How we ignite others to make a change

Spark to your Success exists to empower young people to become tomorrow’s confident business, community and family leaders by feeling happy ‘in their own skin’.

By working with organisations, charities and projects we know that together we can boost the amazing work and outcomes that they are already achieving.







Ways we ignite others

For many young people, modern life pressures can be immense – the education system, social anxieties, imbalances at home and career stress – to name but a few. Yet, irrespective of these pressures and each individual’s actual abilities or strengths, society in general still judges every young person’s value and worth through the lens of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ academic meritocracy. This approach works for some, but it can fail far too many. We want to support young people to discover their innate abilities and talents – and not necessarily those generally prescribed by teachers, parents and peers – while nurturing realistic aspirations.

Our mission is to give young people the opportunity to develop high self-worth and inner confidence. We want them to know who they are and what unique talents they have to offer to the world, with a clear direction for their future and a vision of how they can make a positive difference to their relationships and the world around them.

Designing, improving and developing

Youth coaches

Career ready programmes

Body image programmes

Stronger families

Confident teenagers

Youth engagement

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing his attitude”

Oprah Winfrey

Our pioneers of change

Three people, three backgrounds, three different drivers – one passion… to ensure teenagers live their best lives by understanding and truly accepting who they are and why that makes them awesome.
TeeJay Dowe

TeeJay Dowe

Coach and trainer

Teejay Dowe has been running training courses UK wide & abroad since 2006. Teejay holds Diplomas in life coaching and business coaching, is a Master Trainer in NLP, Neurostrategies and for the Ignition! program including personality profiling.

Teejay has been coaching and developing young people including delivering residential courses for young people and young adults since 2008.

She was also a global partner for Talent Dynamics for Young People 2012 – 2016, Co-creator of the successful Zero2Startup STEM program in Toronto and has designed and delivered successful Career Ready programmes in Swindon.

Gavin Howard

Gavin Howard

IT specialist and app developer

Gavin brings project management and extensive technancial skills to the team.

Gavin is driven to work with young people who, for whatever reason are in need of extra drive.

He knows how even a simple conversation can help people turn a corner – he saw it so many times firsthand working with young people and young offenders.

Spark to your Success ignites Gavin to think about how we can holistically impact young people with projects that are commercially viable. Using, creating and programming, apps can we enable the business community to help us deliver our strategy.

Vicky Stanaway

Vicky Stanaway


Former foster carer, driven by making a difference to teenagers.

Not able to foster anymore Vicky was on the lookout for a way to get back involved in making a difference in the lives of young people.

Now driven to make an impact on the lives of young people and families who have experienced care.

After doing a Myers–Briggs Type Indicator at the ripe age of 30 Vicky is passionate that no one should have to wait until they are an adult to understand who they are, what drives them, what makes them and how they can not just accept that – but be proud of it.

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