About Kim Carpenter

What I really want you to know about me is that I’m just a person on the planet wanting to leave it better than I found it. I believe one of the best ways to do that is to change how business works. As business owners, we’ve got to take a stand for what we believe is right and then take action to change things for the better. And if you’re here reading this, there’s a really good chance that you’re one of those business people that want to make the world a better place too. In fact, you probably want to play a really BIG part in that. Am I right?

I’m committed to helping entrepreneurs do more good in the world through their business activities. I believe that small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs are optimally positioned to create positive change. Think about it – you don’t have to report to a board or a bunch of shareholders. You can be nimble, flexible, and ninja-like in your business maneuvers. You’re the head honcho. You call the shots! You CAN make a difference in any way that you choose.




For over 15 years, Kim was an executive for some of the world’s top online marketing and advertising agencies. By all accounts, she had a great career. Nice salary and 401K. Big fancy offices with views of SOHO. So, it’s no wonder her family and friends rolled their eyes when she complained about being unhappy with her career.

What was the problem? Kim longed to do more good in the world through her work. Even though her clients at Mastercard, BlueCross, FootLocker, Toyota and Pepsi were great people, she didn’t give two hoots about marketing credit cards or selling more sneakers. Her soul was aching for more meaning, and she knew she had to make a big change.

She quit her job, sold everything and gave up her Carrie Bradshaw-esque New York City life. After spending a year traveling through India, Israel, Germany, Italy and Cyprus, she knew two things for sure — she had to take a stand for "good business", and she had to surround herself with clients and a community with the same values.



Kim now works with change-makers who believe that businesses can create positive change for people and our planet. Kim’s clients rely on her socially conscious + business savvy mentorship to help them focus their efforts for maximum efficiency, profitability and positive impact.

Kim is also the founder of World Changing Women, a social venture in support of women and children’s rights. World Changing Women sponsors skills-based volunteer journeys in developing countries where the need is most pressing.

After traveling the world for most of her life, Kim now shares her home base between Austin, Texas and British Columbia. You’ll find her headed south in the winter for spicy Tex-mex and sunshine, and north in the summer for crystal clear lake swims and majestic mountain hikes. Truly the best of both worlds.

Kim Carpenter is available for speaking engagements, workshops and retreats.

Her talks cover topics around how to clear your inner blocks to success, and how to make money AND make a difference in the world. Using real-world examples from Change Agents and Social Entrepreneurs of our time, Kim weaves beautiful stories together that inspire and ignite your passion for creating real change and real impact.


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Get More Clients Online

Kim Carpenter explains the latest strategies in online marketing for small businesses to get more clients. Confused about where to focus your energy and time? Find out what’s working now and what’s NOT working anymore so you can maximize your efforts for the most profit. 

As small business owners or entrepreneurs, we don’t have hours of time to spend online researching the latest trends. The truth is, online marketing has evolved, and it continues to do so daily. We need to make sure we’re using our time wisely in order to connect with our ideal clients and convert them to lifelong customers. How do you do that? Join us for this informative and inspiring session with Kim where she’ll help demystify some of the ins-and-outs of digital marketing and help you get focused in the right direction.



Kim brings over 20 years of experience in Digital Marketing and Business Development expertise to the table. She was an executive for some of the world’s top advertising agencies in New York City where she helped brands like Mastercard, BlueCross, FootLocker, Toyota, Pepsi and even the United Nations build their digital marketing strategies.

Kim Carpenter is co-founder of Wake Up & Change The World, a digital marketing consultancy that helps entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level by creating marketing that supports heart-to-heart connections with their ideal clients.  

She is also the founder of The Give First Alliance and World Changing Women. She holds a deep passion for Social Impact and a commitment to helping you grow your business while making a difference in the world!

After living in 7 countries including India and Japan, Kim now shares her home base between Austin, Texas and British Columbia, Canada. You’ll find her headed south in the winter for spicy Tex-mex and sunshine, and north in the summer for crystal clear lake swims and majestic mountain hikes.

To book Kim Carpenter, send a message to support@wakeupandchangethworld.com with Subject Line: “Speaking engagement”.




Kim is a brilliant business coach who really helps heart centered entrepreneurs make that big impact that they want to in the world.  Her generous spirit shines through everything she does and just shows all of us that you can make money and a big impact in the world at the same time, while being true to your values and your authenticity.   She is one powerful coach, consultant, trainer and speaker.  She will always be a “go to” speaker for my interview series and podcasts!

Tara Butler Flock — Founder, Broadviewpreneur Coaching


I asked Kim to put together a custom workshop for my team. Kim did a masterful job of creating a workshop that encouraged the team to set specific goals and commit to those goals. She taught us new ways of thinking about limiting beliefs that may be holding us back from achieving the goals we want. Kim is incredibly motivating and inspiring. She is organized and detail oriented. I would encourage anyone to work with her!

Marni Blythe Borelli — Founder, Dragonfly Fitness