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.
Founder and CEO of HIGOL
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 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 200 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
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.
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!)
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.
Marketing and Storytelling Expert
Shereese is dedicated to helping people use stories to unite people around a cause and to influence behaviors that move people to action. Her experience spans development, branding, and public relations. She has helped and get stuck campaigns moving again to raise millions of dollars.
Shereese’s inspiring TED talk “The Secret to Healing the World” has tens of thousands of views on You Tube. An advocate for social change, Shereese believes story is the one thing that can truly bring the world together.
Leadership Whisperer and Coach
Originally from South Africa, Lyle has over 25 years of experience helping leaders become the best versions of themselves.
He has worked with organizations across the globe to navigate periods of tremendous change and uncertainty, building the capacity of leaders at all levels of the organization.
He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. The Prince’s Trust (as in Prince Charles) recently awarded Lyle the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award.
Lyle transforms managers into confident leaders.
Talent Strategist, Data Wizard
Lindsay leverages her natural propensity for systems and design thinking as a strategist to guide organizations, teams, and individuals on their developmental journeys.
She has deep experience across Talent Management and Development.
She is known for her award-winning strategies, ability to build results-driven Talent functions, and develop impactful leaders across industries and sectors.
Lindsay brings a high level professionalism and rigor to every engagement. Yes, she is extremely approachable and committed to help clients get the best results possible.
Julia Reich is a graphic recorder, brand strategy consultant and visual strategist who makes conversations visible by listening to people talk during meetings, workshops and other events, and capturing what they say using pictures, words and color. The drawings that emerge help individuals and groups think, process, collaborate, and communicate better.
Julia has been integral in helping nonprofit organizations get results and be authentically them in a way that few others do. She has a unique ability to distill complex brand messages and concepts, so they are simple, engaging, beautiful, meaningful and shareable.