Ned Carpenter – Your Growth Coach
Being a business owner can be a lonely journey and like with any journey, having the right guidance and assistance along the way can be the difference between success and failure.
I’m Ned Carpenter – The Growth Coach of Southern New Hampshire. I’ve always wanted to be a coach. My dream was to coach athletes; through twists and turns it evolved into coaching sales teams, store teams, business owners and leaders. Over the course of nearly 30 years in business I’ve been coaching, people, owners, and teams and by default I became exactly what I set out to become, A Coach.
As a Business Coach/Growth Coach, I am certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process, which adheres to the standards, practices, and policies that the International Coaching Federation has outlined in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics. The Growth Coach’s landmark Strategic Mindset Process© is so effective that it comes with a money-back guarantee.
On an international level, The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching, training, and workshops. I offer group and one-on-one coaching for business owners, sales professionals, managers, management teams, self-employed professionals and more through The Growth Coach’s three-series approach – the Foundation Series, Fundamental Series and Fast Forward Series.
I earned my bachelor’s degree at Plymouth State University with plans to coach athletes, which meant landing a job at a local high school. I loved working with the students, but the classroom was rigid, I wanted to strategize and create so I switched gears and started what became a 25-year career with NAPA Auto Parts. I started in sales and grew into management before working my way to senior level field management positions as Sales Manager in several different Distribution Centers and I spent 5 years running multi-unit operations as District Manager for NAPA’s company-owned stores in the Maine District. After a decade in New Jersey as Sales Manager of NAPA’s Distribution Center we decided to get back to Northern New England and moved to Southern NH. Coming back to NH I worked for two years as a Regional Sales Manager for Brenntag Lubricants out of Manchester and then spent two years as General Manager for Aramark Refreshment Services running the New England Region.
I have 30 years of experience in retail sales, management, and leadership, during much of that time, I was heavily involved with helping individual business owners grow their businesses. I helped them hire and train employees, coach managers, manage inventory, set pricing levels with appropriate margins, develop sales plans and more. I had a hand in everything that goes into building a successful business. With all this experience behind me I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your team.