coaching helps you go farther, faster

  • Do you wish you felt more confident?

  • Do you find yourself holding back from opportunities or getting passed over?

  • Do you compare yourself to others?

  • Do you wish you were a better communicator or came across as more sure of yourself?

  • Do you wish you had more clarity about what to do in your life or your career path?

    You're not alone.

    I'd love to work with you!
  • I’ve worked with countless women over the years and have seen the power of having someone come alongside you to help you increase your confidence so you can truly thrive – in work and in life. 

    As a coach certified in Emotional Intelligence with a proven process for helping women discover their unique identity and increase their confidence, I’d love to help you show up as your best self so you can have the greatest positive impact and live with a sense of purpose and passion in all you do. Read about my Confidence Coaching Program below, and feel free to reach out for a discovery call any time. I’d love to talk with you! (Group confidence coaching is available too.)

    a more confident you

    What will you get with confidence coaching?

    We all want to be more confident, but sometimes we're not sure how to get there. In my Confidence Coaching Program, I come alongside you and guide you through a four-step, practical yet powerful roadmap that can transform you from the inside out and lead to more confidence, clarity and success. Over six sessions, we will go through the steps together and I will help you uncover your unique identity, eliminate roadblocks that may be holding you back, and learn how to truly shine and stand out as your best self. You'll get one-on-one coaching in each session and you'll also walk away with your personalized Confidence Toolbox that we will build together over the six sessions. Your toolbox will include all the self-discovery work we'll do, as well as goal and action item resources and templates so you will have a plan to continue forward even after we're done working together.
    You are here for a reason, you bring a unique value to all you do, and there is a distinct purpose for your life. Your talent holds power. How are you using it? Confidence Coaching helps you to explore how you can have the greatest positive impact and success, and find the most meaning and fulfillment in your path.
    Before you can confidently live out your purpose, reach your full potential and be truly happy (and you can live your purpose out in different ways in different seasons of your life), you need to know YOU. This journey of self discovery is hard to do on your own, and this is the area I specialize in helping women with.
    When you take time to discover more about who you are - your values, passions, strengths, skills and shaping experiences - it informs your direction, and your actions. It builds your confidence and influences how you communicate who you are. And it points you to your sweet spot: the areas you'll bring the most contribution and find the most meaning. I come alongside you, guide you through this process of self-discovery that can transform you from the inside out.
    Change is hard. And sometimes, small steps are the most important change you can make... because they add up over time. I help you become your best self and increase your confidence by coaching you through the process of identifying and overcoming fears and roadblocks that may be holding you back, as well as helping you set meaningful and achievable goals and actions.

    what women have said...

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    "Genny instantly caught my attention with her passion for helping others find their way and her down-to-earth personality! I reached out to her, as I wanted to dive deeper into the next chapter of my career. Going through her full 6-week personal branding program gave me a clearer picture of what I truly didn’t want and inspired me to start pursuing my true passions. Interestingly enough, through her program and amazing guidance, I discovered that the passions I once held had shifted, and with Genny’s help, she got me aligned! I gained valuable tools to further enhance my own personal branding in my career and personal life that I was instantly able to implement. Genny truly is a bright light in this world and always made me feel comfortable to share my thoughts in a safe space to where I could make the progress needed. She even connected me with a few HR professionals to further help me in my new journey. I highly recommend Genny and her personal branding program to anyone no matter where you’re at in your career or life journey!"

    -Jessica Gentit, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Executive
    "I had the opportunity to listen to Genny Heikka at a corporate speaker series and was immediately drawn to her passion for helping women.  After a chat, and her going out of her way to accommodate my schedule outside her usual work hours, I signed up for the Personal Branding Coaching Program. Genny genuinely cares about empowering and helping women and isn't in this for mere business. She helped me explore my strengths and values, and to open my mind to career options in leadership, which I had never even considered or seen myself worthy of before. She walked me through the process of self exploration resulting in gaining clarity for future steps and confidence. I had a great time working with her and getting to know her, and above all myself, over the four sessions. She is focused, understanding, motivating and kind.  I loved her passion and energy. The process was very valuable to me at my mid-career in the tech industry and I believe it can help anyone at any stage of their life/career."

