To celebrate 2018, here’s our BEST EIGHT wow moments.
We celebrated our partners and clients at our first SPARK Family Appreciation Breakfast at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel on February 15, 2018. This is where we launched SPARK Play, an interactive training session that inspires more creativity, human connection, and fun for our community of business owners, Leaders and Teams.
The following two SPARK Play events on May 31, 2018 on “Bringing Your Company Values to Life” and on September 13, 2018 on “Humanizing the Workplace with Empathy and Compassion” were SOLD OUT featuring amazing companies like Nurse Next Door, FLIR Systems, MLA Canada, Microsoft Canada, Lululemon, Left and RightMesh. Thank you to all the speakers, our guest facilitator and Playologist, Kirsten Anderson and all the attendees for playing in our SPARK playground! Join our next SPARK Play on February 21, 2019 as we will lead an interactive session on “Becoming Conscious of Our Unconscious Bias”.
While our Co-Founder and CFO, Aileen de la Torre was temporarily living in the Philippines, she launched DisruptHR in Manila on March 3, 2018. The 12 dynamic disruptors inspired almost 100 guests from sharing fresh ideas on “Why We Should Never Stop Playing”, “The Magic of Instant Connection”, to “Why Meditation is the New Performance Hack”. Thank you to all the speakers and attendees for making DisruptHR Manila 1.0 a fun experience! Get ready for 2.0!
To celebrate Global Love Day on May 1, 2018, our Co-Founder and CEO, Lorie Corcuera wrote a Love Letter for our SPARK Community to share our story, our greatest lessons, our purpose and our vision for 2018. Click here to read the Love Letter now.
We launched our Culture Tours Series and soon realized it was not aligned with our vision. It was a great learning experience and we’re so happy that we created two videos for SPARK and Procurify. Thank you to the Procurify team for allowing us to experiment and play!
After a 2 year break, we brought back our SPARK Essentials Women’s 2.5 Days Soul Weekend Experience retreats. What made this retreat special was that it was designed and led by our SPARK Creators Jennifer Curleigh and Leah Hennessey Rai. Thank you to Jennifer and Leah for an unforgettable weekend and to all the wonderful women that shared their stories. Thank you to our SPARKner Teresa Duke for hosting 4 out of 15 retreats in her beautiful home.
We shared our love and the gift of our time with a few inspiring organizations that includes Dress for Success Vancouver, Women In Tech Regatta, Jewish Family Service, Young Women in Business, Futurpreneur Canada, Forum Women of Entrepreneurs, BCIT Student Association, ReFrame Group, HR Tech Group, Enspire Foundation, BC Tech, BCorp, We for She Conference, CPHR Learning & Development Roundtable, Fairmont Wellness Fair, Yes! Vancouver, Vancouver Startup Week and The Conference Board of Canada.
Our SPARK family grew with the addition of Sharon Brown-John, Marianne Brimmell, Tara Rasmussen and Tim Reitsma. Jennifer Curleigh also celebrated her 2nd year anniversary and Leah Hennessey Rai celebrated her 1st year anniversary. We also celebrated our 7th year anniversary! Stay tuned for a big celebration party for our 8th year anniversary in 2019!