We help leaders grow through intentional personal and professional development programs that focus on the deep, rich and meaningful work that build holistic leadership skills in themselves and their teams.
Alyssa holds an MA in Adult Education from Portland State University with a focus on Corporate Training & Development, and a BA in Psychology from Oregon State University.
Alyssa’s favorite part of working at SPARK: “Motivating others by tapping into the power of people and teams.”
When Alyssa’s not working, you can find her: “Outside playing with my family, or curled up on a couch reading.”
Alyssa Gasca has been driving organizational change and building high performing teams for over 20 years. She spent the first half of her career at Intel, leading performance improvement and global change projects in a variety of corporate training, organizational development, and strategic planning roles. There she learned the importance of teamwork, discipline, and sustainable results and had the opportunity to build teams that crossed geographies, business groups and organizational levels.
Alyssa started her consulting practice (formerly Alyssa Gasca Consulting) in 2007 to help growing businesses solve tough problems through their people. Since then, SPARK Executive Solutions has grown and developed a reputation for their unique approach, which balances strategy with execution and relationships with results. In addition to leading companies (including top global brands) through large-scale transformation efforts, she has also designed and led hundreds of workshops for over 40 organizations across 15 countries, and has helped thousands of individuals build their leadership, management, and interpersonal skills.
Monica Eisel is a passionate catalyst for building high performing teams and exceptional strengths-based leaders. She has over twenty years of experience inspiring leaders and teams to achieve their full potential through facilitation, training and coaching.
Monica specializes in management and leadership development, team and organizational development and long range strategic planning. Her expertise in communications, change management, human resources, project management and business analysis means that Monica can develop big picture strategy and skills with her clients, then roll up her sleeves for a practical implementation.
Monica has designed and developed customized facilitation, training and workshops for public agencies, private corporations and nonprofits on a wide range of topics including leadership & management development, strategic innovation, effective teamwork & collaboration, change management, storytelling for impact & action, presentation skills training, and individualized coaching.
Since 2011, Monica has provided leadership training to over 3,000 individuals and facilitated strategic planning events for over 1,000 leaders.
Prior to working with SPARK, Monica worked in executive leadership development at Intel Corporation, Hoffman La Roche and Wells Fargo Bank. Monica has also served on the board of the Resource Area For Teaching, PC Pals school program and Golden Valley Charter Schools.
Monica holds a B.A. in Communications from Humboldt State University. She is a certified coach and facilitator for both DISC Communication Styles as well as the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI).
Monica’s favorite part of working at SPARK: “Getting to work with smart, savvy and fun people to help leaders and teams become the best versions of themselves.”
When Monica’s not working, you can find her: “Outside, enjoying the mountains of Northern California or traveling far and wide to see new places and cultures.”
Keeley is a strategic partner for leaders and teams.
She specializes in helping individuals and groups through transitions of all kinds: launches, pivots, existential questions, and more. Keeley’s mission is to help those she works with to approach what’s next for them and their businesses with clarity, excitement, and cohesion.
Keeley is the co-founder of Wild Friends Foods, a natural nut and seed butter company she founded in 2011 and led the company as CEO until 2021. During that time, Keeley was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.
While running Wild Friends, Keeley also learned that managing the ups and downs of a growing start-up is a lot harder than the fancy magazine articles make it look.
In her current role as a consultant, Keeley brings empathy and her own personal leadership experiences to all of her work with leaders, founders, and teams.
Keeley’s favorite part of working at SPARK: “Helping to create workplaces where people can be more human, in big and small ways.”
When Keeley’s not working, you can find her: “On a long, meandering walk with my 1-year-old daughter.”
"Alyssa's presentation to our annual meeting was both effective and engaging. She has the rare gift of being able to engage the entire org, from executives to front-line employees. That kind of broad content relevance is hard to find, and her delivery is just as approachable. Past speakers have received mixed reviews, but the feedback on Alyssa's talk was enthusiastic. I was especially pleased to see so many hands in the air when she asked listeners to share their takeaways. I fully expect Alyssa to be back behind our podium again soon."
"With event planners going through unprecedented upheaval in their industry, we wanted to provide them with information and resources during the UNTETHERED conference that were both inspiring and actionable. Alyssa’s session on Daring Leadership in Uncertain Times provided attendees with the tools they needed to navigate challenging situations better and advocate for themselves and their teams. If you’re looking for an experienced, impactful speaker and small group facilitator, Alyssa is an excellent choice!"
"I am always in awe of your ability to lead from a vulnerable and powerful place. Your presentation was an incredible experience for our team. Thank you - it was inspiring!"
"Thank you - the entire team was glued to everything that was said and bought into what we need to accomplish. The work they are getting to be a part of is invaluable to their long term growth in the company."