Event Management

Events | Corporate Meetings | Conferences | Celebrations | Wellness Initiatives | Cultural & Artistic Experiences | Venue Launches | Event Portfolios

I am a seasoned event professional with a proven track record in delivering excellence in event management, design, logistics and thinking out of the box.

I am fast, flexible and creative. I am customer focused, high energy and provide strong leadership with precise budget management.

Event Management clients tend to be people, businesses or organizations that want to expand their business or brand by engaging, gathering, educating or inspiring their audience by creating events, meetings, conferences, celebrations, wellness initiatives, cultural and artistic experiences.

My approach to events is holistic. I combine my strengths as a master organizer and event producer with my business acumen and mindfulness training. I cultivate conscious environments. I am a strategic thinker, creative visionary, detailed oriented leader, logistics expert, vendor wrangler, collaborative partner, budget cruncher, heart-centered, inspirational and committed to excellence.

“Carolyn, you are a rock star!  We are very happy with your leadership and day-to-day management of the first Good Leadership Conference.  Thank you so much for your dedication, hard work and your diplomatic way of keeping things moving. Here are some of the comments from our team:

  • Working with Carolyn is a true treat.  Her dedication to the small details and the excellence of presentation guarantees exceptional results.   This was our first Good Leadership Conference, we had a lot to learn as we planned and implemented.  Carolyn was an exceptional mentor.  She managed a wide variety of changes and our planning team with calm, direct leadership.   When the day of the conference arrived we were ready for success and to enjoy our hard work.  
  • Carolyn provided a terrific wrap up summary and copy of all marketing materials that will serve as the format for our next conference.   The knowledge and skills she shared with us not only assured a successful first conference but continued success as our company grows and produces more events. 
  • I highly recommend Carolyn Vinup.  Her upbeat personality and detail oriented leadership style makes her a true asset to any company.

In summary, we look forward to working with you again.  Thank you. Seize the day!” – Paul Batz, President  Good Leadership Enterprise 


Event Management Services Offered

Pre-Event
  • Brainstorming
  • Concept Development
  • Preliminary Budget

Meetings, Conferences, Events

Project fee may include:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Event Management
  • Budget Management
  • Event Branding
  • Pre-Event Brainstorming and Concept Development 
  • Event Scope
  • Strategy
  • Outreach/Marketing Efforts
  • Logistics
  • Timeline and Important Dates
  • Key Partnerships
  • Event Elements
  • Venue Management
  • Identify Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage the Project
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Onsite at the Event

Celebrations - Product Launches, Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, End of Life Memorials

Project fee may include:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Event Management
  • Budget Management
  • Event Branding
  • Event Scope
  • Strategy
  • Outreach/Marketing Efforts
  • Logistics
  • Timeline and Important Dates
  • Key Partnerships
  • Event Elements
  • Venue Management
  • Identify Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage the Project
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Onsite at the Event

Venue Launches

Project fee may include:

Phase 1:

  • Venue Exploration and Discovery
  • Review Floor Plans

Phase 2

  • Competitive Analysis 
  • Partnership Development

Phase 3

  • Project Management (can be hired to oversee the build out or remodel of venue)

Phase 4

  • Partnership Development
  • Marketing and Outreach Strategy

Phase 5

  • Venue Launch Events 

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