Master of Ceremonies, Leadership, Crisis Management and Media Expert
Born and raised in Fairview Alberta, Carrie Doll ventured off to Calgary to pursue her post-secondary education. She graduated with an honors degree in Communications at the University of Calgary, and a diploma in Broadcast News from SAIT. She did an internship at ABC News in Lubbock Texas and began her Television career in Yorkton Saskatchewan. From there she worked at a variety of stations across Alberta before settling down in Edmonton, where she anchored CTV news at 6pm for 13 years.
Over the years Carrie Doll interviewed countless news makers locally and across the country in the entertainment industry. She has also interviewed many politicians including many premiers, prime ministers and former USA President Bill Clinton. Carrie believes in giving back to her community. Carrie Doll is the honorary chair of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and the Glenrose Hospital’s Courage Gala. She is on the board of the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree Foundation and the Chair of the Stollery Women’s Network. She was honored as one of the top 100 citizens in our province during Alberta’s Centennial celebrations and chosen as Edmonton’s Woman of the Year in 2002.
Carrie Doll maintains her greatest achievement in life so far is becoming a mother to her son and daughter. Together with her husband Stephen Petasky, they started “The Luxus group”. The Lexus group is a professional management company that has ownership of over 40 properties around the world and more than 350 investors across Western Canada. As a family, they love to travel and spend time outdoors together. Carrie Doll is both a professional Master of Ceremonies and a keynote speaker. She also specializes in panel moderation, and public speaking coaching for C-Suite executives.
Carrie Doll brings years’ of experience behind the news desk to each event. As a result of her profession, she brings invaluable lesson of how to stay calm in a crisis and adapt to situations on the fly. She seamlessly engages audiences with poise and comfort. Carrie is passionate about re-imagining events to create experiences that are engaging and relevant for the audience.
In her dynamic keynote address, You Can Create Your Own Reality, Carrie shares her story from how she came from a small Alberta town, to anchoring one of the top 6:00 pm newscasts in Canada. Her story begins in Fairview Alberta with a population of three thousand people. From there she moved to Calgary and went through an interesting process deciding what she wanted to do with her life. She often communicates this as a process to help high school students and countless others struggling with their career paths.
With six years of post-secondary education, a massive student loan and countless hours of volunteer time, Carrie was awarded an opportunity to work as television newscaster in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. From there she moved on to work at popular broadcasting stations within Alberta giving her the opportunity to work with veteran broadcasters across Canada.
How did she create her dream career? What did she learn along the way? What eventually led her to release that dream and move into the entrepreneurial world? What lessons did Carrie acquire that have implications for every one of us?
Carrie’s keynote is a powerful, positive, inspiring and humourous story about living a "no-regrets" life, about learning from mistakes and how to Create – "YOUR OWN REALITY".
Immersing herself in each event, Carrie creates engaging and unique experiences that draw audiences into the conversation
Carrie, eloquent and composed, delivers presentations on a number of topics, including leadership, parenting, and crisis management. Carrie designs presentations to help train C-Suite executives on polishing and improving their public speaking and media communication skills.