Therese Heeg

Therese Heeg

Location: Shorewood, WI


Therese M. Heeg, a seasoned coach with over 20 years of experience, joins AIIR Consulting, bringing her expertise from a decade in the healthcare industry. Her coaching prowess spans from the C-Suite to the front line, serving clients in the US, Canada, China, Africa, and across 5 European countries.

Therese's coaching approach is characterized by a fresh, open, and innovative perspective, yielding breakthrough results in short timeframes. Her focus on measurable outcomes is complemented by her commitment to fostering high-integrity relationships.

With a goal of creating sustainable change, she builds the capacity of her clients through a straightforward yet caring approach. Her previous role as a director in a healthcare system allowed her to collaborate with internal sponsors, resulting in sustainable solutions, heightened employee engagement, accelerated executive onboarding, and a coaching culture.

Therese customizes her coaching approach to align with clients' cultures and strategic goals, earning her recognition as an expert in guiding organizations' leader development efforts.

Therese's passion lies in assisting leaders in managing their resilience during times of organizational change. Her expertise extends to various areas, including supporting executives and operational leaders in opening new hospitals and clinics, merging entities, reallocating employees, and establishing new leadership teams. She also excels in enhancing leaders' abilities to navigate difficult situations, coach and mentor staff, foster workplace civility, and promote accountability.

Therese holds certifications in Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer (Vital Smarts), Facilitation (DDI), and Organizational Development (ASTD). She actively engages in professional communities as a member of the International Change Management Association (ICMA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Leaders in Transition
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Change Management
  • Executive Presence
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Non-Profit Development
  • Team Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Cannabis
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing


  • English


  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - BA, Journalism, Political Science
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - MS, Leadership & Adult Education


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • FIRO-B
  • HBDI

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