Pamela S. Harper is an internationally known keynote speaker, business performance expert, and author. She is the founder and president of Business Advancement Inc. (BAI), a strategic Growth Advisory Firm based in the New York City Metro Area. For over 20 years, BAI has helped companies accelerate progress toward their key objectives.
Pam’s in-depth knowledge of the impact of organizational issues on business growth and profitability is based upon over 20 years of internal and external consulting to entrepreneurial, middle market, and Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries, all going through extraordinary growth and change.
Pam is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Preventing Strategic Gridlock®: Leading Over, Under & Around Organizational Jams to Achieve High Performance Results (Cameo Publications, 2003). She has been quoted in prominent media outlets including Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical Executive, FEI Daily, CEO.com, Red Herring, Entrepreneur, and major newspapers across the United States. Pam also co-authored a chapter in the 2001 Handbook of Business Strategy (Thomson Financial Media). Her articles regularly appear in industry and professional journals and websites.
A highly regarded professional speaker, Pam delivers keynotes, seminars, and workshops on topics related to business growth, strategic leadership, and organizational performance. You can see more about her keynote speaking at PamHarperSpeaks.com. She has also been an adjunct faculty member with New York University’s Management and Marketing Institute. In addition, she is a frequent guest on business radio programs and podcasts.
Pam regularly shares her insights as co-host of the bi-weekly professionally produced audio podcast series Growth Igniters Radio with Pam Harper and Scott Harper®. Guests have included award winning CEOs and authors of best-selling business books. The series is available wherever you pick up your podcasts. The series has been profiled in Marketplace, Seeking Alpha, MarketWatch and other media.
Pam’s commitment to community service includes leadership positions with a variety of non-profit organizations. From 2009 to 2017, she served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New Jersey, for which she founded and chaired prominent events. This included spearheading ACG NJ’s annual signature event: The ACG NJ Corporate Growth Conference and Awards, which has been covered by major media. She served for three years on the Board of Trustees for The Commission on Accreditation for Homecare, Inc. Pam is also a member of the Society for Advancement of Consulting® (SAC).
Pam graduated with honors from Northwestern University, majoring in Organizational Behavior, and is a member of the Society for Advancement of Consulting® (SAC®). She is featured in Who’s Who of American Women and in Who’s Who in America.
Prior to founding BAI, Pam skyrocketed into the ranks of management by taking a progressive series of newly created organizational development positions with entrepreneurial, middle market, and major multinational corporations across industries undergoing dramatic change and growth.
Among Pam’s off-hour interests: Singing and performing in Comic Opera (where she met Scott), becoming a yellow belt in Aiki Jiu-Jitsu, and having a great sense of direction − which has been enormously helpful when traveling to cities in 5 continents. She also enjoys caring for her pets and sharing stories, games, and great meals with family and friends.
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