Who We Are

Get to know us.

We’ve created something a little different at Spark.

Business development coaching deeply anchored in our collective marketing experience. We don’t coach based on theory, we know what works and what doesn’t because we’ve been around marketing best practices for decades.

We have years of experience, legions of clients, and the results to prove it. That means we don’t waste time, we stay focused on what matters and as a result, we’re ultimately more cost effective than the big guys.


Jeri Quest

Partner and Co-Founder

Jeri’s twenty plus years of experience working with a wide range of businesses makes her uniquely qualified to help position companies for optimum growth. Her background in advertising and marketing coupled with her business acumen ensures her outcomes are strategic and actionable. Jeri’s business background, along with her skill as an executive coach, gives her the expertise to help professionals change their behavior and achieve their business goals.

In addition to running her own business, in 2008 Jeri founded a nonprofit focused on helping low-income women. Her leadership, strategic thinking and fundraising skills allowed the organization to achieve and maintain financial stability.

She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and a Master of Marketing Research degree from Southern Illinois University. She is also a certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Kate Hendershott

Partner and Co-Founder

With over three decades of experience, Kate is an expert in helping companies grow through a comprehensive marketing and sales strategy.  She has worked with Sales and Marketing professionals to help them define their client segments and create unique messaging and solid strategies to “close deals.”

Having worked for one of the Midwest’s largest and most successful turnaround companies, Kate understands the importance of bringing in all aspects of the firm so the marketing strategy is focused and crisp. Kate’s experience in all aspects of strategic marketing led her to see that her real passion is around professional business development and planning.

Kate holds a Master’s degree in Marketing with finance emphasis from Carlson School of Business / University of MN.

We'd love to start a conversation.

Jeri Quest

E:    jeri@sparksgrowth.com

P:    612-802-1721

Kate Hendershott

E:    kate@sparksgrowth.com

P:    612-991-1886