About Heather Hollick

Perspective • Diversity • Intelligence • Business Savvy

  • 18 Cities or towns
  • 8 US States
  • 3 Countries
  • 2 Continents
  • 4 Industries
  • 3 Careers

I’ve been around. I’ve lived and worked in lots of companies, cultures, and environments. I offer a diverse perspective — on top of a keen intellect — to leaders and organizations who want more: more from themselves, from their teams, and from their lives.

Heather Hollick Profile PhotoMy knack is to help organizations discover the magic of cohesion and the power of diversity — and I’m not just talking about gender and skin color. When most people here the word ‘diversity’ they think of skin color or ethnic background. I seek to work at a much deeper, more profound level. Our goal is cognitive diversity. When you embrace how people think differently you open the doors to creativity and innovation and vibrancy in organizations.

The perspective I bring draws upon a broad range of experiences as a seasoned leader, teacher, coach, and change agent across disciplines —including IT, HR, consulting, and volunteer organizations; across industries — such as health insurance, high tech, consulting, and the public sector; and spanning such companies as Cisco Systems, United Healthcare, Research in Motion, and the Pensions Department of the British Government. I also bring geographic perspective as a result of living and working in sixteen cities, in seven states, in three countries, and on two continents. I have thrived amidst the intensity of Silicon Valley and the density of urban London, UK. I now make my home in Northern Michigan.

What I Do

Speaking, Facilitation, Coaching – My expertise is in the area of organizational success, facilitating teams toward their goals, and coaching individuals. Specifically:

Leadership Development – I coach senior and mid-level leaders – usually to get unstuck, to step up fully to their role, or in the first few months on a new job to ensure they are successful faster and for longer.

Team Development – I work with teams to build cohesion and trust, to resolve conflict, and to increase collaboration that drives team results. I also do strategic planning at the team level, and early stage organizational development around defining and building culture.

Career Coaching – I also work one-on-one with individuals and groups of individuals to increase confidence, presence, networking and job search success in the broadest possible meaning of that activity.

One-on-One Coaching Specialities

  • Individual contributor through senior leader
  • Early leader transition
  • High-potential leader
  • Career coaching
  • Returning to work
  • Leaving the organization

Team Coaching Specialities

  • Team building and team dynamics
  • Defining and building a cohesive culture
  • Enhanced communications
  • Leveraging styles, preferences, and diversity
  • Healthy conflict and creative abrasion
  • Early-stage organizational development


Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
President, MBA Association
2001 – 2004

M.S. in Applied Mathematics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Extra courses in philosophy and computer science
1984 – 1986

B.S. Major in Mathematics, Minor in Physics
Huntington College, Huntington, Indiana
President, Student Union
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Chi Honor Society
1978 – 1982

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