Coaching & Consulting

We’ll stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you to support you in getting through the challenges facing our world today – whether as an individual or a leader of an organization.

For over 25 years, we have been providing consultation and coaching on the importance of creating career satisfaction, leading with psychological safety, and creating cultures of leadership and engagement.

Whether you have the title of leader or are passionate about leading a purpose-filled life, we’ll encourage, support, and teach you how to be a leader in your world. There has never been a more important time to bring the best you have to offer to your family, your career, and your community.

All of our coaching and consulting is currently being offered via Zoom Pro to ensure social safety, and to be available to you and your company wherever you’re working. We may be working remotely, but we’re still just a phone call or email away!

Your coaches and allies in success,

Linda, Stephanie, and Heather

Accountability

Wish you had more hours in your day to get everything done?

 

Are you tired of ending your day and feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything? 

If you’re overwhelmed and having trouble balancing and prioritizing everything that’s coming at you (work, family, friends, pets, commitments, life!), we can help.

Do you dream of greater health, better relationships, and more balance in your life?

We’ll show you how you can get traction on your personal and professional goals and live a life you love. All with small steps.

With our Accountability Coaching, you’ll learn how to move forward with your goals by:

  • PAUSING (yes, this really works!) and taking the time to clarify your goals and organize your commitments.
  • REFLECTING on your priorities to determine what’s really most important to you – it’s all about getting more of the right things done.
  • TAKING ACTION with bite-sized goals to help you get traction so that you can move forward.

Accountability Coaching is a powerful way to help you:

  • Simplify your life
  • Prioritize what matters
  • Move forward (even just one small step)

Together we’ll identify and focus your goals and dreams, and look at how they fit with your sense of meaning and purpose. Then we’ll create structures to help you gain more control over your moments so that you can enjoy a more meaningful and purpose-driven life.

We’ll be your accountability partner in helping you stay focused on your goals (i.e. dealing with the inevitable obstacles that life throws your way!) so that you can keep moving forward. Steps taken consistently over time, no matter how small, can truly change your life!

We’ll support you in:

  • Prioritizing
  • Planning
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Learning urgent vs important
  • Creating actionable items
  • Delegating
  • Getting more of the right things done!

Life is demanding, overwhelming, and messy, and we can help you clean it up.

Interested?

Let’s chat about what you’re up to and how we can support you in achieving your goals. If we determine, that working together makes sense, we can schedule additional meetings to move forward.

You can reach us at 503.274.9447, via e-mail at productivity@carpentersmith.com, or by filling out our contact form

We look forward to connecting with you!

Career

Create meaning and satisfaction in your life, your work, and your workplace.

 

For most of us, work is a central aspect of our lives. If it’s not in alignment with the priorities we have for ourselves and our life, we can be miserable.

In working together with you on your Career Strategy, we’ll start by exploring your life priorities and the values that shape who you are before identifying your unique gifts and talents, the environment in which you thrive, and the details of your work and workplace that are important to you.  

With greater clarity about who you are,
the skills you want to offer,
and what you value in an environment,
we’ll explore the work opportunities
that will fit best with you, your life, and your world.

We live in a funny world where part of our culture is the belief that getting the job is “the prize” whether we actually want that particular job.

Our goal is to support you in determining the work and the workplace that are aligned with who you are, what you need in your life at this point, and how to understand and manage the competing demands that we face in our lives and our work lives

Our Process:

 

We’ve created a process to guide you through all of these competing aspects of your life so that you can get clear about what really matters to you. In this process, we’ll coach you through:

  • Identifying your passion, purpose, and core criteria for work
  • Navigating the obstacles and challenges
  • Taking action, grabbing the opportunities, and staying on track

Together, we can help you to listen more deeply to yourself, honor and identify your values, clarify the skills you want to offer and the environment where you’ll thrive, and discuss possibilities to move forward and create meaning and satisfaction in your life.

Interested?

