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Carolyn Ortman is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and marketing expert. Her acclaim comes from industry experts in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Since walking away from the cubicle life, Carolyn has passionately helped businesses from a variety of industries with marketing,  branding and business communications.

She is President of CKO Marketing Group—a firm that specializes in marketing and branding strategies through consulting, coaching, training and formulating business alliances. Clients learn approaches and methods for standing out above the marketplace “noise.” Having spoken to over 1200 audiences internationally, she has developed, presented, and facilitated programs that offer insight and practical tools for immediate application.

Carolyn has an MBA and draws from more than 20 years of business expertise—including a decade of corporate management. Hosting business functions for B2B and B2C matching has also made her a master business connector.

She is a recipient of awards for business excellence from institutions like Citibank and the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center.

“I create a space for clients that helps them apply a few marketing principles to make big strides.”

As the daughter of an artist, she has a sensibility for creative thinkers in the exacting world of business. Growing up with a family of public speakers, professors and entrepreneurs, Carolyn learned creative ways to market and brand toward a changing world. Businesses eager to generate faster revenue have found her groundbreaking strategies successful by removing marketing blocks, low client/customer streams, poor company communication, and lack of focus.

Seeing clients prevail compels her passion, “I create a space for clients that helps them apply a few marketing principles to make big strides.” Serving as an agent of change, she volunteers as a business mentor and teaches workshops through the SCORE Association and local small business development centers. Carolyn also teaches at the University of California at Riverside Extension Program, is an award-winning Toastmasters speaker.

Walking in high heels is a talent she’s still learning. Her balance is best reached as a hot yoga enthusiast and a spin fanatic. She believes in self-evolution and is a disciple of experts such as Dale Carnegie, Jack Canfield, and Louise Hay. She takes on adventures to challenge herself. As proof, she has a scar from a class five river rafting mishap and fond memories of skydiving.

Her most popular programs include: Actionable Marketing Plans Made Easy, Creating a Strong Unified Brand (A Path to Marketplace Differentiation), “No Excuses” Lead Generation System, Customer Service Essentials, Public Speaking Your Way to Success, and Leading the Way.

Carolyn is available for professional speaking, business coaching, consulting, and group training. Book Carolyn for your business.

Audiences and Clients Include:

Complete Coach Works

McLane Foods


New York Life

Family Services Association

Catholic Charities

SBDC SoCal Network

Inland Empire Women’s Business Center

Baxter International


Cities of Riverside and Corona

Martha’s Village & Kitchen

UC Riverside Extension

Parkview Hospital

Popular Topics and Programs:

Creating a Strong Unified Brand (A Path to Marketplace Differentiation)

Actionable Marketing Plans Made Easy

“No Excuses” Lead Generation System

Are You Charging What You’re Worth? Pricing for Profitability

Customer Service Essentials


Intersection of Marketing and Mindset

Leading the Way

Public Speaking Your Way to Success

Carolyn is available for professional speaking, business coaching, consulting, and group training.

Do you want a speaker who connects with her audience? Do you want someone who is smart and thinks on her feet? From Marketing and Customer Service to Business Communications and Leadership, Carolyn’s widespread background and experience as a business connector allows her to offer insight in a range of areas and deliver expertise that is relevant and relatable. As a sought-after international speaker, trainer, and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in the corporate world and over 10 years as a business owner, Carolyn has spoken to over 1200 audiences as she entertains and teaches with humor and humanity. Carolyn will take your group where you want them to go. Book Carolyn today!

Mike Gouveia


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