Spero means hope-literally and in our practice.  We want to give hope to individuals and organizations so healthy change can happen.

We believe that through change you can experience your greatest periods of growth and discovery.   The reality is change is hard. It can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. And in today's world, change is necessary, accelerating and never-ending.

We work with people and companies who are ready to move through change by developing skills and creating an atmosphere of hope and possibility. We want to help you find and develop your strengths and accept your imperfections (yes-your imperfections) and use  them to become better, to become more, to become what is next.

Whether you are looking to make a change for yourself, for your family or you are an employer looking to facilitate change for your company-we want to be here to help you along the way.


“Angie was an excellent presenter to work with. She handled questions with aplomb and our attendees walked out of the session feeling more in control of their interactions with difficult customers. She made all of her materials available after the workshop so we could reference them and continue to put into practice the skills she taught us.”

– Erin Joyce, District Consultant, Oil Creek Library District.

Unique and effective program

CCR and ANR wanted to find a leadership series for their management teams that allowed them to grow both individually and as a team.  We have found that each of our managers come in with different skill sets and management levels, therefore one training does not always work for everyone.   The Spero Group’s groups individual and group sessions provide our managers with the individual attention they need.  Although they are all working from the same curriculum, they are challenged to set their own personal leadership goals, explore their own self-awareness and roadblocks to being a successful leader.

Teresa Hewitt, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Community Resources


Psychological Boundaries

It is not clear  who coined this gem of a statement, Brene Brown uses it in “Dare to Lead,” as a way for us to look at how we think and the narratives that we shape around the circumstances of our lives. This is the first step in developing an effective boundary.  Having a healthy…

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What’s the brain got to do with it?

Leadership Development Series #4 In the last decade or so, neuroscience has revolutionized the field of behavioral health and has provided some much needed scientific data to help explain why we do what we do. In this session, we take a dip into the world of brain science to learn about the body’s stress response…

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Relational Skills are Essential Workplace Skills

Relational Approach & Individual Goal Setting This is our first individual session and we have three objectives- review the VIA Character Strengths survey that participants were asked to complete after the first session, introduce the relational model, and set individual goals for the program.   At Spero, we believe that to succeed at work (and in…

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Examination of Values Is a Good Place to Start

We start and end our professional development as a group.  Our aim is to create a cohort feel so that your employees can talk with each other as they move through the program and share their experiences together.  We have found that this helps people to understand the concepts even more and helps build confidence…

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Leadership Development Series helps employees develop soft skills

    We are well into our third run of the  Leadership Development Series with the  Alliance for Nonprofit Resources and The Center for Community Resources and we’d like to share what we’re experiencing, seeing, and learning with the community.   We are excited to be working with Christy Stuber of Christy Stuber Coaching to…

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Big Dreamers and Big Thinkers

I just got back from a long weekend in Nashville with my siblings and I am struck with an overwhelming appreciation for the Big Dreamers and the Big Thinkers of the world.   The town is filled with people singing their hearts out and putting it out there for the world to see. So many talented…

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The New Rules of Marriage

People often ask if our practice does marriage counseling. The answer is yes. We do all types of relationship counseling. Our primary focus is to promote the health of the individual while strengthening their relationships. This often takes skills that we don’t have and an approach that requires self-awareness and growth. A healthy marriage requires…

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The Art of Grudge Holding

This morning I am struggling with holding a grudge.  The target is my husband. The details of which are inconsequential, mundane enough that most would be able to see themselves in it. So I will not bore either of us with the actual circumstance.   It has made me think about the purpose of holding a…

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Smell the Sea…

It’s July already. How did this happen? Where did June go? I haven’t done at least a third of what I set out to do… At the beginning of every summer I trick myself into thinking that summer is going to be relaxing. But what typically happens is that I try to jam a full…

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Connected and Protected

A big focus of the type of therapy I do has to do with having healthy relationships.  The theory goes that by having healthy relationships we can become personally empowered and healthier.  Relationship empowerment equates to personal empowerment. And vice versa. This is not just about our closest of relationships but about all of our…

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