Make Today’s Possibilities Tomorrow’s Realities
Ongoing and implemented to consistently achieve certain results for the business.
Spark Growth founder Sara Hand has been developing programs and program content for organizations and communities throughout her career. Whether increasing capacity, fostering engagement, or propelling growth, Spark Growth programs focus on each client’s unique needs.
The iterative process that is the foundation of our longstanding consulting practice is critical to achieving the desired results of each program. Working in sprints, at the beginning of every engagement, we identify what you have, where you want to go, and what it will take to get there. Our team then maps these findings to the initial objectives and desired outcomes.
Where are You?
This question is more than just a matter of geography. Charting a course to where you want to be isn’t easy at best. However, it is nearly impossible if you don’t fully understand where you are and from where you are starting. Spark Growth’s expert consultants help you understand the current position of your organization and bring together already identified goals and growth objectives with newly recognized opportunities.
What is your North Star? That key metric that best captures the core value your organization desires to deliver? We often discover the most significant advantages will be in better understanding the “voice of customer,” business model, and the context of the challenges and opportunities of the market/markets our clients desire to serve. At this time, we implement and test our first observations and use these insights to bring refinement to systems, structure, and content.
Consistently achieving results requires ongoing evaluation of the systems and infrastructure through which a program is developed and maintained. Only in static, slow-moving industries and environments can “set it and forget it” long-term strategies be put in place.
- Station 2 Innovation: January 2015 – present
- Davinci’s Faire and BarCamp: April 2010 – February 2018
- Thought Leaders’ Exchange: April 2013 – February 2018
- Smart Cities Accelerator Series: January 2017 – March 2019
- Toward Smarter Communities: November 2018 – March 2020
- Allied Technology Services: December 2018 – May 2021
- ROOTS Education CO: January 2020 – Present
- Education as an Economic Development Driver – January 2022 – present
“Innovation in Economic Development Week” – April 2022 – May 2022
While a North Star guides you forward in the rapidly changing landscape that organizations and communities currently face, the terrain may require regular adjustments to the journey you face.