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Jonathan Fields

We’re all in a moment. And, we’re asking the big questions. Especially about work. Should I join The Great Resignation? Should I... more

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How to Stop Playing Small (or too safe)

Have you ever felt that nagging sense that you're capable of achieving so much more, yet held yourself back because... more

27 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
When Vision Meets Reality: Adjusting Your Plans to What Matters Now

Have you ever started the new year feeling unstoppable, only to hit February and realize your plans need a major... more

20 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
The Truth About Building Wealth

Money. Some view it as a dirty word. Others live their entire lives in pursuit of it. There is so... more

13 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
How to Say No Without Feeling Bad About It

*Coaches & Leaders: Tap a Game-Changing Credential - The Certified Sparketype® Advisor Training. Next Training starts March 2024. Why do we... more

06 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
How to Say Yes to Reinvention (and Start a Movement)

Many of us have felt the call to create our own professional path and start our own business. The call... more

30 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
How to avoid the allure of the weeds and get back to the big picture

Ever feel like you spend way too much time in the tactical details and lose sight of the bigger picture?... more

22 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Overcoming Overwhelm: Strategies to Move from Numbness Back to Flow

Overwhelm has become the post-pandemic pandemic. And it’s showing up in all parts of life - personal, professional, social, health... more

16 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
How to Simplify Your Message So People Get It

What story will your audience notice and act on? How do you cut through noise to connect? And why does... more

09 Jan 2024 · 35 minutes
How to Reframe Performance Reviews from a Confrontation to a Collaboration

Imagine feeling like no matter how hard you work, how much you contribute, you just can't seem to get the... more

02 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
How to Create Conscious Connection

How do we transcend “us vs them” thinking? In turbulent times how do we build bonds instead of walls? In today’s... more

26 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
How to Feel Lit Up, Without Blowing Everything Up

What truly ignites your inner spark? Does the work you’re doing fuel your fire or is it time to rewrite... more

19 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
When to Quit or Stick It Out

*Coaches & Leaders: Tap a Game-Changing Credential - The Certified Sparketype® Advisor Training, Next Training starts March 2024 * When... more

12 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
How to Craft a “Speak Up” Culture

Why do we stay silent when we know things aren’t right? How can leaders spark truth-telling in turbulent times?  And how... more

05 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
How to Move Fast and Fix Things

How do we build a future of work that moves fast, makes amazing things happen, yet is more humane? One... more

28 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
How to Advocate for a Point-of-View With Empathy and Intention

Have you ever struggled to find the right words when tensions run high? Wanted to stand up for what you... more

20 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
How to Simplify Your Idea Without Losing Its Essence

Have you ever had a lightning bolt of inspiration, only to second-guess yourself when it's time to execute?  I'm sure you... more

14 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
How 15 minutes make or break your day

What if just 15 minutes could make or break your day?  We all have habits and routines that seem to last... more

07 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
How to Unlock New Possibilities When Plans Unravel

When was the last time life threw you a major curveball that upended your plans?  Can you picture a time when... more

31 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
How to Reimagine Inclusion

We all want to work in places where everyone feels included, valued, embraced, and maybe even celebrated. But, what if... more

24 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
The Dark Side of Startup Life: Inside the Startling Stats of Founder Stress

We’ve all seen it and maybe even experienced it, the high pressure workload of starting your own business. The long... more

17 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
The Perfect Morning Routine (is not what you think)

Morning routines. There is just soooo much mythology around them. Some of it’s true and valuable. But a whole lot... more

10 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
How to Recognize & Address Burnout

How do you know if you’re genuinely no longer interested in the work you’re doing and it’s time to do... more

03 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
How to Speak Up without Burning Bridges

Have you ever wanted to express your needs but held back for fear of rocking the boat? Only to finally... more

26 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
Unlock Productivity, Creativity & Memory with the 5 Senses

Follow the SPARKED Newsletter on LinkedIn here. What if your 5 senses secretly controlled everything from your mood to your creativity,... more

19 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
How to Create a Workspace That Lights You Up

Ever feel like you’ve just outgrown your surroundings, and your environment is actually limiting your growth? Like the desk, room,... more

12 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
5 Transformational Team Habits

Have you ever felt like your team could do so much more if you just worked better together? We’ve all... more

05 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
How to Tell Good Hard from Bad Hard

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. We've all been there - mired in a project, job... more

29 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
How to Navigate Change With Ease (Part 2)

