Karyl Innis



Chairman and CEO, The Innis Company and Managing Partner, OI Global Partners

Karyl Innis knows why successful people succeed and when they don’t, how to help them. She is a career expert, the CEO and Founder of The Innis Company, which is a global career management consulting company and one of the most successful woman-owned businesses in the country. Every year thousands of people create strategies and take action to accelerate their careers fueled by Karyl’s coaching, advice, speeches and workshops.

Karyl works with business executives to break through the “barriers” that prevent them from succeeding to the highest corporate levels. She creates breakthrough strategies for executives seeking to grow and transform their work lives. Karyl is an advisor to executives around the world on issues of their own career success and the career development and management of their employees.

As a “personal brand” expert, Karyl uses business principles and brand management techniques to clarify clients’ marketplace appeal and enhance their personal careers. Karyl’s deep knowledge of corporations and careers, coupled with her personal presence, places her in hundreds of venues: stages, boardrooms, convention halls, interview rooms, conference centers, training rooms, sound stages, radio stations, local and national television studios.

  • Karyl works with:

    • Corporate Executives, Senior Partner, University Leaders and Senior Level Women
    • Emerging Talents
    • Executives in Changing Circumstances
    • Leaders Upgrading Their Presence, Influence and Impact
    • Leaders Focused on Professional Growth and Capacity Development

Karyl authored In Search of a Job: Lessons from 10,000 Executives, It Isn’t Easy: A Manager’s Guide to Employee Separations, Personal Branding:
Lessons from an Expert and six other career success books.

The The Innis Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Houston, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Wiesbaden, Germany.

Karyl is a pioneer in program development for the human side of organizational downsizing and in utilizing career management programs as an employee retention strategy. She is an internationally known expert in outplacement, executive career success strategies and the career development and management of executives and their employees.

  • Recent Engagements:

    • Development and implementation of comprehensive Executive Development Program for University Health Care System.
    • Creation of Business and Career Development Program for high potential leaders at a global consulting firm.
    • Designed, developed and executed the delivery of a Career Coaching Program for 3,500 executives.

A dynamic and sought after speaker, Karyl regularly addresses business and professional organizations on a variety of career-related topics. She is a recognized business leader and has served on the Board of Directors of Several corporations. She is also an elected delegate to the White House
Conference on Small Business.

Karyl is a member of the board of the International Women’s Forum and a past President of the IWF’s Leadership Foundation. She is the former
President of the National Association Of Women Business Owners. In Dallas she is a creator of Capital Concepts, a micro-loan program and a founding member of the Executive Women’s Roundtable and Executive Women’s Partnership. The Innis Company is a certified woman-owned business (WBE and HUB).

Karyl’s eyes are connected to her brain in a unique way, she can see almost instantly what a client needs to do to lift the barriers that are preventing them from succeeding.