About New Horizon Strategies

New Horizon Strategies guides leaders who are facing a change by themselves – and feeling stuck. We help them reflect, resonate, resolve, and refocus so they get bigger breakthroughs faster. Through our executive coaching, facilitation, and consulting, leaders move from transition to transformation.

Our Core Values

Authenticity

We maintain and exemplify the highest level of self-awareness in all interactions.

Accountability

We encourage all parties to accept responsibility of action and the associated contribution of those actions to the whole.

Honesty

We support truth and the perseverance of truth at all times in professional and personal relationships.

Integrity

We perpetually assess best practices to sustain superb quality while ensuring positive impact on society and the environment.

Growth

We remain a constant learner to maximize the joy of adventure and embodiment of these critical values.

Our Core Values

Authenticity

We maintain and exemplify the highest level of self-awareness in all interactions.

Accountability

We encourage all parties to accept responsibility of action and the associated contribution of those actions to the whole.

Honesty

We support truth and the perseverance of truth at all times in professional and personal relationships.

Integrity

We perpetually assess best practices to sustain superb quality while ensuring positive impact on society and the environment.

Growth

We remain a constant learner to maximize the joy of adventure and embodiment of these critical values.

Our Why

A MESSAGE FROM LAURIE HALL

In 2011, I founded New Horizon Strategies, LLC to inspire sustainable change in the professional world.

That sustainable part is important.

Because in my former career as a system manager and engineer at NASA, I spent many years trying to make lots of changes stick for different teams in different agencies and departments.

Sometimes a change stuck. But more often it didn’t – or at least not in large enough doses to make a big enough difference to the people and to the organization.

I was disillusioned: Things could be so much better!

What was wrong?

After many years of struggle and many more years of training, I learned this:

The best technical and process-only plans, changes and improvements won’t last if people don’t get what they need.

That’s why today, our work considers both sides of the equation: tasks, tools and systems, as well as people, relationships and cultures.

Think about it: When people don’t get what they need – like security, belonging or respect – they can feel worried, fearful, disconnected, devalued, incapable, unworthy and unhappy.

And then what happens?

You already know.

People disengage. Teams fight. Projects fail. Organizations shrink.

The change you dreamed of … planned for … and worked toward is not sustainable.

At New Horizon Strategies, we’re out to change all that.

Because once people have what they need, they’re able to release their full potential fully and freely.

That’s where courage, innovation and creativity happen – and where we can have the biggest impact on the world around us.

Ask yourself this: Are we maximizing the potential in ourselves? In our teams? In our leaders – and ultimately – in our enterprise?

If your answer is “I’m not sure” or “No” or “Heck, no!” – then please contact me.

Let’s work together.

And begin to inspire real, sustainable change in your professional world.

Laurie Hall

Founder and CEO, New Horizon Strategies LLC
Professional Certified Coach, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Our Team

Our New Horizon Strategies Champions create the coaching, facilitation, and consulting bench to support all your needs.

Aaron Hansz

Associate Certified Coach & Master of Business Administration

Aaron T. Hansz, MBA, ACC, CLP, AIF®, CRPC®, is an Associate Certified Coach and an expert in holestic financial planning and coaching services, working closely with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, retirees and their families, and numerous small businesses and churches.

In addition to holding the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses under FINRA and the Securities Exchange Commission, Aaron has earned the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor from the College of Financial Planning, the Accredited Investment Fiduciary from Fi360, and the Advanced Birkman Consultant designation.

He also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Johnson and Wales University, along with a Master’s of Business Administration from Concordia University. Aaron also sits on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations and is currently a Commissioned Lay Pastor and ordination candidate with the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians as he is completing a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

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David Evans

Associate Certified Coach, Executive & Leadership Development

David Evans has extensive practical experience in business improvement and leadership. His passion is to develop and sustain thriving businesses by enhancing the effective contribution people make and fostering greater collaboration between people, teams and organisations. Highly experienced in both product and business-services markets, he operates well in all sizes of organisation in his role as consultant, coach, mentor and academic lecturer. Clients find his style approachable, challenging and outcomes-focussed.

David’s career started in strategic planning before progressing into international consumer-goods marketing, sales and general management. He became highly skilled at new product development and marketing. His line-management approach focussed equally on task and people. He led businesses through periods of rapid growth and significant change, delivering ambitious targets and simultaneously developing the people around him. As a consultant, David has won and delivered numerous consultancy projects, mainly focussed on leadership development, business improvement and organisational change. He has also led the drive for new service offerings and strategically-sound business development.

