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.

In practical terms, we work to align leadership behaviors with business drivers to dramatically increase revenue, community impact and evolve overall organizational performance. Through our combined 60 years of management experience in nonprofit organizations, we have lived through most experiences our clients are dealing with.

Teri’s lifelong passion lies in integrating the fields of eastern and western psychology, organization behavior, business, leadership, and wellness.

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


Britt Trama

Process and Performance Improvement Architect

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

Paula McCoy

Organizational Development Expert

Paula has over thirty years of experience leading organizations as Executive Director and CEO. She is an expert in helping organizations grow and thrive.  Paula is committed to improving the human condition through community development grounded in compassion and deep knowledge.

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

Talent Development Expert

Sable helps organizations devise and implement cutting edge human resource 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. She is an expert in implementing effective diversity and inclusion strategies.

“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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