Far too many executive coaches don’t really know the core business model of the organizations they work with and give generic advice. Kristi Dinsmore from Carter Fraser has been an amazing resource and has gotten to know our strategy, mission and vision in a meaningful way that has led to valued insight. I have great trust in the way Kristi helps identify talent. Her expertise has benefitted our team when considering hiring and where to invest our resources. In my role as President & CEO. Kristi has provided important coaching to me directly as we took our company through an overall brand change in a dynamic market. I would highly recommend Kristi and her company to other business leaders looking for honest expertise and coaching.
PRESIDENT & CEO, DAYTON LIVE
Kristi served as a coach for several members of the management team here at RetireMEDiQ . As the company continued on its growth trajectory there was an increased need to get individuals more focused on key metrics. She was very insightful in getting these leaders to step up their performance in specific areas that would lead to improved business results while assisting them in their career development. The overall improvement was immediate and has been sustained over a period of time. Kristi has been a valuable partner. I would highly recommend her.
I have worked with Kristi for almost 10 years. Her expertise, leadership training and advice have helped me and my business to grow exponentially. When Kristi informed me in 2012 that she was starting Carter Fraser, I told her I would be customer number 1 and we are. Kristi has trained and prepared our leadership group to perform as a highly functioning team while also developing a training structure for our next generation leaders ensuring that all levels of the organization utilize the same framework for success. I consider Kristi to be a part of my private business cabinet of experts that helps me work through CEO level challenges. The top position in a company is a lonely place, but experts like Kristi help me to find clarity on complex issues. She provides a sounding board to work through alternatives in a safe setting. As the board chair of Dayton Live, I had no reservations recommending her services to the current leadership team. As Dayton Live has endured a government mandated shutdown in 2020/2021, Kristi has provided excellent advice to the leadership team to ensure the organization is able to not only survive the pandemic but is prepared to reopen and scale back up quickly and efficiently when it is safe to do so. From next generation leaders to CEOs, Kristi and Carter Fraser are a force multiplier to success.
President and CEO Projects Unlimited
Kristi Dinsmore with Carter Fraser has been extremely instrumental in assisting PSC with our strategic growth plan initiatives the past 2 years. A key area of focus has been evaluating current bench strength within our organization to determine who is poised to take on additional leadership roles and responsibilities. Through the use of Kristi’s individual assessments and coaching sessions, we have been able to determine which individuals are best suited to fill leadership gaps that are aligned with their strengths, while at the same time identifying potential blind spots to be aware of. Kristi is very profit conscious and always seeks ways to facilitate leadership discussions with our team members that ensures profitable growth. I would highly recommend Kristi to any size business that is serious about growing and strengthening the core leadership of your team to achieve profitable, strategic growth plans.
Executive Vice President, PSC Crane & Rigging
I have used Carter Fraser as an expert resource to work with key personnel and on key initiatives where dedicated focus and/or an outside perspective was critical to “must succeed” projects. I found Kristi to be passionate about driving employees to aspire higher than they intended and to bring all conversations back to the business. Her candor is couched diplomatically, but she tells her audience what is often too sensitive coming from a peer or manager. As a repeat customer, we have implemented customized programs as well as assessment-based development programs. Kristi is bright, cheerful, and tells it like it is. I would recommend Carter Fraser to any organization that wants to grow profitably.
SVP, LEXISNEXIS NORTH AMERICA
Kristi was one of the facilitators in the Duquesne University Executive Women in Leadership Program that I participated in last year. Kristi’s messages were powerful and impactful. Her passion for leadership and empowerment came through during the session. Kristi was able to connect her messages with real life experiences as part of her delivery. But more importantly, it provided me with valuable insights on how to more effectively work up, down, and throughout my organization. Understanding not just my personality and behavior style but everyone around me. Especially, during the one-on-one coaching session, Kristi provided extremely valuable insights. I would recommend Kristi without hesitation.
MANAGER, IT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT, INPO (INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR POWER OPERATIONS)
Kristi’s guidance, mentorship, and knowledge of industry is matched with an empathetic approach for developing potential. Her business acumen from working with multiple industries and her prudent strategies on dealing with difficult business decisions helped me work better with associates and c-suite executive alike. Kristi challenged me to become a better version of myself. Her understanding, guidance, and use of quantitative assessment data helped me to understand my strengths, motivators, and leadership style. I have worked with Kristi for over five years as I have transitioned organizations; she is always one of my first phone calls when seeking foresight.
Charles J. Faruki Jr
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATE
I consider Kristi my mentor and am very appreciative of all that she taught me. I have worked around and for many people in my career and I have not met anyone that knows more about business and how to be successful in it.
PRESIDENT - CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WINNELSON