Listen to part one here. Change is in the air, and it’s making many of us recoil. But, why? And, what... more

22 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
How to Navigate Change With Ease

Change. Just the word makes so many people anxious. But why? Why do so many of us experience change, and... more

15 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
The Confidence Trap: Why You DON'T Need it to Do Big Things

Have you ever looked at someone else, someone you admire, who’s maybe accomplished a lot, and just assumed they must... more

08 Aug 2023 · 41 minutes
Finding Your Path Through Burnout & Rediscovering your Vitality

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Have you ever felt burned out in work that, at... more

01 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Looking Beyond Work to Make You Come Alive

So, what if the single-minded pursuit of a career that made you feel everything important to you wasn't actually the... more

25 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
How to Break Free From Burnout & Reclaim Ease

Have you ever felt yourself spiraling into a sea of unending tasks, where even the simplest work feels like climbing... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
How to Write a New Work Story Around Meaning

How might you rethink the bargain you've made with work in light of life's recent shifts? As the ground continues... more

11 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
How to Surf Seasonal Slumps With Ease

Is it only me, or do you feel like your work and life are pretty strongly affected by seasonal changes?... more

05 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
How to Work Well With Anyone

There are some people you click with instantly at work—your collaboration is effortless, productive and enjoyable. But with others, it... more

27 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
How to Let Go of Narrow Definitions of Success

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. How do you know when it’s time to stop exploring,... more

20 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
How to Pursue Your Creative Impulse While Honoring Your Desire For Stability

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. So, how do you handle the dance between wanting lead... more

13 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
How to Balance Security and Self-Expression at Work

Are you struggling to find work that nourishes your soul - yet still provides stability? Do you feel like you’re... more

06 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
How to Find the Courage to Speak Up at Work

We’ve all heard the phrase, “don’t escalate things.” Especially, in the context of work. But, what if there were moments... more

30 May 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Outsmart Your Own Blind Spots & Think Outside Yourself

Have you ever struggled with a problem or decision where the solution seemed impossible to see, yet obvious once someone... more

23 May 2023 · 35 minutes
How to Turn Many Passions Into a Joyful & Successful Career

We’re often told, the only way to succeed in work - and, in no small part - in life, is... more

16 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Is AI Really Coming for Your Job?

You’ve heard about it everywhere - AI, ChatGPT. But what does AI have to do, if anything, with how you... more

09 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Thriving in Mission-driven, Burnout-inducing Work Environments

Do you feel like you're constantly sacrificing your own well-being for the sake of your patients or clients? Do you... more

02 May 2023 · 41 minutes
How to Lead Through Uncertainty (when Your Team Still Hasn’t Recovered)

There’s this myth in the world of business that, if you’re tough enough, practiced enough, and motivated enough, you can... more

25 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
The Power of Pause, Play, Perspective & Planning

Have you ever felt like you're on a hamster wheel, constantly running, but not getting anywhere? It's easy to get... more

18 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
Why Success Can Sometimes Feel Like Hell

Ever notice how, the moment you step into a new level of accomplishment and visioning, it’s amazing, but it almost... more

11 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
The Unseen Battle: How Anxiety Fuels Achievement

Are you unknowingly harnessing the power of anxiety to drive your success? In today's fast-paced, high-pressure world, it's no secret... more

04 Apr 2023 · 36 minutes
Defying Expectations: Unraveling the Secrets of the Portfolio Life

Are you tired of the 9-to-5 grind? Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a fulfilling and sustainable... more

28 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
The Art of Decision-Making: Trusting Yourself and Avoiding Decision by Committee

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Have you ever found yourself stuck in the endless cycle... more

21 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
Myth-Busting Productivity | Unlocking the Secret to More Free Time

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Question - when it comes to work, do you really... more

14 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
How Workarounds offer a Solution to the Most Complex Problems

We constantly encounter complex problems at home, in our places of work, and in society at large. Even if we... more

07 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
How to Find a Sense of Belonging in the Freelance World

Over the last few years, there’s been a massive acceleration in the trend of people leaving mainstream jobs to start... more

28 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
How to Ask for Help and Actually Get What You Need

Following on from last week’s episode we dig deeper into how to ask for help in a way that is... more

21 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
The Real Reason Why We Don’t Ask for Help

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. There’s a mythology in work and in life, of the... more

14 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
The Surprising Power of Creative Disappointment

It’s a challenge we all deal with. We show up, work incredibly hard, strive to create something powerful, unique, impactful.... more

07 Feb 2023 · 34 minutes
How to Succeed at Anything Worth Doing | 2023 Kickstart

What if this was the year you actually did the thing that you have dreamed of doing, the thing that’s... more

30 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
How Do You Scale a High-Touch Service Without Losing What Makes It Exceptional?

