In this episode I talk to Carrington “Carrie” Smith who is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional who despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth she has survived insurmountable trauma. Candid and raw, her debut memoir, Blooming takes you on a treasure hunt to discover the gifts in the shit.
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Carrington Smith Trabue, known as "Carrie" to her friends and colleagues, is the founder and President of Carrington Legal Search and Author of "Blooming." A lawyer by training, Carrington left her litigation practice in 2000 to pursue her passion for connecting people. Over the last twenty years, Carrington has become the trusted search partner to a host of Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed start-ups, and AMLAW 100 law firms. Her executive search experience focuses primarily on legal and compliance searches in the financial services and technology verticals, but at the request of her clients, has expanded to include searches for other executive roles. Her law firm partner search experience includes office openings, expansions, groups, and individual partner moves.
Carrington has interviewed thousands of executives routinely asking them: "We all have moments in life that define us. Please tell me about a moment that shaped you and how it did." During the pandemic, Carrington authored "Blooming" as her answer to this question and her effort to help anyone who is struggling in life or career. In the book, Carrington discusses overcoming rape, an abusive childhood, two divorces, the death of loved ones, and the loss of close friends through a shift in mindset to reach belonging, purpose, and joy. The book will be available via hard copy, paperback, and audiobook on Amazon.com beginning on November 16, 2021. To learn more about the book or inquire about speaking engagements, visit Carrington-Smith.com.
To inquire about executive search or law firm partner search services, contact Carrie at Carrie@Carringtonlegal.com. For more information, visit carringtonlegal.com.