Our Mission

Unlocking Potential was founded by Carly Fiorina to build the leadership capacity of non-profit organizations and their teams by providing those leaders with the tools and resources to strengthen their problem-solving skills.

We believe leadership is problem-solving and we want to help you build leaders - on your teams and in your communities. We offer capacity-building services to grant makers, non-profit leaders, and individuals.

Why leadership?

Carly Fiorina is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver.

Carly’s experience spans from secretary to CEO, from public to private, and from for-profit to non-profit. She started out as a secretary for a nine-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. When Carly was recruited to lead Hewlett Packard (HP) in 1999, the industry was facing the worst technology recession in 25 years. Under Carly’s leadership, revenue grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP became the 11th largest company in the U.S.

After leaving HP, Carly focused her efforts on giving back. Prior to Unlocking Potential, she served as the Chairman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization, and as Chairman of Opportunity International, a Christian-based organization that lifts millions out of poverty around the globe through micro-finance. She also founded the One Woman Initiative in partnership with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to engage and empower women in Pakistan, Egypt, India and the Philippines through increased access to economic opportunity.

In 2015, Carly launched a campaign for President. Running as a political outsider, Carly spoke about empowering and engaging citizens to take back government from a political ruling class that has failed to deliver results. There, many more Americans came to know her as a clear-eyed, direct leader capable of actually solving problems.

Now, she’s leveraging her expertise with a team of highly-skilled professionals passionate about empowering people in the no-profit sector with the knowledge and tools to succeed.

We are committed to ensuring your organization is reaching its highest potential through programming with a proven track record. 

Our curriculum is built on Carly’s experience developing leaders in every context — and is based on her philosophy that leaders are made, not born; that everyone can be a leader; and that the people closest to the problem are best positioned to solve it.

To learn more about our founder and chairman Carly Fiorina click here.