Heidi Mattila

    Executive Development Consultant

    Professional Expertise 

    Heidi Mattila has coached and advised senior executives in international corporations and organizations for more than twenty years on personal leadership, professional development, team building, and organizational strategies in more than twenty countries across six continents.

    Heidi offers a unique combination of personal and professional experience as a global senior executive working at the highest levels and training as a clinical psychologist. She understands the business analytics, context, and performance pressures, as well as what motivates executives and possibly stands in the way of high-achieving talented individuals and their teams reaching their full potential.


    Heidi has worked with senior-level management in Fortune 500, multinational corporations, international development organizations, and governments across North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, East and West Africa, Russia, the Middle East, Maghreb, Asia, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

    As a polyglot with personal experience living on multiple continents, Heidi works with cultural sensitivity and leverages her direct experience from managing culturally diverse staff. As an executive and member of the Regional Leadership Team within The World Bank, she was responsible for the strategy and budgets for the Latin America Region. She also served as the lead contributor to the Infrastructure Action Plan and Climate Change Strategy while at the International Finance Corporation. Prior to moving to the US, Heidi worked for more than five years as a senior organizational consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in London. Heidi has also negotiated transactions in the international capital markets (over $500m) and worked as a foreign exchange trader at the Central Bank of Finland.

    As an executive coach, Heidi leverages her passion for behavior change and motivation in the business context. With deep experience in individual development and cultural context, Heidi brings her clients relevant psychological expertise on topics such as enhanced emotional competence, personal mastery, and conflict resolution. In her work, Heidi helps leaders develop a deeper understanding of their strengths, values, vision, and how they can most effectively impact their organizations.

    While Heidi’s style is collaborative and friendly, she works diligently with her clients to identify their growing edge and potential blind spots. If prior perspectives are in the way of achieving the new goals, she assists her clients to look for fresh ways of conceptualizing issues, influencing people, or leading change.

    Heidi collaborates with her clients to formulate personalized objectives and practical metrics for success. Her clients make significant progress in such diverse areas as role transitions, personal mastery of challenging conversations and relationships, enhanced executive presence, and work-life-balance.

    • M.B.A. – INSEAD Business School (Full Scholarship), France
    • Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University; Dissertation Award from American Psychological Association
    • M.A. – Psychology, Fielding Graduate University
    • B.Sc. – Business Administration, Uppsala University, Sweden