“Working with Dr. Heather Backstrom has been a transformation both personally and professionally. She looks at the whole picture and thoughtfully questions and provides suggestions for growth. In just five months of working with Heather, our firm utilizes a new (and improved) organizational method, revenue has gone up, and priorities are better recognized. The greatest gift from working with Heather though, is the ability to feel present because of the tools she gives you. I would wholeheartedly Backstrom Leadership Strategies!”

Kristen J., Attorney

“I have had the opportunity in my career to work with a number of major consulting firms, including Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and the Boston Consulting Group. All of my interaction with these fine consulting groups pale in comparison to the outstanding work that Dr. Heather Backstrom provided to me and my company over the past few years. There are three key reasons for my assessment of Dr. Backstrom and her outstanding work: (1) Dr. Backstrom is an effective listener, who does not approach your consulting opportunities or issues with pre-conceived notions. (2) Dr. Backstrom provides effective solutions to the problems or issues identified through the process of effective understanding and assessment of what is actually taking place in my organization, and not based on theories or wishful thinking. (3) Dr. Backstrom is not afraid to tell you that your assessment of a particular situation or event is wrong. Dr. Backstrom is both fearless and thoughtful, which is a great combination for finding and implementing solutions to corporate challenges. I heartily endorse Dr. Backstrom as the best consultant with which I have had the privilege to work.”

Mark Welches, Executive Vice President, newspaper

“My coaching experience with Heather has been phenomenal! With her coaching and guidance I have learned to be a better leader and improve my strategic skills which has allowed me to flourish in my career. I have received positive feedback from both my boss and my staff. I have seen the great benefits from my coaching with Heather.”

Addie A., VP of Finance, credit union

“Heather has encouraged me to see myself more objectively and to work within my leadership style to achieve a new momentum. In the past, a major stumbling block in my leadership growth was working against my style so I could ‘fit’ into what others wanted me to be. Heather has provided new tools and insights for me to work within my style and to communicate effectively – with better results.”

Diane J., Sr. VP Human Resources, credit union

“My coaching experience with Heather was probably the most beneficial six months of my career. She helped me create the foundation that I have built on over the past year. The most valuable thing I would say I learned from our time was how to relate situations to something I identify with personally. I’m able to accept and control things with little to no stress and I have to say I completed my first year in my new position with an excellent year end appraisal.”

Greg P., Assistant Chief Operations Officer, water district

“Working with Heather has helped me become a more purposeful driver of my professional and personal lives. She provides a powerful feedback stream that helps me come to terms with my blindsides and get out of my own way.”

Teresa F., Regional Branch Manager, credit union

“Heather has helped an anxious, often overwhelmed person I am, become more confident and focused on how I want my job to work for me. She has helped guide me toward my goals and my desired reality. Her focus on mindfulness has helped me both in my business as well as personally. Defining and separating what is important with what is not. I used to think I didn’t have time in my busy day to meet with someone like Heather. Now, I am not sure how I survived without it!”

Eric Chu, Insurance Professional