About Alissa Carpenter

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My name is Alissa Carpenter, M.Ed and I am the author of Cosmopolitian’s best non-profit books of 2020, How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work. I am also a TEDx speaker, podcast host, and learning facilitator.

I equip leaders with practical strategies to effectively communicate with their diverse workforces. My goal is to provide you with tools to not only hire diverse talent but to create an inclusive team that gets their work done and .  

My work bridges communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies. For the past 15+ years, I have consulted with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises and trained thousands of leaders.

Before starting my company, Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK, I worked as a higher education administrator at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, I became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and created a strengths-based course for all incoming students.

I’m also a mom of two and spend my free time at my children’s sporting events, listening to 90’s hip hop music, and taking barre and spinning classes.


I hope we have the chance to collaborate and take your team and organization to the next level.