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Lou Solomon, Founder

Lou Solomon
Lou Solomon is a CEO, author and coach who struggled with severe shyness as a child. She didn’t speak up for the first 10 years of her life. Her early struggle has been a gift, since she knows that people can learn to make connections and influence others in a positive way. She and her team are known for their ability to draw out the authentic style of clients by building upon their strengths.

Lou is a member of the adjunct faculty at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, and co-founder of the school’s annual TWIST Conference for Women. Her articles and insights have been published by Fast Company,,, the American Management Association, Leadership Essentials, SUCCESS Magazine and more. Her latest research in collaboration with Harris Interactive sheds light on the communication practices that keep leaders from being effective.

Say Something Real Book
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In 2009 Lou released her first book, Say Something Real, endorsed by Joseph Pine II, author of The Experience Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want. She is working on her second book, which is due for release in the spring of 2016.

Outside of her Studio, Lou’s work reflects a commitment to the power of real conversations and connections. Interact offers CLE courses for the Bar Association, a Pitch Boot Camp for start-up entrepreneurs and scholarships to non-profit partners.

Interact clients include Wells Fargo, Lend Lease, the LPGA, Duke Energy, Bank of America, Carolinas HealthCare System and Pernod Ricard. Non-profit partnerships include those with the Duke Endowment, the Foundation for the Carolinas, United Way of Central Carolinas, and Leadership Charlotte.

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