Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Heather’s background is in non-profit management, programs, development, and public policy – she’s served as executive director of Westside Homeless Partnership, worked in public policy for Children at Risk and was director of development at Interfaith Ministries. She’s worked with Catholic Charities and several other non-profits as well.

She is a graduate of Leadership Houston and is an inaugural member of the P-16 West Houston Council. Heather has a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas A&M, a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of St. Thomas, and most recently earned a master’s degree in Education in Counseling from the University of St. Thomas.

Heather’s passion is working in community. She believes we have the possibility to be the community that makes community work. Heather states, “I think about this a lot because as everyone knows, I love my village. I just love community. However, I know it is hard work to live “in community.” You have to respect others and compromise. It’s like marriage times 100. And here’s the thing – not everyone in your community is going to like you, and you are not going to like everyone in your community. But here’s the important part – you can disagree and not even like each other and you can still be respectful of each other’s opinions. You can still work together for a greater good. You can still live ‘in community.’ My favorite quote about community is from C. Everett Koop who says, ‘The American ideal is not that we all agree with each other, or even like each other, every minute of the day. It is rather that we will respect each other’s rights, especially the right to be different, and that, at the end of the day, we will understand that we are one people, one country, and one community, and that our well-being is inextricably bound up with the well-being of each and every one of our fellow citizens.'”

Heather is a West Houston native and lives in the Memorial/Spring Branch area with her husband and daughters. They also have one son who will be attending law school in the fall. Heather is currently co-President of the PTA and co-Leader to 3 girls scout troops at her daughter’s school. When she isn’t working or at school, Heather loves hiking, reading and laughing, which she aspires to do daily.

 

FACILITATOR

As a top Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP), Joni strives to make a difference in the lives of others by tapping into a client’s potential and igniting them in their greatness for success. She collaborates with her clients: employees, sales professionals, leaders and executives and together they boost learning initiatives, sales, leadership, and achieve strategic goals!

She has over 18 years in the learning and development space where Joni has delivered Miller Heiman’s Conceptual and Strategic Selling programs, DISC/PIAV behavioral styles instruction and Situational Leadership curriculum. She is also a published author in: “The Book of Road Tested Training Activities”, “Association for Talent Developments (ATD) Training Toolkit application”, and “101 Ways to Make Training Active”.

What she does best: Joni is a game changing executive coach. She is a captivating speaker and an engaging and approachable facilitator. Joni creates appealing learning engagements and holds herself to a gold standard in performance consulting, as well as, in the planning and production of sales meetings/events to a wide variety of audiences. Her experience encompasses effective management development, sales training, mentoring, and executive coaching.

Joni very much enjoys being active in the National Speaker’s Association and she is the Vice President of Community Training Networks (CTNs) and Special Interests Groups (SIGs) for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Houston chapter. She is also a member of the ATD national organization and gives back by volunteering her time with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

ADDRESS

10370 Richmond Ave.
Suite 125
Phone: (713) 765-4321
Fax: (713) 765-4321
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