HEIDI CONNAL – Leadership Developer

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AVAILABLE FOR – Keynotes, Virtual Presentations, Panels, as a Moderator, Fireside Chats, Workshops and Training.


Domestic In-Person (USA): $15,000 USD+International In-Person: Please inquireVirtual/Online Events: $10,000 USD+


About Heidi

Heidi Connal loves the adventure of change.

Heidi has 30 years of executive leadership experience, building and leading teams in hyper-growth global environments such as Salesforce, Bank of America, American Express, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She thrived in the challenge of scaling global, diverse, and profitable teams and businesses, and what brought her the most joy was supporting her people in their professional and personal growth and development.

In 2017 she chose to shift her focus to doing exactly that, as much as she could, and became an executive coach focusing on transformational coaching that is soulful, human, and effective.

She currently coaches C-suite and EVP/SVP level executives on how to use their constellation of leadership skills to be exemplary communicators, consummate relationship navigators, impactful conductors of talent, and the deepest experts in the perception of their personal brand.

Heidi has coached in over 20+ industries, with a focus on technology, finance, marketing, construction, legal, US military, and professional services.

Heidi is an Executive Coach based out of the Pacific Northwest. An advocate of emotional intelligence and neuroscience, Heidi balances empathetic listening and occasional direct coaching to help clients uncover the root of their strengths and their development areas.

She builds trust quickly, asking powerful questions and contributing observations and feedback based on her business experience and her knowledge of neuroscience and psychology. This sets the stage for powerful collaboration to shift leader’s behaviors and potential to achieve their most authentic and successful goals.

Says one executive, “Heidi has an uncanny ability to distill elusive personal aspirations into actionable, achievable plans and certainly made me feel a newfound sense of self-efficacy and confidence.”

Heidi has coached the executives of global organizations such as Salesforce, the US Navy, LinkedIn, Roblox, McCarthy, Paul Hastings, Bank of America, TIAA, Wells Fargo, HP, Experian, Genetech, Wachtell Lipton, Petco, and WindRiver.

Heidi holds an MBA from Stern School of Business and a BS from the University of Virginia. She is a Berkeley Certified coach, a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and has certifications in numerous personality and 360 assessments.

And if these skills happen to come up in a coaching session, she’s also a PADI Certified Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Heidi Connal keynote speaker

Bouncing Back: Resiliency in Trying Times

Life often throws us situations—personal and professional—where we are caught off guard or knocked off our feet.

During these times it’s easy to lose our stride and our confidence, but there are ways to get back on our feet quickly, spending less time on the down and more time in creative action. In this talk, Heidi shares the latest in neuroscience, behavioral psychology, mindfulness, and coaching techniques so that you can rewire your own brain for positivity, self-compassion, and a strong sense of purpose.

Key Takeaways:

  • Calm your nervous system in stressful situations
  • Regain control of your creative mind when caught off guard
  • Stay open to possibilities
  • Take action with confidence
  • Grow from failed experiences and get better faster
  • Learn to tolerate ambiguity
  • Develop realistic optimism

Leading Change and Winning Over Resistance

Change is enormous. It’s innovative, it’s dynamic, it’s constant, and – above all – it’s hard.
What are the keys to leading successful change in an organization or community? Why is there resistance?

And what tools do we have to work through that resistance?

Join Heidi Connal in this lively and engaging talk in which she examines the elements of change, the reasons for objection, and the strategies for driving successful transformations.

Key Takeaways:

  • The psychology of change and resistance
  • The steps for change success

Leading Through Traumatic Times

The workplace is no exception to the human existence of change, loss, and grief.

This talk dives into how loss and trauma impacts an employee, and how we as leaders can understand what they’re going through, support them in their journey, and help them build their resilience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Defining leadership moments
  • This is our brain, on grief
  • What makes resilience, resilient?
  • The mindfulness of words and actions

All of Heidi Connal’s keynotes can be customized to fit your needs.

Other topics include:

  • Storytelling For Leaders
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Influencing Without Authority
  • Managing Bias
  • Personal Branding
  • Negotiating Adeptly

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