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What Makes MindSpring Unique?




Haydn Hasty

Haydn Hasty is President of MindSpring™ Consulting, Inc. He started MindSpring™ in 1994 in Asheville, NC with a 2MB Mac Classic computer and a dream. He holds a B.A. in French, a M.A. in French, an Educational Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction, and a Ph.D. in psychology. He was a dedicated student of leadership and behavioral development at a major behavioral science firm for over 10 years. He also studied at the Faculté des Lettres in Avignon and Dijon, France and was a former finalist for NC Teacher of the Year, having taught at the secondary level for 20 years. Haydn is the author of "Mind, Intention and Outcomes," “Courageous Choice: Transforming your Fixed-Tape-Loop,” and “The 12 Invitations: Spirituality and Meaning in Daily Life,” all CD products. He is also the author of “The Fathers of St. A,” a coming-of-age novel.

Terry Hasty, his wife, best friend and business partner, joined MindSpring™ in 1996. Haydn and Terry Hasty have been the principal designers of MindSpring’s Center for Integrated Leadership curriculum. With its own facility in Asheville, MindSpring™ continued to expand with franchise operations in Washington, DC and Charlotte. In 2016, Haydn and Terry expanded the Asheville campus with the addition of WellSpring Wellness Center in 2016, a pioneering effort that focuses on the increase of consciousness in daily life. 


Terry Hasty

Terry Hasty is Vice-President of MindSpring™ Consulting, Inc.  She holds a B.A. degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a M.S. degree in human resource development from Western Carolina University. She studied human resource development abroad in London, England and has facilitated educational workshops in Europe. She develops and facilitates programs for women in leadership, teams, education faculties and corporate groups. She also serves as a facilitator and coach. Interesting note: Terry played tennis in college, and in her first career as a high school teacher also coached tennis. She loves Pilates and walking her dogs on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Ann Cope

Ann Cope is President of Cope Leadership & Company and key business facilitator of MindSpring™ Consulting, Inc. She is known for her expertise in strategy execution, leadership development and business transformation. Now in high demand as a consultant, Ann draws on her 30 years of corporate and operational experience leading organizations through integrations, divestitures, and realignments. She has a proven ability to teach and inspire leaders to maximize their potential and growth, improve talent alignment and engagement and effectively execute their strategic initiatives.

Ann holds a B.S. in Business Management, concentration in Human Resources from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Organizational Science from Villanova University. Most recently, as the Vice President, Talent Management & Organizational Development, she led the successful design and implementation of an organization wide transformation for SPX Corporation, a $5B global diversified Fortune 500 company. During her other 11 years at SPX she held several Vice President of Human Resources roles for their global businesses.  Prior to joining SPX, Ann held various human resources and business advisory roles at Amphenol Corporation, Coopers and Lybrand, Stonhard Corporation and The New York Times.


Denise Minor

Denise is the owner and operator of MindSpring Metro DC.  Prior to MindSpring Metro DC, Denise spent over 28 years in public service as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and investigated violent crime, white collar crime, public corruption, counter terrorism, and foreign counter intelligence cases.  She was a squad supervisor in the New York FBI office where she led 12 agents, and she established and led the FBI’s Legal Attaché office in Rabat, Morocco.  As a certified FBI instructor, she worked as a facilitator/instructor on the FBI’s Leadership Development Program team to improve and shift the management culture in the FBI to one of leadership. Denise holds a Juris Doctor degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and a B.A. degree in Political Science/French from Colorado College. She is a licensed attorney, a Co-Active coach, and maintains a Top Secret security clearance.


Our conference room is conveniently located just minutes from Downtown Asheville. Our daily or half day rental options include:

Use of all common areas:

Our common area includes separate bathroom facilities, kitchen, refrigerator, hallway and multiple outdoor seating areas with guest WIFI available.

Capacity for large groups:

The MindSpring Conference Room holds up to 30 participants comfortably in classroom style / 20 participants in open horseshoe style.


We typically charge $375 per day. For multiple days or 1/2 day rental fees please give us a call at 828-298-2488 or use our contact form below to explain your needs. We are happy provide a quote customized to your needs.