About Heather


I work with professional women to master self-doubt, get past perfectionism, and own all that makes you amazing so that you can walk forward into the career and life you want with confidence.

My journey…

I worked in human resources and leadership development in Fortune 250 companies for ten years. Even though I enjoyed my job, I always felt like something was a little off. After many years of ignoring that feeling, I started listening to the voice telling me I had a different path to follow and I decided to leave my corporate job and become an entrepreneur.

While I never felt like my life was particularly out of alignment, I now know what in means to be living in alignment. I love my work. My heart soars when a client breaks through their fear or accomplishes a huge goal. But it’s more than that. My creativity is off the charts. I meet amazing new people all the time. I overflow with energy. Friends I’ve known for years comment on how happy I am.

This change was possible because I decided to listen to my true inner voice and ignore the doubting voices telling me that I didn’t know what I was doing, that there were already a ton of great coaches and speakers out there, and who did I think I was to run my own business anyway? There were moments when I was terrified. But I took that energy and moved forward with the fear. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.


Heather’s Bio

Heather has a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota. She is also a graduate of 100+ hours of executive coaching training from the Coaches Training Institute, certified in Myers-Briggs, a facilitator for The BWC (Business Women’s Circles) and a contributor at Thrive Global. She has extensive global experience, including living and working in Australia and Latin America. In addition to coaching and speaking, she writes children’s picture books to help kids embrace their creativity, listen to one another, and manage their emotions.

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