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Culture

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Our services

Career Strategy

There are always possibilities to do more of what you love. Identify opportunities that align with your life priorities, the best of your skills, and an environment where you’ll thrive.

Team & culture

Business is all about the people. We’ll partner with you to enhance team engagement, develop interpersonal communications, and improve individual performance.

Executive Coaching

Great leaders, whatever their role, can inspire others and change lives. Whether you’re an established leader or a new leader, this is a powerful way to enhance your skills and drive day-to-day results.

Workshops & inspiration

Whether for a 30-minute keynote or an all-day workshop, we’re passionate about presenting dynamic and inspiring content. Our underlying message is always about leadership and its power to move individuals, teams, and organizations successfully forward.

Our Reviews

"Heather empowered me to look inside and see what it was I truly wanted out of work and life. We set out my priorities, my criteria for my next job, and I learned about the strengths I had as a person, not just a list of software acumen!"

Zöe Flanagan, Research Assistant @ Pacific Research & Evaluation, Portland, OR

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2020-03-05T11:21:53-08:00

Zöe Flanagan, Research Assistant @ Pacific Research & Evaluation, Portland, OR

"Heather empowered me to look inside and see what it was I truly wanted out of work and life. We set out my priorities, my criteria for my next job, and I learned about the strengths I had as a person, not just a list of software acumen!"

"Stephanie is masterful at bringing clarity to things and helps me look at the big picture. She was instrumental in my decision to leave a long time job and open my own firm—the best career of my life."

Angie Galimanis, Owner/President @ Lawrence PR, Portland, OR

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2016-06-08T11:10:27-07:00

Angie Galimanis, Owner/President @ Lawrence PR, Portland, OR

"Stephanie is masterful at bringing clarity to things and helps me look at the big picture. She was instrumental in my decision to leave a long time job and open my own firm—the best career of my life."
Jeff Fuchs 222x222"Linda’s Executive Coaching has helped me become a better leader. She coached me to not avoid difficult discussions, but to approach them in a non aggressive way. I feel like much more of a natural leader, and I’m having a lot more fun now."

Jeff Fuchs, City Engineer for the City of Tualatin, OR

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2016-06-13T08:35:25-07:00

Jeff Fuchs, City Engineer for the City of Tualatin, OR

"Linda’s Executive Coaching has helped me become a better leader. She coached me to not avoid difficult discussions, but to approach them in a non aggressive way. I feel like much more of a natural leader, and I’m having a lot more fun now."

"Working with Heather changed my life in ways I didn't know were possible. This year I launched a business that has gone from nothing to flourishing in so many ways. I'm so grateful to Heather for her personal, heartfelt, and out-of-the-box style. I'm so grateful for all you do!"

Meghan French, Licensed OR Broker, Scout Realty, Portland, OR

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2021-02-03T10:35:32-08:00

Meghan French, Licensed OR Broker, Scout Realty, Portland, OR

"Working with Heather changed my life in ways I didn't know were possible. This year I launched a business that has gone from nothing to flourishing in so many ways. I'm so grateful to Heather for her personal, heartfelt, and out-of-the-box style. I'm so grateful for all you do!"

David Hanna 222x222"Working with Stephanie has been the single most transformative experience. Thanks to Stephanie’s advice and support, I entered and completed graduate school, have made it through many professional challenges, and have established my own business."

David Hanna, Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist @ David Hanna Counseling, Portland, OR

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2016-06-14T13:54:06-07:00

David Hanna, Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist @ David Hanna Counseling, Portland, OR

"Working with Stephanie has been the single most transformative experience. Thanks to Stephanie’s advice and support, I entered and completed graduate school, have made it through many professional challenges, and have established my own business."
"Linda unlocked some doors inside me with some ready understanding of concerns that face me as a leader, a parent, and a partner with some very simple solutions and practices. Linda's been an integral part of my successful leadership role at work and home."

Katy Patricelli, Former Sr VP @ Wells Fargo

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2015-11-24T13:50:14-08:00

Katy Patricelli, Former Sr VP @ Wells Fargo

"Linda unlocked some doors inside me with some ready understanding of concerns that face me as a leader, a parent, and a partner with some very simple solutions and practices. Linda's been an integral part of my successful leadership role at work and home."

"Stephanie has been an invaluable sounding board. My coaching sessions with Stephanie have provided me with a case study-like approach to work through current business challenges, a constructive unbiased listening center which provides immediate stress relief, and an actionable and useful “nugget” to put into immediate action from each session."

Kathryn Loescher, MBA, Sr. Director of Compensation, The Standard

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2017-12-04T13:57:38-08:00

Kathryn Loescher, MBA, Sr. Director of Compensation, The Standard

"Stephanie has been an invaluable sounding board. My coaching sessions with Stephanie have provided me with a case study-like approach to work through current business challenges, a constructive unbiased listening center which provides immediate stress relief, and an actionable and useful “nugget” to put into immediate action from each session."