    -Susan V., Senior Engineer, Bay Area, California
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    "Genny has been a tremendous mentor, friend, and inspiration from the moment we met. The content, insights, and support she personally provides to help you succeed are above and beyond outstanding. The Her Team Success Personal Branding Toolbox is one of the best resources I’ve experienced and Genny’s zest for encouraging people to find their purpose and thrive has positively impacted my life. I highly recommend Genny and Her Team Success to anyone seeking an AMAZING coach."

    -Valerie L. Davis, Former V.P., Corporate Culture, Labor and Human Resources, major grocery chain
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    "Genny’s service was invaluable to me as a young millennial professional hoping to find clarity in a new chapter of life. I began working with Genny eight months into a new career I was struggling to embrace. Her guidance was an essential piece in my discovery of personal and unique compass points to use when making decisions in life, career, and creative projects. Her process facilitates self-discovery and growth-minded reflection, along with the exploration of values and passion. No matter where you are in life, at the beginning of a career and wondering where to go or decades in and needing to create a new path, the support and clarity provided through Genny and her coaching process will prove to be an indispensable resource."

    -Molly Falk-Steinmetz, Masters of Science, Educational Program Coordinator, Wisconsin
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    "Genny is absolutely amazing to work with! She is extremely helpful, relatable, kind and understanding. When I began working with Genny, I was not confident in who I was or where my life journey would take me. She helped me immensely with identifying my strengths, values, and overall confidence in who I am. This guidance really helped me look at my life differently and really embrace who I am rather than comparing myself to everyone around me. Genny and her coaching services are a valuable resource no matter the stage in life you are at. Thank you Genny for your enthusiasm for life and wanting to help those around you."

    -Emily Piery, Account Management, Events, Wisconsin
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    "A recent partnership with Genny resulted in a very successful Women's Skill Builders Series for more than 800 participants over the course of three weeks. The series covered topics of mentors, sponsors, and personal branding and were highly sought-after by employees. Genny brought her expertise and heart-warming anecdotes which left our audiences with a sense of empowerment to own their careers. She's incredibly easy to engage for planning and execution, she keeps it real, and she's able to draw people in and establish a connection very quickly. She also met us where we needed her most – on video conference – which enabled us to scale to hundreds of dispersed employees and maintain a high level of engagement through a virtual format. 'The sessions were truly Do Not Disturb Worthy!' one of our participants commented - I couldn't agree more! Partnering with Genny is like having the support of hundreds of women behind you, rooting for your success! Her wealth of experience, coupled with her easy-going personality, makes her a great coach. Thanks for an awesome series, Genny!"

    -Adrienne Massie, Hewlett-Packard, Employee Engagement Manager
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    "Genny has been a hugely popular presenter at our Women and Leadership conferences the past two years.  Our more than 800 attendees use adjectives like animated & enthusiastic, engaging & fun, informed & informative, genuine & practical, and motivating & supportive when describing Genny.  Her Mentors & Sponsors and Personal Branding workshops are standing room only events.  And, her personal stories are lauded for bringing concepts to life and illustrating her messages in practical terms.  So glad to have Genny as part of our Women and Leadership team!"

    -Tracy Andrus, President & Chairman, Andrus Center for Public Policy
    "As a seasoned professional, I was struggling with my purpose and passion. Genny guided me through an exploration of my values and passion. It was easy to engage with Genny. She has a talent of drawing out experiences that provide a foundation for the Personal Brand Toolbox. The toolbox is an excellent product that identifies values, passions, strengths, natural abilities, skills, shaping experiences which shape your personal mission statement and personal brand statement. The Personal Brand Toolbox provided a path to share my talents and an opportunity to highlight experiences that have shaped who I am professionally!"

