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Carolyn W. Paddock
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Life In Flight is about taking you to a higher level of personal understanding to live a life of clarity and success.

Carolyn Paddock specializes in connecting. She creates bespoke solutions for brilliant minds. After spending 20 plus years flying thought leaders around the world, Carolyn deeply understands high level minds. A healthy, happy personal life drives a successful and fulfilling career. Carolyn holds a certificate in Executive and Personal Coaching from NYU, and received a Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare certificate from the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education. Carolyn has been interviewed by various media outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, TIME, The Washington Post, and many more.

Carolyn lives in NYC and enjoys being an Executive and Personal Coach as well as a go-to travel expert, filming how-to videos, speaking, and writing. In addition, Carolyn maintains her FAA crew member emergency training qualifications and continues to fly for an exclusive private client when her schedule permits.

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Airport Survival: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your "Cool" When Traveling

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 10:13 AM


Let's face it; traveling and navigating crowded airports is stressful -- especially during family vacations, holidays or when the weather becomes problematic. Unless you're traveling on your own private jet on your time table, the "getting there" is almost never without problems, in and...

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What You Can Do When Someone's Upset

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 11:40 AM

Claudia and I have a deal. When she's really annoyed and needs to vent, she calls me. Beyond being a very close friend -- Claudia is one of my "Trust Tree" friends -- it's been our deal for 18 years. Our pact started because one afternoon, when things weren't going...

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7 Insider Tips for Seamless Holiday Travel

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:58 AM

It's here. The holiday season. Traveling isn't for the faint of heart, especially at this time of year when airports are full of people trying to take their well-deserved vacations, and winter weather can throw a wrench in the works. If you've ever noticed that airline crew members seem to...

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9 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling With Your Boss

(12) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:53 PM

In my experience as a corporate flight attendant, I have had the good fortune of being a "fly on the wall," which gives me a chance to observe -- in close proximity -- employees traveling with their boss. And usually it's the CEO of the company. It's fascinating to see...

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Hotel Checklist: Do You Know What's In Your Hotel Room?

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 8:15 AM

Is everyone watching the new glamorous and enticing "Pan Am" show on ABC? It certainly has stirred our fantasies about flying and travel. And more than that, I find that people are very curious about how it really is flying around the world as a crew member.


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Tray Tables Stowed! Seats in the Upright Position!

(6) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 12:10 PM

Ever since Delta Connection flight 4951 made its emergency one-wheeled landing at JFK on September 25th, people who've watched the video and heard the flight attendant repeatedly commanding the passengers to keep their "Heads down! Stay down!" have been asking me questions about the reasons for the procedure.

What all...

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