Heidi Spinella, MS, PMP is founder and principal of Practical PM, a management training and consulting organization. Heidi is an  engaging educator, skilled facilitator and compassionate coach. 

As a consultant, Heidi has more than twenty five years experience in project management, process improvement and leadership development, specifically helping organizations enhance communication, increase efficiency and embrace continuous improvement.

Ms. Spinella spent over a decade as a PM for industries as varied as health care, telecommunications, education, state agencies, manufacturing, insurance, engineering and financial services primarily involved with business process re-engineering and automation projects. 

Process improvement projects include the automation of the State of NY Appeals System, a transportation subsidy system, several real estate transaction systems, multiple sales tracking systems, a Meditech implementation, restaurant chain automation and the design of the F14 aircraft engine. 

Heidi authored and presents the Massachusetts Commonwealth Medicine and UMass Medical School's Project Management Certification program.

Virtual Sessions
Heidi is proficient on
Adobe Connect, Webex and Saba Centra platforms.  Heidi enjoys facilitating virtual sessions as much as live sessions and welcomes learning new platforms.

Heidi keeps participants engaged throughout sessions with a combination of lively discussion, case studies, polls, screen sharing, videos, break-out sessions and most importantly, enabling them to address their real business issues. 


As an adjunct faculty member of Twenty Eighty - (formerly ESI International) /George Washington University for the past 20 years,  Heidi has presented more than 450 management seminars throughout North America and Europe. 

In all sessions, Heidi emphasizes evaluating, customizing, and implementing solutions to meet each organization's needs.

Heidi's natural ability to convey complex ideas clearly and simply empowers participants to put techniques to work right away. 

Seminar participants consistently cite her depth of knowledge, outstanding communication skills, and infectious enthusiasm. 

As a coach Heidi draws on over 25 years of mindfulness practice which allows her to create an atmosphere of trust and camaraderie by listening deeply.   Heidi then helps people look at their situations in a new light which enables them to identify and act on options not previously realized.

 In her free time Heidi enjoys reading, making sculptures, hiking, biking, and traveling the world with her family.   

Education and Certifications

MBTI® Facilitator Certification
Myers Briggs Foundation

Project Management Professional (PMP®)
Project Management Institute (PMI®)

M.S. in Environmental Science Education
Antioch University

B.S. in Nutrition
Syracuse University

For more info:  Email: info@practicalpm.com