• Sales & Marketing Strategy
  • Assessments
  • Leadership Development
  • Cognitive Readiness

Heather Ishikawa

VP Strategy


Heather has successfully led global enterprise growth at several organizations in the human capital and leadership space. As the VP, Strategy for Enact Leadership, she leverages her strong background in business development, sales, and human capital management to develop products and services that address contemporary leadership development issues and meet client needs.

Prior to joining Enact Leadership, Heather held leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations and human resources at Pearson, CPP and PeopleSoft. She has extensive professional experience in organizational development and staffing, including applied expertise in leadership development, assessments, selection, developing next generation leaders, succession planning and competency development. She has been published in numerous articles and whitepapers including HR Executive magazine, CFO.com, Drive Thru HR and the 2016-17 EDA Executive Trend Survey.

Heather’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management. Heather is also the co-author of the bestselling book, “Now You’re Thinking” which presents real life stories and practical guidance to improve critical thinking skills within the workplace.


  1. Heather loves animals and has taken care of several injured and abandoned animals over the years. This includes puppies, kittens, squirrels, birds, ducks and, one of her favorites, a pygmy goat.
  2. Heather is a percussionist and played the marimba throughout high school and college. She is now teaching herself to play the ukulele and guitar.