Our Approach

At Aculasek Consulting, we build high performance teams, develop effective managers, engage talent, and generate thriving company cultures.  Our approach is grounded in three core principles:

  • At the center of all endeavors we are human beings -- not assets or resources
  • Our behavior is guided by our emotions
  • We live in a particular culture

Our Story

In late 2002, founders Gabriel Acosta and Stephanie Mikulasek had an "aha" moment.  Having hired and worked with numerous management consultants in the past, the founders realized a problem:  consultants seem to be forgetting they were working with humans.  The workforce was treated as a "resource," and senior leaders offered cookie-cutter solutions -- as if people could be fixed like a machine.  In response, Aculasek Consulting was launched as a boutique organizational development consulting company focused on building high performance teams.

Our first promise?  We work with human beings.

Meet the Principles

We are diverse as the clients we serve, each of us offering a unique set of skills to meet the needs of our company and those with whom we partner.

Gabriel Acosta López

Gabriel Acosta

Founder & Managing Director

Gabriel draws on more than twenty-five years of experience, specializing in executive coaching and advising; management, leadership and teamwork education; professional and organizational development; and strategic business development.  He has coached, advised and trained thousands of individuals in both government and private sectors, including Fortune 100 companies, in the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.  His area of expertise is in workplace behavior and improving human performance and safety among employees and management.  He works fluently in English and Spanish.


Stephanie Mikulasek

Founder & COO

Stephanie's expertise is built on her twenty-five years in government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.  She specializes in executive coaching, teaching practical and effective cross-cultural skills, public  management, organizational structures, and company operations.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America,  Europe, and throughout the United States, and has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work.

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