The Spark Sisters

The Spark Sisters

A show from Flame Schoeder and Jeanne Ivy about living from your authentic spark.


October 27, 2022 41 min

Have  you ever felt like the most well-meaning advice didn't apply to you? In this episode, Jeanne and Flame explore why that might be and how to approach advice. They answer the question , "who is the best person to give you advice and why?"

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The Spark Sisters kick off their second season by discussing the "quiet quitting" phenomenon and how it relates to productivity and authenticity.

Related reading: Jeanne mentions a thought-provoking Twitter thread by Anne Helen Petersen, the co-author of the book Out of Office.

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October 29, 2021 43 min

In this episode, Jeanne shares how she began identifying and trusting her authentic self—and how that process involved a dark reckoning.* She and Flame also discuss the value of courage, clarity, community and play, as well as the role that systems have in people’s capacity to be their authentic selves.

 * This included an incident of near-suicidal thoughts. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call 800.273.8255 or chat...

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October 22, 2021 33 min

Hear what Flame's path of authenticity looks like. In her search for happiness, she found her own path, guided by the events of her seemingly random life. Ultimately, her core values and quest to be unconditional love became the foundation for her authentic life.

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October 15, 2021 36 min

Authenticity is an inside job, but in this episode Jeanne and Flame discuss how people can support those around them to be more authentic--especially managers. Through polarity management, curiosity, psychological safety and a partnership view, authenticity becomes usable and a real contribution to our environments. It also makes life easier.

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October 8, 2021 33 min

One of the greatest challenges we face as human beings is how to be more authentic in our day to day lives. In this episode, Flame and Jeanne explore why it's such a challenge and how to truly "show up" anyway and thereby become more confident, joyous and successful so that you can make the unique contribution you are here on the planet to make.

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October 1, 2021 35 min

What does it look and feel like to be authentic in our personal relationships? The Spark Sisters examine the distinction between transactions and actual relationships. Then, Jeanne and Flame explore the overall purpose of relationships and how authenticity empowers an “upward spiral” in them that can catalyze personal growth.

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September 24, 2021 33 min

Jeanne and Flame discuss why authenticity matters in the workplace. They connect the concepts of genius, intuition and creativity with authenticity.

Related reading: Flame quotes Marianne Williamson, specifically “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of ‘A Course in Miracles’.”

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In this first episode, the Spark Sisters, Flame and Jeanne, explore what living from your authentic spark means today and why it matters to the human race. They consider how wholeness and integrity contrast with the vulnerability and suffering of the human condition. They also share a few ideas to help you discover and keep returning to your authentic self.

Related reading: In the discussion, Flame mentions Joseph Campbell who was a...

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September 1, 2021 3 min

Our new podcast invites you to listen in as we chat about what we’ve dedicated most of our careers to: helping others discover and own their unique sparks. In this trailer, we’ll provide a little backstory of the show, and give you a glimpse into what’s coming up in the first season.
- Flame and Jeanne

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