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The Howells Group

Heather Harrison, Senior Coach and Consultant

Philosophy Statement

I bring two unique disciplines, Organization Development and Professional Therapy together to provide a distinct approach to transforming leaders, teams, individuals and organizations. Working in a collaborative and customized manner, I facilitate new levels of insight, learning and capacity for both you and your organization. Working for over 20 years as an Organization Development Consultant, I have coached leaders, teams and individuals in a wide variety of institutions and organizations. Serving in corporate, health care, and non-profit settings has provided me with a broad understanding of each client’s unique context, and the impact their specific environment has on their individual leadership development needs. Twelve years ago, I added to my professional “tool kit” by becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. The goal of my Counseling practice is to help people confront and deal with issues that have become barriers to their sense of peace, purpose and direction. I engage my clients and help them find the courage to overcome obstacles in order to reach their greatest potential in leading and operating within human relationships and organizational structures. I encourage each person to understand and build on strengths, while addressing old patterns that no longer serve them, and creating new strategies that help them meet their goals.

Heather Harrison, Senior Coach and Consultant
(503) 246-2929

Areas of Expertise/Results

  • Executive and Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership and Team Assessments
  • Team Development


  • Experience Based Learning
  • Professional Counseling

Experience/Selected Projects

  • Provided Leadership Coaching to Arthur Andersen Partners and Managers regarding implementation of Total Quality Management (LEAN) Principles to increase business effectiveness
  • Provided Leadership Coaching to Directors and Managers at various University Hospitals to increase levels of patient care, and business effectiveness
  • Provided Leadership Coaching to Directors and Managers at Intel to increase team productivity, operational effectiveness and strategic direction
  • Provided Leadership Coaching to Directors and Managers at the State of Washington Department of Commerce to increase team effectiveness and provide a cultural shift in the organization
  • Provided Leadership Coaching to Management at Planar to improve interpersonal effectiveness
  • Provided Leadership Coaching to Management at Pacific Natural Foods to improve strategic business direction, and increase personal confidence in the role of leader

Credentials & Certifications

  • Master of Arts Marriage Family Therapy, George Fox University, Portland, OR. Sept. 2000 – June
  • Master of Arts Counseling, George Fox University, Portland, OR,. Sept. 2004 – June 2009
  • Master of Arts Education, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, February 1988 – May 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts Speech Communication, University of WA., Seattle, WA, September 1983 – June 1987
  • Certificate of Spanish Studies, University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, March 1986 – June 1986
  • Certified to administer the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Core Values Inventory (CVI), the Team Management Index (TMI), and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
Washington State University