Kelly Stewart (L) and Lara Heacock (R)

Kelly Stewart (L) and Lara Heacock (R)

Lara Heacock


Lara Heacock is a Leadership Coach who brings over 20 years’ experience in Corporate America. She runs popular personal development blog, and works with professionals and companies to help them use kindness to end the epidemic of burnout in America. 

Lara's background includes working in companies ranging from small privately-held firms to multi-national organizations. In over a decade of leadership, she managed geographically dispersed teams, and mentored and coached associates in the US and abroad.

Lara has an MBA, is a certified coach, award-winning writer, in-demand speaker, and author of the book Practical Kindness.

Lara is obsessed with how we change the culture of corporate America from one promotes "busy-ness" and burnout as status symbols to one that’s rooted in kindness. Using her KIND method, Lara works with leaders to avoid their own burnout, so that they can create teams (and lives!) that thrive. You can download the KIND methodology at and get daily doses of kindness at

Our Story

When people and purpose align, business gets really good! And when people don't take themselves too seriously, business is meaningful and productive and fun . . . and yes, even profitable!

We're Kelly Stewart and Lara Heacock and that's why we started the Doing (good) Business podcast. Learn more about us below.

Kelly Stewart

founder, the positive business

Kelly Stewart is a Positive Business Consultant who helps people understand how they can demonstrate their concern for people and the planet – in their core business activities – while earning profitable returns and stimulating better (and measurable) business outcomes.

Kelly’s held Marketing, New Business Development, and Client Services roles in B2B firms serving every size and type of organization – from large hospital systems to international educational publishers and non-profit organizations as well as locally-owned businesses and hungry start-ups. In addition to her functional expertise, Kelly’s served in a leadership capacity for most of her career gaining a broad perspective of the needs and opportunities throughout the entire business.

Enlightened by hindsight and excited by new possibilities, Kelly is an ambassador for making the world a better place through business. In addition to her strategic consulting work through The Positive Business, she is a speaker, workshop facilitator, frequent co-host on Money Matters TV, and in September will be a contributor to Management Matters on Medium.