For too long, conservative Christians have communicated in ways that have shut down the conversation. So much so that often we aren’t even invited to sit at the table of cultural dialogue anymore. But what if we could learn to do it differently? To communicate in a way that values the stories and voices of others while remaining true to what we love and believe? Not forsaking the gospel for love, but loving for the sake of the gospel.

With the growing chasm in our country, we desperately need to learn how to become excellent communicators today more than ever. In November of 2016, I began a series of conversations with my liberal, non-theist, Seattleite friend of 30 years, Kellie. Shortly after, we founded, The Heart Perception Project to teach people on both sides of the fence how to communicate in ways that keep connection alive. Become a part of the movement by subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us and liking our Facebook page, and joining us on our website,

We are currently looking for sponsors who would like to help bring the Heart Perception Project to more cities and towns- maybe yours! Please contact me for more information.


“Blended and Blessed.” Family Life Conference. April 29, 2017. Little Rock, AR

“Organizational Communication.” Organizational Leadership Program. Williamson College. July 2017. Franklin, TN

“Broken and Beloved.” Fellowship Bible Church. August 2017. Brentwood, TN

“Heart Perception Project.” Fall 2017. Madison, WI; Atlanta, GA

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The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.

– Peter Drucker


Heidi Petak headshot standing_croppedI’m a communication trainer, writer, speaker, actor, and voiceover artist,  passionate about helping people learn to communicate in more life-giving ways.

I earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University and now serve as Senior Creative for Hippo Solutions, writing and facilitating interactive case studies with live actors for corporate clientele. I also teach communication courses in the graduate program at Williamson College, lead workshops with the Heart Perception Project, and have been grateful for invitations as a guest speaker around the U.S. as well as in Peru, Puerto Rico, and South Sudan.

As a writer, I’ve had the privilege of writing 12 musical scripts for Word, Lillenas, and Brentwood-Benson, and more than 75 mini-theater pieces for the modern church. And as a former radio DJ and a 20-year veteran of the voiceover industry, I continue to enjoy serving clients with professional voiceovers.

My hundreds of corporate clients have included Walmart, HCA, Asurion, HGTV, Tractor Supply, Holiday Inn, Women of Faith, Dannon, YMCA, Cracker Barrel, Nissan, Honda, Tri-Star Health, Lifeway, Mars, and World Vision.

In 2010, I discovered that I’m a carrier of BRCA2, a genetic mutation for breast and ovarian cancer. This experience led to my writing, The Faith to Free-Fall, a devotional resource to communicate hope to women anticipating a mastectomy.

In a nutshell, my goal is to be a redemptive communicator who provides training, resources, and encouragement for you to be a redemptive communicator in every area of your life.

(And, in case you’re wondering, my last name is pronounced Pea-tack, not Pet-ick, as Siri might mistakenly tell you.)




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 Each person’s communication becomes a legacy that influences how future generations will communicate.

– Quentin J. Schultze


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