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What the Ice Cream Road Race Taught Me About Work-Free Vacations

Saturday Spark #25 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Like many leaders, I don’t completely stop working while on vacation. It’s partly the nature of entrepreneurship and running a small company. There are just certain things that can’t wait, nor is there someone else to do them. I also pride myself personally on being […]


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3 Ways to Encourage People to Bring Their Whole Self to Work

Saturday Spark #24 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Recently, I’ve been reading Michelle Obama’s autobiography to my daughter before bed. It’s been fascinating reading a book that frequently addresses the struggles that working mothers face to the child of a working mother. At points she has laughed and said, “that sounds JUST like […]


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Does Your Culture Feel like Flip-Flops or Dress Shoes?

Saturday Spark #23 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Have you ever taken a job that sounded amazing and then slowly, things just seemed a little off? You did the assigned work, but it was so much harder than normal? You needed longer conversations with your manager or your peers just to get anything […]


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Purpose, Impact and Burnout

Saturday Spark #22 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Would you know if burnout was having a significant impact on your life? As an entrepreneur, I have wondered from time to time when, or if, I might hit a wall. I’ve never felt particularly burnt out, but I’ve wondered whether it would be obvious […]


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3 Quick, Inspiring Reads for a Holiday Weekend

Saturday Spark #21 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This weekend, like many of you celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, I am spending time with friends and family, enjoying cookouts, watching a LOT of youth baseball and feeling very grateful, in spite of our current challenges, to be a citizen of the United […]


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How Leaders Can Drive Better Financial Wellbeing

Saturday Spark #20 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO We are at the halfway point in 2019 and one of my tasks this weekend is to review the Stevens family mid-year financials. It’s ironic that this task sits with me given Mr. Stevens, a former CPA and CFO, is the household CFO. He has […]


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Four Ways to Kick the Plastic Habit

Saturday Spark #19 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Have you ever counted how much plastic you use in a day? If you kept a bag at your side and just put things in it that were plastic, recyclable or not, what would be in it? After seeing a picture of a dead bird […]


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The Difference Between Purpose and Passion

Saturday Spark #18 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Graduation season is in high gear in Boston. As a result, thousands of graduates are being told by very well-meaning speakers to find their passion in life, to not compromise, and that when you do something you are passionate about, it doesn’t feel like work. […]


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How to Cultivate Courage

Saturday Spark #17 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I’m a big believer in the power of three. When something “pops” three times in a week, you should pay attention. This week, the word “courage” popped.First, I watched Seth Moulton, a member of Congress and presidential candidate, do his CNN town hall. In response to […]


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How Colorado is Using Game Mechanics to Inspire Green Building

By Lauren Do, 2019 Marketing Intern at WeSpire Even though I live in Boston, I still have a very close relationship with Colorado–my home state. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, sustainable living is ingrained in our everyday lives. Boulderites are active, healthy, and love the outdoors. Naturally, we care about the health of our environment. Although […]


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How to Lead in an Era of Employee Activism

Saturday Spark #16 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This week, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, told Reuters that if Georgia enacted their very strict abortion law, it would be “very difficult” to continue producing films in the State. “I rather doubt we will,” Iger said. “I think many people who work for us […]


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The Power of Praise

Saturday Spark #15 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO At a holiday dinner several years ago, the WeSpirit team decided to give every team member an award. It had been a challenging year, with an unexpected hurdle that required tough decisions and rallying together to make it. The award was a simple paper certificate […]


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