Meet Bonita Harriston

SVP of Coaching

Bonita’s 25+ years in executive leadership, management, and coaching was earned in diverse environments around the world, including both public and private sectors, Fortune 1000, and military service – smashing the glass ceiling every step of the way. At LifeHikes, Bonita leads the Coaching Center of Excellence, focused on developing and delivering the Gold Standard of Coaching. Through world-class coaching and the unique methodology of LifeHikes, Bonita aims to extend the company’s area of influence and share the philosophy of lifelong learning for all.  

Bonita’s passion is steeped in the power of language, understanding the intimate ways of connecting with others at the heart of who they are. Intercultural communication and powerful connections drive her coaching and management work to this day. A seasoned linguist, diplomat, Program Manager (PMP), and ICF Certified Coach, she empowers all levels of employees to lead with authenticity. 

 Bonita is an avid traveler, always up for an adventure. She loves to read, write, hike, and believes that waterfalls are magic. She volunteers coaching hours to military veterans as they transition to civilian life. As a self-described wordsmith, you might find her editing materials for publications or for friends- just for fun. She currently lives near Washington, D.C.