Kelle Sparta
Business Coach, Consultant and Shaman
Cambridge , MA

Kelle Sparta's Networking Photo

Websites:
Current Work:
  • Founder at Sparta Success Systems
  • Previous Work:
  • Transformational Workshop Facilitator at LumensGate New England
  • Education:
  • Bachelors Degree, Communications and Project Management, University of Connecticut
  • Documents:

    Summary:
    I offer a wide variety of business consulting and coaching services for motivated, positive business owners and executives who are either stuck and can't figure out how to move forward or who are ready to take their business to the next level and are looking for a new vantage point and support to get them there.

    My services can include:
    • Branding and Marketing Consulting

    • Internet Marketing Consulting

    • Social Media Consulting

    • Strategic Business Planning and Consulting

    • Corporate Visioning Sessions
    • Leadership and Management Training and Coaching

    • Executive Coaching

    • Customer Relationship Management Consulting

    • Customer Experience Design Consulting

    • Sales Design and Training

    • Team Building Workshops

    • Conflict Management and Resolution Training

    Call me today for a free consultation to determine how I can help your business. 508-243-6257

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    Random Bits of Kelle Trivia For The Terminally Curious:


    Kelle used to work the Renaissance Faires. She played the character of April Showers.
    'Have you met my half sister May? Her father's the florist.' She worked in the booths at the faire and is considered to be a master hair braider.

    Kelle sings, writes music, and plays both piano and african drums. She does all of these out of passion - some with more skill than others ;-). Kelle has lived in 9 different states and has moved in excess of 30 times (she's lost count).

    She was once fluent in Spanish, to the point of thinking and dreaming in Spanish. She can tell you from personal experience that language determines thought. She knows this because she found herself holding one opinion on a subject when she thought of it in English and the opposite opinion of it when thinking about it in Spanish. (Don't ask her what the actual issue was, it was a long time ago and she can't remember exactly.) Of course all of this was many years ago. She has vague recollections of the language now and is good at smiling and nodding and saying things like 'no mas rapido - yo tengo solo poquito Espanol'.

    Kelle grew up with a mother who was very into the New Age movement. She was reared on the ideas of Seth, Ram Das, Michael, Richard Bach, Abraham-Hicks, EST, etc. She learned how to do self-hypnosis at the age of 10 and started reading tarot cards at age 12. She owned a metaphysical store called Mystical Times and made a living as a psychic and energy healer. Kelle is a Reiki Master and has taken many classes in Shiatsu and other types of hands-on healing. She currently follows a shamanic path. If you want to know more, just ask.

    Kelle loves to travel and has visited many locations around the world. She has even more on her list of places to see. Top fo the list? The pyramids of Egypt and the canals of Venice (preferably during Carnival).

    She loves the ocean and is known to go out at midnight and sing to it.

    She loves science fiction and fantasy novels.

    Kelle considers herself to be a 'spiritual masochist' in that she is constantly striving to learn and expand herself. She attends spiritual retreats each year as part of her commitment to this process.

    Kelle has a background in theater, having appeared in many different productions over the years.

    Her favorite movies are Dangerous Beauty and Auntie Mame.

    Her secret guilty pleasures? Musicals and John Hughes films.

    She has read Illusions by Richard Bach at least 10 times and The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams at least 4 times.

    Her favorite quote from a book comes from So Long and Thanks For All The Fish:

    'For though he did not know it, Robert McKenna was a Rain God. The clouds longed to follow him, to worship him, to water him.'

    She knows how to juggle.

    Kelle has:

    • Driven a tractor trailer (OK for about 2 minutes, but technicalities count)
    • Ridden a motocross motorcycle
    • Been on a hydrofoil
    • Gone horseback riding
    • Eaten chocolate covered ants & grasshoppers (anything chocolate is good right?), turtle soup (when it was legal), venison, buffalo, alligator, ostritch, and squirrel.
    • Been to a buddhist monastery
    • Visited the energy vortexes (vorticees?) in Sedona
    • Seen a Redwood forest
    • Walked in the Gulf Stream waters
    • Been to Mardi Gras
    • Ridden a cable car
    • Been in a nuclear submarine during an emergency blow ('Put her on the roof, Jonesy')
    • Skiied the Alps (terrifying experience)
    • Skiied the Rockies (mmmm - powder)
    • Been to Cirque Du Solei on VIP Tickets (definitely worth the extra cash)
    • Seen Aerosmith in Concert
    • Ridden a bus for 22 hours

    • Had her braided into cornrows (call the fashion police!)
    • Been a blonde, a brunette and a redhead
    • Run a payroll company, been a bookkeeper, and at age 13 helped her mother open a home health care agency
    • Been the lead singer for a rock band

    Celebrity Connections

    • Met John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and Ile Nastase (OK - she was 5 yrs old, but she met them)
    • Braided Eddie Alpert's (from Green Acres) granddaughter's hair
    • Met Will Wheaton (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek TNG)
    • Is pen-pals with Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and From Zero to Zillionaire

    She wants to:

    • Go hot air ballooning
    • Visit the 7 Wonders of the Modern and Ancient World
    • Go into outer space
    • Meet the Dalai Lama and have a conversation about the nature of the universe
    • Drive a race car
    • Go on the American Orient Express during the Murder Mystery event
    • See Mama Mia (saw the movie!) and Moving Out
    • Learn to play piano like Billy Joel


    She is a Star Trek fan - although not a fanatic. Favorite episodes: The Perfect Mate and Darmok (both from TNG).

