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I help people make sense of their careers. I help leaders build great teams. I help teams build great cultures. Imagine going to work every day with a clear sense of how to add value in an organization that is infused with energy and enthusiasm.

People come to me for leadership development, executive presence, team building, career strategy, job search, getting unstuck, getting promoted, navigating the subtle nuances of large organizations, and figuring out what's next.

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I believe the purpose of a company is to create jobs; the purpose of a job is to earn a livelihood; and the purpose of a livelihood is to create space in your life to connect with your community and contribute to society in a meaningful way. Life is too short for stressful jobs filled with unending days and bottomless inboxes.

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Please join me in my mission to make the world a better place to work. Think differently. Network differently. Work differently. We can do this!


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  • Announcing Helpful Book Clubs. Reading groups are an ideal way for a group of colleagues to learn collectivity and hold each other accountable for personal growth. Learn more…
  • The Workbook of Helpful Exercises is finally here. Save $5 — you'll receive a coupon for a free copy of the workbook upon checkout for any format of the book purchased from the site. Look inside…

Helpful: A Guide to Life, Careers, and the Art of Networking is a groundbreaking book that flips the classic idea of networking on its head. Helpful revolutionizes what networking is, how it happens, and how we should do it. Don't go to another noisy "networking event" until you have had a chance to read this book.

Build The Team: Alignment vs. Results

What do you do if you have someone on your team who produces great results but isn’t exactly an “team-player?” Do you have a prima donna or a lone-wolf on your team? Is there one team member who produces great results but comes up short on the category of “works and plays well with others?”

Teams are complicated organisms, propelled by the energy and interpersonal dynamics of the members.

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What do you do?

Imagine a scenario where you are meeting for someone for the first time. If you live in America, there is a good chance that the conversational exchange will go something like this:

An opening volley of small talk …

A bit more small talk …

Something about the weather …

And then someone will inevitably say … (wait for it …)

“So, what do you do?”

How do you answer the question, “What do you do?”

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Heather Hollick has been helping others become better leaders and craft more meaningful careers for more than 25 years. Her experience spans both business and technology, operations and organizational development. Oh, and she was born in Canada, so she can't help but be helpful. ????