About Genny Heikka
Genny is an author and speaker who has been helping women reach their full potential for over 17 years. She holds an MBA and is a vetted member of the Professional Coaching Association. In her own life, she's experienced many of the things she coaches women through today: life and career changes, strengthening and communicating your unique personal brand, and discovering your purpose and passion. She's served in a variety of leadership roles within corporate, non-profit, community and ministry organizations and applies her experience in marketing, leadership, and communications to help the women and companies she works with excel and grow.
Genny has appeared on radio and TV and has been published in multiple publications. She began her career at Hewlett-Packard then stepped into her dream of becoming an author, writing several books. She's also served as the Director of Communications for an international non-profit that fights human trafficking, and taught business classes as Adjunct Faculty--where she loved working with students and emerging leaders. Genny also co-founded LIFT: Live Inspired, Fearless, Thriving, which hosts events and workshops that help women gather in community and live inspired, fearless and thriving lives.
“Genny was tremendous! From the prep work in getting to know her audience, to the planning and logistics of our time with her, to the delivery of her messages… Genny was sensational. Our team thought she was as authentic as they come: sharing deep insights into personal branding using anecdotes from her own life! Genny brings a ray of light, positivity, hope, and foundational knowledge to a room filled with leaders at every level.” –Jenn Pressner-Taylor, Regional Marketing Director, Texas Roadhouse Restaurants
"Genny is extremely motivating, knowledgeable, generous and real. She went above and beyond expectations and I am honored and thankful to have worked with her. She really takes the time to get to know you - fully investing herself to help you meet your goals." -Valerie F
"Genny is absolutely outstanding to work with. She is insightful, helpful, relatable and understanding. While working with her, Genny aided me in identifying my strengths, values and much more. This knowledge helped lead me towards a personally more rewarding career path. Thank you, Genny!" -Sara S.
"I have worked with Genny on several projects and she is a huge asset. She is well-educated and well-read on the topic of leadership; she stays current on all that’s out there and she leads out of selfless strength, authenticity, passion and encouragement. Genny’s positive, 'glass half-full' outlook is inspiring, contagious and motivational. I find myself getting excited about anything that comes out of Genny’s mouth!" -Pam Strain, Search Ministries
“Genny has a deep and sincere desire to see women flourish. Her delightful optimism, coupled with business savvy, chart the path to both individual and shared success. She’s a skilled communicator, making her an ideal fit for igniting a new vision for the future and imparting the skills to get there.” -Kirsten Holmberg, President and Founder of Platform Idaho and Idaho Speakers Bureau
"Genny is so transparent. I heard her speak at a businesswomen’s networking event. She encouraged women to say yes, even if you’re not 100% sure what that means. I have now been exploring my own life to discover if there is fear that is holding me back." -Shauna O’Donnell, Courage Worldwide
"Many of our women thought this was our best meeting of the year and that they need to hear this talk every month. Genny’s ability to relate to our situations touched everyone. Her talk was the highlight of our year." -Lisa Sietsema, Finance Coordinator
"Genny speaks from the heart, is real, relatable and authentic. Every woman in the room was able to connect with her story. We left feeling encouraged and inspired. Genny truly has a gift. We look forward to inviting her back in the near future!" -Allie Suydam, Foundations Coordinator at Bayside, Granite Bay, California
I'm passionate about leadership and helping women thrive.
My process for each individual and team I work with begins with a simple conversation. My priority is understanding your needs, what problems you want to solve, and how I can help you. Feel free to reach out to me and I'll contact you within 24 hours. I look forward to talking!