COACHING WOMEN FOR LIFE AND WORK
Starting with her role as the eldest of five siblings and right on through life as an athlete, wife, corporate manager, mother, mother-in-law and entrepreneur, Heidi Swartz has helped people grow and thrive. In 2010, she made the job official, transitioning from real estate development to people development: specifically, women and girls.
"I realized two things," says Heidi. "First, we need more women leaders; it's good for business and better for the world. And second, I wish I'd had someone like me as a coach as I was trying to figure out how leadership and career meets family and other life priorities."
Instead she had persistence and conviction as her guide. Raised in a traditional household in an era when women became nurses, teachers, secretaries or married, Heidi forged her own path in business as part of the nation's growing wave of dual-career couples. Along with deep listening skills and a remarkable capacity for reframing tough situations, she brings this rich combination of professional and life experience to the challenge of helping career-focused women articulate and achieve their goals in work and in life.
In addition to private coaching and corporate consulting, Heidi advocates for women through non-profit work and speaking engagements on a variety of women- and career-related topics. She has moderated panels for the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and the 3% Conference in San Francisco, spoken to groups from Amazon to Lean In, and presented strategies to the King County Advisory Board, among others.