    She enjoys board games.

    She is terrible at calculus, even though she absolutely adored math all the way up through trigonometry.

    She has a great aptitude for languages and accents.

    Kelle loves to surround herself with people who are uniquely and authentically themselves. She appreciates the differences that make this world a fun and interesting place to live. She has the highest respect for people who own their own issues, do their internal and external work, and treat those around them with loving kindness and mutual respect.
    Skills:
    • Internet Marketing
    • Social Media
    • Sales Design and Training
    • CRM Design
    • Skills Training Design & Facilitation
    • Team Building Workshop Design and Facilitation
    • Diversity Training Design and Facilitation
    • Transformational Workshop Design and Facilitation
    • Motivational Speaker
    • Executive Coach
    • Business Coach
    • Life Coach
    • Change Management

    Detailed Experience Summary:

    Founder at Sparta Success Systems
    April 2004 - Present

    Sparta Success Systems - Business Consulting Division is a business coaching and consulting company. We specialize in helping businesses connect with people - be that connecting with your target market to make more sales, developing a socially conscious business plan to connect your business with your community, or developing internal programs and supporting management to connect more effectively with their staff, contractors, and vendors. At Sparta Success Systems, we help businesses to create and nurture relationships.

    The Sparta Success Systems - Real Estate Training Division conducts professional training for the real estate industry. In addition to the training events we offer onsite and online, the Company has launched affiliate programs, and produces training materials for the industry that include podcasts, blogs, books, marketing materials and training manuals that garner over 2000 downloads and 3000 readers per month. Our website www.spartasuccess.com scores in the Top 10% for SEO rankings. An experienced communicator, business professional and successful entrepreneur, Kelle Sparta is a columnist for Realtor Magazine, the leading publication in the real estate industry. Ms. Sparta is also published in RIS Media and Broker-Agent Pro, well known industry publications, and has been interviewed in various national media. An active speaker Ms. Sparta has keynoted conferences and seminars including The Beechwood Forum, The Entrepreneur Speaker’s Series and The Greater Boston Business Council. Ms. Sparta is the author of numerous publications. Her latest book The Consultative Real Estate Agent was published by AMACOM Publishing, a division of The American Management Association.


    Transformational Workshop Facilitator at LumensGate New England
    March 2007 - March 2007

    LumensGate is a personal growth and transformational event which has been in operation for over 18 years. Its efficacy was documented by Kathy Scheiern, PhD in her dissertation: Transformational dynamics : documentation and analysis of the effectiveness of a program/model created to engender behavioral change in individuals. The organizers of the event wanted to expand their reach to the New England region and approached Ms. Sparta about facilitating that expansion. Ms. Sparta co-designed and co-led the New England version of LumensGate with Ms. Scheiern. Ms. Sparta spearheaded the marketing of the program within the New England region, designing the marketing materials and creating and executing the marketing plan. The event included elements of ritual theater, art projects, consciousness-raising assignments, journaling, initiation, movement (dance), and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).


    Detailed Education Summary:

    Bachelors Degree, Communications and Project Management, University of Connecticut
    June 1996


    Conversation History: (60 total)

    Date Person
    09/18/09 Patricia Weber
    09/18/09 Daniel Stoica
    09/18/09 Shelly Rice
    04/03/09 Sally K Witt
    04/03/09 Tony Mack
    04/03/09 Patricia Weber
    04/03/09 Hilary Badoian
    03/10/09 Lucia Vaughn
    03/10/09 Kristi Arndt
    03/10/09 Bob Murray
    03/10/09 Nolan Collins
    03/10/09 Adam Wood
    03/10/09 Emmanuel Scibilia
    02/24/09 Peter Alberti
    02/24/09 Alice Lau
    02/24/09 Keith Steward
    02/24/09 Andrew Jellison
    02/24/09 Susan Partlow
    02/06/09 Shala Phansalkar
    02/06/09 Shella Fitzpatrick
    02/06/09 Dan Edmonds
    02/06/09 Annette Reynolds
    02/06/09 Jim Freeman
    01/30/09 Louise DiSclafani
    01/30/09 Heidi Danos
    01/30/09 Ed Schrader
    01/29/09 Vicki Donnowitz
    01/29/09 Eleanor Alandy
    01/29/09 Sue Mann
    01/29/09 Erin Criss
    01/29/09 Stephanie Chambers
    01/29/09 Sean Parnell
    01/29/09 Nance Kowalski
    01/29/09
    01/29/09 Robyn Rice-Foster
    01/23/09 Mike Sachleben
    01/23/09 Annette Reynolds
    01/23/09 Chew-Hoong Koh
    01/23/09 Lisa M. Forbes
    01/23/09
    01/23/09 Karen Vaillancourt
    01/16/09
    01/16/09 Chew-Hoong Koh
    01/16/09 Annette Reynolds
    01/16/09 Robert Feeney
    01/16/09 Dave Atkins
    01/16/09 Liz Scully
    01/16/09 Dan Edmonds
    01/16/09
    01/16/09 Ellen P. Jackson
    01/13/09 JaModi Robinson
    01/13/09 Andrew Jellison
    01/13/09 Deb Mullen
    01/13/09 Bob Murray
    11/21/08 Shella Fitzpatrick
    11/21/08 Larry Blumsack
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    11/21/08 Ja-Nae Duane
    11/21/08 Chris Faris
    11/21/08 Anya Studenc Downing