At Spark Engagement, we know that engaging people means connecting them to what is meaningful and purposeful in their work, and creating strategies that facilitate exceptional performance by removing barriers to inspired action.

Spark Engagement Index gives leaders the insights to create strategies that ignite passion, productivity and performance in the workplace.

Based on 20+ years of consulting in a wide range of industries across North America, Europe and Asia, the Spark Engagement Index was developed to effectively measure employee engagement, and deliver immediate, practical, and actionable strategies to improve engagement in any work environment.

The Spark Engagement Index model and tools have been scientifically validated and tested, with input from employees, managers and organizational leaders around the world. The research is clear. Effective engagement strategies are critical for leaders who want to take their teams and organizations to the next level.

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Our Team


Jacqueline Throop-Robinson


Jacqueline's 30-year career has focused on strengthening leadership and engagement at all levels of an organization through individual and team work as well as organization-wide initiatives.

Her workshops, facilitations, and coaching sessions always support both individual needs as well as the business goals.

Jacqueline strives to create cultures of passion, productivity and performance.




Paula Minnikin


Paula's 30year career has focused on technology, strategy and governance. Paula brings a wealth of technical knowledge, strategic planning and leadership skills to the table.

Her extensive experience delivers expertise in Governance, Technology, Strategic Assessment and Planning, Program and Project Management to her many clients in both the public and private sectors.

Paula strives to help her clients strike the appropriate balance between avoiding risk and embracing opportunity through the appropriate use of people, process and technology.



Sylvie Lalonde

Business Development Manager

With years of experience in client relations, Sylvie leads the Spark Business Development team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, a focus on organization, and enhanced multitasking abilities. Sylvie’s positivity and exceptional organizational skills distinguish her. B2B sales, marketing and strategic analysis, along with exceptional negotiation skills. Sylvie supports clients by finding solutions based on their real requirements and proven strategies. In addition, Sylvie ensures Spark’s country partners and clients have the information and tools they need to successfully execute their employee engagement programs.

Her exceptional ability to accurately identify business problems and bring the right tools to bear to help with their resolution is highly valued amongst the client base.



Dean de St. Croix

VP Marketing

Dean has worked in the industry of brand and identity strategy for over 29 years. He transitioned from award winning student working in both Advertising and Graphic Design. Dean’s international experience with the Bank of Bermuda and Cossette Communications allowed him the unique opportunity to experience both the client and supplier side of the branding equation along with a broad scope of strategic and production experience. Dean has worked with international clients in Canada, United States, England, Germany, Ireland, and Bermuda. This wide-ranging experience allows him to understand the realistic demands of business and enterprise and to be able to offer a significant “Return On Investment” proposition for clients utilizing engaging creative, sound process management and clear objectives/tactics.



Michael Quattrocchi

Michael Quattrocchi of Mercenary Consultants has developed the technology powering Spark Engagement, including:

  • Created the Spark Engagement Index employee survey application and reports for participants
  • Integrated translations of the survey and reports into English, French and Chinese
  • Created administrative tools for the survey system, including automated management of survey deployments, aggregate reporting and graphical visualizations for the survey data
  • Created self-serve tools for partners and facilitators to oversee survey deployments
  • Provided all datacenter application hosting, systems administration and email services
  • Consulted on all hardware, software, services and platforms used