The Evolved Executive

Heather Hanson Wickman, PhD

An essential blueprint for designing a vibrant, cutting-edge organization—leading from love, not fear. Today’s forward thinking leaders know that the future of work is human; it’s about catalyzing people in pursuit of a meaningful mission. By leading organizations with soul, purpose, and love, conscious leaders can heal the crisis of suffering present in many organizations and revitalize the workforce through innovative practices and deep self- awareness. In this introspective and deeply insightful guide, former healthcare executive Heather Hanson Wickman, PhD, offers practical advice, invaluable strategies, and cutting-edge practices that allow leaders to:

  • Reenergize your organization’s purpose
  • Enhance employee engagement and experience
  • Develop a purpose-centered strategy and culture
  • Lead from love instead of fear
  • Expand your organization’s impact on individuals’ and society’s well-being

With The Evolved Executive, leaders can shatter the taboo of bringing love into business and liberate the soul of their organizations. It’s time to create a better way to work.

Press & Praise

Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School and author of Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation (Berrett-Koehler, 2016)

"A must-read for leaders at all levels who want to move beyond fear-based beliefs to create teams and organizations shaped by purpose. A great resource for those in search of meaning at work in the twenty-first century."

Dr. Tasha Eurich, principal of the The Eurich Group; New York Times best-selling author of INSIGHT and Bankable Leadership; and proud member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches Project

"The Evolved Executive provides a thoughtful and provocative blueprint for the future of leadership and organizations. A must-read for any enlightened leader."

Jandel T. Allen-Davis, MD Physician Executive

"This book is a must-read for any leader or executive who comes to work daily knowing there is a better and more purpose-derived way to serve the people who serve our patients and other customers. The quiet and not-so-quiet desperation for a path that is absent from today's disconnected workplaces is the subject of this book. It is written with heart from a leader with a heart...who has seen this type of leadership done well and also lived through and alongside the opposite. It is my hope that this practical body of work will become the way we lead and that we will do so unabashedly and even proudly. It will make a difference in our health: mind, body, and soul."

Heather Hanson Wickman, PhD

Heather Hanson Wickman, PhD, successfully climbed the corporate ladder in healthcare before charting a new path to support senior leaders in evolving their leadership and building soulful organizations. She specializes in organizational change and executive coaching, through which she has coached leaders on evolved business practices, deep self-awareness, and leadership development.

Heather has a bachelor’s in human resource development, a master’s in human resources and industrial relations, and a PhD in organizational systems. She has a passion for supporting organizations as they transition from traditional beliefs and practices to flexible, adaptable, and conscious ways of work. She has witnessed profound transformation in organizational leaders across the C-Suite. Find out more at

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