Testimonials

On Lisa Carpenter as an Executive Coach…

“Following the launch, growth, and acquisition of a consulting business, I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues. By engaging in coaching, I was able to craft a long-term plan that helped me clearly define my personal goals, taking into account my skills, interests, and personal style. By working with Lisa, a seasoned coach with work experience in my industry and knowledge of the players, I was able to quickly work through current and specific challenges that cropped up from week to week while retaining a focus on my end goals.

Some of the most critical benefits of working with an executive coach for me included the accountability that comes with setting goals, establishing a personal plan, and sticking to a timeline to see the results. Lisa also provided very personal insights and guidance that helped me find the best way for me to manage workplace conflict, stress, and identify my desired mix of personal and career goals.

The outcome for me was ideal – I was actually able to achieve my desired transition within my targeted timeline, with the support of those around me. Throughout the process, I feel that I developed some life skills in setting personal priorities, including strengthening my ability to stake out and stand by a position, and managing conflict. These are skills that I can apply throughout my life. Throughout my entire coaching engagement, I felt Lisa was my advocate and enjoyed every conversation, while gaining insights and support for taking on new challenges.” – Alison T., Co-founder of energy efficiency consulting firm

 

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Testimonials for Lisa Carpenter

  • "I was at a point in my career where I wanted to grow professionally and assume a role of leadership." "I was at a point in my career where I wanted to grow professionally and assume a role of leadership. I wanted guidance on forming a path to reach that goal. Coaching with Lisa provided me with self-awareness and a sense of what motivates me. Lisa helped me realize how I could harness my strengths and control my weaknesses. She inspired me to search for the optimal environment in which I would thrive.Lisa Carpenter understands how the industry works and what it is like to be in a services-oriented role. That made it easier for me to explain the challenges I faced at the office and what options I could pursue to address the challenges. Lisa's understanding also helped us brainstorm creative solutions to deal with the challenges.I am happier and fulfilled now. Significantly, I believe in myself and trust I have what it takes to lead and inspire others. I found a job with a leadership position as a partner of a top tier law firm. I also found an environment where my colleagues are supportive, bright and appreciative of my abilities. My new environment enables me to thrive." - Tara

  • "Coaching from Lisa was ultimately responsible in helping me balance my career with other aspects of life." | When I started working with Lisa, I anticipated taking tests to find out my interests, etc., before actually working on where my strongest gifts and passions would take me. I was really surprised when on the first phone call I had several "aha" moments about my actions and beliefs, and how they really work in my daily life. Lisa is very bright and naturally inquisitive. She was very present in our sessions and always seemed to be a step ahead of where I was heading. She knew the right question to deeply challenge me to find new ways to align my inner values with my daily and longer term plans, and ultimately turn them into measurable actions!Lisa's background in business, engineering, and environmental sciences allowed her to understand exactly what I was dealing with in my career so our solutions were very realistic! Coaching from Lisa was ultimately responsible in helping me balance my career with other aspects of life. I'm much healthier because of our work together and feel much more empowered in everything I do."  Shelley Holly, Environmental Planner

  • "I met Lisa at a time in my life when I needed help finding my way back after some emotional trauma. I was skeptical at first, but Lisa helped me to see almost everything in my life from a different perspective. Going through the coaching process helped me find my way back and live my life again." -  Michelle Pierce, Electric Utility Program Coordinator

  • "I was feeling a bit stuck with my position at my current company, and felt that I was working with too much focus on the day-to-day tasks..." |  "I met Lisa at an industry event and from the moment we starting talking, I felt like she really understood the industry and the work I did. I was feeling a bit stuck with my position at my current company, and felt that I was working with too much focus on the day-to-day tasks and what I was doing the next week or month to really consider where I wanted to be in the long-term with my career. And that void is exactly what Lisa has helped me with. The benefits from coaching with Lisa have been tremendous for me. Especially significant is the feeling I now have of being more empowered with my work and career as well as a clear vision of where it is going. This new perspective has led to stronger working relationships, obtaining new clients and has brought a new vantage point for me while working with existing clients. This work with Lisa has ultimately led me to a place of having greater confidence with my work and abilities. Lisa understands the challenges, opportunities and has great advice and insight into the industry and type of work I do." - Emily, Public Affairs/Communications Professional

  • "The Friendly Style Profile for people at work assessment has been very helpful in the coaching process for me." | "The Friendly Style Profile for people at work assessment has been very helpful in the coaching process for me. Gaining a better understanding of my work style has helped me pin point why I react to clients and peers in certain ways as well as helped me identify when I am entering the ”storm” areas. It has also been critical in transforming and enhancing my relationships with management within my company as well as my clients. By identifying the work profiles of those around me and keeping it top of mind in my interactions with these people, I have been able to shift some of my responses and frame my communication in a way that they can better hear and understand it, making it a more mutually beneficial and more satisfying relationship." - Emily, Public Affairs/Communications Professional

