Our Story

 

At Heart to Heart, our team facilitates conversations around mission, vision and purpose statements to inspire leaders, and ensure you’re living out the statements that define your organization.

Our unique curriculum is grounded in the belief that there is a strong connection between employee inner and interpersonal development and the vitality and success of every organization.  

Our Mission

Enriching lives by helping individuals and organizations strengthen and live their inner values.

Our Vision

 A community where people find meaning and purpose and live ethical values in daily work and community life.

 

  Jeremy Lile, Rev. Norman Douglas, Sarah Sturbaum, and Larry Vuillemin

Jeremy Lile, Rev. Norman Douglas, Sarah Sturbaum, and Larry Vuillemin

Our History

Rev. Norman Douglas, M.Div. and Lawrence Vuillemin, Esq., Heart to Heart co-founders, crossed paths in the spring of 1986. During Larry’s recovery from a life-changing stroke at the age of 35, he was reflecting on how his work life could be linked more strongly with his personal beliefs and values when he met Fr. Norm, who was looking to help individuals experience their faith as more relevant to the practicalities of their everyday lives, including work.

Long before spirituality at work became a part of mainstream business, the two men, connecting with others, began to explore ways to better integrate spirit and work, to incorporate ethical commitment more fully into everyday decisions, and to bridge the gap between spirituality and daily “busyness” – together.

Soon, people of various faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds were coming together to discuss in a heart-to-heart way how to strengthen the link between their deepest beliefs and ideals and their daily activity. It was their vision to strengthen the connections between people’s inner spirit, ethical values, and daily work. They believe that this focus upon the inner development of individuals is a necessary foundation for enhancing workplace relationships, purpose, ethics, wellness and productivity.

From their early beginnings, they eventually expanded into the not-for-profit organization called Heart to Heart Communications, Inc. facilitating workplace programs and personal enrichment experiences.

Since 1990, more than 30,000 people have attended our corporate workshops, training, H. Peter Burg Leadership Connections Series, and community programs. They have traveled throughout the United States delivering their message to businesses and inter-faith communities at conferences, seminars and retreats. Fr. Norm has a B.A. degree in English and an extensive background in counseling. As an attorney, Larry specializes in employment law, and as co-founder of Heart to Heart he has participated in building the core programs and setting the direction of the organization.

Their extensive experience has shown that business solutions are not expressed only in dollars and cents or management tactics, but in heart-to-heart discussions.

Meet Our Founders

Father Norm

Father Norm Douglas

Father Norm has extensive background in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Enneagram. His main focus is helping people recognize the importance of their inner life and how a healthy spirituality can be a strong foundation for their inner being. Such a spirituality can foster inner awareness, integrity, resilience, peace, genuine concern for others, meaning, and purpose.

These attributes are essential for healthy, caring relationships and self-care, vital work, and living with a purpose that transcends one's ego self.

Larry Heart to Heart

Larry Vuillemin

Larry Vuillemin is a speaker, consultant, and co-founder of Heart to Heart Communications. With an emphasis on the interior life of business, professional, and governmental leaders, he has helped to develop unique programs for values-based leadership and corporate training.

As a former trial attorney and a certified mediator, Larry has personally mentored and worked with individuals and organizations over the years toward greater awareness, better communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork.