About

Team


Opportu coaches and consultants are talented, seasoned, passionate, approachable and professional. All have been thoroughly screened and pre-qualified to ensure the delivery of the highest level of service to you. Part of our unique offering includes custom-matching the right Opportu team members (for both personality and skill set) to meet the needs of your company at both individual and team levels.

Contact us today – we’re ready to join you in co-designing a program that works for you.


Irvenia Waters

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching
Leadership Team Coaching
Building High-Performing Teams
Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
Strategy Planning
Aligning Strategy and Culture

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Healthcare, Technology, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Social Sector
Custom designed experiential workshops to develop and align strategy and to master leadership competencies


Jane Flint

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Customer Insight and Understanding: Touchpoint mapping; Qualitative/quantitative research methods
Human/Technical Alignment: Connects-the-dots; Collaborative
Innovation Pathfinding and Modeling: Identifies and tries novel approaches; Keeps up to date on technology and research
Forecasting and Risk Assessment: Evaluates long-term consequences; Envisions ideal state
Commercial Awareness and Fit: Understands the marketplace and major players

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Healthcare, Technology, Education, Arts
Marketing: Skill Certification, Automation, Best Practices
Published author


Leslie Eveland

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Business Strategy
Organization design
Strategy /Structure alignment
Change Management
Leadership Development and Coaching
Team Building and Action Learning

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
High Tech, Finance, Manufacturing and Supply Chain management
Mergers and acquisitions integration
Cross-boundary collaboration
Creativity in business


Marnie Rosenberg

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Career Development
Career Transitions
Leadership Development
Leadership Workshops

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Career and Life Purpose Alignment
Goal-Setting and Strategic Planning
Time Management and Productivity
Storytelling and Self-Marketing
Confronting Risk Aversion
Work/Life Balance


Paul Weber

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Technology strategy
Hardware and software development
Data management
Rapid product prototype, design and development

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
IOT, edge-sensor technology and communications
Hardware design tools and systems
eCommerce and analytics
Technology program management
Consumer, financial, tech, manufacturing sectors


Rick Bidgood

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Human behavior in the workplace
Workplace design
People & Culture strategies
Leadership development
Building Emotional & Social “Intelligence”

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Emotional & mental health of entrepreneurs
Creating healthy relationships in startupland (co-founders & teams)
Growing ascendant leaders
Technology, healthcare and financial services businesses


Sally Park

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Sales Performance Breakthrough Coaching
Career and Life Transformations
Executive Communication
Personal “Brand-Building”
Emotional Intelligence
Time+Priority Management

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Management and IT Consulting Firms; Technology Companies; Financial Services
Millennials (How to manage, motivate and retain)
Work/Life Harmony Coaching
Women in Leadership ( Life and Career Transitions)
Small Business Performance Coaching and Consulting


Sasha Cagen

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Creating Safe Spaces for Innovation + Creativity
Executive Coaching and Leadership Consulting
Priority and Goal-Setting
Non-violent Communication in the Workplace
Creating Greater Work-Life Balance
Surveying Employees for Clarity on What’s Working and What’s Not, with Actionable Reports

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Authentic Storytelling for Leaders to use internally and externally (press, speaking, origin story)
Retaining key female talent
Experiential tango workshops to teach women leadership development
Bridging the gap between “Millenials” and “GenX” workers
Liberating “quirkyness” — individual creativity and trust-building among a team
To-Do List research (Has spoken at Google and other companies on what lists reveal about us)
Published author


Scottie Spurzem

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Accent Management Strategies
Executive Coaching/Consulting for Communications in English as a Second Language
Investor Relations and Generation of Capital Acumen
Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Strategies for Language & Communications
Cultural Communications for Entrepreneurs and for Corporate Advancement

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Accent Reduction
Natural and Functional Language Acquisition for Work and Networking
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Language & Communications for Pitching
Interactive Workshops/Content Designed for Effective and Efficient Communications in English
Language & Awareness for Corporate Advancement
Technology, Finance, Heath Tech, Retail, Disrupters & Consumer Companies


Staci Collins

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Balanced Scorecard
Leadership Communications
Executive Advancement
Executive Presence/Perspective
Executive Transition
On-Boarding
Career Engineering
Change/Transition Communications Strategies
Performance Management

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
High Tech, Consulting, Healthcare, Financial Services, Oil/Gas
APAC, MENA, LATAM, Europe, Canada, U.S., Global MNE
Leading (Managing) Up
20+ years Guiding Seasoned & Emerging Leaders
Becoming Authentic, Measurable & Inspired
Driving Desired Impact, Career, & Fulfillment


Steve Terusaki

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Executive Coaching
Leadership Development
Organizational Assessments
Cultural Integration
Business Strategy Consulting

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Professional Services
A/E Industry
Peer Forums
Group Facilitation


Tracy Akresh Stone

Senior Consultant


Competencies:
Career and transition coaching
Strengths based leadership development
Team building and communication workshops
Work-life integration

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Myers Briggs and Behavioral Style Assessments
Women in transition
Asking for what you want
Negotiating the promotion


Hilary Weber

Founder & CEO


Competencies:
Innovation Acumen
Executive Coaching and Leadership Consulting
Culture Development and Team Interactions
Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial Strategy
Creative Problem Solving for Clients

Specialties and Areas of Focus:
Technology Companies; Healthcare and Biotech, including Devices
Women Leaders (taking on new challenges)
Team and Partner Conflicts
Experiential Workshops/Content Designed for Mastery of Skills


Approach


Opportu is a unique coaching and consulting firm – we work with startups and established enterprises, with a conscious focus on a key element that runs through both sectors: Innovation (defined as “ideas that come to fruition in the marketplace”).

Our coaches and consultants are actively engaged with startups, doing “whatever it takes” to make them successful, so the team is well versed in the elements and approaches startups employ to innovate. The same team – made up of seasoned professionals with strong corporate experience – blends startup innovation with best-in-class coaching and consulting methodologies to enable established companies to rekindle innovation from the inside out.

We serve clients all over the globe. Our clients cross multiple industry verticals; and, we have expertise and special passion for technology and mission-driven companies in sectors such as health/bioscience, education, B corporations, etc. Our coaches have particularly deep expertise in working with women leaders.