Sheryl Lyons, MBA, ACC

Founder & President

“The work I do is so fulfilling. I help fast growth companies grow their leadership structures right from the start, and no growth companies get growing again. The formula is the same, yet the execution is different every time. There’s something exhilarating about being part of a great thing, an owner’s dreams and legacies made real. That’s the Spark.”

9/2015 – Present
Founder & President

Sheryl Lyons founded Culture Spark to help leaders build culture as competitive advantage. She helps leaders improve their business performance by deliberately constructing a culture of purpose, clarification, leadership, and accountability. Culture Spark’s programs bridge the gap between a company’s promise to its customers and its employees’ ability to deliver on that promise.

ABC Home and Commercial Services

Business Culture Development Specialist

9/2014 – 9/2015

Integrated Electrical Services

HR Generalist
7/2000 – 6/2002

Achilles Group

Chief Executive Officer

3/2012 – 9/2014

VP Business Development

4/2010 – 3/2012

HR Director

7/2003 – 4/2010

Project and Implementation Manager

6/2002 – 6/2003

Methodist Healthcare System

Compensation & Benefits Representative

6/1998 – 5/2000

The University of Texas at Austin
Red McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas
MBA, 2005-2007

Texas A&M University
BA – Liberal Arts, 1994-1998

Center for Coaching Certification, CMC – Certified Master Coach – 2019

Center for Coaching Certification, CPC – Certified Professional Coach – 2019

Human Resources Certification Institute – PHR – 2001

ICF Credentials and Standards – Associate Certified Coach, 2023

Forbes Coaches Council Member
(4/2019 – 4/2021)

Growth Advocates

Industry Masters Forum

National Diversity Council

Houston Community Toolbank

Personal Life/Personality Questions

Lyons lives in Houston with her husband of 20 years, their two daughters, all native Houstonians, and three exotic pet tortoises. In her spare time, Lyons enjoys vocal music, gardening, gourmet cooking, camping, hiking, yoga, water sports, and international travel.

Who is your biggest fan?
My wonderful husband, Victor. I’d not be where I am today if I weren’t married to such a progressive, enlightened and eternally supportive partner.
What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love fine dining or any dinner out with my family; being outdoors- walking, running, biking, hiking, and gardening. Digging in the dirt is therapeutic to me.

If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?

It would be a power that allows me to show people other people’s perspectives- deeper understanding leads to compassionate action.

What's the most inspiring part of your job?
Watching people succeed and reach their potential, knowing I helped in some way, and seeing what that success does to their impression of themselves.

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