Team Leader, Canada Revenue Agency: It's like the master key to unlocking the individual motivational levels of my team members was handed to me. I found the research on passion fascinating and the resulting model incredibly practical. It all resonated with me instantly. I was quickly able to view my work and the work of my team, using "meaning" and "progress" to assess our level of passion that flows on any particular day. Thank you.
Regional Learning Advisor, Canada Revenue Agency: A business colleague introduced me to the model, and I knew I had found the answer. I have been a government Learning Advisor for a number of years. Part of my deliverables includes Leadership Development. It has been my experience that leaders are forever seeking to understand how best to motivate and impassion employees in the workplace. The model is excellent and realistic. I am now able to coach Leaders in helping employees find passion in their work.
Director of Fox Hollow Child Care Centre: This workshop was a real eye opener for me, a truly "Ah-ha" moment, in seeing why some staff members perform the way they do. This is an inspiring approach to, not only looking at what inspires leaders at work, but also very insightful about how to inspire our staff.
Director, Human Resources, multi-national insurer: It gets to the heart of the matter about employment motivation and relationships. Spark Engagement Index is a tool that can help the organization harness its employees’ strengths and interests to create and sustain the energy required to continuously drive the organization forward to produce results. It provides invaluable insight to employees as individuals and can help them realize they have control as well as the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to their organization as well as their own career. It gives employees a different perspective about themselves. Spark Engagement is a tool that can remind organizations and employees that they share a mutual interest in a shared outcome of meaning and progress.
Vice President - Market Intelligence, Revenue Management Ltd: A passionate organization is built by employers who understand how to facilitate passion and employees who understand how to find passion. This workshop addresses both of these critical passion factors with a comprehensive exposé of passion - what generates passion, how to achieve it and how to sustain it. In addition to being a great place to work, the passionate organization is also in a much better position to foster passionate clients!
Senior Vice President, Chubb Group of Companies, Bermuda: This should be required learning for every manager! It delivers a powerful message to those in leadership positions that in order to genuinely inspire and motivate, we must strive to create an environment where meaningful work, a sense of accomplishment, and ultimately, passion abound. The impact on business results that comes from creating conditions that enable an individual or team to move from a state of ‘frustration’ or ‘stagnated’ to a state of ‘Passion’ is undeniable; the personal reward and satisfaction you will experience from watching such a transformation is immeasurable.
CEO, Illumine Training: Our clients find it extremely useful in helping them understand why some people in their organisation are engaged and some are not. They are quickly able to identify staff who are in various ‘states’ and appreciate the fact that the model and the programme empowers and equips people with practical strategies to move towards sustainable engagement. At Illumine, we are convinced that Spark Engagement Index is both ‘different’ and an exceptionally valuable approach.
Director, Learning and Development, Chubb Insurance, Philadelphia, USA: Spark Engagement engages employees in practice about the personal and then shifts to the professional; as a result, the work reinforces the undeniable vital continuum between the two and we have seen employees literally transformed by the work. The challenge many organizations face in introducing discussions about the meaning of work is that those discussions by their very nature lead employees to question and perhaps reject the organizational design and structures that tend to enable and perpetuate meaningless work. Failing to introduce such dialogue, however, does not render invisible the dissatisfaction that employees feel; this dissatisfaction simply reveals itself in other varied forms such as turnover or unhealthy work environments. Spark Engagement innovatively and courageously paves a way forward by giving credence to topics that really matter to employees.