Bill Booth

Certified Coach

Bill is a Harwood Certified Coach. As a strategic planning consultant with for the Association of Science-Technology Centers (a group of science museums world-wide), Bill brought Rich into a planning retreat to help museums better engage their communities in their work of moving from nice to necessary community assets.  Rich’s message of Turning Outward and creating authentic hope transformed how Bill approaches his organizational consulting.

Bill immediately applied this work with museums.  To revive a science museum in Amarillo that was near closing, Bill helped the Board work on Turning Outward and conduct community conversations.  One Board member called Bill in tears after a conversation saying that in his 10 years in Amarillo he had never known both the desperate challenges and the incredible hope that he now sees.  The museum is now thriving and a significant player in building and bridging communities in Amarillo.

In addition to his Harwood coaching with a group of United Ways, Bill coaches, mentors and does master planning for science centers and children’s museums in the US and abroad. Clients include: The Exploratorium in San Francisco and The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Bill began his career as an elementary school teacher and is still an educator at heart.

When not travelling, Bill tends bees, bakes bread, and volunteers at school and church.