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.
Vote stickers that say "I voted" Scattered Across a Table.
Commit to a Time to Vote

The ability to vote in the U.S. has been a hard fought battle for many and barriers continue to emerge. This year give employees time to vote.

Scrabble Pieces That Spell out the Word Pause.
Permission to Pause

A purposeful pause is a known practice for restoring balance. As we wind down summer and gear up for the rest of 2020, you have permission to pause.

Black and White Picture of Hands Carrying a Sign of Support That Says: "I understand that I will never understand... however, I stand with you.", Illustrating the Inclusive Culture Concept.
The Criticality of Consistency

No one says that achieving consistency is easy. When an inconsistency emerges, leaders simply need to work to fix it and underscore their support.

A Group of Employees Hugging Outside, Viewed from Behind. One of them has Purple Hair.
Just Go

Ask yourself: “If I died today, what would I regret?” Write down what comes to mind, if anything. Then, just go.

Yellow Painted Front Porch with a Wicker Bench.
The Power of a Porch

This pandemic has illustrated quite dramatically for me the power of a porch. Most importantly, they enable what matters to us when much else is stripped from our lives: connection and community.

Black Lives Matter Sign, held by an Activist Taking Action, Illustrating The Battle for an Inclusive Culture.
Action is the Only Option

Yes, words help to inspire action, but ultimately what matters is what you do. And when you do something and share it, your actions inspire others.

Thread of Light Produced by Launch of a Space Shuttle in the Dawn Sky.
Go Ahead, Launch!

Harboring an idea for a new business? Just handed the circumstances to take the leap? Right now, the world needs brave people like you. Go ahead and launch.