Carmen Croonquist, MA, CCMC, CLTMC

Core Faculty Member

Carmen Croonquist is passionate about helping students and her clients maximize their “mindset” to gain clarity about their purpose and their authentic personal brand to lead a fulfilling life. She is consistently commended for her rapid ability to develop rapport, zero in on key issues, ask insightful questions, identify strengths, and provide constructive, supportive feedback throughout the learning process. Carmen has a proven track record of helping her students and clients achieve positive results.

A core faculty member at Adler Graduate School, Carmen founded the Masters in Career Counseling & Coaching Program (no longer being offered at Adler Graduate School). She loves teaching and brings a depth of knowledge from over 25 years of experience as a career counselor, coach, and motivational speaker to help students at Adler Graduate School understand the “Work Task” from a holistic perspective. In addition to learning about theory, students who take Carmen’s classes come away with practical tools, techniques, and resources they can use to benefit their own careers and that of the clients they serve.

A thought leader in the arena of utilizing portfolios for career enhancement and personal branding, Carmen was referenced by Richard Bolles in "What Color is Your Parachute?" She was awarded the Jules Kerlan Lifetime Achievement Award by the Minnesota Career Development Association and the Bridge Award from the Career Management Alliance for her contributions to the field. Carmen has delivered numerous keynote presentations and workshops to a wide array of audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is the President of Intentionality Coaching & Consulting Services.


MA - University of Wisconsin-Superior, WI
BA - University of Minnesota, Moorhead, MN

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Professional Membership: 

Minnesota Career Development Association

National Career Development Association

Asia-Pacific Career Development Association

Professional Practice: 

Carmen a Certified Career Management Coach, a Certified Leadership & Talent Management Coach, a Certified Branding Strategist, a Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner, and a Certified Dependable Strengths Facilitator.

Select Presentations: 

Carmen has presented to a wide array of audiences nationally and internationally on topics such as career portfolios, personal branding, maximizing your strengths, recession-proofing your career, business and professional etiquette, maximizing career/life transitions, and creating a “life by design.”