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Meet the passionate minds behind OPAL Training Group’s consulting, coaching, and training services for individuals and groups.

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WHAT WE DO

We help individuals and teams build bridges from where they are today to the futures they envision. Using proven methods in personalized coaching, facilitation, and instruction, we break through the stuck points keeping you from your dreams.

WHAT YOU GAIN

You achieve stellar performance results that are anchored in purpose, realize the power and beauty collaboration provides, and gain new tools and information that open the door to lifelong learning.

WHY WE EXIST

To foster individual and team brilliance through learning and discovery within an inspirational environment. To connect people with their purpose.

WHO WE ARE

We are professionals with expertise that spans from Lean Six Sigma to CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder), and from CRM and operations to online product management and business analysis. Learn more below.

TEAM

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Lela Meinke

SSCC, LSSGB

How can Lela help you?

Lela Meinke

SSCC, LSSGB

Lela Meinke is a learning leader and performance-optimization coach who inspires individuals and teams to break through their stuck points using proven methods, such as CliftonStrengths and Lean Six Sigma.

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Tracy Stephens

Authentic Leadership Coach

How can Tracy help you?

Tracy Stephens

Authentic Leadership Coach

Tracy Stephens brings experience as an Authentic Leadership Coach who is passionate about building transformational relationships through the power of CliftonStrengths.

AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP CENTER

Jim Ball

Organizational Development and Change Management Expert

How can Jim help you?

Jim Ball

Organizational Development and Change Management Expert

Jim has a passion for developing talent, creating leaders, and bringing out the best in people. With over 15 years of leadership experience, he has successfully transformed cultures, built sustainable leadership networks, and consistently delivered outstanding results. 

Jim has created and led programs to support performance management, individual career development plans, and organizational talent review for our leaders, providing consistency through growth and change. In each case, the challenges of maintaining or redefining the culture and managing the change were present. How do you support broad organizational change without compromising an innovative culture? Jim has partnered with leaders to successfully navigate those changes in complex environments.


As a Gallup-Certified Strengths coach, Jim has logged over 200 hours of coaching and delivered over 1,000 hours of training to bring out the very best in people, create highly engaged teams, and achieve top-tier performance for his clients to gain a competitive advantage in their industries. By focusing on natural talent and strengths, leaders at all levels can reach that new level of performance. 

With experience as a US Army Ranger, Company Commander, Infantry and Logistics Officer, Jim thrives in a high-stakes environment where successful performance leads to meaningful impact, and he knows how to coach others to perform under pressure. 

Jim holds an MBA from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a BS in Physics from Boston College. He is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and a Change Cycle certified trainer. He has completed courses in Advanced CliftonStrengths® coaching, Coaching Builder Talents for Entrepreneurs, and Creating an Engaging Workforce for Engagement Champions.

“Lela is passionate about quality and continuous improvement. She loves to learn new methods and tools, and use those for positive outcomes. Lela loves to teach and mentor others to spread her learnings. Lela is especially interested in developing and delivering training curriculums that go beyond teaching tools…”

Cheryl Holden, Master Black Belt

"Lela is a coach, consultant and facilitator extraordinaire--innovative, high-energy, engaging, and results-driven--consistently bringing forth the best in individuals and teams and raising the bar on every metric of  performance, learning and collaboration.  She is dynamic, inspired and tenacious--a full-on catalyst and experienced change-maker."

Lance Lee, PhD, Senior Partner, Center for Creative Leadership/Managing Partner, ExecCatalyst

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