A show from Flame Schoeder and Jeanne Ivy about living from your authentic spark.
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.
Jeanne’s authenticity journey
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 with a counselor online.
Flame's authenticity journey
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.
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.
How to be more authentic
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.
Authenticity and relationships
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.
Really gets under the hood of “authenticity“
As someone who prides themselves on bringing my authentic self to work (most of the time), I have a deep appreciation for this level of discussion about what the heck it means and what the benefits are. Authenticity gets used as a buzz word and really needs this probing. Hoping that further along, this info gets compiled into some sort of reference, that’s the geek in me. Keep up the good work!