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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.

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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

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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


behaviors and rituals

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


Prioritization and Tradeoffs

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



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



Setting goals and systematically removing obstacles empowers employees and boosts productivity

our startup team

Crystal Maitre

Vice President, Human Capital & Head of Business Development

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.

Katie Leffel

Senior Consultant, Leader 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.

Caroline Goodman

Senior Consultant

Caroline is thrilled to be joining an organization equally passionate about creating happier and healthier workforces. Having graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Medicine, Health, and Society, Caroline has developed an acute understanding of the ways in which systemic inequalities in the workplace lead to adverse health outcomes. She can’t wait to explore this connection further with Enspira’s clients and work together to solve their most pressing Human Capital concerns. When not at work, you can usually find her running, baking, or sampling the latest snacks from Trader Joes.

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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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