Sparkitivity Services

Short-term Coaching

Do you need a thought partner to help you make progress in raising and educating your child? Book Kathryn to talk about the following topics:

-educational problem solving
-raising nonconformist/outlier/gifted kids
-alternative education options, including homeschooling
-understanding your creative kids and engaging them in learning
-helping your child feel good about his/her ability to learn

In each 60-minute call or Skype session, you can draw on any dimension of Kathryn’s knowledge to help you with your goals or challenges.


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Short-term Strategic Consulting

Do you need a thought partner to help you overcome a specific challenge, strategize on your innovation plan, or figure out how to hire innovative thinkers?

Kathryn Haydon’s expertise spans the following topics: creative thinking and problem solving, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, identifying strengths, engagement, supporting natural innovators, and understanding how people work and learn, especially outliers and nonconformists.

In each 60-minute call or Skype session, you can draw on any dimension of Kathryn’s knowledge to help you with your goals or challenges.


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Catalyst Framework

We conduct multiple interviews with you and your child to understand his or her interests, learning preferences, abilities, weaknesses, learning history, and school situation.

Catalyst Framework is the right solution for your family if you:

  • want your child to feel good about his/her ability to learn and to be engaged in learning.
  • have seen a change in your child’s learning and are struggling to know how to help.
  • want to better understand your creative kid and engage him/her academically.
  • need a partner to help put into words the spark you see in your child even if others don’t see it.

Catalyst Framework includes:

  • initial hour-long conversation to explore your vision for your child’s education; discuss strengths and talents that you observe; and clarify issues and goals
  • additional hour-long conversation with your spouse/caregiver to gain a second perspective on your child’s strengths and learning (can be an additional conversation with you at any point in the process)
  • hour-long Skype session with your child
  • parent inventories for additional insights
  • customized strengths report to communicate our insights, including your child’s strengths, interests, motivations, menu of strategies, and resources
  • hour-long Skype or telephone presentation of findings to you and your spouse
  • Signed copy of Creativity for Everybody
  • Twice-monthly email
Investment: $1,200




Catalyst Quest Sparkfinder

Catalyst Quest Sparkfinder

A recent study out of Stanford found that 80% of youth from ages 12 to 26 do not have a deep sense of purpose.

Finding purpose begins with self-knowledge. Once kids are aware of their spark—the intersection of creative strengths, interests, and values—we can find ways to apply it. Doing so, they develop a sense of purpose and passion.

Catalyst Quest is a two-month mentoring program to help students of any age pinpoint and apply their spark. They love the relaxed, inspired one-on-one meetings that are personalized to your child’s tastes.

Catalyst Quest is right for your family if your child: 

  • seems disconnected at school or at home.
  • is independent from “the crowd” and needs a stronger sense of identity and confidence.
  • does not have firm interests or passions.
  • has firm interests but doesn’t know how to progress with them.

Catalyst Quest includes: 

  • one-hour preliminary parent phone conversation to understand your vision for your child, challenges, strengths
  • three in-person* and/or Skype meetings with your child, including final action plan meeting
  • follow-up parent emails after each student meeting
  • three one-hour parent calls to coach you on how to effectively support progress
  • ongoing part of the Sparkitivity family—twice-monthly email, connections with our network
  • access to Sparkitivity’s private Client Hub containing all parent and teacher resources, tools, and workbooks
  • two signed copies of Creativity for Everybody (one for parent, one for child)

*distance-dependent

Investment: $2,500