The Three Aspens

In early 2020, Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA launched a new consulting firm devoted to change management, organizational transformation, and process innovation. The Three Aspens focuses on the culture of groups and entities with a passion for elevating the vibrancy of design-related firms and small non-profits. Long interested in the ‘Aspen Analogy’ – the inter-connected nature of aspen trees – Helene uses this botanical model to inspire organizational vitality. 

Our Services

Culture is king. Strategy is secondary. However, it is the properly curated application and implementation of both elements that bring enduring success.

A great consultant is both objective and knowledgeable. An exceptional consultant offers aspiration and inspiration … in an objective and knowledgeable way.

Mentoring puts something in. Coaching pulls something out. Connecting individuals to their own strengths – and to those of others – requires the balance of both.  

“The Three Aspens founder Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA has been a terrific collaborator, advisor, and strategic planning consultant for NOMA over the past year as we’ve navigated unprecedented growth and transition as an organization. Working with Helene has been a delight and I appreciate her sincere passion for helping to advance the mission of her clients.”

~ Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA
2019-2020 President | National Organization of Minority Architects

With a focus on cultural transformation, The Three Aspens brings a sense of connection and a spirit of vibrancy to organizations.

helene (at) theplumstudio.com