Business Innovation & Growth Strategist

Van Carpenter Defines, Designs and Deploys I.D.E.A.S. to achieve sustainable growth and success for our clients.

What are I.D.E.A.S.?

They are an acronym for our scope of value-driven offerings designed to make it effortless and exciting for our business owners and corporate entrepreneurs to innovatively take their business to the next level of performance and results.  Our business solutions are in the areas of:

I – Intuitive Innovation & Communication

D – Deliberate 3D Framework Development

E – Educational & Entertaining Speaking,Training and Online Content

A – Actionable Advice, Coaching & Facilitation

S – Sustainable Strategic Planning & Deployment for Vision, Velocity and Value (V3)

Van Carpenter is both the person and a company that is designed to be a creative, business-building and innovative create-change catalyst company. Our goal is to provide our clients with a targeted, cost-effective scope of business offerings and education for any size business from startup to mature.  From creative concept to concrete completion we provide you with:

  • Actionable advice, intuitive coaching and results-driven consulting,
  • Proven growth strategies, tactics and business education products,
  • Innovative “Create Change” solutions and implementation.

You will be able to leverage this advice, education, strategies, tactics and predictable implementation to build and grow your business beyond anything you ever expected in any economy or market. Our mission is to quite simply define, design and deploy innovative solutions with measurable results to take your unique business to the next level of success and profitability that you desire.

Van Carpenter is an Advisor, Business Innovator, Growth Strategist and  Create-Change Catalyst. He is no stranger to success in the competitive world of business and consulting.  Van has global corporate, military, governmental, creative agency, and entrepreneurial experience.  He brings a unique 30+ year business success perspective on implementing effective change, communications, training, sales, marketing and innovation for all sized companies and individuals.

Corporate Management roles and experience in marketing, communications and strategic partnerships at IBM, Fujitsu and Cooper Industries built Van’s knowledge of working with large corporate accounts and international trends and cultural influences on business success.

As a retired Naval Commander, Van has global experience in leadership, warfare skills, international protocol and public affairs. As an active duty officer he served in numerous line and staff roles aboard guided missile destroyers, in communication facilities and at the Naval War College.  As a reserve officer he was a Commanding Officer four times for units supporting active duty units. He was recalled to active duty to serve in media relations roles in Desert Storm for the Commander Naval Reserve Forces. He also planned and served as the National Director of the 75th Anniversary of the Naval Reserve directing 650 volunteers in executing a year-long celebration. He retired as a Commander with 26 years of combined service.

In his advertising, marketing, communications, & public relations agency roles, Van has prepared and coached all sizes of businesses for success.  He has created effective strategic and marketing plans, conducted market research and validated customers. He has created hundreds of campaigns leveraging traditional tactical and online marketing, advertising, web, and catalyst event solutions designed to promote and sell products and services for small and mid-sized companies.

His promotional and accredited public relations (APR) experience and programming have assisted companies in establishing and maintaining their best public image, while fulfilling their community responsibility.

As an entrepreneur, Van has founded and built four businesses with three successful exits.  He has also consulted with and coached over 250 small to mid-sized companies and non-profits to identify their success objectives, engage their customers, build ongoing relationships and grow revenue. He has served as an advisor to three start-up companies in their initial start-up phase and is well versed in Lean start-up principles.

As a certified business and executive coach, Van has employed his diverse life & business experience, natural intuition, and ability to ask good questions to effectively guide executives to attain their goals, increase productivity, grow and be successful. His clients include a diversity of business owners, corporate executives, individuals, educators and organizations. He is the originator of the 3D Framework for Creating Effective Change

As a national speaker and trainer of “The ONE Thing” and his own material, or as an adjunct professor at over four Universities, Van is comfortable with the rigors and challenges of standing before demanding audiences and delivering an informative, and entertaining presentation.  He is an entertaining and informative speaker with a wealth of speaking topics. He is also a recognized developer & trainer of leadership, marketing, innovation and communication training courses and programs.

Van is an experienced, recognized  and credentialed success catalyst and advisor.  He is a certified business coach and holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences and a Masters degree in Mass Communications & Media Arts from the University of South Carolina. He has earned an APR Accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America and was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor of NC for his work in promoting the NC Information Highway Broadband Communications Project.  He is active in his church as a Deacon and also participates on and counsels numerous civic and corporate boards. Van is proud to be a retired Commander in the Naval Reserve.

WHY NOT Van?  Van’s diverse background and experience as a global communicator, marketing consultant, business coach and innovative entrepreneur has been effectively combined in his new “CREATE CHANGE” approach to business…

“I have created a business catalyst approach and framework that allows me the creativity to innovate and advise businesses through a focused planning and effective 3D Create-Change system. In this way I can pursue my passion for helping others communicate, grow and succeed in their life and business while positively embracing change.

I engage my clients to establish a clarity of VISION…where they are and want to be. We increase VELOCITY in their market through innovation of product, process, management and marketing with increased revenue generation. This create-change catalyst approach creates increased VALUE for my clients and their customers.”

The goals of Van Carpenter for you and your business are:

  • provide measurable value to achieving your goals and creating effective change proactively;
  • innovate your existing business structure, products & services, and marketing
  • utilize design thinking, planning & 3D Implementation Framework to innovative grow your business;
  • create education and training that increases knowledge, skills, and profit;
  • intuitively advise & coach, focused on change creation, growth and innovation;
  • Strategically position your company planning and implementation to harness the power of effective change to create and sustain extraordinary success.

Van Carpenter’s Purpose is to serve as a “Create Change” Catalyst to innovatively and profitably solve real issues for businesses and individuals.  I create, communicate, and facilitate ideas, education, and innovative solutions that work. These solutions serve to enlighten, encourage, and entertain people while training them how to proactively embrace change to create the positive results they desire in their life and business.

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