“LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT RANK OR POSITION. IT'S ABOUT HAVING A POINT OF VIEW.”
- Harold Hillman
SIgmoid Curve Consulting Group
Dr. Harold Hillman
Harold Hillman is the managing director of Sigmoid Curve Consulting Group. Based in Auckland since 2003 and a New Zealand citizen since 2008, Hillman is a coach to business leaders and executive teams who want to be more purposeful about their leadership and how to inspire others towards greater possibilities.
Prior to launching Sigmoid, Hillman served in senior executive roles with Fonterra, Prudential Financial and Amoco Corporation. A clinical psychologist in his early career, he developed a passion for leadership development while teaching at the United States Air Force Academy. Hillman was a member of the task force commissioned by the Clinton administration in 1993 to end discrimination against gay citizens wanting to serve openly in the U.S. military.
Hillman earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. His first book, The Impostor Syndrome, was published in 2013 and named Whitcoul’s Business Book of the Year. His second book, Fitting In, Standing Out, was published in 2015. That same year, Hillman delivered a TEDx Talk, ‘Inside the Tent,’ which highlighted his own experience as a closeted gay military officer. Hillman also co-authored two leadership books with Alex Waddell.
Over the past two decades, as both a senior executive and external coach, Hillman has coached a number of prominent chief executives and their teams in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Hillman's client organisations include Kraft Foods, Mondelez International, Fonterra Co-operative, National Australia Bank, Air New Zealand, Heineken NZ, Sealord, Auckland Airport, Transpower and TVNZ.
Hillman also provides business and leadership commentary on Magic Talk Radio in New Zealand.
YOU CAN ALSO VISIT MY BLOG: WWW.DRHAROLDHILLMAN.COM
Harold's Personal Story
I felt very qualified to write a book called the Impostor Syndrome. For the first four decades of my life, I lived as a closeted gay man, including my time as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I once viewed vulnerability as a vice, which disabled authentic connections with people. Through my life experiences, I have re-framed vulnerability as a virtue and have discovered first-hand the power of authentic connections. I believe very much in the power of having a personal WHY. Mine is to help people live healthier, happier & more authentic lives.