How we work
We are a team of strategists, facilitators, consultants, storytellers, strategic illustrators and coaches from around the world. We have experience working with different cultures, geographies, locations and markets, speaking different languages. Our people consistently bring out the best in YOUR people, every time.
With 20+ years of consulting experience, Arlosoul wants the best & brightest people in our organization. These people represent some of the best & brightest we know.
Christine ChopyakDenver, Colorado Owner
With exceptional business knowledge, experience drawing for and with business, and an international client-base, Chris brings a commitment to accelerating business performance and results through the practical application of innovation thinking and doing. Author of the bestselling Picture Your Business Strategy (McGraw-Hill, 2013), she has managed multi-year, large-scale projects over the course of her 20+ years as a business strategist.
Katie D’AndreaDenver, Colorado Facilitator & Coach
Katie is a creative consultant specializing in strategic planning, facilitation and narrative design/storytelling. She has an insatiable appetite for helping teams get unstuck by uncovering opportunities, activating individuals to experience the power of their own contribution and solving complex organizational challenges faster. She combines battle-tested business tools with Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, Appreciative Inquiry, Art of Hosting methodologies including World Café, and DEI frameworks with Strategic Illustration™ to co-create custom solutions that accelerate impact and produce measurable results.
Katie is also an ICF-accredited Ontological Coach specializing in executive and clarity coaching. She employs deep listening, provocative question-asking and frameworks to help clients see themselves through new eyes, invent new possibilities and design a plan of action. The end result? Greater life and career satisfaction, courage and confidence. She developed Breakthrough 2021, a transformative 90-minute gap analysis session for individuals and teams to develop a clear, compelling vision fast!
Prior to Arlosoul, Katie worked at Weber Shandwick in Washington, DC, a global PR and Communications firm, where she served as an account manager on the Social Impact and New Business teams. She joined Arlosoul on the heels of a self-funded year and a half backpacking adventure in Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Her mission is to help individuals and teams achieve the clarity they seek and ignite their potential to do work that they’re proud of.
D.L. Pos RyantDenver, Colorado Facilitator & Equity Consultant
D.L. Pos Ryant
D. L. Pos Ryant is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization (APOYO), a nonprofit that focuses on reducing mental health stigma and increasing life skills through wellness. In this leadership role, Pos is charged with strategy, positive youth development and building community while creating innovative ways to address mental health stigma and the intersectionality of youth violence. One way he does this is through Tai Chi, infusing the practice and APOYO’s philosophy into a fully integrated lifestyle movement that combines wellness, health and fitness with a common sense of social responsibility for APOYO’s students. He has an extensive background in working with youth in sports and social emotional learning from coaching basketball to teaching wellness and positive mental attitude strategies. Pos is proud to work in the arena of mental health stigma awareness and reduction working with youth locally, nationally, and abroad.
Prior to founding APOYO, Pos worked in mutual funds and real estate. Pos has deep business experience with a dual MBA in Finance/Accounting and Strategic Management from Regis University.
Originally from South Carolina, Pos has lived in six different states and worked with individuals from countries all over the world which has given him a profound and transformative cross-cultural understanding.
He is goal-oriented and a high achiever with strong leadership capabilities. Pos is extremely passionate about strategy, wellness, positive youth development, and building community.
Philippa CousinsDenver, Colorado Facilitator
For over a decade Philippa has provided Human Resources, Organizational Development and Operations Leadership to fast-paced and growing companies. She has created organizational efficiency and agility by aligning talent, systems, and strategic initiatives. Philippa has supported founders and executive teams in driving organizational growth and the development of their leadership skills. She has used her expertize to build and optimize systems to recruit, engage, develop and retain organizational talent across a global context.
Philippa is motivated by supporting people to create powerful behaviors and achieve their goals. She is passionate about the power of self-understanding, emotional intelligence, flexible behaviors and goal setting.
Flossie O’LearyDenver, Colorado Facilitator & Coach
Flossie is Principal of Ripple Affect and brings extensive experience in strategic planning and frameworks, design thinking, strategy design, board governance, organizational and leadership development, and community engagement. Her 30+ years in the private and social sectors have inspired her to move beyond effective management, focusing instead on building affective leaders who influence their customers, competitors, and industries. Flossie has secured over $36 million in philanthropic grants and impact investments for nonprofits and conscious companies. She is currently the Principal at The Ripple Affect. The firm guides boards and executive teams of conscious companies and nonprofits to create strategic alignment among vision, strategy, organizational structure, and revenue; develop affective leaders whose comfort with discomfort allow them to thrive in change; and engage community stakeholders to address issues that can’t be solved by one organization or sector.
The Ripple Affect guides boards and executive teams of conscious companies and nonprofits to create strategic alignment among vision, strategy, organizational structure and revenue; develop affective leaders whose comfort with discomfort allow them to thrive in change; and engage community stakeholders to address issues that can’t be solved by one organization or sector.
