At Inspire Results, we believe business owners are the building blocks of strong communities. Communities that are home to superior schools, thriving churches, prolific arts, beautiful places to live, work, shop, and play—and where crime, poverty, and health problems are mended.
We’ve been dismayed by the struggle we see so many business owners go through, and we know how to help. Our deepest passion is to help business owners solve their challenges so they can create stronger businesses and, in turn, stronger communities for those who reside in them today and for all who will enjoy them in the future.
As a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Roger experienced many leadership styles. Thirty years later, he’s taken what he’s learned and created his own leadership beliefs – coupled with outstanding business expertise – to walk alongside business owners as a trusted advisor, guiding them to achieve breakthrough success.
Roger believes in and sees the greatness in every individual. His unique ability to increase business revenue, wealth and success by uncovering hidden assets, missed opportunities and unexplored possibilities has captured the attention and respect of CEOs across the country.
- Turned three companies from certain failure to success
- Facilitates Indiana’s premier CEO roundtable for manufacturing firms
- Performed leadership ranks in the US Army
- Created record-breaking sales at Clorox
- Is a Six Sigma Black Belt
- Is certified in the John Maxwell Leadership series
Roger previously worked at Procter & Gamble, Clorox, and has helped turn around several family-owned businesses. In 2000, he returned to Indianapolis working for a utility company, where he transformed the sales function and turned around their plumbing & equipment rental company.
He’s served various non-profit organizations, Indianapolis Economic Development, his community of Mooresville, and his church where he served as President. He does volunteer coaching for PlayBall Indiana, the Wellspring Center, and Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School. He spent years actively involved with Indianapolis Foster Care program. He’s married to Susie and they have 4 grown boys and 3 granddaughters. Roger enjoys golf, singing, mission work and traveling the world.
Tim Koponen, PhD
Tim has thirty years of experience in process improvement, mentoring, TQM, and organizational behavior in a broad variety of industries including manufacturing, medical, and food services. He put those shop floor experiences to work when he wrote his Master Thesis, “Quality, Control, and Quality Control” at Northwestern University. Tim also utilized his knowledge while teaching metrics, quality, logistics engineering, public policy, and more at various universities, including Purdue, and several business schools.
Today Tim is committed to helping small businesses work smarter across all three pillars of business—people, products and processes, strengthening them for the benefits of owners, employees and customers.
Tim spent years as an Industrial Engineer at the Department of Veterans Affairs and has served in other positions ranging from Quality Technician at a wire manufacturer in Grand Rapids, to a machinist in a mold-making shop. He was also part of the team that worked in improvement consulting at GM in the late 1980’s.
His vast experience comes together in a unique combination of theory, bottomline practicality, and education and has made him a sought-after consultant.
- Combines the insights of organization behavior with specific, real-life problems
- Author of two books and numerous publications on industrial and process topics, mentoring, and developing skilled talent
- A Six Sigma Sensei certified to train other Six Sigma Black Belts in advanced analysis
- Recipient of numerous grants for social and food science work
Tim’s PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and his Masters in Mathematics have led him to opportunities as a quality analyst and advocate on three continents, presenting his published papers on how to make administration and production work together for healthy organizations. He has authored or co-authored two books on the food production system and written about mentoring and developing skilled talent in government.
He has two children, one finishing up in Linguistics at Indiana University, the other about to enter college with the intention of being an engineer.
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With unparalleled expertise and several certifications in leadership, change management, and personality testing, Susie has an uncanny ability to produce positive, measurable results for business owners and executives while helping their teams accomplish challenging objectives or achieve more elegant outcomes. For 25 years, she has worked with teams to address challenges, remove barriers, deepen trust, and clarify expectations.
She’s worked with executive teams, middle management, sales, and operations teams in multiple industries including banking, mortgage, information services, security, government, and manufacturing, until starting her own teambuilding business, Hannah Team Dynamics, in 2006. In addition to positions as Executive Coach, Sales Coach, Training and Development Director, Facilitator, Training Designer, and Operations Manager she now focuses her significant experience helping people feel good about their work teams.
Susie earned her Myers-Briggs certification in 1996 and has helped hundreds of individuals and over 250 teams utilize the tool to better understand themselves and others. Susie has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and completed IU’s Executive Leadership Program, which she also helped to found. She has served as a board member at YMCA, Encore Vocal Arts as Board Chair, is active in the Indianapolis arts community, and volunteers in various community and church activities.
Linda has 20+ years of experience in all types of business research including, market research, business intelligence, customer satisfaction, focus group moderation, and advertising testing. She brings her years of experience and business instincts to Inspire Results Business Coaching to support Roger and Susie and their clients’ needs.
Linda has an MBA from Western Washington University and a B.A. in economics from UCLA. When she is not working, she serves her condominium community as President of the Homeowners Association. She also serves in a management capacity, as well as hands-on work, with Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN). Through ICAN, she works with incarcerated offenders training dogs for service work and helping offenders develop a sense of responsibility, trainability, appropriate communication skills, and compassion.
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