With 25 years in organization effectiveness, Heather Berthoud is a thoughtful and trusted partner to organizational and community leaders. She combines a passion for social justice with a focused practical results-orientation that builds the ability of leaders and organizations to accomplish their goals, learn, and enjoy. Clients and colleagues describe her as insightful, fun, straightforward, challenging and supportive. She identifies the essence of issues along with models and perspectives that clients can apply themselves. She brings lightness and depth to often challenging situations.
Her clients include Advocates for Youth, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Center for Community Change, the Interfaith Alliance, NARAL Prochoice America, the National Labor College, and the Sierra Club. In addition to her consulting practice, she is faculty for the American University Masters in Organization Development and a Professional Associate at the Gestalt International Study Center.
She has authored several publications on diversity, planning, training and consulting. Her most recent publication, coauthored with Jen Ray of NARAL, is "Diversity initiative in a social change organization: A case study" in the December 2010 issue of the Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry. She is a member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences, the Organization Development Network, and the Gestalt International Study Center. Heather has played a key role in the development of the Worker Institute's National Labor Leadership Initiative.