  • "I immediately saw an improvement in our team dynamic, which includes improved efficiency and overall job satisfaction.""I've worked with Lisa on an individual basis and in a group setting since 2012. Based on the success I've had working with her individually, I invited her to do a Friendly Style Profile for people at work training with my team of six in Chicago. I feel that Lisa's style training is incredibly valuable and my goal was to improve communication and overall productivity within our team setting. After the team training with Lisa, I immediately saw an improvement in our team dynamic, which includes improved efficiency and overall job satisfaction. Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable and implements the material perfectly based on specific individual and team needs." - Bridget Olp, Owner, Lakeshore Lacrosse & President, Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

  • "I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues." "Following the launch, growth, and acquisition of a consulting business, I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues. By engaging in coaching, I was able to craft a long-term plan that helped me clearly define my personal goals, taking into account my skills, interests, and personal style. By working with Lisa, a seasoned coach with work experience in my industry and knowledge of the players, I was able to quickly work through current and specific challenges that cropped up from week to week while retaining a focus on my end goals.Some of the most critical benefits of working with an executive coach for me included the accountability that comes with setting goals, establishing a personal plan, and sticking to a timeline to see the results. Lisa also provided very personal insights and guidance that helped me find the best way for me to manage workplace conflict, stress, and identify my desired mix of personal and career goals.The outcome for me was ideal - I was actually able to achieve my desired transition within my targeted timeline, with the support of those around me. Throughout the process, I feel that I developed some life skills in setting personal priorities, including strengthening my ability to stake out and stand by a position, and managing conflict. These are skills that I can apply throughout my life. Throughout my entire coaching engagement, I felt Lisa was my advocate and enjoyed every conversation, while gaining insights and support for taking on new challenges."' - Alison T., Co-founder of energy efficiency consulting firm

Professional Coaching Testimonials

  • "I immediately saw an improvement in our team dynamic, which includes improved efficiency and overall job satisfaction.""I've worked with Lisa on an individual basis and in a group setting since 2012. Based on the success I've had working with her individually, I invited her to do a Friendly Style Profile for people at work training with my team of six in Chicago. I feel that Lisa's style training is incredibly valuable and my goal was to improve communication and overall productivity within our team setting. After the team training with Lisa, I immediately saw an improvement in our team dynamic, which includes improved efficiency and overall job satisfaction. Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable and implements the material perfectly based on specific individual and team needs." - Bridget Olp, Owner, Lakeshore Lacrosse & President, Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

  • "I was feeling a bit stuck with my position at my current company, and felt that I was working with too much focus on the day-to-day tasks..." |  "I met Lisa at an industry event and from the moment we starting talking, I felt like she really understood the industry and the work I did. I was feeling a bit stuck with my position at my current company, and felt that I was working with too much focus on the day-to-day tasks and what I was doing the next week or month to really consider where I wanted to be in the long-term with my career. And that void is exactly what Lisa has helped me with. The benefits from coaching with Lisa have been tremendous for me. Especially significant is the feeling I now have of being more empowered with my work and career as well as a clear vision of where it is going. This new perspective has led to stronger working relationships, obtaining new clients and has brought a new vantage point for me while working with existing clients. This work with Lisa has ultimately led me to a place of having greater confidence with my work and abilities. Lisa understands the challenges, opportunities and has great advice and insight into the industry and type of work I do." - Emily, Public Affairs/Communications Professional

  • "I was at a point in my career where I wanted to grow professionally and assume a role of leadership." "I was at a point in my career where I wanted to grow professionally and assume a role of leadership. I wanted guidance on forming a path to reach that goal. Coaching with Lisa provided me with self-awareness and a sense of what motivates me. Lisa helped me realize how I could harness my strengths and control my weaknesses. She inspired me to search for the optimal environment in which I would thrive.Lisa Carpenter understands how the industry works and what it is like to be in a services-oriented role. That made it easier for me to explain the challenges I faced at the office and what options I could pursue to address the challenges. Lisa's understanding also helped us brainstorm creative solutions to deal with the challenges.I am happier and fulfilled now. Significantly, I believe in myself and trust I have what it takes to lead and inspire others. I found a job with a leadership position as a partner of a top tier law firm. I also found an environment where my colleagues are supportive, bright and appreciative of my abilities. My new environment enables me to thrive." - Tara

