Heather Sattler

Heather Sattler, MPS, CPDC

Heather Sattler inspires awareness to ignite action in both organizations and individuals. She is fervent about equal access to opportunity for all. Among her passions is providing coaching on building high-performing teams and hiring, supervising, mentoring, and sponsoring people outside of dominant in-groups. Heather enjoys helping her clients align their actions with their vision and values to achieve a greater good. She relies on her strengths of awakening spirit, bringing out potential, and serving as a purveyor of depth in a light-hearted way to provide transformative experiences for those with whom she works.

Heather founded Arusha Consulting in 2018 providing coaching and consulting services related to leadership, people management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to that, she held founding and executive roles at Chicago-based nonprofit organizations. She led each organization through a complete assessment and professionalization of its systems, processes, and people to enable generative and strategic approaches to mission.

Heather’s undergrad degree at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service included a year at the Pontificía Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic) and a certificate in Latin American Studies. She received a Master of Science degree in Public Service Management from DePaul University.

For nearly a decade, Heather taught human resources management at DePaul University’s Graduate School of Public Service Management and All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland. Both programs are international by design.

Heather is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach through CoachDiversity Institute, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a PQ (Positive Intelligence) Coach, and a Gold Status Tiara International Certified Coach. She has coached senior leaders in organizations representing numerous industries and cultures. Some examples include Annie E. Casey Foundation, Aurora, Cornell University, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Groupon, Jägermeister US, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, and Vail

“I could not have navigated the challenges of a new leadership role without Heather. Heather provided tactical coaching tips I could take and use to overcome immediate roadblocks, but also helped me think long-term about what my new role could look like and what kind of leader I wanted to be. What I found most profound and impactful in working with Heather was that she took the time to really understand my goals, values and motivators. It has inspired me to do the same with my new team.”

– Colleen C., PR Director