ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The SPARK! program is a special opportunity for professional women and entrepreneurs
to connect with their leadership purpose, unleash their leadership capacity, build resilience, and
connect with other women to create a powerful network of support.
For companies the SPARK! Program is an opportunity for more targeted talent management for diversity in leadership roles, to improve retention of female talent, and to actively position yourselves as
a place for women leader to join and flourish.
The SPARK! Program consists of one evening Women Storytelling Salon event
followed by a full day workshop tailored to the Vietnamese context.
SPARK! and its comprehensive Sister Coaching Program IGNITE! were developed as a response to many businesses losing female talent and hence having a smaller pipeline of women leaders for senior roles because women still face a lot of societal pressure to fulfil a range of roles next to their careers.
For businesses the programs are a way to nurture and retain their female talent, and to get a reputation for promoting women leadership in the market.
SPARK! is part of an ecosystem of LightPath Leadership programs and events for women leadership.
The program creator, Irene Ohler, draws on her 25 years of international experience and her past 8 years' experience in Vietnam, and has designed the program based on cutting edge research and international best practice.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from LightPath Leadership.
The WHO, WHAT and HOW of SPARK!
- an Aspiring Leader?
- a Leader who wants to achieve even more?
- a Business Founder or
- a Talent Manager seeking to best nurture your executive talent?
THROUGH SPARK! YOU WILL:
CONNECT with your Leadership Purpose and Values - gain clarity about what matters most to you.
GAIN insights into your leadership strengths, areas for growth, and
SPARK Your Leadership!
GAIN greater resilience to internal and external challenges
DEVELOP a plan how to unleash your leadership and live your purpose
CREATE a powerful community of women, a network of support to live your Leadership Purpose
Women's Storytelling Salon
-An evening of Connection and Inspiration.
- Introducing the elements of SPARK!
Connect with your
- purpose and values, and with
- your fellow participants through storytelling activities
- Build Resilience & Change Readiness
- Explore Leadership Styles – Gain Insights into your strengths, capacities, and areas for growth
- Mindsets - Changing the way to think to fullfill your potential
- Resilience and Presence practice
- Develop a Plan with support from the group on how to unleash your leadership and put your purpose into action.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM CREATOR AND COACH
Irene Ohler, the founder of LightPath Leadership, has focused on women leadership in Vietnam since 2012. She co-authored the award-winning book Ba Trieu's 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women, founded the live event series, the Women's Storytelling Salon, which runs in HCMC and Hanoi, and is a sought after speaker on the topic of women empowerment and leadership in Vietnam.
Irene has more than 20 years of international experience in leadership development, having worked with Fortune 500 corporates and governments in Europe, China, Brazil, New Zealand and Vietnam as an executive coach and consultant.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Tran Pham, HR Director, EZ Land
“It’s my pleasure to be your student, although it was just one and a half days, but I have learned a lot from my classmates, especially, you gave us encouragement so we can continue on the path we’ve chosen (after turning points). Once again, thank you so much. I wish SPARK! will attract more and more strong/ wonderful women as we had on the last program.”
Chi Vu, Director, Lotus Cruises
"I'd like to express my appreciation for connecting me to Spark! It was such a thoughtful program. I enjoyed every bit of sharing and reflecting on our own experiences to learn and inspire each other. All the statements from the growth mindset become my mantras that I remind myself every day now.
Thank you again for having me and I hope we stay in touch. Happy Spark!"
Trang Dinh, Lumina Retreats
"What an amazing 1.5 days being part of SPARK Women Leadership Program!
Thank you Irene Öhler for guiding us and holding space for such heartfelt connections and personal growth.
I strongly recommend the program to all female friends who would like to find a safe space to reflect, share, gain insights about yourself and leadership style and be truly inspired by other amazing women!"