As a former legal secretary for over 20 years, Carolyn Cousins-Goldman knows what it’s like to work in the professional arena. After “retiring” several years ago, she couldn’t stay away from finding meaningful work which could stretch her skills. In 2004, she joined Toastmasters International, rising to the top 1% of Toastmasters to attain the Distinguished Toastmaster award for success in speaking and leadership. During this time, she has taken on such leadership roles as Area Governor, and Lt. Governor of Marketing for District 52 which encompasses Downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Westlake and Thousand Oaks. She is currently Lt. Governor of Education and Training for the District and remains an active member of four clubs.

In 1990, as a working adult, Carolyn acquired her Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University at Northridge and has worked in the field of corporate wellness. She is known for her leadership abilities, professionalism and excellent speaking skills. She is available as a speaker and trainer in the areas of:

  • Overcoming the fear of public speaking – see some tips
  • Presentation and speech writing skill
  • How to go from timid to assertive without going aggressive

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Au Jus Supper Club – Ventura, CA
  • Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce – Canoga Park, CA
  • Dole, Inc. – Westlake Village, CA
  • Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department – Los Angeles, CA
  • NBC/Universal – Universal City, CA
  • Prudential California Realty – Chatsworth, CA
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
  • Universal Music – Universal City, CA
  • UST Global, Inc. – Calabasas, CA
  • White Memorial Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA

 Speaking Fee / Honorarium:  Call for quotes

Media Interviews:  Call for details

Contact Information:
(818) 835-3885


Great Testimonials for Carolyn Cousins-Goldman

“Carolyn Cousins-Goldman is an outstanding member of any team.  She is reliable, dedicated and results oriented.  She is also a mesmerizing speaker who blends experience with enthusiasm and humor to captivate her audience.” Shelly Brigh, Council-member, West Hills Neighborhood Counci, President, Northridge Toastmasters

“Carolyn Cousins Goldman, Lt. Governor of Education & Training, District 52, Toastmasters International.  She is a highly respected leader and a dynamite professional speaker.  Because of her exceptional graceful ability to effectively work with club officers, members and the community as the Area Governor during my term as District 52 Governor, she contributed so much in making District 52 a Distinguished District.  Her club presidents, officers and the community looked up to her for guidance due to her proven ability to lead.    She was instrumental in training club officers that greatly helped in motivating and inspiring them to effectively lead their clubs and members. Her dedication, commitment, devotion and passion in completing her reports and assigned duties and responsibilities to the highest professional standards were very impressive.  She was my best Area Governor and truly “SHINED.”    SHINE! Make a Difference.”  CORA ARAGON SORIANO, DTM,  Past District 52 Governor,Toastmasters International

“I first met Carolyn Cousins-Goldman when she was an officer of her club attending my training session. Something told me she was destined for greater things. I saw her blossom into the effective leader and speaker that she is today. Carolyn has an ability to connect with her audience, small or large that raises her presentations to a higher level of effectiveness”   Edwin Bernard, DTM  Past District 52 Governor  Toastmasters International

“Carolyn Cousins-Goldman is someone who speaks with authority and conviction. Why? Because she is someone who doesn’t ask you to do what she has not already done. She’s a leader and speaker to listen to and emulate.”  Linnaea Mallette, DTM,Past District 52 Governor,Toastmasters International

“Undeniably, Carolyn Cousins-Goldman is always a class act. Her integrity and dedication to others know no bounds.  As a top role model, members of Warner Center Toastmasters have much admiration and respect for what she brings to the lectern. Carolyn turns every new challenge into a major success.”

Rose Lane, DTM, Founder, Warner Center Toastmasters