Meet The Team

John Hopkins

John Hopkins

Founder/Head Growth Coach (Predictive Index Certified)

John is a nationally recognized strategic growth coach, a published author, columnist, and the founder of Inspirit Growth®, that has been exclusively serving entrepreneurial businesses since 1999. John believes that high performing entrepreneurs (regardless of their industry) are at their best when they and their teams are consistently able to (1) control the tyranny of the urgent, (2) exercise strong critical thinking skills, and (3) possess expanded growth mindsets. This requires harnessing belief and motivation from within, drawing on inspiration from others, and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

John connects over 35 years of experience as a growth coach, strategic planner, and execution management expert. He  leads his team in providing unique insight and wisdom sharing through our proprietary web-based toolkits and personal and business growth systems. Our systems have been successfully leveraged by hundreds of our clients to significantly enhance the value of their businesses and develop strong, focused, and inspired teams.

Prior to establishing Inspirit Growth®, John gained extensive hands-on experience serving entrepreneurial businesses through years of innovative client service as a Partner in PwC.  As the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for CBIZ, a NYSE-traded company, John  worked with over 200 closely held companies in transforming their businesses.  John’s own entrepreneurial pursuits, focused research and hands on problem resolution for clients has resulted in our Inspired Company Coaching Program that has served small and mid-sized company business owners and their teams across America.

Margaux Viola

Margaux Viola

Growth Coach and Director of Market Expansion (Predictive Index Certified)

Margaux is a strategic growth coach and oversees the company’s market expansion across industries, regions and strategic partnerships. She is passionate about innovation and technology that improves the world and has helped build global brands and innovative companies over the last decade including BlackRock, Eventbrite and Impossible Foods.

With experience in every phase of company growth from bootstrapped start-up to mature enterprise, Margaux has a wealth of experience driving product, marketing and sales results. Her passion is empowering others to identify and live their life purpose, which, in the case of most entrepreneurs is their business. She has also helped over 75 men and women navigate through career crossroads, opportunities and transitions, acting as a mentor, guide and connector to companies and roles.

Prior to joining Inspirit Growth, Margaux was a Manager at West where she developed the go-to-market strategy for Impossible Foods, a Bay Area startup transforming the global food system. West partners with inventive young companies to design new markets,
products and services that change the way we live. In her sales and marketing role, Margaux worked cross functionally with the executive, product and culinary teams to define the target audience, product experience and launch strategy.

Margaux grew up in Philadelphia and graduated with honors from Cornell University where she was an All-American lacrosse player and two-year team captain. Outside of Inspirit Growth, Margaux is the co-founder of CRAVE Productions which creates unique events and experiences that bring people together to raise awareness and money for non-profits. She also founded the Cornell Women’s Lacrosse Alumni network, establishing a more formal career network for current and former alumni to share professional advice and business opportunities.

Margaux enjoys traveling, cooking, live music, yoga, soccer and golf. She also loves puns, chocolate, and has rollerbladed in an inline skating marathon.

Nancy Hopkins

Nancy Hopkins

Coaching Program Coordinator (Predictive Index Certified)

Nancy coordinates the needs of our clients and manages the planning and rollout of our coaching programs. Acting as a direct client interface, Nancy helps shape the “WOW the Client Experience” that is the primary focus of the Inspirit Growth team.

Prior to joining the Inspirit Growth team, Nancy spent 20 years guiding and coaching her three sons in The Five Fingers of Life Philosophy™ that she helped design and activate over their lives. Each graduated from Yale University and have since gone on to Harvard and Columbia graduate programs with careers in GE and JP Morgan. Many of these fundamentals that helped shape the lives of these young men are rooted in The Life Balancing Breakthrough™ that is a keystone of the Inspired Company Coaching Program and in the mantra she coined for business owners… “balance your business to balance your life.”

Nancy grew up in the Philadelphia area. Before dedicating herself to raising her family she spent 12 years as a legal paraprofessional for a top litigator at Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen. A gourmet cook and versatile baker, Nancy loves “hangin” with her boys, competitive golf, late night NYC karaoke, dancing (anywhere), her P90X/T25 workout regime and the occasional flip cup invitation.

Scott Cymerman

Scott Cymerman

Director of Innovation for Inspirit Growth | RTResults, President

Scott is our Director of Innovation and brings “everything smart technology” to our critical thinking learning systems. In a time when the “tyranny of the urgent” is eroding our critical thinking learning skills at all levels in organizations, Scott is actively involved in the design of our learning systems both in terms of the logic and web enablement.

Scott oversees all technology interfaces of the coaching processes with our clients from cloud folder interface management, to large group coaching workshops where all clients work concurrently with our technology platforms, to offering innovative solutions to use technology to gain efficiency and better business results. Scott is also the founder of RT Results, LLC which serves the needs of many closely held clients in the tri-state area.

Scott enjoys discovering pragmatic ways to create and apply the “multiplier effect” for smart technology devices in homes in his spare time. This is of course is when he is not tending to the ongoing needs of being a husband and dad to his two young children and pooch.

Julie Ann Duffy Hagovsky

Julie Ann Duffy Hagovsky

Predictive Index Certified Trainer

Julie Ann Duffy Hagovsky has been a Human Resources business leader for over 18 years, with a primary focus in the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) industry. Julie has spent the last 6 years as a PI certified Consultant and Facilitator, working with Fortune 500 clients across multiple industries.  With extensive experience in Talent Management, Organizational Design & Development, Change Management, Employee Engagement, and Management Coaching, Julie brings to organizations the strategic ideas and solutions needed to drive quantifiable business results.  

Julie has also worked as an Adjunct Professor teaching Industrial Psychology for Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds BA and MA degrees in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Human Resources Studies Certificate from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Julie enjoys spending time with her family, trying different recipes, and working out. She is a busy mom of two amazing daughters and is always up for trying new restaurants and wine tasting.  

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