Inspirit Growth

Executive Business CoacHing

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John Hopkins – My Story

Founder, Growth Coach, PI Certified Partner, Predictive Index Certified Trainer

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.




Nancy Hopkins

Coaching Program Manager, Certified PI Associate

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. 

Julie Ann Duffy Hagovsky

Client Success Coach, Certified PI Associate, 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 8 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.

Books & Publications

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Business Coaching

The Self Coached Company EcoSystem

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Say Cheese

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Starting a Business


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