Culture Spark was started in 2015 by Sheryl Lyons, after 12 years delivering outsourced human resources services to small and mid-sized entrepreneurial companies. Lyons spent those years helping business owners manage their human resources issues from the most basic to the more complex. In all the disciplinary actions, employee terminations and lawsuits, Lyons realized that these individual employee problems were often symptoms of deep-rooted company cultural issues:
Lyons found that momentum works both ways- positive and negative- and that positive momentum was much easier to maintain when following a disciplined methodology.
Culture Spark aims to show leaders a better way. Through our process of assessing the current cultural state, then having business leaders articulate the company’s purpose, vision, values, goals and specific roles, leaders can unlock the full potential of their organizations, achieve greater performance, and improve overall employee engagement and satisfaction.
Khalil Gibran in his classic 1923 book, The Prophet, speaks on work, reason and passion, “Love your work, proud of your part in the advancement of the world’s destiny… Cherish both the passion of your heart and the reason of your mind, so that you may be both driven and guided in the pursuit of your dreams.”
The Bible references work, in Paul’s letter to the Colossians, 3:23-24, “Work hard and cheerfully at all you do just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your masters, remembering that it is the Lord who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all he owns. He is the one you are really working for.”
“I started Culture Spark to help leaders inspire their people to find purpose and belonging in their work. When people love what they do, their lives are more fulfilling, their companies are more successful, and this world is a better place.”
Sheryl Lyons is a business leader, consultant, and certified master coach with a passion for building vibrant workplace cultures that positively impact company performance.
Lyons launched Culture Spark after three years as CEO for a human resources outsourcing firm servicing entrepreneurial businesses in Houston, Texas. Lyons joined at the firm’s inception as an HR Generalist, and worked her way to CEO over ten years. After working with leaders and executives for years to address their problem employee issues from the bottom up, Lyons was driven to find a methodology that would improve work environments from the top down, in such a way that increases employee satisfaction and reduces employee relations issues and turnover.
– MBA from University of Texas McCombs School of Business
– BA in Liberal Arts from Texas A&M University
For years I have advised on and resolved countless employee issues, and wanted to turn my talents and attention toward reducing, even preventing employee dissatisfaction, by addressing the root causes and most critical cultural issues of the organizations I serve. I love helping leaders inspire their people, and helping employees find both purpose and belonging in their work.
Stephanie Van Lue is a consultant who is passionate about creating companies who are an employer of choice, aligning people to businesses, and bringing all of this together to drive business success.
Stephanie originally joined Culture*Spark a few months after it launched in 2015 and rejoined after spending 2 years working in public education. In a career spanning 3 decades, Stephanie has had HR roles with companies in a variety of industries. She has worked with corporate aviation, check printing, accounting firms, restaurants, oil and gas, technology and recruiting firms. Stephanie has advised organizations that are established, going through growth modes, and some that were focused on downsizing. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives that include policy development and design, performance management, recruiting, workflow development, compensation planning and development, training and development, and benefits design, planning, and administration.
– BBA from Louisiana Tech University
For years I have advised on and resolved countless employee issues, and wanted to turn my talents and attention toward reducing, even preventing employee dissatisfaction, by addressing the root causes and most critical cultural issues of the organizations I serve. I love helping leaders inspire their people, and helping employees find both purpose and belonging in their jobs.