Home About Noble Purpose Find Out More Enroll Now Personal Assessment Site Map

About the Author

Barry HeermannBarry Heermann, Ph.D., is an educator, organizational consultant and the creator of the Noble Purpose Program and the Team Spirit Team Development Program offered by the Plexus Corporation. Barry's Team Spirit programs have been used in hundreds of organizations globally, including NCR, AT&T, General Motors, Volkswagen of America, Lexis/Nexis, as well as non-profit organizations that include the Red Cross and the United Way. Barry has trained over 500 organization development and human resource professionals in becoming proficient in the use of Team Spirit to foster spirited, high performing teams and organizations.

In the first half of Barry's career he served as a faculty member, department head, dean, and vice president in public and private institutions. He provided leadership for the innovative Experienced Based Education program at Sinclair Community College, which received great national attention for serving adult learners with alternative and experiential learning options. As a result of the special competence Barry possessed in experiential learning, with the provision of Kellogg Foundation support, he consulted with over 200 colleges and universities, providing consulting expertise related to flexible teaching and learning programs for underserved populations. His work in alternative and experiential learning with Ohio University led to the Kellogg funded television series "Transitions" which he both conceptualized and hosted.

Barry Heermann is the author of Building Team Spirit: Activities for Inspiring and Energizing Teams (McGraw Hill). He is also the author of several New Directions editions published by Jossey-Bass which focus on adult and experiential learning themes.

Barry's background in experiential learning, and exploration into spirit and extraordinary service and performance in the workplace, led to the publication of his most recent book, Noble Purpose, Igniting Extraordinary Passion for Life and Work (QSU Publishing Co.). He has additionally created a comprehensive curriculum for participants to come to know, develop, and bring forth noble purpose in their life and work. Currently some thirty Noble Purpose Learning Facilitators work with Barry in the delivery of the Noble Purpose Curriculum, both regionally and by teleconference.

Barry lives with his wife, Kipra, and dog, Namaste, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.

Home | About Noble Purpose | Find Out More | Enroll Now | Personal Assessment | Site Map

©2004 Noble Purpose, All Rights Reserved
Website Designed by Babilon Arts, Inc.