As an Area Chairman for the C12 Group, Bo works directly with over 24 CEO/business owners in the San Antonio area. He works hand-in-hand to help his members see tangible and real-world business outcomes.
Bo, brings more than 25-years of varied management and leadership experience to bear on his clients’ leadership and organizational challenges, including a leadership vision shaped by decades of experience both in the U.S. Air Force and working in, and with a variety of high performing organizations.
Prior to C12, Bo founded and managed BCA Executive Consultants, a boutique executive coaching firm based in San Antonio. Bo pulled together a team of coaches from across the US to serve clients that ranged from Fortune 10 companies to start-up and mom and pop family businesses.
Bo has served as a coach to hundreds of leaders over 20+ years, both as an internal resource while leading HR functions, and as an external executive coach. His insight and data-driven approach to coaching has assisted many leaders at senior levels to grow through existing career barriers and has assisted many high potential leaders grow to assume new and expanded roles. His coaching experience includes executive leadership development coaching for individual effectiveness and coaching leadership teams for greater effectiveness and alignment. Bo’s list of coaching clients is spread across industries and professional levels and his active client list includes more than dozen organizations, some of which involve engagements with multiple leaders.
Bo is a certified executive coach and affiliated with The Hayes Group International, The Marshall Goldsmith Group, and Robert Gregory Partners (Franklin Covey) as an executive coach. He is certified in the use of DISC, MBTI, GLA 360, and numerous other psychometric and 360 type assessments.
Bo prides himself on his consultative approach to working with leaders. He learned early on in his professional career that the best coaches start with a consulting mindset to ensure that the coaching can stick. Whether working with an individual, a leadership team, or providing organizational consulting services to a client, Bo’s expertise in assessing individuals and organizations enhances his coaching expertise.
As a business leader, consultant, and coach, Bo has focused throughout his career on helping individual leaders and teams grow in ways that create concrete business results. He views both consulting and coaching as measurable business processes that should deliver tangible results and ROI.
Raised mostly in a suburb of Jackson, Mississippi (those who know him say he really didn’t “grow up” until his mid-20’s), his dad was looking for discipline, and he was looking for adventure when he joined the Air Force as a medical technician, became part of an emergency medicine team, and then a few years later became part of an aeromedical evacuation crew. He proudly served for over 10 years, including in the first Gulf War combat zone (we knew it as Desert Shield/Desert Storm).
Carrington got his first real experience in intentional leadership from a tough-as-nails Chief Master Sergeant and learned early on that voluntarily giving superior performance to a leader was very different than performing out of fear of punishment. That type of intentional, influential leadership is what he strives to inspire at BCA and with his clients.
Carrington’s Air Force service landed him in Texas, and he never left (he considers himself a Texan without the twang). He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting (Hardin-Simmons), an MBA with an emphasis in International Business and Human Resource Development, and leadership experience in business sectors that include investment & insurance, transportation/logistics, retail and manufacturing.
The most influential role model in his corporate life was a 30+ year iconic leader that needed some help with people skills – and not only got it but applied it at that late stage of his career, shared it with those around him, and ultimately brought more success to the company. Carrington learned what it meant to coach and mentor others by being coached and mentored. Perhaps most importantly, he learned how to keep from making things more complicated than they should be; his philosophy is that most things in life aren’t overly complicated, they are simply just not easy.
Bo lives in San Antonio, Texas. When he’s not chasing around his 11- and 18-year-olds, he’s either in the dojo continuing his fourth black belt journey, serving on the board of a non-profit, or on the dance floor pursuing his new-found passion for competitive ballroom dancing.