    -Joan B
    "I had the privilege of working on personal branding with Genny and it has been transformational for me.  I started working with Genny during a time where I realized I had lost my way.  I wholeheartedly devoted myself to family and raising kids, which has been rewarding in many ways—I just forgot about me during that season, unintentionally.  Years later, I looked up and asked myself questions like “Now what?” and “Who the heck am I?”  Genny helped pull out the core values and strengths that make me who I am and make me feel alive.  She has been an insightful guide who has helped reconnect me with my passions so I can live with purpose and fulfillment as Jackie.  I feel excited about the future and less scared.  I am walking away with tools to help me along the way of this new adventure.  Genny is very gifted at what she does. Not only is she brilliant, she genuinely cares about each individual and loves what she does.  Just talk to her for 2 minutes, you’ll fall in love with her and feel inspired."

    -Jackie A, Business Owner, Sacramento, California
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    "Working with Genny was one of the most empowering steps I've taken. I was at a crossroads in my career as well as personal life, and decided I needed to make a change. I did some research on life coaches and career counselors, and found Her Team Success. I was immediately drawn to the fact that it focuses on giving women a sense of power and control into their own hands, and utilizes strategies and tools specific to each woman. During my time working with Genny I actually landed my dream job, and I finally had the confidence to accept it and make a huge move. I cannot recommend Her Team Success enough. The experience changed my career, and my entire life. Thank you Genny!"

    -Madeline, Executive Producer at KFBK Radio in Sacramento, California
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    "I was in a place where I needed to find a new job that challenged me and was using more of my skillset. I hired Genny for coaching, and the time with her made all the difference. She had me work through Strengthsfinders and update my resume, for starters. But the most important thing was she encouraged my spirit and soul. At a time when it was hard to remember who God had made me, Genny was there - in the thick of Covid, and working from home. I am so grateful that I invested in coaching and spending bimonthly time with Genny. It was a game changer. Nine months later, I got offered a dream job. Genny is not only an excellent coach, but she became a dear friend during our sessions. You are worth the investment in coaching and Genny is hands down the best in the Treasure Valley. I would pick her all over again. And I know that I will continue to coach with her in the future!" -Page Geske, University Development Counselor at GCU, Author/Speaker, Milepost 95  
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    “Genny is extremely passionate about helping people elevate their own passions and purpose! We brought her in to speak to our team at Peppershock Media, and she presented and shared her expertise and experiences in the area of personal branding. She's provided excellent guidance and coaching for our people, and encouraged us to really think about how our individual personal brands align with our company's brand. She was great to have on our Peppershock Marketing Expedition podcasts as well!”

    -Rhea Allen, CEO, Peppershock Media
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    "Genny has an incredible ability to draw insights from what can seem like a bunch of random facts about yourself. She has helped me uncover things about myself that I didn't know were there. I now feel like I have a more clear picture of myself and how to accomplish my future goals. Genny helped me discover my values, my priorities, and my giftings that I already had within. Going through her coaching is the best decision I've ever made!"

    -Laurey Keihne, Project Manager, Bamboo Creative, Sacramento, California
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    "Genny draws from her expertise in business to deliver high-quality coaching. When I hired her, I was extremely burned out and really needed to find my inspiration and passion again relating to my career and make a change in the way I delivered my services. All of the work I did with her gave me the focus I needed to be more successful and energetic;  I was able to define my values, discover and tap into my passions, and create a professional mission statement that I could truly be proud of.  Genny is professional, prepared and compassionate. Since I hired her, I have doubled my income, attracted more business coaching clients and have felt better and more encouraged about the next phase of my career. She is amazing."

    -Rebecca Martin, Founder & CEO, Dear Jane - A Career Services Company, Bay Area, California
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    "Working with Genny has brought profound change in my life. Her guidance helped me to see and understand that I already had what I needed to lead my team with confidence. She helped me to identify my strengths and my weaknesses. This new confidence and self-awareness has spilled over into every area of my life!"

    -Rachel Steele, Speaker, Country Music Singer & Songwriter, Northern California
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    "Working with Genny has been absolutely essential to my success this year. I set major goals for the first time for my business and personal life—and with her coaching system was able to follow through and achieve many of them—some even ahead of schedule. With Genny's help, my freelance business has had its best year ever. I’m looking forward to continued success with Genny’s support!"

