Nancy Harris

Coaching and Human Resources

Nancy Harris


Nancy Harris is part of the Executive Coach faculty and consultant for Corporate Learning Solutions at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Nancy is currently the Founder of Restart Consulting and Co-Founder of DisruptHR Chicago, where she helps organizations reinvent the way they hire, develop, and advance diverse leaders. She has a wealth of experience in human resources, management consulting and change management. Nancy is passionate about disruption and innovation in the workplace, particularly when it comes to leadership and talent. Her approach involves a blend of sound management theory and hands-on, practical skills. She has worked for a variety of global organizations and traveled internationally, which provides a depth of understanding of diverse cultures and leadership styles.

She has worked with Fortune 100 organizations, nonprofits and startups to elevate leaders and develop innovative workplace practices; advised and coached leaders at every level, from new managers to SVP’s. Nancy has expertise in a number of leadership development tools, including Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Blanchard Situational Leadership, Thomas Kilmann Instrument and Change Tracker. She has led major change initiatives in a variety of industries and functional areas, including global technology implementations, organization culture transformations and acquisitions. She has worked on reinventing HR processes for a number of companies, which include redesigning performance management, succession planning and integrated talent management.

Nancy received her Master’s Degree in Labor & Employment Relations from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Nancy is certified in the Hogan Personality Inventory and Organization Design (Linkage). She is CTI (The Coaches Institute) trained and currently pursuing ICF certification.  

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2016

Professional Experience


Restart Consulting, LLC 

Human Capital Leader

BP - Global Oil Americas Integrated Supply and Trading 




- Master of Arts 


- Bachelor of Arts

Contact Info