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Dr. Ellen Zimmerman

Associate Certified Coach, Executive & Leadership Development

Ellen Zimmerman is an energetic presenter, trainer, coach and curriculum developer who creates high-impact learning activities. She believes people are powerful when they focus on their strengths and set goals, and that is why she works to enhance leaders at all levels.

Besides coaching for development, Ellen specializes in delivering training and development curricula with real-world discussions and activities. She knows it takes courage and confidence to address the challenges of today’s workforce, and the only way to maintain those skills is to embrace new learnings every day.

A frequent keynoter and trainer for organizations and nonprofits, Ellen applies programs such as Dare to Lead™, Fierce Conversations, DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and her own team-focused content. She knows that developing courageous leadership, and the confidence to lead teams through collaboration and clear communications, are crucial for success.

Ellen has enjoyed careers in business, education and healthcare, where she trained and coached existing and new leaders. She currently teaches College of Business graduate and undergraduate courses at Lamar University in Texas, where she is working on a coaching program for students.

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Dr. Jerry Fu

Associate Certified Coach & Talent Optimization Specialist

Jerry Fu - a certified coach and pharmacist - specializes in conflict resolution coaching, culture design, and leadership development. He loves equipping new leaders, especially Asian professionals in their mid-20s to early 30s.

Jerry provides individual coaching, group coaching, and workshop facilitation. He has coached clients in legal, healthcare, and financial industries. He is involved in both the Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Organization of Chinese Americans Greater Houston chapter.

Prior to becoming a coach, Jerry worked as a pharmacy manager for several companies. His responsibilities included maintaining compliance, building a healthy work culture, optimizing workflow, maintaining relationships with other healthcare professionals, and collaborating with marketers.

His clients experience clarity in next steps, confidence to do them, and closure to move on to the next task with whatever challenges they face.

When he’s not coaching, Jerry enjoys podcasting and salsa dancing.

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Joni Goodman

Leadership Development Facilitator

Joni D. Goodman is a top Certified Professional in Talent Development who taps into her clients’ potential. She collaborates with every client – employees, sales professionals, leaders and executives – and together they boost learning initiatives, sales and leadership, and achieve strategic goals.

Over the past 20 years, Joni has delivered professional development programs such as Miller Heiman Group’s conceptual and strategic selling, DiSC/PIAV behavioral styles instruction and situational leadership.

Joni is trained in Dr. Brené Brown Dare to Lead™ program. She is also a published author in “The Book of Road-Tested Activities,” “Association for Talent Development’s Trainer’s Toolkit Application,” and “101 Ways to Make Training Active.”

Joni is a captivating speaker and an engaging, approachable facilitator. She creates appealing learning opportunities and holds herself to a gold standard in performance consulting and in the planning and production of sales meetings/events. Her experience includes effective management development, sales training, and mentoring.

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Kelly Baughman

Leadership & Cultural Transformation Facilitator & Consultant

Kelly is a Leadership and Cultural Transformation Facilitator & Consultant who focuses on helping leaders achieve their fullest potential and push beyond fear and discomfort. She knows that success is always uphill and that it takes a careful, deliberate and consistent approach. So, knowing that transformational change is complex, she uses integrated approaches with her clients rooted in the principles of leadership growth, values-based behaviors in action, and forging authentic connections.

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Dr. Laura Licato

Professional Certified Coach, Leadership Development

Dr. Laura Licato is a passionate executive coach, facilitator, trainer, and scientist who helps individuals, groups, and organizations reach beyond their goals into their highest potential. She specializes in executive and faculty development, focusing on enhanced job performance, resilience, engagement, and health through the development of personal leadership attributes and competencies, such as emotional intelligence and peaceful conflict resolution. She supports people in making transformative and sustainable changes which bring forth their most engaged and effective selves.

In addition to providing coaching, workshop facilitation, trainings, and consulting she teaches Integrative Wellness Coaching in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University, as well as teaching in the Internal Coach Certification program at Harris Health System. She has a deep love for teaching, mentoring, and training program development, so derives much joy from her work training the next generation of coaches. She inspires her students with her own love of learning, insatiable curiosity, and drive to create supportive community. Laura is also currently serving on the ICF Global Independent Review Board (IRB) Committee.

Holding a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, Laura leverages her 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field as a successful cancer research scientist and manager prior to becoming a coach. Throughout her scientific career, she excelled at nurturing the professional growth of her employees, empowering them to achieve new levels of success and satisfaction. She brings her expertise in creating collaborative work environments, enhancing team dynamics, and creating impactful and sustainable strategies for continuous improvement to her coaching.

