About Heather Berthoud
Heather Berthoud has been a trusted partner to organizational and community leaders for more than 30 years. She encourages organizations to experience, understand, and self-direct enterprises that are life-affirming in their means and ends. She combines a passion for social justice with a practical orientation, so leaders and organizations accomplish their goals, learn, and enjoy. Clients and colleagues describe her as insightful, fun, straightforward, challenging, and supportive.To work with her is to think anew and co-create solutions that endure. She listens intently and distills coherence, allowing leaders to articulate their full aspirations. As a result, clients get clearer about their current situation and goals. She provides exceptional value by identifying the essence of issues and then providing models and perspectives that clients can apply themselves. She brings lightness and depth to often challenging situations. Her clients have included Advocates for Youth, Amnesty International, Children’s Law Center, the Fund for Global Human Rights, Jews United for Justice, Jobs with Justice, the National Labor Leadership Initiative, Princeton University, and the Sierra Club. In addition to her consulting practice, she taught for the American University Masters in Organization Development. She has led development programs including Leading Nonprofit Organizations for the Gestalt International Study Center, Foundations of OD for NTL Institute, online and in-person gatherings for Wicked Company, and numerous workshops on diversity, organizational change, leadership, and consulting practice. She has authored several publications on diversity, planning, training and consulting. A recent publication is “Learning to Transfer OD Online: Adaptations of a Technology Late Adopter,” in Organization Development Review (Spring, 2021). She is a member of NTL Institute, Organization Development Network, and the Gestalt International Study Center. Heather is a life-long learner whose education includes:
- Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Science in Organization Development from American University
- International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development (iGOLD) certificate
- Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification, 2021
- Martial arts student and instructor (1985–2005), yoga student (since 2004), avid hiker.