Staff - Heather Hafner - Senior Training Specialist

Heather brings a unique perspective and specialization
to team development.


As a professional beach and indoor volleyball player for more than a decade, Heather discovered what makes teams great from the inside-out.

For the past 17 years, Heather has applied the skills and knowledge learned on the court to real-life, workplace situations. She has worked with executives and employees from Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries. 

She is passionate about helping people better understanding themselves and their co-workers to create more productive and harmonious working environments. A lifelong learner, she is a Certified Conflict Mediator, Executive Coach and facilitator of the DiSC Behavioral Model and SEI Emotional Intelligence Assessment. 

Heather specializes in the utilization of experiential teambuilding activities and philanthropic team building programs. She designed and developed the Wheels For The World, bicycle-building program; Kindness Wins, team treasure hunt; and Ubuntu, global village giveback. 

Heather has a B.A. in Journalism with a Minor in Marketing from California State University Northridge. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Training and Development - Orange County chapter. 

You might be surprised to know that: Heather was a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times and sports columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News.