SpringOpara
Spring Opara
Project Director
510.318.3738

About Spring
[Pronouns: God / Godess


Spring Opara is a project director and “Yelder” (youthful elder) at CompassPoint. As a project director, Spring leads (or co-leads) several kinds of offerings for CompassPoint program participants, including cohort leadership programs, consulting engagements, and public workshops.

Spring identifies as a gender-fluid ancestor whisperer and queer believer in creative energy helping humanity to elevate. She is an empath and life-long learner and feels that life is not a destination but a full-on journey!

She is a core team member of the HIVE (Healing, Inspiration, Voice and Equity) Leadership Development Program, a cohort program for reproductive justice leaders in Louisiana. 

In her time at CompassPoint, Spring has pursued her life’s purpose—deconstructing and dismantling white supremacy through a self-care lens and centering self-care as a radical act of liberation for our most marginalized communities. She co-created a leading edge, health, wellness, and self-care curriculum for Black women in leadership, which she delivers for CompassPoint through our public workshops and cohort leadership programming. 

In her work, Spring searches for root causes: systemic oppression and its impact on our minds, bodies, spirits, and work.  Spring draws from African Spiritual Practices and has immersed herself in understanding how to implement Indigenous ways of being into today’s movement landscape in order to dismantle systems of oppression.

In her internal facing work, she has supported our shift towards equity as a member of our Holacracy Implementation Team and our Compensation Re-Imagined project. 

Spring is passionate about self-directed development and holds a coaching certificate from Leadership That Works in professional and personal coaching/ She's also a Witch and a Reiki Level 1 and 2 practitioner (practices she learned throughThe Black Witch University in New Orleans, LA).

She has worked for several nonprofits in the Bay Area including WestEd, The Toigo Foundation, The Dental Health Foundation, and The Link to Children (TLC), all of which have allowed her to develop skills to support work that has a positive impact in her community.

She is a Taurus (based on astrology), an INFJA (based on Meyers-Briggs), and an anime enthusiast! 

 

Education

Bachelor of Science: Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

Certification: Professional
and Personal Coach

Leadership That Works

Associate of Arts: Accounting
Laney College

Paralegal Certificate
University of California, Berkeley Extension