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.
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.”
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.”
The things we value most
Authenticity Be honest and direct, even when it is hard.
Humility We are here to serve our clients. Listen deeply, say “I don’t know” when appropriate, and always act with compassion.
Results Uncover and solve the real problems, and deliver high quality, sustainable results.
Collaboration Work together to find the right solution for each unique challenge. Teach clients how to fish. Ask for help when needed.