Carolyn Cooper founded “Paving Your Way Forward” to help young people get started on their best path to independence. As her daughters were growing up, personal finance and becoming independent were essential topics and were often discussed in the household. Carolyn realized that these subjects were not in the school curriculum and it was her passion to guide others to find a career that is right for them and manage their finances responsibly.
In 2016, after a successful 25-year career in finance and accounting, Carolyn focused her time helping her daughters’ transition from high school to college to their professional lives. As part of this process and her experience in mentoring others through their careers, education, and life transitions, founding "Paving Your Way Forward" was a natural fit. Carolyn is an advocate for all students to take at least one semester of personal finance course before graduating from high school.
After getting her public accounting firm experience as a CPA, Carolyn held many senior management roles in various industries such as medical devices, manufacturing, startups, and consulting services.
Carolyn holds herself accountable to the highest level and believes in setting challenging goals and empowering others to do the same. She's eager to motivate and inspire others to deliver their best.
Planting Seeds Today for a Financially Fit Future