Human understanding and engagement (Hue)
To educate, facilitate and inspire engagement in meaningful action for the greater good of communities and organizations.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
Humility Be a servant leader. Always be learning.
Courage Be open. Take smart risks. Be a change agent.
Trust Assume good intent. Be trustworthy. Trust the process.
Integrity Take responsibility. Keep
principles and values present.
Relationships Build strong ties. Develop and maintain caring support systems.
Irina Fursman, Ed.D., a.b.d., Co-Founder and CEO
A premier facilitator and OD practitioner, Irina guides teams through strategic planning, change and engagement initiatives. Irina also teaches the art and science of facilitation. Born in the USSR, Irina spent the first half of her life in Russia, Crimea and Ukraine. She moved to the US in 2002 and co-founded the Institute of Cultural Affairs Ukraine (named an “enemy of the state” for her efforts). Irina delivers lively, inspiring experiences for communities and organizations. Talk to Irina about facilitating, training or presenting.
Stephanie Ahles, Chief Opporating Officer
With great heart and wisdom, Stephanie leads the development and delivery of HueLife training and curriculum. She is dedicated to a deep comprehension of the methods and the highest quality standards. A certified ToP trainer and facilitator, Stephanie provides exceptional change and strategic planning programs for governments, non-profits
Richard Fursman, Ed.D., Co-Founder and Consultant
Witty and insightful, Richard specializes in the dynamics of human behavior and systemwide change. He helps teams lift performance by creating a shared purpose, strategic plan and implementation path. An advisor for government entities in the US and Ukraine, Richard co-created and facilitated the Kiev Peace Summit at the height of the Ukraine-Russian conflict in 2014. Frequently called an “Edu-tainer,” he was recognized by the Navy for boosting morale. Talk to Richard about facilitating, training or presenting.
Megan Jacobson, Client Relations & Recruitment
A star with HueLife customers, Megan provides client relations, event coordination and business support for HueLife. A licensed practitioner in Insights Discovery, Megan is excited to develop her skills in ToP Facilitation Methods.
Angie Asa-Lovstad, Facilitator
Angie has worked in substance abuse prevention for over 20 years. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified ToP Facilitator/Trainer. Her coalition work is based on SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework where she uses her facilitation skills to engage stakeholders.
Keri Terhark, Facilitator
Karie has been the Director for Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (A.S.A.P.) for the last 5 years. While at A.S.A.P., she facilitated a countywide coalition of volunteers to assess, plan, and implement environmental strategies to change the culture around underage drug and alcohol abuse. Through that process, the coalition has successfully passed ordinances and policies that have created sustainability in their efforts. Previously, Karie worked 10 years in the Human Resource field along with being a small business owner. Karie’s energy is contagious and she is driven to inspire people to make a change in their lives and communities.
Jim Brimeyer, Strategic Advisor and Executive Coach
Certified Executive Coach and Recruiter Jim Brimeyer has more than 20 years of experience in city government and private business. He provides deep insight, long-term perspective and a vast network to public sector entities looking to hire, retain and improve performance. He has entered into a third career as an Executive Coach for high performing individuals in public sector management and for staff in private club management positions. His emphasis is on professional development and career growth. Jim has an MA in Public Administration. Talk to Jim about coaching.
Dick Schrad, Executive Recruiter
Dick assists cities in recruiting and retaining chief administrative officers. He has worked in local government, as well as in the private sector providing government services. A member of the International City/County Management Association, Dick has a MBA and a BA in Political Science.