Why We exist
Our purpose is to help small and medium-sized organizations achieve their goals by unleashing the knowledge, creativity, and energy of their staff through effective, engaging, yet cost-effective solutions to talent development. We know there is a better way to engage clients and ensure their staff's success. Let Spark help you succeed. Its not only our job, its our passion.
What we believe
Needs drive solutions
Solutions must be designed for real people (not robots)
People want to improve their skills and be successful
Learning is a journey, not a destination
How We work
Set each other up for success (our clients and our team)
Scale a solution to your unique needs
Always on-time, on-budget, on-target
Your project is our project. We care about its success as much as you do
We treat your project as our project and pursue its successful completion with the same passion as you. Regardless of what services you need from Spark Performance Solutions, we will always apply the following concepts:
- Develop a deep understanding of your needs, culture, and environment
- Collaborate with you to design an effective solution that ensures your objectives are met
- Execute your project through a US-based virtual team allowing us to maintain our cost competitiveness and ensure access to all the skills and capabilities you need
- Provide transparency during all phases of our relationship from our proposal to pricing to the execution of the project and evaluation
- Leverage the most current talent development methods such as personalized learning, performance support, micro-learning, and gamification combined with human-centered design techniques to ensure your program is set up for success from the start
Remember when you were a kid and you enjoyed learning? We want to reignite the curiosity of your learners and the joy they experienced when they finally “got it” and were able to put an idea into practice.
Now you know WHAT we do, let's show you some examples of our work. Below are a few of the courses we have developed. You can also learn more about some of our specific projects. . . .
We build lasting relationships with our clients because we take personal ownership of your project, we care about its success as much as you do. Want to learn more, see what our clients have to say. . . .
Carrie Albin - Chief Education Officer and Owner
Carrie is the 'Spark' behind the business as the owner and Chief Education Officer. Her 20+ year career as a teacher, program manager, and instructional design consultant gave her the experience she needed to start Spark Performance Solutions. Her drive and dedication to her clients and passion for education ensures each project's success. Carrie supports all aspects of the instructional design and eLearning development solutions for Spark and is the project management guru. She is the reason we are always on time and on budget! Her current passion is providing meaningful learning experiences at the right time and using the right method of delivery.
Carrie holds a BA in Secondary Education from University of Michigan and a Masters in Instructional Design from Michigan State University. When Carrie isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, fitness, volunteering, and gardening.
Matt Albin - Chief Change Agent and Solutions Coach
Matt is the ‘Performance Solutions’ behind the business as the Chief Change Agent and Solutions Coach. His career spans over 20 years as a global business leader where he worked in new product development, project management, procurement, supply chain management and continuous improvement. Matt has successfully developed people and implemented Lean practices and human-centered design methods in knowledge-based work, operations and office areas across the globe including time in Europe, Canada and Latin America. His current passion is coaching individuals and organizations to develop effective thinking and behavior patterns that will improve their work satisfaction and results.
Matt has worked in the Consumer Goods, Chemical and Automotive industries. He is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Human Centered Design facilitator, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Leadership and Change Management from Michigan State University. Matt enjoys outdoor activities, triathlons and is active in charity organizations.
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