Heather Hanson Wickman brings 10+ years of organization development consulting, both as an internal and external consultant. Heather has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development, a Master’s degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations, and a PhD in Organizational Systems with an emphasis in leading transformational change.
Heather is qualified to administer a wide variety of psychometric assessments including several Hogan Assessments, the EQ-i, Strengths Development Inventory, and has experience with several 360 leadership and team development tools.
Heather has incredible passion for supporting individuals and organization through positive change. Through her well established organizational experience, she has witnessed profound individual success and organizational progress. Heather is also passionate about research and writing. With several publications and co-edited books in circulation, she is continuously working on expanding and sharing an important knowledge base to help create organizational health.
As a flip-flop loving adventurer, serial entrepreneur and practitioner of speaking the truth with a dash of love, Colby brings a radically different approach to leadership development, cultural initiatives and business development. With over 25 years of leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies, global conglomerates, franchise organizations and as an owner of multiple businesses himself, he has gained tremendous knowledge and the skills needed to guide organizations, teams and individuals through increasingly complex and meaningful change.
Several areas of expertise include: executive coaching, executive retreats, change management, business strategy development, marketing, and sales leadership.
Colby is passionate about fostering people’s personal and professional growth and achieving the seemingly impossible through conscious approaches and strategies to business in a rapidly changing world.
I wish I had this book 20 years ago when I began my journey as a CEO. I would have been better prepared to understand some seemingly confusing dilemmas about the kind of organization and culture one needs to "deliver the results" while also genuinely fostering a safe, caring workplace.
Heather Hanson Wickman shares her authentic self while providing guidance, tools and resources to “Be open and vulnerable as a leader, communicate frequently and lead intentionally from a space of love”. We leaders have a choice to lead with love over fear and this will put you on that path!
Heather Hanson Wickman has captured the essence of business leaders across the ages and mixed in her own experience and case studies to make a brilliant case for brining love into the workplace. She pulls no punches: there may be snickers and/or eye rolls when the word LOVE is brought into a business context. But there's nothing for it but to power through the resistance. The friction is all about fear, anyway: Yours and your critics'
"This book is a must-read for any leader or executive who comes to work daily knowing there is a better and more purpose-derived way to serve the people who serve our patients and other customers. The quiet and not-so-quiet desperation for a different path so absent from today’s disconnected workplaces is the subject of this book. It is written with heart from a leader with a heart…who has seen this type of leadership done well and also lived through/alongside the opposite. It is my hope that this practical body of work will become THE way we lead and that we will do so unabashedly and even proudly. It will make a difference in our health: mind, body, and soul."
"The Evolved Executive provides a thoughtful and provocative blueprint for the future of leadership and organizations. A must read for any enlightened leader."
"A must read for leaders at all levels who want to move beyond fear-based beliefs to create teams and organizations shaped by purpose. A great resource for those in search of meaning at work in the 21st century"
Heather has an inquisitive, honest, thought-provoking style that allows her to be a partner in your professional growth and development. Personally, she has helped me examine priorities, become a stronger leader to my team, and find my authentic voice. Heather is not judgmental but will keep the focus on goals and accountability to help you reach agreed-upon outcomes. I have also worked with Heather on organizational design, change management, and professional growth for my team. I cannot recommend her highly enough – if you make the investment, it will pay dividends!
Heather is hands down the best coach I have ever had. She has fostered deep personal growth and helped me to show up as the person and professional I most want to be. I’ve gotten nudges when needed, support when needed, and most importantly, an open, honest, thoughtful partner to help me navigate the work place and maximize my contribution. I wholeheartedly recommend Heather to my friends and colleagues.
“Heather has been an insightful coach and a wonderful accountability partner. She offers a warm, judgement-free approach that lends itself to deep personal and professional development. Untethered has given me powerful tools to apply long after my engagement has ended. I’ve been thrilled with the experience.”
"I've had the privilege of working with Heather Hanson, Ph.D. for the past 12 years in her capacity as a senior executive on my team, director of organizational development and as an executive coach to me and members of my team. Dr. Hanson’s skills in leadership training and professional development are high impact, well understood and well received. She is a superb consultant and a trusted coach from whom I always learn.”