a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Mindful Leadership & Business Strategy
  • Career & Life Pivots
  • Creative Integration & Authentic Expression
  • LGBTQIA2S+ Empowerment

H.L. supports leaders in making progress towards the lives they want to live by dreaming big, getting specific and healing along the way.

Through the transformative power of making space, H.L. supports leaders in making progress towards the lives they want to live by dreaming big, getting specific and healing along the way.  He focuses on integrated coaching, covering work, life and everything in between.  

He is an experienced entrepreneur, intrapreneur, investor, activist and community organizer with a passion for elevating humanity in business and encouraging leaders to tap into their own creativity and unique gifts. Founder and CEO of the HL3 Collective, his work spans non-profits, small businesses, venture-backed companies, and Fortune 500, where he coaches leaders and their organizations into their next chapter of growth and transformation through his Inside-Out approach. He has over 17 years of global experience building businesses, brands, and teams at the intersection of passion, purpose and performance.

Education & Credentials

  • International MBA (IMBA) – Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) – International Studies & Spanish, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi 
  • Abroad Studies – Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile), ITESM (Guadalajara, Mexico), Tsingua University (Beijing, China), SPU (Valencia, Spain)
  • Master Certified Professional Coach – Certified Life Coaching Institute 
  • Certified Mindfulness Instructor – MNDFL 
  • LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Program – Stanford Graduate School of Business

Client Testimonials

“I began working with HL with the intention to focus on progressing my confidence and professional development. In our time working together, I happened to start a new role and it was wonderful to workshop that process with him as well. After our time working together, I am now able to see myself as a more thoughtful and confident leader—HL really helped me realize my superpowers. His calm nature and background with digital marketing and management were highlights of our experience—great overall and such a joy working together!””

L.M., CMO, venture-backed tech company 

“I didn’t understand how impactful my diversity was and how much of an asset it was until I worked with a leader like HL. And it really took that for me to say not only am I talented, but I also have so many things that I can add to the conversation based on my background and the authentic experiences that I’ve had.”

Shaunna Nelson, CEO, EST Marketing

As a coach, a supporter, a cheerleader, H.L. works with you to create space, laying the foundation for mapping out a path towards making fulfilling, empowered choices. His pragmatic, friendly, down-to-earth nature instantly establishes connection — leaving you feeling heard, valued, and inspired to become the best version of yourself.

M.S., Creative Director

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