Heather Polivka helps leaders create workplaces where people thrive, great talent stays, and businesses grow.
Whether clients are responding to a changing talent market, fueling high growth, or navigating accelerated change, Heather guides leaders to cultivate a way of working that fuels their business and empowers their people. She has been doing that for over two decades at companies of all sizes.
In 2022, Heather founded Awesome People Leaders (APL), a manager development experience, to address the prevalent gap in employee retention and engagement at most companies; a lack of training and development in people-skills for frontline and middle managers.
In 2023, Heather was selected as a 100 Women to KNOW in America and became an alumni scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. She is a SCORE mentor and Co-Chair of the Catalyst Fund to empower early-stage women business owners. She holds an MBA from Purdue University.