Delivering Profitable Growth Through Sustained Innovation
“If you are in an organization today, you are engaged in a great venture of exploration, risk, discovery and change without any comprehensive maps for guidance.” Peter Senge
Building a lasting, profitable business is challenging. There are many roadmaps for success, but none is absolute. Every business takes a different journey. It is up to the team to help the business explore new opportunities, stay competitive, and work together to find success.
Every team member in a business plays an essential role in finding and solving problems along this river of continuous change.
At Spark Innovation, we teach teams how to navigate change by envisioning the business environment as a wild river; fast, unpredictable, challenging, and rewarding. Your business is a large canoe in this river, and your team’s job is to skillfully navigate it with teamwork, good decisions and committed effort.
The result of the Spark process is innovative teams that are ready for change in any economy.
I first discovered the power of the explorer’s mindset during a 6-day voyageur canoe journey on the French River. The trip brought together leaders from various disciplines to explore the meaning of leadership, teamwork, and commitment through an adventure where participants would paddle, camp, and learn together on the river journey.
The experience profoundly changed my life, inspiring me to return two more times to soak in the lessons that high-performance teamwork have to teach. It was this journey that served as the incubator to launch my first business, The Horizon Group. Its goal was to help companies stand out through world-class training. But it also became the breeding ground for future businesses; Voyageur Adventures, Eagle Valley Retreat, and Spark Innovation.
Voyageur Adventure helps teams discover and embrace the time-tested lessons of leadership and teamwork.
Eagle Valley Retreat gives business teams the privacy and freedom they needed to hit the restart button, plan great strategies and start doing their best work again.
Spark Innovation accelerates team effectiveness and productivity by teaching teams how to do better work in less time.
The explorer’s mindset is driven by curiosity and followed through with commitment.
Since 1992 I have inspired hundreds of leaders and companies across North America to use the mindset of an explorer to navigate the whitewater of change successfully. The results have been $20 million dollar acquisitions, 50% increases in strategic ideas that have assisted in growth, and leaders across North America who now can make faster, smarter decisions in less time.
Through Spark Innovation I have helped leaders and teams manage the rapids of change.
With Spark, your company can stay innovative and continue to thrive in the face of change too. Spark will teach your team of explorers how to navigate change and create innovation through accelerated problem-solving.
Just imagine what your company would look like if every team member saw themselves as an explorer.