 

If you’re feeling like it would be supportive to have a thought partner to discuss possibilities, brainstorm, and help you clarify how you talk about yourself to the world, contact us today.

To ensure the best fit between our skills and your needs, we offer a free half-hour initial consultation. We’ll meet to identify your hopes, goals, and needs, and to teach you what our work together could look like.

Executive & Leadership
executive coaching

Build your confidence and your competence so you can thrive.

 

According to a research study of Fortune 100 executives reported in the Economic Times, coaching resulted in an ROI of almost six times the program cost as well as a 77% improvement in relationships, 67% improvement in teamwork, 61% improvement in job satisfaction and 48% improvement in quality.

Are you a leader or manager committed to learning and developing excellence in whatever you do? Our Executive Coaching can help you to step into your personal power, and claim your leadership at home, in your community, and in your workplace.

You’ll receive thoughtful and powerful coaching and consultation that integrates our expertise in psychology, systems, and spirituality.

It’s all designed with the human factor in mind and will open hearts and minds, develop skills, enhance performance, and ensure your ability to execute to your leadership and executive agenda.

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

Our executive coaching clients include leaders who:

  • Want to grow to be more powerful, more effective, and more inspirational
  • Are making a difference in their companies, communities, and families
  • Have been leading for years and are ready to expand their leadership skills
  • Have stepped into a new role and want to refine their skills

If you’re looking for a coach who works with many leaders in a variety of companies and understands what it takes to be a great leader, you’ve come to the right place.

To ensure the best fit between our skills and your needs, we offer a discounted initial executive coaching consultation. In that session, we’ll meet to identify your goals and leadership needs. If we determine, together, that our work makes sense, we’ll schedule a series of meetings to move forward.

Not sure if you’re a good candidate for executive coaching?

Take our short questionnaire!

Interested?

Let’s chat about your management and leadership goals. If we determine, that working together makes sense, we can schedule additional meetings to move forward.

You can reach us at 503.274.9447, via e-mail at executive@carpentersmith.com, or by filling out our contact form.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Team & Culture
right people on your team

Create a culture of leadership and engagement, and get results.

 

Our Team and Culture Development focuses at the intersection of psychology and business. With this approach, we’re able to help you identify obstacles to your company’s success because business is all about the people. We’ll partner with you to enhance team engagement, develop interpersonal communications, and improve individual performance – all aimed at helping you to create a culture where people feel they belong.

Our goal is to provide the right services, to the right people, at the right time. We know that the best way to ensure a team and culture development program’s success is by making it responsive to unfolding strategic organizational opportunities and challenges.

Together with your key leaders, stakeholders, and implementers, we’ll facilitate the identification of your company’s priorities and goals, and then help you determine how to get traction to move forward.

We bring expertise, wisdom, and experiences that increase your ability to see your company with fresh eyes, explore sensitive organizational topics safely, and foster the motivation for success.

Our Process Includes:

  • Assess the current state of your teams and identify critical gaps.
  • Give data back to your business at a rate it can absorb.
  • Identify ways to move your business forward at a healthy pace.
  • Build on what’s already working.
  • Create a foundation for success.

We have more than 20 years experience working with businesses like yours: corporations, non-profits, small companies, family-owned businesses, start-ups, education, health care, and government. In all these industries, we’ve heard over and over that the key to a successful company is creating dynamic and respectful relationships at all levels of the organization.

Our Services Include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Visioning, Strategy, and Implementation
  • Creating Inspired Teams
  • Creating a Culture of Engagement and Accountability
  • Succession Planning, and Talent Management

To ensure the best fit between our skills and your needs, we’ll meet with your key leaders and stakeholders to assess your needs, develop a proposal for action, and identify a budget.

Contact us today to schedule a free 1/2 hour consultation. You can reach us by phone at 503.274.9447 or via e-mail at businessconsultation@carpentersmith.com.

We’re also available to serve as interim executives and operations managers in preparation for hiring permanent leaders.

"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!"
"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."
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."
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