Challenges Organizations Face...

Uncertainty around the investment in employee compensation and benefits

Leadership that is ready to go to the next level

Thinking you know your culture – without being sure

Struggling to find comprehensive organizational effectiveness and change

Why Oyster?


We increase the effectiveness of your operations by evaluating and linking people and processes.


We interrupt business as usual to rethink success and test long-held assumptions that may or may not be accurate.


We solve challenges with an integrated approach to success. We match your individual needs with effective solutions.


We increase the relevance and value of HR by connecting it to business strategy and organizational success.

Our Services

Total Compensation Analysis & Design

We are a leader in total compensation and benefit analysis and design for small to mid-size organizations, using three levels of online systems to drive pinpoint accuracy for clients across the United States.

Employee Engagement Ecosystems

With best-in-class tools from DecisionWise, we provide the best employee engagement analysis and action planning that will transform your organization now and into the future. We listen to what the people who know, know.

Assessment & Coaching

We assess and coach executives, senior leaders, boards, teams, and other professionals using DecisionWise 360s, DiSC, and other assessments as a foundation for delivering results.

Strategic Planning & Performance

We facilitate the creation of new strategic plans and revisit existing ones. We create organizational scorecards for evaluation during the year and performance tools that link every employee to the mission and the strategic objectives for the year.

Organizational Assessment

We conduct assessments of your entire organization or of the HR function to identify opportunities and make recommendations on closing gaps. We use an Oyster-proprietary model to produce analyses.

Strategic HR Solutions

We design Strategic HR Programs customized to your needs. We equip small and medium-sized organizations to compete for and retain the best talent.

What our Clients are Saying

About Oyster

Oyster is a woman-owned small business headquartered in metropolitan Washington, D.C. It is led by Julie Nielsen, who has deep experience in senior leadership roles in public, private, and non-profit organizations. Our clients range from four to the hundreds and are all committed to organizational success.

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