What's So Great about Working for SparkPeople?

Not everyone can say they love what they do, and rarely do you find a company full of people who say that! Here, SparkPeople's Coaches discuss what they like most about SparkPeople and their roles within the company.

Chris Downie, Motivation Expert and SparkPeople Founder
"I love talking to members nearly every day. This keeps me motivated to continue building a SparkPeople Movement that could change America and the world if we all keep reaching our goals, supporting each other, and spreading the Spark! I also love having a great team at SparkPeople."

Becky Hand, Registered and Licensed Dietitian
"The best thing about working for SparkPeople is the care and compassion that everyone on our team has for all our members and for each other. Even though I work from my home, I can still feel that compassion daily."

Nancy Howard , Certified Running Coach and Community Moderator
"The best part of working for SparkPeople is getting to virtually meet people from around the United States and the world. It's nice to be on the proactive side of helping others become healthier versus the reactive side I was on when I previously worked as a nurse."

Tanya Jolliffe, Healthy Eating Expert and Community Moderator
"The focus on healthy living--eating, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and being penny wise--as well as working with great people and having a flexible work schedule that allows me to be productive and a strong contributor to our company. I love being able to use my nutrition background and experience as well as a lifetime of athletics to help other people dream big, reach deep and accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible, one small goal at a time."

Jen Mueller, Fitness Coach and Community Leader
"I'm so lucky to have a job that I'm passionate about, and also gives me the flexibility to be home with my small children most of the time. Helping members realize that they have what it takes to make positive changes in their life is very rewarding."

Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer and Editor
"I love that I can work for a company with a mission that I care about and that the work I do directly helps people make healthier choices. It doesn't hurt that all of my co-workers are pretty awesome all around and we all get along so well together. I especially like my commute (3 miles) from home and our casual work environment. (I pretty much come to work in fleece pants all winter long.) I have the most fun when I get to learn about new health and fitness trends, research them, and then use that info to create new articles and features for the site. I realize that we have it pretty good when it comes to working here and that not many people can say that they like their jobs, co-workers or company, so I try to appreciate that as often as I can."

Denise Tausig, Community Moderator
"The best thing about working for SparkPeople is knowing that we are helping so many people make positive changes in their lives. I truly enjoy seeing members of the SparkPeople Community come together and support one another! I love my job for so many reasons, but that is one that tops my list."

Are you interested in learning more about the history of SparkPeople? Check out The First State of the Spark Address where SparkPeople's founder and CEO explains how and why he created SparkPeople.
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Member Comments

I love Spark People and have met a couple of these people. They work for an awesome company that does nothing but good for others. Report
I try to tell everyone about Spark. Most of them look the other way. If they would just try it ,I know they would love it!! I know I do! 62 lbs down!!! Report
HUGS & KISSES TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE! ! ! Thank you for all of your help, recipes, encouragement & health tips. Report
I love SparkPeople and have been advertising to my friends and families for years! Some have told me I am obsessed with it, but it's ok! I love it! Would love to be a part of your crew!!! Report
I have thought, since the first few months I was a part of the Sparkpeople community, that I would love to be a part of the "crew". I have been a SP community member for a number of years now, and have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams by this site, and these people. I would still love to be a part of the Sparkpeople team in a more hands on way than just being a community member. If anyone knows of anyway I can apply for a job with Sparkpeople, or even volunteer my time in any way that is needed, please let me know. Thanks so much for all of your time, love, energy and support. This community changes lives everyday, I am living proof. Report
I really Love Sparkpeople. This is an awesome site to be on to reach your goals. The peoples are so nice. Looking at the exercise and the food menu its really great. Thanks Sparkpeople for everything. And everyone I talk to I tell them about you guys. Report
SparkPeople is solely responsible for 100% of my transformation!! Well, and myself of course. My beginning weight was over 300lbs, and only a year ago I was still nearly 200, and a dress size 24. Today I am 135-140, a dress size 8, and would never had achieved the knowledge and education to reach these goals without SparkPeople and the wonderful resources on this site. My ultimate goal is to have my own column on here so I too can help others acheive the sense of satisfaction and pride I have now!
I love SparkPeople and so happy that so many people are available to give us the tools and advice we need to get healthy. Thank you everyone! Report
Though everyone is GREAT, Coach Nichole is having the biggest impact on my life at the moment. Report
I want to be a dietician when I'm older; I'd love to work for the SparkPeople team! Report
I second that, I'd love to be apart of this team. Report
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