Illustrious is a leader in the change management and team alignment space. Since its founding in 2020, Illustrious has helped companies orient, pivot, scale, and simplify.
THE ILLUSTRIOUS VALUES: WHAT WE BELIEVE
As artists, we believe there is a direct line between innovation or creativity and our ability to be in the present moment and improvise. This invisible line can be tense or slack. When it is tuned up it can be played like a guitar or piano. We are at our best when helping our clients create harmony from dissonance and we love helping them shine.
As facilitators and coaches, we treat active listening as a valued skill in order to discover needs and opportunities. We genuinely like people and want to learn more about them. We cherish stories and love hearing them. People are at their best when they feel heard, valued, trusted, and understood.
Belief in Human Potential
As humans, we have a relentless belief in the greatness of other humans. We don’t see them in their current state of blame, confusion, uncertainty, fear, or insecurity. We see the white, hot light at their center. We see them on their path to future growth as they commit to being the ideal version of themselves. Humans are at their best when someone sees them deeply and believes in them.
Commitment to Quality Outcomes
As thought partners in your business, we are focused on professional mastery. That means we are committed to learning, transparent processes, dress and technical rehearsals, and enthusiastic attention to detail. The sooner we get it right, the sooner you can identify the bright line through your organization’s thinking. A business is at its best when its leaders and teams are aligned on the vision, culture, story, and strategy.
JORAN SLANE OPPELT, Founder and CEO
Joran is an international speaker, author, and consultant with certifications in coaching, storytelling, design thinking, and virtual facilitation.
He began his consulting career in 2015 at a corporate innovation consultancy specializing in visual solutions and change management. He is a master facilitator who leads game-changing meetings for clients and an executive coach who has helped shape strategies in technology, finance, software, sport, and healthcare.
JENNIFER OPPELT, COO and Co-founder
Jennifer is a people, culture and operations leader with over 14 years experience managing remote teams, running (and coaching) business operations, building culture, serving customers and organizing events. She is also a Certified Health Coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (American Association of Drugless Practitioners).
ELIZABETH BEIER, Graphic Recorder
Elizabeth is an illustrator, animator and comic book artist who combines artwork and stories to create memorable narratives for individuals, groups, companies and publications.