About Harbinger


Harbinger is…

a reflection of a passion for people and the places they call home, and a convergence of its principals’ combined skills and interests: Howard Terry’s experience of 30+ years with startup and business consulting, community economic development, organizational improvement and training; and Michele Archie’s expertise in community engagement and collaborative learning, curriculum development, research and economic analysis, and translating complex ideas into engaging publications.

Over the years, these discrete threads of Harbinger’s work have been woven into an integrated approach to community and economic development, and a commitment to help communities, regions and supporting organizations harness, protect and expand the power of their places. Harbinger’s work has reached 100s of millions of people across the United States and on four continents.

Harbinger expands its capacity through an extensive network of collaborators, and engage local partners, researchers, photographers, videographers, social media pros, storytellers and other creative types for an even bigger local impact.

Our commitment

We commit to give you our best. To get the job done right…on time…the first time…every time.

We promise you creative insights, carefully considered plans, and top-notch execution.

We will listen, ask questions, understand your needs. We'll challenge you, and exceed your expectations.

Our goal is to work ourselves “out of a job” by helping build capacity, developing systems that grow as your organization does, and creating products and strategies that you can operate on your own.