We are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends who are passionate about coaching others on how to be leaders in their lives. We believe in the power of relationships in both your personal and business worlds.
Our strong belief is that we all have greatness in us and sometimes we just need guidance to tap into it. Through simple steps, we’ll engage, educate, and inspire you to become that great leader, and we’ll help you change your life.
In over 20 years of working as Coaches and Consultants we’ve become keenly aware of the challenges facing individuals, teams, leaders, and the companies where they work. The common theme that we hear in our work is the sense of being worn out and worn down—a far cry from the inspired leader they once envisioned themselves becoming.
Whether you’re an executive, a manager, part of a work team, or an individual, we’ll encourage, support, and teach you how to be a leader in your life—at your own pace. There has never been a more important time to bring the best you have to offer to your family, your career, and your community.
The Carpenter Smith Consulting team:
|Linda Carpenter (Co-Founder and Consultant) is described by her clients as a powerful ally and uniquely skilled strategist in helping them develop their personal and professional leadership to move their businesses forward. She has spent over 20 years supporting Portland companies and is endlessly inspired by the passion and commitment of people determined to make a difference. A confessed chocoholic, she requires a chocolate hit several times a day. Full bio.|
|Stephanie A. Smith (Co-Founder and Consultant) is known for providing trusted advice and management techniques to people seeking personal and professional success. For over 20 years, she has been providing coaching to companies, teams, and individuals, helping them to deliver stellar results, and find meaning and purpose in both life and work. A fair weather outdoor enthusiast, she can be found kayaking or snowshoeing—on clear and tepid days. Full bio.|
|Heather Stewart (Director of Coaching Services) is unmatched in her ability to mobilize people behind an effort. Through direct coaching and marketing, she is able to motivate clients, friends, and family members to take charge of their lives and to boldly step into their leadership. Her favorite holiday is Halloween where her creativity and love for dress up can shine unhindered.|
|Elena Larrabee (Marketing & Project Administration) specializes in getting things done. Whether it’s web or graphic design, event planning, creating marketing campaigns, or anything else, Elena loves nothing more than the satisfaction of a job well done. She excels at learning new skills to help her with projects, and thoroughly enjoys the challenge of troubleshooting and fixing a problem. Combining her love of major challenges and big projects, Elena once restored a classic car with no prior knowledge of mechanics, learning from experts as she went along.|