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PUSH the Envelope™ Masterminds with Laura Hess and Philip CohenPUSH the Envelope™ is more than a philosophy for us!

When we say PUSH the Envelope™ do you have a sense about what we stand for? How about when you hear SPARCK International?

The Beginning

We started in business in 1994 as SPARCK International. We learned many lessons through the early years, one of the big ones being that while we thought SPARCK was a great name, it wasn’t. When we named our first company we created the SPARCK acronym to describe what it was we offered our clients, or the benefits they got from working with us. The letters stood for Success. Personal Power. Answers. Results. Choice. Knowledge. People couldn’t spell it and with the dawning of the internet, it was a very bad search term for Google.

Stepping Stones

We re-branded in 2005 as The Coaching Resource Authority (TCRA) and we thought that would do it. We are, after all, The First Couple of Coaching. We’d been around the profession longer than most other coaches and had the broadest experience. We considered ourselves authorities. We even wrote our Consumers Guide for Hiring a Professional Coach. But TCRA just didn’t say enough.

PUSH the Envelope™ – The Answer

In 2016 we re-branded again to become PUSH the Envelope™. It really says it all. No matter what service we’re providing – masterminds, coaching, training – we’re always asking our clients to go farther; to push the limits.

We challenge our clients to question the status quo. We want them to eliminate the limits that have often been self-imposed. We ask them to experiment with new ideas and behaviors, to try on new attitudes, and to go beyond what they ever thought or believed possible.

And always, we are ask ourselves, “Does this choice PUSH the Envelope™?”

Meet Laura Hess, MCC

Meet Philip Cohen, MCC