Creating a world where everyone can love work.

WHO WE ARE

Helios is a tribe of organizational "change makers." We are leaders, progressive HR folks, consultants, and coaches committed to helping create a world where everyone can love work.

It's a big mission that sounds deeply altruistic — and it is, but that's not all it is.

While we do care (quite a lot) about increasing the well-being of people working everywhere, we also see something most organizations have been missing: the true path to more efficiency and greater productivity.

Peak performance that looks like magic is closely related to states of flow and energy alignment. And these things cannot be coerced, but must be drawn out.

This is why the organization of the future is heliocentric — imagine what we can accomplish when our workplaces actually GIVE us energy to be at our best.

Helios runs an Energy-Based Operating System (ebOS).

For us, "culture" is best described as the "operating system" of an organization. And we don't just teach this approach, we live it every single day.

The Energy-Based Operating System (ebOS) is exactly what provides our small organization with the efficiency and energy to work with some of the largest and most respected brands on the planet. Want to know a bit more about how it works for us?

Our Magnet

What you saw at the top of this page... it's our boss, our noble cause: to create a world where everyone can love work.

For everyone who works here and everyone who joins the Tribe, this idea is powerfully magnetic; it draws us in to the point where we become quite obsessed with the cause.

Our Riverbanks

These are the "guardrails" that keep our collective energy flowing constructively towards our noble cause.

For us, they mostly live in two artifacts: our Vital Behaviors (our behavioral take on "values") and our CultureBook (our take on an organizational "constitution").

Open Batteries

This is our daily practice of individually deepening our energy intelligence to understand what powers our best work.

We use Strengthscope® to start this, and the Helios Approach keeps it alive. Teaching you how to implement all of this is the focus of Helios Launch.

LEADERSHIP CORE TEAM

These are the leading guides, bold catalysts, and strategic architects for the Helios Tribe.

  • Anissa Norris
    Anissa Norris
    Chief Operations Officer
  • Caroline Holstein
    Caroline Holstein
    Chief Experience Officer
  • Josh Allan Dykstra
    Josh Allan Dykstra
    Chief Energy Officer (CEO)
  • Kyle Matthews
    Kyle Matthews
    Chief Connecting Officer
  • Mike Morrison
    Mike Morrison
    Chief Transformation Officer
  • Pamela Potts
    Pamela Potts
    Chief Partnership Officer
Anissa Norris
Chief Operations Officer

“Where did you grow up and where do you live now?”
I grew up in Loveland, Colorado and my family moved to Kansas when I was a teen. I’ve been in/around the Kansas City area ever since. Currently I live right outside of Lawrence, KS with my husband and 3 children.

“Why are you passionate about creating a world where everyone can love work?”
People spend so much of their lives at work and their experience there has a deep impact in other areas of their lives. If it’s great, it trickles over. If it’s not, it also trickles over! It’s hard for me to see people struggling at work and feeling hopeless. We have more power than we often realize, and I love helping people focus on those possibilities.

“What’s one surprising thing we should know about you?”
I am a big Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan!

“Let’s say I need help with something Helios-related; what kinds of things should I ask YOU about?”
I coordinate the financial and operational side of the business, so you can ask me any questions related to those things. I also love to help our customers solve problems and find whatever information they need to bring more energy into the way they work!

Caroline Holstein
Chief Experience Officer

“Where did you grow up and where do you live now?”
I grew up in North Carolina and spent my twenties in New Orleans. I now live in beautiful Denver, Colorado.

“Why are you passionate about creating a world where everyone can love work?”
The societal impact — we spend the majority of our lives at work, and most people are pretty miserable during those hours. Think of how humanity would change if people felt energized and fulfilled instead. I think the outcome would be a kinder, happier, more appreciative world.

“What’s one surprising thing we should know about you?”
I have an identical twin!

“Let’s say I need help with something Helios-related; what kinds of things should I ask YOU about?”
Anything related to the Strengthscope® system or business operations. I love helping people so if you have a question and don’t know who to ask, come to me! I will find the answer or connect you with the right person on our team to help you.

Josh Allan Dykstra
Chief Energy Officer (CEO)

“Where did you grow up and where do you live now?”
I grew up in a tiny town in South Dakota and now live in Denver, Colorado, after spending a decade in Los Angeles.

“Why are you passionate about creating a world where everyone can love work?”
This idea may sound crazy at first, but I don’t think it is. We spend the vast majority of our waking lives in exactly one place: AT WORK. If this describes you, as it does most of us, why should you NOT love what you do? It’s the alternative that’s actually crazy.

“What’s one surprising thing we should know about you?”
I originally thought I’d have a career as a performing musician, and I have multiple recorded albums on Spotify and iTunes.

“Let’s say I need help with something Helios-related; what kinds of things should I ask YOU about?”
If you’re looking for someone to help with big-picture strategy, workplace trends, and a clear picture of how we can create a much better future for everyone, I’m your guy.

Kyle Matthews
Chief Connecting Officer

“Where did you grow up and where do you live now?”
I grew up in Pennsylvania, but my wife and I moved to Colorado six years ago. We love visiting family back east, but are totally hooked on the Colorado lifestyle. Camping, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and canyon drives are a must!

“Why are you passionate about creating a world where everyone can love work?”
My purpose is to inspire others to live out a better story. You just can’t do that if work sucks.

“What’s one surprising thing we should know about you?”
I started my own business at 15 and employed a five man crew that detailed high-end automobiles. That business helped me pay for college and taught me many lessons that serve me to this day.

“Let’s say I need help with something Helios-related; what kinds of things should I ask YOU about?”
If you’re curious about increasing engagement and eliminating retention issues in a manner that will affect the well-being of everyone from the janitor to the CEO, let’s chat!

Mike Morrison
Chief Transformation Officer

“Where did you grow up and where do you live now?”
I grew up in Northern California but packed up the Pinto station wagon and moved to Los Angeles with my girlfriend (now wife) to start MBA school in the 80’s. We never left and have settled into “old” LA near Hollywood.

“Why are you passionate about creating a world where everyone can love work?”
Work is so central to our sense of purpose and contribution – and often captures most of our waking hours. We need to love our work.

“What’s one surprising thing we should know about you?”
I have written a children’s picture book with my daughter and we are in the process of launching a complete series. The key theme is cultivating the “small voice” within our little ones (and re-awakening the small voice within ourselves).

“Let’s say I need help with something Helios-related; what kinds of things should I ask YOU about?”
Ask me how to simplify and systemize the ordinary so that we can have an extra-ordinary life.

Pamela Potts
Chief Partnership Officer