Ignite possibilities


The Value of Getting Uncomfortable

Our family just returned from a two-week vacation rafting through the Grand Canyon.  The majestic river, desert hiking, and unplugged atmosphere were superb.  When asked about his trip, my thirteen-year-old son said, “It was awesome.”  With a twinkle in his eye he continued, “I did the most things that made me uncomfortable of any trip that I’ve taken.”  This came from a boy who’s biked through remote villages in Tanzania, climbed to 17,000 feet on Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked through the … Read more

Strategies to Fuel Your Fire

Learn three red-hot strategies for success to apply to your business and life from SparkFire’s Chris Fagan. In her recent TedTalk-Style presentation at Business Theatre Live, she describes how she found fire in the coldest place on earth, Antarctica, and leaves you inspired to reach for new possibilities.  Take a 17-minute break, watch her talk, and spark your fire.


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Brainstorming Tips and Tricks Workshop in Seattle

Facing a tough challenge? Searching for fresh solutions? Needing some inspiration to fire up your creative thinking? In this interactive workshop, SparkFire President Chris Fagan reveals simple but powerful ways to break through conventional thinking and open your mind to new possibilities. Discover how to integrate your right-brain creativity with your left-brain rationality and reconnect with your natural ability to create.

This Biz Development workshop, sponsored by the Puget Sound Business Journal, will take place on February 25th from 8:30am

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My South Pole Expedition: Finding Fire on Ice

On January 18, 2014, I stood at the South Pole with my husband Marty after 48-days of skiing across the cold, barren, windswept continent of Antarctica. Our South Pole expedition began with the spark of an idea three years earlier, during a casual conversation in which Marty asked, “What do you think about going to the South Pole?”

As I slowly processed his words, a neon DO NOT ENTER sign flashed through my mind. Who would care for our son? … Read more

SparkFire President Chris Fagan Heads to the South Pole!

SparkFire helps businesses and entrepreneurs ignite creativity, imagine possibilities, and push outside comfort zones.  Now SparkFire’s President Chris Fagan puts these principles into practice on a personal quest in Antarctica.

In late November, Chris Fagan and her husband Marty will fly to Antarctica to set off on an expedition with no guides or resupply. They will attempt to become the first American married couple to ski 570 miles from the edge of the continent, where land meets sea, to the Read more