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GEAPS Exchange
February 25 – 28, 2023
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Iowa Institute of Cooperatives
March 9 – 10, 2023
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Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Annual Convention
March 13 – 15, 2023
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Purina Dealer Summit
March 20 – 21, 2023

Texas Grain and Feed Association Annual Meeting
April 5 – 6, 2023
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People Spark Consulting Virtual Workshop Series
Compensation Workshop Part 1: Making Compensation Decisions

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
11:00-12:30 PM CST
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Compensation Workshop Part 2: Communicating Compensation Decisions to Employees
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
11:00-12:30 PM CST
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Building The Ideal Company Culture

Consulting Success Podcast


Company culture is at its most pronounced state in the cofounding pair. With nothing to serve as a buffer between the two different personalities, it is a culture that either works or doesn’t. Happily enough, it works out pretty well for Erin Mies and Kristen Ireland, HR consultants at People Spark Consulting. In fact, one could say it is as close to an ideal company culture, if there is such a thing. Ever since the company started in 2018, it has seen nothing but leaps and bounds of growth. A big part of this success is thanks to the interesting dynamic that this duo brings to the table. Michael Zipursky gets to the heart of the matter in this episode. If you’re working with a partner or cofounding something, this is one story you can take inspiration from.

How Small Businesses Can Find & Keep Top Talent

Better Business Podcast with Steve Cook


Erin and Kristen from People Spark Consulting joined me to talk about HR. Yes, no one wants to talk about how tough it is to find employees, how none of them show up on time, and how they all steal when they get there. But it’s important to any business, if you have aspirations of having a sizeable company, to be able to get a process around hiring and firing. Listen to a few tips on HR, hiring tips, how to keep employees, and even a few stories about businesses worst nightmares!

Speaking Partnerships


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People Spark Consulting is a Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN based consulting company that specializes in transforming business cultures through human resources and people strategies.


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