Sparq Coaching and Consulting

Consultant Name

Heather Kennedy


  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Development & Planning

Contact Information


PO Box 45565


6086180063 (mobile)

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About Sparq Coaching and Consulting

Making work a place everyone wants to be!

We start by listening to you. We diagnose a client's learning edge, develop an achievable and results-oriented plan that demonstrates progress during the engagement and enables the client to continue growing after the engagement. Whether we work together on an individual coaching assignment, leadership and team development, change initiatives, or building your HR infrastructure, your success is our focus. 

We meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.

About Heather

Heather has over 20 years of experience in human resources with a focus on leadership, development, change management and coaching. She has worked in many different industries like retail, healthcare insurance, property and casualty insurance, call centers, logistics and distribution, finance, food service, agribusiness, biotech, consulting, non-profit, for profit, family owned businesses and Fortune 500 companies.  Heather is a former competitive swimmer, an avid skier and active outdoorswoman.


Leadership Coaching

Our coaching process holds you accountable to your plan of action.  Engagements range from visioning sessions for executive teams to co-create a desired future for their company 5+ years into the future to individuals building skills to be more effective in their current jobs, prepare for a future role, or change career direction.

Organizational Consulting

Our consulting products and services span a broad range of organizational development areas including custom-designed leadership development, building HR Infrastructure, analyzing organizational effectiveness, and designing organizational structure. We work with you throughout the project to ensure the sustainability of the solution.

Change Management Expertise

Our Compass for Change [TM] supports large and small change efforts.  Our goal in change management is to build your organizations change readiness and resilience. Read more about the Compass for Change [TM] -

Background Information

Master of Arts, Organizational Psychology, William James College, Boston, MA, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana

SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Society for Human Resource Management, since 2015
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, William James College, Boston, MA, 2011
Certified Diversity Trainer by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2007
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Human Resource Certification Institute, since 2004.

Diversity Leadership
Director, Workforce Readiness and Diversity Committee, Greater Madison Area SHRM (GMA SHRM)
Race to Equity Facilitator, YWCA of Dane County
Presenter and Facilitator, Race to Equity: Off the Starting Line and into the Race, Breakout session at the 2015 GMA SHRM Human Capital Conference, May 12, 2015

Becoming a Change Champion!, Blog Post, June 2015.
Tipping the Playing Field Towards Equity, Blog Post, May 2015.
Equity in the Workplace Starts as an Inside Job, Blog post, April 2015.
Guest Editor’s Note. HR Strategy and Planning Excellence. Vol. 2, Issue 7. July 2014.
Compass for Change: Leading your organization through times of change. HR Strategy and Planning Excellence. Vol. 2, Issue 6. June 2014. (Cover story.)

National SHRM
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
Madison Area Business Consultants

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