Heather Willems & Nora Herting

Co-Founders of ImageThink

In just eight years, ImageThink has grown from a sketch on the back of a napkin, to a multimillion-dollar business with a team of 15. Inspired by power of drawing to spark creativity, strengthen focus and facilitate problem-solving, in 2009 entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink—transforming how organizations meet their goals and thrive through graphic recording, visual facilitation and ‘ImageThinking’ of all kinds.

To hear the full Women to Watch™ Media interview with Heather and Nora, listen below.


Full Biographies

Heather Willems

Heather Willems is a gifted entrepreneur, principal and co-founder of ImageThink—a multimillion-dollar business that transforms how organizations meet their goals and thrive through graphic recording, visual facilitation and ‘ImageThinking’ of all kinds.

Having helped some of the world’s most influential companies reinvent the way they work, Heather believes in the power of creativity to fuel connection and change. It’s this philosophy that enriches the business and relationships she helps build—and has seen Heather’s graphic recording featured on the Today Show, in The New York Times and in galleries across the U.S.

Uniquely talented at deep listening and seeing problems and their solutions from new perspectives, Heather shines brightest when she’s making the most complex work captivating—empowering people to feel and think differently, and thrive. She is a former business strategy facilitator with a background in art and education, and an advocate for entrepreneurial artists.

Having grown ImageThink from a sketch on the back of a napkin, to a global business in just seven years, Heather and co-founder Nora Herting’s impact on businesses—and their own entrepreneurial journey—have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC. and Entrepreneur. Draw Your Big Idea, Heather and Nora’s first book, is an Amazon best-seller.

Nora Herting

Nora Herting is an award-winning artist, principal and co-founder of ImageThink—a multimillion-dollar business that transforms how organizations meet their goals and thrive through graphic recording, visual facilitation and ‘ImageThinking’ of all kinds.

Passionate about creativity and expanding people’s definition of it, Nora believes everyone has the potential to be creative every day. It’s what makes Nora respected for exceeding the expectations of some of the world’s biggest brands as a visual strategist, in-demand speaker and successful entrepreneur.

It’s also what drives her life’s ambition to integrate artists’ residency programs into corporate planning so creativity becomes a widespread catalyst for business innovation. As a successful photographer, and former professor and artist-in-residence, helping individuals and companies to channel creativity and explode their potential is Nora’s mission.

Having grown ImageThink from a sketch on the back of a napkin, to a global business in just seven years, Nora and co-founder Heather Willems’ impact on businesses—and their own entrepreneurial journey—have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC. and Entrepreneur. Draw Your Big Idea, Heather and Nora’s first book, is an Amazon best-seller.

Nora moved around a lot as a child. She lived with her family in Albuquerque, NM in High School and Undergraduate school.

For more information regarding Heather, Nora and ImageThink, check out the links below!

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Show Starter

WEndy SAchs headshotAt the top of the hour, we were joined by Wendy Sachs, a master of the career pivot. She is the author of “Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers” – a book, O, The Oprah Magazine, calls a “Title to Pick Up Now.”

An Emmy-award winning TV news producer, Wendy has worked at Dateline NBC, Fox and CNN. She was also a Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, CNN contributor and editor-in- chief of Care.com. And in a more random move, Wendy worked as the on-air spokesperson for Trip Advisor.

A frequent speaker, Wendy has written abou work/life balance and women’s issues for multiple publications and appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows including the TODAY show, Good Morning America, Fox, MSNBC and CNN’s Headline News. Wendy is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, “How She Really Does It: Secrets of Successful Stay-at- Work Moms.

For more information regarding Wendy, check out the links below!

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