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CEO & CFO, Lodestar Solutions, Inc.

Executive Coach, Heatherized, Inc.

About Heather L. Cole 

Heather L. Cole is a highly sought-after expert and thought leader in the field of data analytics, known for her ability to transform CEOs and their organizations into engines of hype-growth. With over 30 years of experience as the owner and developer of a successful software reseller and implementation firm, Heather's expertise is unrivaled. Her lifelong dedication to personal development and her extensive background in Finance, Computer Science, and Law provide her with a unique and holistic perspective on business and the critical role that AI and Analytics play in driving success.

As a lawyer, scrum master, and certified high-performance coach, Heather brings a diverse set of skills to her work. Her purpose is clear: to elevate the use of data analytics and the people who deliver them, ultimately driving positive change in the world. Beyond her advisory and coaching roles, Heather is a respected business owner, accomplished author, captivating speaker, and attorney. Her teachings and insights on business strategy and the future of businesses in the data revolution have impacted the lives of countless individuals around the globe.

Heather is the founder of Lodestar Solutions, an esteemed IBM partner, and Heatherized, Inc., where she serves as an Executive Advisor, leveraging her multidisciplinary knowledge in Finance, IT, Law, Psychology, Sales, and Marketing. With over 25 years of hands-on experience in IT, Business Intelligence, and Analytics, Heather has a deep understanding of the intricacies and potential of these fields and what it takes to succeed as a woman in technology.

Heather's accomplishments are not limited to her professional endeavors. She is a two-time best-selling author and recipient of the prestigious Lifetime IBM Champion Award. Her contributions to the field have also led her to serve on the National Board of Financial Executives International (FEI).  She is also a founding member of AIDAUG, which is a worldwide User Group for Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Analytics, further solidifying her status as a trusted and respected industry leader.

Despite her busy schedule, Heather still finds time to give back to her community. She volunteers at Ready for Life, a charitable organization that supports youth aging out of foster care in St. Petersburg, FL. This commitment to making a positive impact reflects her genuine passion for helping others and creating a better future for all.

With her exceptional expertise, impressive track record, and dedication to making a difference, Heather L. Cole is a captivating figure that executives and podcasters are eager to engage with. Her unique insights, dynamic speaking style, and transformative coaching approach make her an ideal guest and collaborator for those seeking to explore the limitless potential of data analytics and its impact on the world.

Topic Suggestions

  • Socializing the Nerds: Bridging the Gap between Tech Experts and Non-Technical Professionals
  • Analytic Leadership, Developing a Data-Driven Culture: Challenges and Strategies
  • How to Increase End User Adoption of Analytics Solutions, Unlocking Innovation and Collaboration
  • From Strategy to Execution, Aligning Analytics with Organizational Goals to Drive Business Value
  • Tech Talk with a Twist: Women's Perspectives on Innovation and Disruption with Analytics
  • Ethical Considerations in AI Adoption: Implications for Finance and IT
  • AI-Powered Growth Strategies: How CEOs & CFOs Can Drive Transformation and Gain a Competitive Edge
  • The Power of High-Performance Executive Coaching: Unlocking Your Full Potential
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting: Best Practices for Driving Growth and Profitability
  • Influence, Persuasion, and Negotiation: Essential Skills for Business Leaders
  • Overcoming the Loneliness and Stress of Being the CEO
  • Influence, Persuasion, and Negotiation: Essential Skills for Business Leaders
  • The Future of Data Analytics: Trends, AI and Innovations Shaping the Industry
  • Balancing Work and Life: Tips for Busy Executives to Achieve Personal Well-being and Success
  • What Every Executive Should Know about Buying and Negotiating Software Purchases
  • Empowering Women in Leadership: Overcoming Challenges and Driving Success

Previous Interviews

Interview at Mike Koenigs show

Executive Analytic Leadership Talk

Apple Podcast Talk about IBM and the IT Industry 


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