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Laurie Hall

Founder, New Horizon Strategies LLC
Professional Certified Coach, Keynote Speaker, & Executive Facilitator

Laurie Hall – a certified coach, certified facilitator, and seasoned speaker – founded New Horizon Strategies LLC in 2011 to inspire sustainable change in the professional world. She provides transformation to leaders through coaching, facilitation, consulting, and speaking. She is a frequent keynote and breakout session speaker on technical and motivational topics to inspire personal and professional growth.

Laurie brings a unique perspective to coaching and facilitation since she spent the first part of her career in project- and system-level engineering and management, facilitation, and organizational development to support human life in space and operational excellence on the ground. Her work effected change at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Lockheed Martin, Jacobs Sverdrup, and Schlumberger-Dowell.

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Michael Conteh

Professional Certified Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt, & Behavior Analyst

Michael is an accomplished International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt Facilitator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has a comprehensive management background from years of working in the C-suite of his own businesses and various industries to support training and education for patients with Autism.

His proven leadership abilities culminate in driving daily organizational operations, providing management training, and supporting clients with wellness coaching. Michael has exceptional communication skills and expertise in delivering business consulting to companies on enhancing on-boarding, retention rate, and staff motivation through the Organized Behavior Management (OBM) model.

During his career, Michael has collaborated with HR leaders for on-boarding and staff reinforcement programs and developing training curriculum for companies of all types all while bringing passion and creative energy. He was previously a full time entrepreneur for 13 years growing a company to 3 large facilities serving 1,000+ children and employees. Michael has also spoken to the police academy about special needs de-escalation techniques and started a nonprofit to help parents who have children with special needs. Michael has a special desire and extensive experience supporting children and young adults with Autism.

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Patricia Porter

LCSW & Professional Certified Coach, Executive & Leadership Development

Patricia “Pattie” Porter is a certified coach, Certified Virtual Facilitator™, credentialed workplace mediator, seasoned leadership team development facilitator and professional speaker.

Since the mid-1990s, Pattie’s study and practice as a conflict management and resolution consultant, mediator and team facilitator has helped to reduce the anxiety and organizational distress many leaders and teams experience as a result of destructive conflict engagement and ineffective change-transition management.

Today, Pattie provides executive coaching plus specialized conflict management and abrasive behavior coaching for individuals and teams wishing to change their caustic environments. She has coached clients with federal government agencies, universities, research institutions and municipal services in the U.S., as well as a private firm in the Mediterranean. She also facilitates programs to help companies, universities, and federal and state agencies change the status quo.

Pattie is a mentor to coaches, facilitators and mediators for the Navy, Transportation Security Administration and Department of the Interior. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the graduate program in dispute resolution at Southern Methodist University in Texas, teaching conflict coaching and group facilitation since 2013.

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Sharon Nasr

Administrative Support, Virtual Producer, Client Relations Manager, & Program Manager

Sharon Nasr is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the professional services industry and retail industry. As a 25-year veteran in the Retail Management field, Sharon brings a different perspective to the team. Sharon has provided real time coaching and training in the field for customer service representatives, salespeople, managers, and executives. Breaking out on her own, Sharon has excelled in supporting others in a variety of roles, including administration, client relations, instructional design, marketing, program coordination, event coordination, analytics, and virtual producing. She also uses her skills to provide intermittent coaching, design, and training. Sharon is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration from The American College in London.
Dr. Stanley Ward

Associate Certified Coach, Leadership Coach, Author, & Educator

Dr. Stanley J. Ward wants to see leaders reduce unnecessary conflict, avoid burnout, and create sustainable positive change - both at work and home. He enjoys working with young and mid-career leaders to realize and apply the truth of Marshall Goldsmith’s famous observation: “What got you here won’t get you there.”

To do that, he works with leaders to define essential success metrics while also developing the relationships and thinking habits needed for their transition into greater leadership effectiveness.

His coaching program excels at helping leaders in transition as they adjust to new responsibilities, new contexts, and new challenges, so they can succeed both at work and home.

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Our Clients

New Horizon Strategies serves individuals, teams, and leaders just like you.

  • Board members
  • Business owners
  • Coaches
  • C-suite leaders
  • Doctors and nurses
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government leaders
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Inventors
  • IT professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Leaders and emerging leaders
  • Psychologists
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • and many more!

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