Welcome To VisionSpring

VisionSpring, Inc. is a WBENC certified diversity and inclusion consulting firm offering fully integrated strategy development, Employee Resource Group strategic consulting, training and continuous learning solutions to leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and improved business outcomes.

We function as an extended part of your D&I team; key to our success is the relationship we build with each of our clients. We are creating communities of practice that bring together the shared thought leadership of our internal consultants, our clients and our partners in a collaborative effort to advance this work. Our work makes good business sense, creates unique business opportunities for our clients, and enhances the lives of the people we serve.

Our Expertise

We have more than 15 years of experience in diversity and inclusion with expertise in strategy development, curriculum design, and training and development. Our integrated approach to diversity & inclusion enables our clients to drive sustainable change that enhances workplace culture, improves business results, and increases employee engagement and commitment. We have helped our clients enhance overall inclusive leadership competency and skill, engage middle managers in D&I efforts, and address and manage the impact of bias at the organizational and individual levels.
We base our instructional design on practice and real-world examples. Our workshops balance lectures, small- and large-group exercises, and case scenarios tailored to the needs of your organization. We build the knowledge, skills, and confidence of participants so they can model inclusive, culturally competent behaviors and immediately apply what they’ve learned in their own work environments.
We have extensive experience helping our clients leverage the unique value each ERG brings to the table. We specialize in delivering consulting and training uniquely designed to enhance the effectiveness of ERGs that are more closely aligned with overall business objectives. We offer one-on-one consulting and annual business planning, ERG leader development events, and ERG strategic planning.

VisionSpring understands that eLearning is much more than simply recording your static PowerPoint presentation. eLearning needs to capture the learner’s attention from the start, it needs to be engaging with just the right amount of interactivity and should incorporate opportunities to test and apply new knowledge and skills.

VisionSpring’s approach to eLearning incorporates:

  • A learner-centered design philosophy – all our eLearning courses focus on building awareness and skills in an interactive and engaging way
  • Effective use of scenarios and interactive exercises to transfer new knowledge and skills to everyday work
  • Different learning formats to engage all learners
  • Effective, easy-to-use navigation
  • Compatibility with virtually all learning management systems (LMS)

VisionSpring’s eLearning Portfolio includes a comprehensive selection of topics designed to build D&I awareness, improve skills and understanding, and identify and hone the competencies associated with inclusive leadership.

Meet Our Team

Erica Colonero
Erica Colonero
Erica is the co-Founder & Partner at VisionSpring, Inc., a certified
owned diversity and inclusion consulting firm. Erica consults in the areas of ERGs, inclusive leadership, middle manager engagement and diversity and inclusion and provides customized strategic solutions that address the specific needs of each client that blends workforce, workplace, marketplace, and community related goals.
Since VisionSpring’s founding in 2006, Erica has led business development and client relations for the firm. She marries her passion and knowledge of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Leadership with her collaborative approach to relationship building and business development. Erica takes a consultative, collaborative approach with clients which enables her to fully understand their needs and challenges and then is better able design and develop products to suit those needs

In addition, Erica is a sought after trainer, facilitator and speaker on the topics of diversity and inclusion, Employee Resource Groups, unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. She has worked with organizations across many industries including energy, healthcare, finance, consumer products, education, and nonprofits. Clients include Aetna, Baystate Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, The Dignity & Respect Campaign, Express Scripts, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ingersoll Rand, Medtronic, , TIAA, Staples, Sun Life Financial, and UTC.

Before forming VisionSpring, Erica was an independent consultant in business development and sales. Prior to that, she spent six years as a sales manager for Linkage, Inc., where she helped clients build their diversity brand in ways that supported internal training, pipeline development, market share expansion, and enhanced community relations.

Erica earned a BS in business administration (magna cum laude) from Bryant University. She and her husband have three young children and in her free time enjoys volunteering in her community, cooking, sailing and hiking.

Erica’s key areas of expertise:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Development
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Training Design and Delivery
  • Facilitation
  • Speaking
  • Content Development
  • Event and Conference Design
  • Client Relationship Development & Management
Robin Pedrelli
Robin Pedrelli
Robin has been improving business performance and employee engagement as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant to major companies for more than 15 years. As an expert in the field, Robin is a sought-after consultant, trainer and speaker on the topics of diversity and inclusion, Employee Resource Groups, middle manager engagement and inclusive leadership. She has worked with organizations across many industries including Boehringer Ingelheim, UPMC, Express Scripts, Ingersoll, Rand, Medtronic, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, EMC, Baystate Health, The Dignity & Respect Campaign, Peabody Energy, TIAA, Sun Life Financial, Aetna, UTC, New Profit, Staples, and MassBay Community College.
Robin has particular expertise in strategy development, instructional design, content development, and training. As a topic expert in the field, she has been quoted in several leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, DiversityInc, and the Boston Business Journal and has been featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity and The Bar Magazine, The League of Nursing Newsletter and in several webinars and podcasts.
Robin and her business partner founded VisionSpring in 2006 with the vision to create partnerships with organizations that share their passion for leveraging diversity in ways that create unique business value and improve the lives of the people they serve. Her consultative, collaborative approach to Diversity and Inclusion has led VisionSpring to partner with clients as well as other D&I thought leaders to create such innovations as the Inclusion Learning Loop, a member-based learning community offering an extensive original content library, ongoing consulting services, and a growing community of practice that brings together vibrant peer thought leadership.

Prior to launching VisionSpring, Robin served as the vice president and program director for the Diversity and Women in Leadership practice of Linkage, Inc. In that role, Robin designed, produced, and delivered business conferences and training solutions.

Robin earned a BS in business administration from Boston University.

Robin’s key areas of expertise:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Development
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Instructional design
  • Training Design and Delivery
  • Content Development
  • Internal Conferences and Events
  • Relationship Building

Our Clients