CharlesBank Consulting founder Cedar Pruitt is a consultant and expert in developing innovative, meaningful workplace culture. 

  • Leadership Circle Profile™ Certified Coach
  • Zappos Insights™ Certified Culture Revolutionary
  • Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Interaction Associates Facilitative Leadership
  • Ed.M. Harvard University

Her 9+ years experience at athenahealth, ranked Most Innovative Growth Company by Forbes and led by dynamic thought leader Jonathan Bush, fueled a passion for designing workplaces that attract, retain, and continuously develop a highly skilled and growth-oriented workforce, resulting in improved shareholder value and bottom-line results. 

Pruitt developed leaders at athenahealth through creating the company’s first in-house professional development strategy, facilitating immersive leadership development programming, designing educational curricula and writing and implementing global competency mapping. She founded and ran the company’s first corporate citizenship and integrated philanthropy program, helping employees make a meaningful connection to athena’s mission.

Within her consulting service, Pruitt designs a strategic approach to Human Resources, Recruiting, and Cultural Infrastructure, including:

  • Executive coaching

  • Designing and facilitating off-site retreats

  • Supporting organizations in becoming more diverse and inclusive

  • Implementing a performance assessment and variable compensation framework

  • Building company-wide competencies (expectations of all employees across cohorts)

  • Crafting a benefits strategy that supports emergent core values

  • Helping define mission, vision, hedgehog, and core values

  • Finding and developing physical space that embodies the culture

  • Producing an internal communication strategy and corporate planning rhythm

  • Creating and implementing onboarding, leadership and management training

  • Developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives including sustainable practices and multi-tiered philanthropic investment strategies

    Pruitt’s experience also includes cultural leadership at the Educational Development Center, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and Kennedy School of Government. Her client portfolio includes Candescent Health, a healthcare IT company for which she spent nine months as Interim Leader of People and Culture, Advanced Practice Strategies, and Claritas Genomics.


Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Ed.M. (Master of Education)

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mass Media, Culture and Communication Studies