"Heather brought order to my chaos and helped me pursue my goals in a more purposeful, fulfilling way. Now I feel less stressed, more in control and able to enjoy taking some big steps that I’ve been working towards for a long time."

Carolyn Cosgriff, Owner/Artist/Designer @ HissBuzzHum, Portland, OR

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2016-10-19T09:53:56-07:00

Carolyn Cosgriff, Owner/Artist/Designer @ HissBuzzHum, Portland, OR

"Heather brought order to my chaos and helped me pursue my goals in a more purposeful, fulfilling way. Now I feel less stressed, more in control and able to enjoy taking some big steps that I’ve been working towards for a long time."
shannon-headshot-150px"I love working with Heather, she's not only my productivity coach, she’s my accountability partner. She helps me stay on track with my goals, my weekly tasks and I’ve been able to accomplish more in the past 3 months than I have all year.”

Shannon M. McCaffery, Founder @ SoulfulVisionMarketing.com, Richmond, VA

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2016-10-20T10:43:32-07:00

Shannon M. McCaffery, Founder @ SoulfulVisionMarketing.com, Richmond, VA

"I love working with Heather, she's not only my productivity coach, she’s my accountability partner. She helps me stay on track with my goals, my weekly tasks and I’ve been able to accomplish more in the past 3 months than I have all year.”
Sharon Crowell 222x222"In my work, I found myself challenged to engage the physician leaders across the organization. With Carpenter Smith Consulting, we learned strategies that resulted in a dramatic growth in provider satisfaction from the 11th percentile to the 73rd percentile!"

Sharon Crowell M.D. @ The Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver, WA

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2015-12-01T13:36:55-08:00

Sharon Crowell M.D. @ The Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver, WA

"In my work, I found myself challenged to engage the physician leaders across the organization. With Carpenter Smith Consulting, we learned strategies that resulted in a dramatic growth in provider satisfaction from the 11th percentile to the 73rd percentile!"
"I found my sessions with Heather to be very insightful, practical, and useful, and focused on elements of employee behaviors which we normally don't pay attention to. Our discussions helped me grow in my new role at work as well as out of work."

Kunal Dugal, QA Manager @ Logitech, Camas, WA

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2021-02-03T11:01:27-08:00

Kunal Dugal, QA Manager @ Logitech, Camas, WA

"I found my sessions with Heather to be very insightful, practical, and useful, and focused on elements of employee behaviors which we normally don't pay attention to. Our discussions helped me grow in my new role at work as well as out of work."
Katherine Durham 222x222"Linda is a great listener and powerful observer. I rely on her wisdom and pragmatic advice around team dynamics, culture and leadership. Simply put, Linda makes me better."

Katherine Durham, VP Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing & Communications @ The Standard, Portland, OR

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2015-11-24T13:48:24-08:00

Katherine Durham, VP Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing & Communications @ The Standard, Portland, OR

"Linda is a great listener and powerful observer. I rely on her wisdom and pragmatic advice around team dynamics, culture and leadership. Simply put, Linda makes me better."
"Heather helped me see that work isn't just about the money. She took the big picture view of my life and gave me the tools I needed to commit to my pursuits. My stress is gone and both of my businesses are better than ever!

Theresa Provitola, Founder/CEO @ Pixels & Ink Media, llc, Vancouver, WA

online coaching group
2016-10-20T10:53:17-07:00

Theresa Provitola, Founder/CEO @ Pixels & Ink Media, llc, Vancouver, WA

"Heather helped me see that work isn't just about the money. She took the big picture view of my life and gave me the tools I needed to commit to my pursuits. My stress is gone and both of my businesses are better than ever!

"I learned more about how to be a leader from Carpenter Smith Consulting than I did from my Master's program at Harvard."

Alfred Seekamp, M.D., Chief Medical Officer @ The Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver, WA

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2015-11-24T14:05:25-08:00

Alfred Seekamp, M.D., Chief Medical Officer @ The Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver, WA

"I learned more about how to be a leader from Carpenter Smith Consulting than I did from my Master's program at Harvard."
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Our team

Linda Carpenter, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Consultant

Linda is described as a powerful ally and skilled strategist in helping them develop their personal and professional leadership to move their businesses forward.

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Stephanie Smith, M.A.

Co-Founder and Consultant

Stephanie is known for providing trusted advice and management techniques to people seeking personal and professional success.

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Heather Stewart

Director of Coaching Services

Heather is unmatched in her ability to motivate clients, friends, and family members to take charge of their lives and to boldly step into their leadership.

Recharge

We’ve heard from many of you that it’s difficult to put your best foot forward with your employees when you’re feeling overworked and stressed. So, today, we’re sharing the importance of VALUE and CARE in your own life. 

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