zone” (present, playful and emotionally alive).
- the perfectly imperfect use their mistakes and failures to create success.
- quick resolution of communication breakdowns between teams or departments or speakers with their audiences.
- clear guidelines for greater crisis and stress management skills.
- creative collaboration based in authenticity and enthusiasm.
- transformation of “I can’t” to “I can!” – risk taking as a necessity to finding innovative solutions to tricky problems.
- opportunities to explore and highlight the strengths of each person from a fresh perspective.
“Excellent instructor, theory and teachings.” Cindy Velasco Herrera, Human Resources ECOPETROL
“Excellent workshop. It helped to generate confidence within the management team and we will definitely take advantage of it.”Jose Manuel Rendon Oberhauser, Managing Director ADAMANTINE
“It was a really intensive and emotional experience with lots of laughs. For our team it is an important step forward.“
Annette Lehr, Trainers Team Leader SEAT
“I’m grateful for the cohesion that was achieved in the team. I think we all received very valuable examples of positive behaviour that we can use in our day to day.“Jose Joaquin Ortiz Garcia, General Director JOYCO
“I was struck by the amount of creativity in the room, because in the day to day that does not happen. Also, by power of the simple – the impact of a simple idea.” Monica Meza, Managing Director CLUB INNOVATION COLOMBIA
Public Speaking Trainings:
“Even a speaker coach needs a speaker coach. Caroline helped me elevate the storyline and the delivery from good to great. Her eye for details, consistency, audience awareness, power point excellence… I can only say WOW! When you come to Caroline with your talk, she becomes your ally, ready and present to pour out of her recourses. And she shares her tips and observations in such a light and clear way with warmth and care.“Kim Page, Speaking coach and keynote speaker THE RIGHT KIND OF LOUD
“Working with Caroline is very exciting! Through her coaching you realize what you can achieve on stage: connect with the audience, be genuine with your message and enjoy the experience.”Jose Joaquin Ortiz Garcia, General Director JOYCO
“Caroline gives precise, helpful and extremely actionable feedback, pointing out the strengths that must be reinforced to create your unique communication style. She has helped me substantially improve my public speaking and communication skills.”Pau Forner Navarro, author of Direct Your Life and online entrepreneur, UNAVIDAONLINE
“Caroline is the quintessence of passion and communicative talent. Her knowledge and her communication skills, that she has demonstrated both in her speeches and in her evaluations, make her a particularly empowering mentor who has contributed in a decisive way to develop my skills and my love for public speaking both in front of people and in radio programme.” Ángel Herraiz Tomey, Radio Host of “Leadership and Stategy”, Scientific Director MEDERIC EDICIONES
“I think Caroline’s totally different approach to presenting is amazing. In the speech I saw, the audience was entirely engaged, waiting attentively for the insights she was providing us.”Charlotte Kemp, President of Public Speaking Association Southern Africa
“Caroline has a refreshingly entertaining, humorous and yet thought provoking style. Her ability to use curiosity, through her words and well considered props, engages the listener so they want to know more. As a result that curiosity increases retention of what is being said, and will therefore inspire sustained action and change.”Alison Smith, speaker and author
“We once again invited Caroline Dream to our school this year, knowing that her talk would be a success. She showed us her mastery of the topic, and we laughed our socks off as she put into practice some of the techniques she explained.”
Anna Berrios, Head of English EOI Esplugues
“Her talk encompasses everything that one looks for in a keynote, including very good showmanship. She kept us all engaged in her conversation, which was clear, crisp and to the point. She’s a wonderful orator.” Sagar Amlani, Productivity & Strategy Consultant
How, why and when to laugh at yourself.
Ever wanted to improve your wealth and health and relationships without a serious effort? Try the opposite! The solution isn’t out there, it’s in there… in you. But you’ll need a toolkit of techniques for ramping up your sense of humour to face all of your faults and failings. Caroline’s talk covers six highly-effective, time-proven tools to find the funny that you can immediately put to use.
It’s no laughing matter!
Red nose confidence boosters.
A dive into why confidence is such a slippery fish and how breaking through “the ridiculousness barrier” and polishing up our comedic talents will get us trusting in our abilities and capacities faster than taking up an extreme sport. All the things that torment us, that seem to argue against our power, talent and intelligence, erode not only our confidence but our happiness. Adopting a red nose mindset will enable us to choose growth over perfection and get back to enjoying our lives.
Other Activities and Professional Contributions
The insights she has gleaned from leading trainings for over 20 years, and from the students who took them, were too fascinating not to document. So far she has written two books:
The Clown In You – published in June 2012 and translated into Spanish and Portuguese) – has become a reference in the world of clown.
Clown Yourself – published in June 2020 – has been dubbed “helpful to anyone who wants to meet their own ridiculousness in a deeply relaxing way” by the world-renowned Swiss clown Gardi Hutter.
She is a life-long practitioner of yoga and loves exploring the world, especially the natural one.