Saturday Spark

Saturday Spark is a newsletter for purpose-driven leaders of all kinds. Join WeSpire Founder and CEO Susan Hunt Stevens in a weekly reflection on the principles and beliefs that are of central importance in your life and your business.
Sign that says "Don't give up hope."
Standing at the Gates of Hope

We all need a hope intervention, but how do we do it? There are a number of exercises, but one of the simplest is to answer three questions.

Rower in the River.
Failure Can Save Your Life

In early September, I got back into a rowing shell for the first time in seventeen years. Only this time, instead of 7 other women

CEO Wearing a Tee Shirt that says "Silence is Complicity" at a protest.
How Far Should CEOs Go

I have chosen as a CEO to make my opinions clear to my employees and to many others as well. But I have drawn a line at sharing my opinions with our users.

Small Graph Drawn on Piece of Paper.
Dream Big and Start Small

In behavior change, one of the most important lessons is to set “right-sized” goals. One recipe for success? Dream big and start small.

Hand With First Finger Being Held up to Represent #1.
The Challenges of Being First

The “firsts” in our lives matter. They have an outsized impact on progress. Who in your life is trying to be the first at something?