  • "I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues." "Following the launch, growth, and acquisition of a consulting business, I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues. By engaging in coaching, I was able to craft a long-term plan that helped me clearly define my personal goals, taking into account my skills, interests, and personal style. By working with Lisa, a seasoned coach with work experience in my industry and knowledge of the players, I was able to quickly work through current and specific challenges that cropped up from week to week while retaining a focus on my end goals.Some of the most critical benefits of working with an executive coach for me included the accountability that comes with setting goals, establishing a personal plan, and sticking to a timeline to see the results. Lisa also provided very personal insights and guidance that helped me find the best way for me to manage workplace conflict, stress, and identify my desired mix of personal and career goals.The outcome for me was ideal - I was actually able to achieve my desired transition within my targeted timeline, with the support of those around me. Throughout the process, I feel that I developed some life skills in setting personal priorities, including strengthening my ability to stake out and stand by a position, and managing conflict. These are skills that I can apply throughout my life. Throughout my entire coaching engagement, I felt Lisa was my advocate and enjoyed every conversation, while gaining insights and support for taking on new challenges."' - Alison T., Co-founder of energy efficiency consulting firm

Life Coaching Testimonials

  • "I met Lisa at a time in my life when I needed help finding my way back after some emotional trauma. I was skeptical at first, but Lisa helped me to see almost everything in my life from a different perspective. Going through the coaching process helped me find my way back and live my life again." -  Michelle Pierce, Electric Utility Program Coordinator

  • "Coaching from Lisa was ultimately responsible in helping me balance my career with other aspects of life." | When I started working with Lisa, I anticipated taking tests to find out my interests, etc., before actually working on where my strongest gifts and passions would take me. I was really surprised when on the first phone call I had several "aha" moments about my actions and beliefs, and how they really work in my daily life. Lisa is very bright and naturally inquisitive. She was very present in our sessions and always seemed to be a step ahead of where I was heading. She knew the right question to deeply challenge me to find new ways to align my inner values with my daily and longer term plans, and ultimately turn them into measurable actions!Lisa's background in business, engineering, and environmental sciences allowed her to understand exactly what I was dealing with in my career so our solutions were very realistic! Coaching from Lisa was ultimately responsible in helping me balance my career with other aspects of life. I'm much healthier because of our work together and feel much more empowered in everything I do."  Shelley Holly, Environmental Planner

  • "I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues." "Following the launch, growth, and acquisition of a consulting business, I was hoping to make a career transition in keeping with a longtime personal goal, but had standing commitments to my business partners, clients, and colleagues. By engaging in coaching, I was able to craft a long-term plan that helped me clearly define my personal goals, taking into account my skills, interests, and personal style. By working with Lisa, a seasoned coach with work experience in my industry and knowledge of the players, I was able to quickly work through current and specific challenges that cropped up from week to week while retaining a focus on my end goals.Some of the most critical benefits of working with an executive coach for me included the accountability that comes with setting goals, establishing a personal plan, and sticking to a timeline to see the results. Lisa also provided very personal insights and guidance that helped me find the best way for me to manage workplace conflict, stress, and identify my desired mix of personal and career goals.The outcome for me was ideal - I was actually able to achieve my desired transition within my targeted timeline, with the support of those around me. Throughout the process, I feel that I developed some life skills in setting personal priorities, including strengthening my ability to stake out and stand by a position, and managing conflict. These are skills that I can apply throughout my life. Throughout my entire coaching engagement, I felt Lisa was my advocate and enjoyed every conversation, while gaining insights and support for taking on new challenges."' - Alison T., Co-founder of energy efficiency consulting firm

Assessments & Training Testimonials

  • "The Friendly Style Profile for people at work assessment has been very helpful in the coaching process for me." | "The Friendly Style Profile for people at work assessment has been very helpful in the coaching process for me. Gaining a better understanding of my work style has helped me pin point why I react to clients and peers in certain ways as well as helped me identify when I am entering the ”storm” areas. It has also been critical in transforming and enhancing my relationships with management within my company as well as my clients. By identifying the work profiles of those around me and keeping it top of mind in my interactions with these people, I have been able to shift some of my responses and frame my communication in a way that they can better hear and understand it, making it a more mutually beneficial and more satisfying relationship." - Emily, Public Affairs/Communications Professional

  • "I immediately saw an improvement in our team dynamic, which includes improved efficiency and overall job satisfaction.""I've worked with Lisa on an individual basis and in a group setting since 2012. Based on the success I've had working with her individually, I invited her to do a Friendly Style Profile for people at work training with my team of six in Chicago. I feel that Lisa's style training is incredibly valuable and my goal was to improve communication and overall productivity within our team setting. After the team training with Lisa, I immediately saw an improvement in our team dynamic, which includes improved efficiency and overall job satisfaction. Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable and implements the material perfectly based on specific individual and team needs." - Bridget Olp, Owner, Lakeshore Lacrosse & President, Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association