Heidi Kerner has positioned herself as a leader in the arena of Women’s Empowerment, Business Networking, Motivational Speaking, Sales Training, and Transformational Change. Her coast-to-coast career spans 25+ years and includes roles as a psychoanalyst, group facilitator, certified seminar leader, radio host, actress/producer, marketing consultant, author, and keynote speaker.
Networking is one of the primary tools Heidi uses to assist others in building confidence and creating professional success. Heidi established and subsequently sold her first professional and successful networking group in her hometown of Erie, PA, The Erie Small Business Alliance.
She then saw that emerging women entrepreneurs in her community were lacking the marketing support they needed to be successful. In 2011, Heidi created the Coffee Club Divas professional networking organization, where she is known as “The Queen Diva.” The group currently has over 150 women who come to together to support one another with their business endeavors. Through their growing businesses, they are not only helping Erie grow its economy but they are making Erie a more desirable location to reside. Step inside any Coffee Club Diva event and you’ll witness the charismatic Heidi Kerner inspiring women to reach for confidence and clarity in their lives.
Heidi doesn’t preach theoretical hype, she “walks the walk and talks the talk!” She is the epitome of positive personal transformation. Heidi is a reformed introvert, and familiar with the debilitating fear of public speaking. Painfully shy, she would hide at networking events to avoid interacting with other people. But through her education, as well as her observation of human behavior, Heidi transformed herself from a fading wallflower to the passionate self-esteem coach that she is today!
Heidi earned her B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College and her M.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University. She certified as a speaker through the American Leaders Association, Fred Pryor Seminars and CareerTrack and is also a certified career coach through Lee Hecht Harrison and a certified workshop leader through Cornell University.
It was her role of psychoanalyst and group therapist that fostered a desire to help people become more confident in their personal and professional lives. Heidi has developed several seminars and mastermind programs providing step-by-step guidance to assist others out of their comfort zones, so they can live intentionally, boldly and confidently in order to improve their business and personal lives.
Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profits, universities, hospitals, and professional associations. As a seasoned business owner and marketing consultant, she is especially passionate about mentoring women entrepreneurs and professionals.
On a personal note, Heidi is very involved in community theater, the arts, dancing and performing locally. She loves to travel with her husband, Phil.