    - Ben DeRienzo, CEO, See Sweet Creative, Inc.
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    “Genny spoke for our annual women’s conference as our keynote speaker and she was fabulous! She has professionalism from the beginning and was easy to work with. Her energy and passion came through as vibrantly as she spoke. She gave you actual steps to move forward from where you’re at, no matter what that looks like. You came away from her talk with a new unique awakening for yourself and a big genuine smile! We will definitely be asking her back in the future!”

    -Sherri Lies, Chairwoman of 7B Women’s Annual Conference
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    “Genny was a joy to work with and her presentation was inspiring and engaging! She gave the class concrete tools and examples to help each participant take the lead in establishing their own personal brand. We look forward to working with her again in the future!”

    -Teresa Baker, Program Director, Idaho State Bar, Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
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    “Genny is sensational! 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… she was tremendous! 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
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    "Genny's heart and passion for others is as authentic as they come! Our student leaders found her presentation engaging and informative. They also appreciated the personal insights she shared that helped them develop personally as well as progress in their careers. I always enjoy working with Genny and look forward to having her visit our team again!"

    -Jentry Walsh, Assistant Director Student Union and University Events, Boise State University
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    "Genny was so kind, patient, and supportive throughout our career coaching sessions. I felt lost and confused when we began the process but by the end, I felt more clear than I have been in a long time! I highly recommend working with Genny if you are going through a transition, at a crossroads, or just want to feel more confident about your path in life. I really looked forward to our sessions and felt that I had accomplished a lot in the relatively short amount of time we worked together. I went from zero job offers (and I was applying to many places) to two (and possibly more to come!).  I am so thankful that I discovered Her Team Success ~ Thank you, Genny!"

    -Lauren Miller, Boise, Idaho
    "Genny is the real deal! From the moment she started speaking, she drew the audience in with her humor and authenticity.  Not only does she have deep  knowledge and insight into how to build a personal brand that you can be proud of, but she motivates people to want to become better in all aspects of their life!  Genny leaves the audience inspired, motivated and armed with practical tools needed to start making a difference immediately!"

    -Tara Tackett, Marketing, Hewlett-Packard
    "Genny is the sweetest, most genuine person we've ever met and worked with! Who you see is who she truly is. We needed some guidance and coaching to get our business dream going. We knew what we wanted, but did not know where to start. Genny has a unique way of bringing out the best version of yourself and your story behind your brand, without you even realizing it. We didn't just get a coach, we got a lifetime friend that inspires, encourages, and empowers us! Thank you Genny!"

    -Ashley, Owner of Wynsome Boutique Salon, Boise, Idaho
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    "I signed up for coaching with Genny, sort of on a whim. I realized I needed to get a structured plan put together for my growing business. I had spent some time with Genny in a women's group prior, so it was an easy decision. The thing is, I had no idea how much she would help me, not only in business, but also personally. She opened up a lens that wasn't apparent to me. That lens really honed in on the skill set I had, simply based on how I like to go through life. She showed me how to integrate the two in the bigger picture. Her structured way helped me see myself from this perspective and gave me a true confidence boost. The best part was I noticed immediate results as I went about my day to day with clients and partners. I really gained much more from the coaching than I expected. Genny is highly skilled, and knows exactly where to shine that spotlight. I highly recommend her! I'm also really glad I invested in myself in this way!" -Andrina Davis, Owner, Pegasus Homes
    "Genny has a remarkable talent for bringing her material to life through humility, storytelling, and an exceptional grasp of the subject matter. Presenting to our group can be a daunting challenge for some, but Genny was extraordinarily well-prepared with an approach tailored to our veterans, and even more so, to their goals and objectives. We place a high priority on providing value-added content for our Warriors, and Genny’s presentation on personal branding was insightful and relevant to everyone in the room, staff included!"

    - Brent Taylor, CEO, Wyakin Foundation