About Jean

The most common attributes people use to describe me are: high energy and grounded presence.

With a passion for authenticity and accountable dialogue, I infuse directness with grace, coach with speed, and insist upon non-dependence. I’m known for engaging leaders and teams quickly and with levity and substance, with a purpose that helps my clients expand their breadth and depth as they gain clarity, direction and purpose. And, like my clients, these values are meaningful to me because they have also changed my life and the course of my career.

I bring to organization and leadership development depth of experience and skills. Certifications include:

With mutual trust, willingness, and courage, we can get it done – and we make it fun.

These are the reasons organizations like Microsoft, Nike, Nissan, Washington Trust Bank, AbbVie, LinkedIn, Google, Edmonton International Airport, Vancity, Allyis, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others have engaged my services.

Visions in Action Team

Christopher KnipesChristopher Knipes
Executive Assistant
(360) 210-7281

A native New Yorker, Christopher relocated to Portland, Ore. in 1991. He began his business career as a Field Supervisor at Market Decisions, a market research firm in Portland, Ore. There he managed a team of 30+ telemarketers. After five years at Market Decisions, Christopher transitioned to Waggener Edstrom International, Inc., a public relations firm also located in Portland. After leaving Waggener, Christopher formed Tailored Virtual Services, LLC. He offered a full range of Virtual Assistant. In June 2014 Christopher began working at Visions in Action as its new Executive Assistant. Together with Jean Oplinger, he is helping her clients achieve their goal of becoming extraordinary leaders. When not working, Christopher enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and volunteering for local charities.

Partners and Resources

William Arruda, Reach Personal Branding: “The Personal Branding Guru”

Brad Wressell, Sixteen Penny: Web development and systems consulting

Kate Rappe, CMYKate Designs: Graphic Design

Tricia Mayer, Musicasair:  Essence, Messaging, Strategy