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talent strategy & development
employee engagement & retention
total rewards
change strategy & enablement

growth, without the growing pains. that's startup studio.

Enspira Startup Studio prepares young companies for growth with lean, innovative HR systems that optimize employee performance while enabling cultural evolution--all at the speed your organization demands.

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accelerated scaling with proactive preparation...

We develop bespoke, scalable HR systems based on in-depth analysis of your needs and best-in-class industry knowledge, and implement them at the right time in your organization's life cycle.

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...with streamlined, startup innovation

As a startup ourselves, Enspira applies the same visionary, forward-thinking approach that defines your company's products and services to the internal functions and systems that enable your talent.

our capabilities

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culture & values

Meaningful alignment of purpose, values and behaviors, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

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hr buildout

Employee programs, policies and processes development

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compensation & benefits

Total rewards strategy planning and implementation

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talent acquisition & enablement

Recruitment, resource planning and new-talent onboarding

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organization & job architecture

Efficiencies and capabilities optimization across your organization

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performance & development

Goal-setting, performance appraisal and growth strategy analysis

our perspective

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leadership & org philosophy alignment

evaluating and understanding the “how” and “why” of each leadership team member’s work style facilitates meaningful collaboration

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behaviors and rituals

grapsing what motivates and engages your employees today and in the future lays the groundwork for sustainable growth

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Prioritization and Tradeoffs

Aligning your leadership team on how to prioritize and make tradeoffs sets a course for successful growth

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Decision-Making

understanding the importance of accountability and decision-making at every point in a startup’s journey is often the key to success

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performance

Setting goals and systematically removing obstacles empowers employees and boosts productivity

our startup team

Crystal Maitre

Head of Business Development and Vice President, Human Capital

Crystal has over 10 years of experience in investment banking, client management, human resources and talent acquisition. Prior to Enspira, she held roles at Biogen, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Barclays. She holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business, an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Finance and International Business, and is an active alumna within her academic communities. Crystal is based in Boston and is an avid traveler, sports enthusiast, and loves trying new recipes.

Anika Briner

Senior Director, Head of Enspira Startup Studio

Anika has over 13 years of diverse human resources experience, crossing disciplines between the HR generalist function, talent development, and technology & operations. Prior to Enspira, she worked at multiple fast-growth startups, including Pinterest and Mozilla. Most recently, Anika led the HR strategy & operations team for Old Navy, while also participating as the co-chair of Gap Inc.’s Women in Leadership Employee Resource Group. Anika earned her BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Anika enjoys running, wine tasting, and hanging out at the pool or golf course with her husband and sons.

Katie Leffel

Consultant, Leadership Effectiveness

Katie is a recent graduate of Saint Lawrence University, where she earned a BA in Business and Economics and minored in Film Studies. While there, she was involved with a wide range of student organizations and held multiple leadership positions in her sorority. Based in Connecticut, Katie enjoys traveling, running, and photography.

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Enspira reimagines and revolutionizes the human-work experience with innovative HR solutions that put the power of business purpose in the hands of your people.

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