Heather holds a Master’s in Counseling, received coaching training and certification through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), and is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Heather is currently a Senior Career Consultant for Right Management Consulting, coaches IT career changers for Flatiron and is the founder of Heather Wilkerson Coaching where she provides professional, personal and career change coaching focusing on transitions, managing roadblocks and handling life-changing events. She focuses on professionals experiencing burnout, personal change, and supporting clients to create meaningful careers at any stage.
Heather began her career in Human Resources and Employee Assistance Programs. Over 20 years ago, she moved to career coaching and helping clients manage change. Since then, she has built three different comprehensive Career Development programs, created online career suites, and written and presented numerous training and development programs, including a 3-day career transition workshop, plus an award-winning Career Change and Growth webinar series. Recently, she led Leadership and Career Programs for Brown University Alumni and served as Director of Career Services for the Brown University Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) program. She has over 20 years of coaching experience working in Higher Ed, Fortune 100 companies, the Federal Government and healthcare organizations.
She approaches career coaching with the belief that everyone has great skills and strengths waiting to be uncovered. She has experience helping clients tell their story, craft career plans and generally consult on the self-marketing process. She partners with clients to clarify and connect with their inner strengths and resources to live their best life and reach their goals with ease.
Heather Lives in Rhode Island with her husband and has 4 children at various stages of launch! She enjoys running, yoga, all types of boating and hiking. She is an aspiring cook and musician.