HEYOKHA

we are

Talent. Strategy. Innovation.

 

The nature of our experience.

Our storied circle of C-Suite leaders, seasoned entrepreneurs and pioneering innovators have given birth to Heyokha, a uniquely adept and practiced Talent, Strategy and Innovation Agency dedicated to the cultivation and propagation of sustainable growth opportunities for businesses, organizations and individuals.

Conceived within the spirit of the Heyókha, the holy trickster or sacred clown in the Lakota tradition, our collective of curious thinkers, makers and doers hold up a contrarian’s mirror to delightedly provoke our clients to reexamine their perspectives, presumptions, doubts, strengths and weaknesses to engender extraordinary pathways and unexpected solutions.

Grounded within the tenets of belief, gratitude, and humility, our practice exists to inspire clients and collaborators within an ecosystem of divergent knowledge, experience and wisdom to nourish spirited exchange, salient ideas, and fruitful enterprise.

 

We are here.

LOCATION

Portland, OR
New York, NY
Tel Aviv, IL

CONTACT

hey@heyokha.com
+1 (503) 564 8784

 

Offerings and expertise.


Heyokha Talent

Heyoka Talent exists to serve marketplace mavericks and died-in-the-wool enterprises with comprehensive executive recruitment, innovative culture development, and C-suite talent representation.

Our offering is simple; we align the right people, to the right position, at the right time and place — to inspire and support corporate missions, ecosystems, innovation and growth.

As CEOs, presidents and founders of groundbreaking and fruitful private equity, and venture backed companies, Heyokha Talent Chiefs have been both hunter and hunted. We have ventured uncharted paths, and battled convention and doubt with vision and belief — all the while creating a place and nurturing the people who entrust us with the future of their lives and livelihoods.

Like our clients, we have experienced the weight of leadership, and the tension between desire and impossibility as we build our teams and our dreams. Our seasoned journey has called upon the guidance of our mentors, the honor of our failures, and the privilege of success — to prepare the ground for sowing talent, cultivating mores and nourishing sustainable growth.

Our approach begins with a practice belief in listening to our clients, understanding their aspirations, inclinations and trepidations. Respectful of this delicate undertaking, Heyokha Talent torches canon to unearth underlying structures and motivations, identify pitfalls or pathways — and illuminates the opportunities that will align want and need, client and candidate, company and team.

Our value comes understanding that unicorns will always live outside of Rolodex corrals, apart from ferocious paper tigers, and past the dancing stars — a place where bullet pointed acumen, mastery, and note align with emotional intelligence, interpersonal dexterity and a majestic understating of what moves people, shifts paradigms, and enkindles the next.

Our promise is to employ our multi-segment relationships, cross-market perspectives, insider’s language and outsider’s intuition to deliver the people who offer more than the currency of knowledge, aptitude and accomplishment — to bring utility, meaning and synergy within a constellation of wisdom, integrity and purposed belief.

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Heyokha strategy

Heyoka Strategy was born to serve the fortune of Fortune 100 stalwarts and feisty upstarts with comprehensive strategy solutions for products, services and businesses.

Our offering, at its simplest, is the art of saying “no”. And at its finest, a compelling synthesis of quantitive and qualitative data, deductive reasoning, contrarian thought, and experiential instinct – an amalgam of tenable choices and decisive actions to advance longterm goals – with reason, return and accountability.

As strategic planners for the private equity, and venture backed companies we have founded and led, as well as strategy consultants for the corporations, organizations and institutions we have guided — Heyokha Strategy Chiefs’ have forged a robust and well-crafted approach to the challenges and demands of satisfying ambition — and answering to stakeholders and breadwinners who count on our good favor.

In keeping with our clients, Heyoka Strategy knows that strategy work, is hard work. Whether its toiling rapt in a data mine, ploughing through stalls of market forecasts, or slogging waist deep in channel explorations — we hunt and gather, compile and weigh — emerging from the depths of diligence to deliver the light that shows the way.

Our approach is ruthless, outrageous, principled and precise — We use our tools and inputs to elucidate, formulate, debate and refine the answers to two fundamental questions: What activities can Heyoka Strategy offer our clients to advance and boost effectively, affordably or conveniently? And of all the undertakings we could solve for, what combination will have have the highest return and longest defendable position?

Our value is found in understanding that breakthrough ideas are not found within the embellished framing of “blue sky” ambition, or scrawled upon a fluorescent green sticky note in fat black marker — but within continual series of smaller, tangible, “first principle" problems to be identified and solved.

Our promise is to employ our extensive experience, exhaustive capabilities, and  counter-intuitive approach to provide a strategy that offers more than hope — a plan of action that delivers utility, meaning and responsibility within a constellation of wisdom, integrity and purposed belief.

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Heyokha Innovation

Heyoka Innovation rises to serve ubiquitous brand leaders and expectant challengers, in fulfilling the promise of strategy with; transformative thinking, groundbreaking products, and resurrecting services for — untapped, ever-changing and saturated marketplaces.

Our offering is a question, wrapped in an enigma, and served upon a moment where everything is possible, precise and ready for action. Heyokha Innovation brings opportunity to dreams by asking “why” and following that question to a place where we discover the “what, who and how”.

As CEOs, presidents and founders of private equity, and venture backed companies, Heyokha Innovation Chiefs have lived the pressures and demands of creating light in the dark, amazing the new, and being heard within a crowded room where everyone is shouting, “Look at me”. And like our clients, we understand that innovation means nothing, until vision is brought to fruition.

Like our clients, we have experienced the weight of leadership, and the tension between desire and impossibility as we build our teams and our dreams. Our seasoned journey has called upon the guidance of our mentors, the honor of our failures, and the privilege of success — to prepare the ground for sowing talent, cultivating mores and nourishing sustainable growth.

Our approach nimbly, playfully and provocatively challenges individuals and business to put aside convention and encumbered politeness to lay bare the foundations on which we build our beliefs, offerings, relationships, and future. Our curious nature teases out perspective, tickles the tedious and gives shape to joy, belonging and desire.

Our value is found within our process. When we work, we assume nothing and utilize everything at our disposal. We do our research, we venture new pathways, push norms, and confront fears as we create possibility.

Our promise is to build with knowledge, design with intuition and deliver with professionalism and humility — to bring utility, meaning and joy within a constellation of wisdom, integrity and purposed belief.

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Heyokha is the smartest agency I know in the food business. Always curious, always thinking and looking where the future can be designed to go in a positive direction. You’ll be lucky and amazed if you have the pleasure of working with them.
— Greg Steltenpohl Founder & CEO, Califia Farms & Odwalla
 
 

 
 

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