Linda Headley owns and operates Headley Pratt Consulting (1993–present), which provides research, communications, and strategic planning services, primarily in the areas of education and the environment. For more than 20 years, she has been contracted by a variety of clients—including private businesses, national trade associations, nonprofits, universities, and state and local governments—to provide speaking, facilitation, focus group research, project management, and leadership training services.
A graduate of Albion College with a degree in communications, she has used her exceptional research and writing skills to help clients translate difficult topics into concepts and terms that can be understood and embraced by broad and diverse audiences. She then uses her knowledge of these topics to improve business practices and positively affect public policy.
She first joined forces with bpcUSA partner Steve Kaagan in the mid- 1990s to develop quality indicator systems for the education community and advance land-use planning initiatives in Northern Michigan. Since that time, they have worked on various projects designed to move organizations forward through strong leadership and sound strategic plans. She has written extensively on a variety of topics ranging from groundwater contamination, the recovery of end-of-life plastics, and balancing economic and environmental concerns to school choice, the changing face of education, the implications of federal legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act, and using assessment results to positively affect curriculum and instruction.