About us

After years of working to rebuild challenged neighborhoods, Teri saw that while her work was successful on the outside, it often did not get to the root of problems faced by leaders and communities.

Eventually she found a deeper way of working that fully integrates  personal and leadership development with practical business strategies.

HIGOL — High Impact Growth Oriented Leaders is the vehicle she uses to share this work with others.

This integrated way of working is rocket fuel. Client results are nothing less than astounding.

 

We help mission driven CEOs grow revenue and impact by 50% in 12 months. 

Teri Beckman

Founder and CEO of HIGOL

Teri is deeply influenced by Skillful Means, a fully integrated approach to life and work developed by Tarthang Tulku uniting business practices with personal and spiritual growth – including the development compassion and wisdom.

 Her lifelong passion lies in integrating eastern and western psychology, organizational behavior, business, leadership, and wellness.  She is on the faculty of Dharma College, which offers cutting edge classes in such integration for those spiritually inclined, but not religious.

HIGOL works to align leadership behaviors with business drivers to dramatically increase revenue, community impact and evolve overall organizational performance.  With over combined 80 years of leadership  experience working in mission-driven organizations, the HIGOL team has lived through most experiences our clients are dealing with.

When not supporting clients or teaching, Teri can be found with her partner hiking one of North Carolina’s 41 state parks.

Margaret Brunson, PhD

Margaret Brunson, PhD

Leadership Expert, Coach & Trainer

Margaret has over twenty years of experience leading people and managing systems.  As a scholar-practitioner of transformative and authentic leadership, she guides individuals, organizations and businesses to uncover purpose, develop authentic and holistic leadership paradigms, and embody practices that lead to purposeful work.  Margaret leads people to purpose.

Malenia Swinton

Malenia Swinton

Strategy & Marketing Consultant

Malenia is passionate about community development, sustainability and education equity.  She has professional experience in advertising, experiential and digital media.   She served as CEO of Communities In Schools (CIS), starting as an Americorps volunteer. Clients say she brings a deep intuition and magic to every project.

Andrew Trump, (no relation!)

Andrew Trump, (no relation!)

Our Data Guy

Highly experienced in data collection, organization and analysis, Andrew helps clients find the data they need to make their business case to the world.  His unique experience in community-based real estate development and non-profit program management enables him to give clients an empowered, honest view of current opportunities.

Sable Badaki

Sable Badaki

Talent Development Expert

Sable helps organizations devise and implement cutting edge human resource strategies.  She is an expert in implementing effective diversity and inclusion strategies.  With over twenty years of experience, she helps organizations keep top talent and create systems to attract a full pipeline of new qualified talent.

Britt Trama

Britt Trama

Process and Performance Improvement Architect

Brittany is an expert who sees gaps in systems.  She spent ten years in Fortune 500 companies (including Walmart) handling business analysis, project management, and database administration.  She creates solutions for gaps in processes, and trains people to use systems that solve problems.

“Working with HIGOL strengthened our ability to build, recognize, encourage, and engage others to contribute to the overall mission of our organization.”

– Pam Kramer, Executive Director, LISC

We help mission driven CEOs increase their revenue and community impact by 50% in twelve months. 

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