Helice “Sparky” Bridges – Founder of Difference Makers

Helice "Sparky" BridgesMother of the IGNITE WHAT’S RIGHT global movement
Speaker, Trainer and Author,
Founder of Difference Makers International


Helice “Sparky” Bridges is electric! Her humor, story-telling and world renowned acknowledgment leadership training brings out the greatness in all people in a minute or less.  “Sparky” is a renowned speaker, trainer, author and advocate for children’s rights.

Known as The First Lady of Acknowledgement, Helice is the creator of the world famous “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment Ceremony.  In the past 30+ years, this message has impacted over 40 million people worldwide and has been translated into 11 languages.

As the Founder of Difference Makers International, she teaches people of all ages how to create environment where ALL people are appreciated, respected and loved, valued for their unique talents and empowered to reach their true potential.

“Sparky” has received recognition along with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Kareem Abdul Jabaar for raising the self-esteem of children of all ages.  She has spoken on the same stages as Vice President Al Gore and The Dali Lama at the Environmental Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

Her stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, Chicken Soup for the Soul of America, Heart at Work and The Aladdin Factor. “Sparky’s” signature Blue Ribbon story was made into a 6-minute photo movie which received over 3 million hits on YouTube.  She is the recipient of the 2005 TKF Gandhi Nonviolence Award and the 2009 Speak for Success Women Changing the World Award.

“Sparky” travels the world teaching leadership training programs to business people, educators, parents, students, senior citizens and monks.  She helps to transform environments that eradicate bullying, ignite passion, purpose and productivity and makes dreams come true.

As Mother of the IGNITE WHAT’S RIGHT™ global movement Giving Youth a Voice for Change, she needs your help to insure that ONE BILLION people receive a “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment by the year 2020…transforming anger, apathy and violence into dignity and respect among all people.

Contact Helice “Sparky” Bridges direct at:  helicebridges@gmail.com

Follow the movement at: BlueRibbonWorldwide.com