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What Work Sparks You?


“Sparketype™, the essential nature of work that fills you with meaning and lets you feel fully-expressed, alive with​ ​purpose and absorbed in flow (“sparked”). Your Sparketype serves as one of the single biggest clues in your quest to figure out what to do with what the poet, Mary Oliver, called your “one wild and precious life.” 


Through years of research, Jonathon Fields identified ten main categories that define what sparks a person. He created an assessment tool to help people determine their Sparketype. A person could then use this to help them either increase the spark in their current work or to fulfil their Sparketype’s core desire by changing careers.

There are ten known Sparketypes:

  • The Maker
  • The Scientist
  • The Maven
  • The Essentialist
  • The Performer
  • The Warrior
  • The Sage
  • The Advocate
  • The Advisor
  • The Nurturer

You can do the free Sparketype test at:

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