Heather Marcus has always sought to make the most of her life, refusing to let her obstacles be greater than her will.

Surely, underdeveloped calf tendons & knee-high casts would hinder a kid. But Heather was off to the races as soon as the plaster hardened… & never looked back.

IMG_20140425_064440The kid who almost couldn’t walk became a NCAA Division 1 athlete. She set records at her alma mater; only one has been broken since, and that was by a player she coached during the season she helped a team in turmoil.

A lifetime of Otherness fueled a drive to explore her potential, to transcend typical expectation, and inspire others to achieve more. She knows race, sex, or any other demographic take a back seat to mindset.

Heather has worked at a Fortune 500 company, was a guest on the Tyra Banks Show, set standards as the only 2L on St. Mary’s University School of Law’s nationally-ranked trial advocacy team, and became a college professor before age 30.

Heather (center) with teammates from Baylor University speaking to the female athletes at West Middle School.

(Photo courtesy of CSTV)

Heather (left of center) and Tyra Banks (right of center) talking Sisterhood, and the power of working together.

Going Forward…

Now, Heather has turned her sights to creating peace through teaching and practicing conflict resolution. Her mediation practice, Marcus Mediations, was created to provide quality ADR services for people as they navigate potentially-chaotic situations, but also to provide opportunities for those who want to change their lives.

All The Geeky Deets:

  • JD (St. Mary’s University, San Antonio)
  • College professor before age 30
  • Diversity speaker & consultant
  • Certified Mediator
  • Graduation speaker
  • NCAA Division 1 letterwinner (Baylor University)
  • Lone Star Conference award-winning volleyball player (Texas Woman’s University)