She holds a BS in Communications from Rutgers University and an MS in Organizational Leadership from Regis University where she occasionally teaches in the Master of Nonprofit Management program.
Flossie also brings a spirited energy, so don’t be surprised if she belts out a line from a song that fits the conversation.
Lisa MountAtlanta, Georgia Facilitator
Lisa works as a consultant with non profit arts organizations focusing on strategic thinking and organizational advancement. She regularly facilitates dynamic meetings for groups. For ten years, she organized the professional development workshops for the Performing Arts Exchange for South Arts. As an independent artist she produces, directs, and appears in contemporary performance work, including the acclaimed community story plays under the Headwaters banner at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. She produces Sautee Nacoochee’s annual field day, The Holler Games, and creates a variety show gone astray each summer titled Auntie Q and her Wayward Girls. Before embarking on her consulting career, Lisa served as the Managing Director of 7 Stages theater in Atlanta. She has served as the Board Chair for Alternate ROOTS, and currently serves on the board of the Network of Ensemble Theaters.
Ulric RudebeckStockholm, Sweden Facilitator
Ulric may be the definition of the ground-up consultant. Ulric’s early proficiencies include economics, systems theory and statistics — he even trained as a mechanical engineer. His 30 years in management give Ulric a valuable perspective in his work with executive teams, strategic visionary work, business planning, organizational development and change processes for clients on four continents.
Claudia LopezNew York, NY Strategic Illustrator
New York, NY
With a decade experience in advertising building integrated communication plans for fortune 500 companies, paired with a great capacity to listen and reflect back gained from her leadership coaching certification plus a lifetime of visual thinking, Claudia is brings a combination of creativity, strategic thinking and visual facilitation to any engagement. Claudia has been a partner to many different groups and facilitators helping them find and connect key insights and explore new possibilities through the use of visuals. She is keen in creating meaningful experiences and interactions that foster creative confidence and bring people together in authentic ways that help them move forward. Originally from Mexico, she is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Martha LanaghenDenver, Colorado Facilitator
Martha has dedicated more than 25 years to understanding how people interact with others, and with the products that they purchase. Her expertise in customer lifecycle management (customer loyalty) spans a variety of industries including child care, telecommunications, and higher education; and encompasses a wide range of disciplines including sales and marketing, admissions, operations, corporate change and business analytics.
Fredrik HolmstedtBoston, Massachusetts Facilitator
Fredrick is a “recovering” CFO, with expertise in leading and managing large financial projects, systems and processes. Fredrik’s leadership and management work brings new perspective to Arlosoul’s focus on teams and team performance.
Clay CousinsDenver, Colorado Facilitator
For over 15 years, Clay has supported individuals and businesses in achieving their goals. His diverse experience and unique skills provide him with the ability to ask insightful and challenging questions. A natural innovator and persuasive speaker, Clay improvises and shapes creative solutions with ease. He has a track record of building collaborative teams, guiding strategic partnerships and delivering effective and sustainable solutions in diverse markets.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coaches:
The times are calling for change – in how we relate to one another, our organizations and our communities. Arlosoul partners with experienced and brilliant coaches to help teams and organizations relearn what it means to be human in the workplace together.
Having a clear vision as an academic institution is absolutely critical for the future success of any school. From the onset, the staff at Arlosoul clearly and adeptly took us on a journey of self-discovery to help clarify our vision. The end result was a profound strategic plan that we believe will greatly improve our program through attainable benchmarks and active follow through. From the very beginning, we were impressed with their flexibility, their attention to detail, as well as their profound ability to push us to think critically in ways we had not before. It was, and continues to be a transformational experience.
Philip B. Cocchiola
Head of School
The Oxford Academy
Arlosoul helped guide us through detailing the story of where our company has come from, highlighting the vision for CBXmarket, the unique qualities of our customers and the value proposition we provide our users. Chris and Claudia skillfully facilitated the conversation, allowing us to lead the telling of the story, while they mapped out a graphic depiction that allowed us to fully digest where we stood. It was perfect timing. We were in the process of developing a customer segmentation strategy and the map provided us a visual reference point to look back to as we discussed each segment of our user population. We continue to reference the map as we work through the execution of this customer segmentation effort, from both a product and marketing perspective.
Senior Manager – Business Development
“A great meeting, workshop, or strategy session is elevated to incredible with Chris. As a strategy and evaluation consultant to museums, libraries, arts organizations, and other creative nonprofits, Chris’ unique and unmatched Strategic Illustration approach has added immense value to my work. Whenever I have the opportunity to team with Chris, I do. Chris is able to see needles in haystacks, make lemonade out of lemons, and find trees within forests– all while live-drawing and synthesizing complex information. She’s a master strategist, a keen organizational detective, and a superstar facilitator. Without hesitation, I recommend Chris to any organization looking for clarity, perspective, or the next step forward.”
Founder & Principal