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. You’ve spent years becoming really good at what you do.... more

24 Jan 2023 · 36 minutes
How to Make a Big Difference, In a Sustainable Way

Got a career or business question for the Braintrust? Submit here. So many of us look at the world we live... more

17 Jan 2023 · 33 minutes
How to Hold Onto Your Spark When Work Seems All-Consuming

How do we find the time to make our own art? How do you blend your own creative or expressive... more

10 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
How Do We Know What Truly Sparks Us vs. What’s Social Conditioning?

Can social conditioning, past experiences, and external pressure affect the way we explore figuring out our Sparketype? Or, for that... more

03 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Thrive as a Multi-Passionate Person in a Specialist-Craving Work World

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. How do you satisfy an impulse to build a living... more

27 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
How to Reimagine Work in a Way that Re-energizes You

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Today’s listener Paulina asks, as an Essentialist who thrives and... more

20 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
How to Overcome Perfectionism and Get the Job Done When You Don’t Feel Confident

How do you balance the desire to try something new whilst also wanting to feel like an expert in your... more

13 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
How to Move Forward with Self Compassion & Curiosity after Loss

Loss and grief. They’re experiences none of us will escape. But some losses are so deep, they shatter your model... more

06 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
How I Took a Month Off to Write & Make Art (and what REALLY happened)

Last week on SPARKED we heard from DJ Didonna about the potential life changing experience of taking a sabbatical. And after... more

29 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
How to take a Life-Changing Sabbatical with DJ Didonna

What if you could take anywhere from a month to a year off work to clear your mind, pursue a... more

22 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
How to Build the Team Habit of Belonging

Jonathan & Charlie discuss: Work ways vs team habits How the pandemic, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter came together to show us... more

15 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
How to Handle the Parts of a Job You Love that Don’t Come Easily

So many people have said yes to the quest to blaze their own paths in business over these last few... more

08 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
How to Use Your Shadow Sparketype to Amplify Different Impulses

What do you do when the job you’ve had for years and the organization you work for change in ways... more

01 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
How to convert Creative Inspiration into Action Taking with Cynthia Morris

Jonathan & Cynthia talk about: What is the purpose of inspiration Who are your creative ancestors The dance between consuming vs being inspired... more

25 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
How to navigate Career 'Gaps' with Courage & Purpose

Jonathan & Charlie discuss: 1. Stop conflating stability and freedom 2. How career gaps can be perceived 3. How to find freedom when... more

18 Oct 2022 · 32 minutes
How to Reframe the ‘Portfolio Career’ dilemma

Jonathan & Cynthia discuss: When considering options believing there are ‘no false steps’ Does your age affect your willingness to run ‘career... more

11 Oct 2022 · 29 minutes
Jonathan gets Personal about Creating the Sparketypes

Jonathan & Cyndie discuss: Creating a tool for folks to feel seen and understood If we can know ourselves and find work... more

04 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
How to Unpack Assumptions about your Sparketypes

Jonathan & Karen discuss: Unpacking assumptions about yourself Alternative ways of sharing & teaching Identifying your advantages Busting the ‘6 Figure’ coaching myth Building the... more

27 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
On Putting Yourself in the Path of Pivot with Jenny Blake

Jonathan & Jenny talk about: How you don't have to have your pivot planned out Using experiments to collect data Following the full... more

20 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Reimagining farming after almost losing everything with Azuraye Wycoff

Jonathan & Azuraye chat about: The call to come home to the family business Recovering from a natural disaster that almost took... more

13 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
How to Innovate in a Workplace that Adapts Slowly

“We need people to lean on when things don't go as planned because we're gonna spiral down to the bottom.... more

06 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
From the Military to Mentoring With Charlie Gilkey

We’re super excited to be introducing some fresh new formats to the mix here on the SPARKED podcast. Our new... more

01 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
On Leading with Humanity with Karen Wright

“What we're seeing is that organizations are trending towards putting what I'll call programmatic things in place. Whereas employees are... more

30 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
From the Military to Mentoring With Charlie Gilkey

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