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Do you ever wish you could pursue your passion without quitting your job? At heartspark, we believe it’s your birthright to be happy, to perform work that feeds you and to live a life you love. That’s why we developed the Ignition series – a unique program designed to unlock the secret to increased happiness and to offer living proof that getting what you want is easier than you think.
Using scientifically proven practices, our program consistently results in people just like you accomplishing goals they first thought to be impossible.
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Our Ignition series helps you uncover your potential and maximize your success—all by cultivating more happiness and positivity. Our unique road map helps you:
- Uncover your natural patterns of success
- Clarify the contribution you want to make
- Identify the key drivers for satisfaction at work and happiness in life
- Feel more engaged, motivated and confident.
Why Happiness is Critical to Your Future Success
Would it surprise you know that 54% of American adults describe themselves as “mentally healthy” yet not flourishing? It’s true. Fifty four percent of us lack enthusiasm for the work we do and the lives we lead. Have you ever found yourself less-than-enthusiastic at work? Do you dream about the road not taken or wonder what might bring you even more joy in the future?
That’s why investing in your own happiness is critical for building a more successful, enjoyable, rich, long-lasting future. Research has shown that happy people enjoy:
When you compare happy people to their unhappy peers, the results are dramatic. Happy people are:
- Twice as likely to achieve their potential
- Paid more money
- More energetic and better liked by others
- Better leaders and negotiators
- More productive in their jobs
- More charitable & cooperative
- More likely to get & stay married
- More resilient in the face of hardship
- Physically healthier and live longer
Why have companies like Nike, Hewlett-Packard, The Standard, City of Portland, adidas and PGE sponsored employees to attend the Ignition series?
Simply put, because they know that happy employees lead directly to better performance, higher profits and decreased turnover.
In addition, they have discovered, as we have, that most people have little sense of their own natural talents and strengths. By focusing on “developmental opportunities,” (aka our flaws) traditional performance appraisal programs have made us all experts on our weaknesses, with scarce knowledge of or attention given to nurture our strengths.
Management guru Peter Drucker put it this way, “Most Americans don’t know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.”
On Day 1 of Ignite the Spark you will discover your all-important strengths that go beyond your resumé. We call them your Success Patterns.
heartspark’s Ignition series has been proven to:
- Enhance self-perception and increase confidence
- Increase enthusiasm for making a difference
- Create more optimistic futures
- Cure the imposter syndrome
- Help you recommit to your current position
- Give you the confidence to make a change, if you’re ready
For 20 years, Susan Clark has harnessed the power of positive psychology and her one-of-a-kind classes to inspire a countless number of clients to uncover their natural patterns of success and achieve their utmost goals and dreams. It’s through her authenticity as a facilitator that she creates a trusting environment in her classes. This leads to break-through changes in attitudes and behaviors for her clients.
Susan is renowned for finding the positive in all situations and people. She is a charter affiliate member of the International Positive Psychology Association, and she was highlighted in “Spark, Ten Secrets to Living a Life You Love,” by Doug Mendenhall. Combining her years of experience as a Risk Manager and Director of Corporate Culture, with degrees in Business and Psychology, Susan has a rich understanding of human behavior and real-world management.
Learn more about Susan here.
The Ignition series is compromised of 3 classes that build upon one another and are grounded in the science of positive psychology.
Part 1: Ignite the Spark is a 4-day immersion program designed to awaken your sense of purpose. We’ll help you discover your natural patterns of success, identify what success looks like and begin mapping out a way to get there.
Part 2: Relax into Success is an ongoing mixed-media class of monthly meetings and an interactive communication app. Here you’ll breathe life into your goals and success patterns from Ignite the Spark. You’ll learn and implement each of heartspark’s 10 success practices as you realize your potential, increase your confidence and improve your performance.
Part 3: The Alumni program is an ongoing mixed-media class of monthly meetings and an interactive communication app. Each session is designed to provide ongoing support as you dive deeper into the 10 success practices. Experiential activities reinforce continued development as Relax into Success graduates come together monthly to share progress and achieve even more successes.
Tuition and payment options for the 3 classes in the Ignition series are listed on each class page.
Are there additional costs? Never. We do our best to pamper you so, tuition includes catered lunches (during full-day sessions,) snacks and all required course materials.
It’s all up to you. If you love what you do and want to contribute even more right where you are, heartspark can help you shine. If you are ready for a change, the Ignition series offers the confidence, clarity and support it takes to make it. Either way, the first step is deciding what you want and that begins with Ignite the Spark.
Typically between 6 and 12 students, depending on the class, plus one very engaging facilitator. We pride ourselves on offering the highest touch facilitation at the lowest-cost-per-training-hour possible.
Anyone who is craving to make an even bigger difference and to experience a positive shift in their lives. The Ignition series was created for people who are eager to experience how happiness is a strategic advantage and how achieving new levels of success is quicker and easier than you ever thought possible.
heartspark is located in sunny Portland, Oregon. Classes are held in our Eastbank Commerce Center (EBCC) office on the east side of the Morrison Bridge on SE Water Avenue between Yamhill and Taylor Streets. Our street address is heartspark, 1001 SE Water Avenue, Suite 435, Portland OR 97214
For driving directions, click here.
Finding the building is fairly easy. Finding the front door sometimes is not. From Water Avenue, turn west (toward the river) on Taylor Street. The EBCC is a U-shaped building and a right turn off of Taylor will take you to the inside of the U and the front door.
For parking options click here.