Helice "Sparky" Bridges

Helice "Sparky" Bridgeslights up the world with her love, humor and wisdom. Over 30 million people worldwide have been impacted by her "Who I Am Makes A Difference"® Blue Ribbon message. Her work has been translated into 11 languages. Sparky is an international speaker, author, trainer, coach and creator of the world famous "Who I Am Makes A Difference"® Blue Ribbon Acknowledgement Ceremony. As Founder and CEO of Difference Makers International (DMI) a nonprofit organization, she is an unstoppable force fulfilling the mission to build communities that unite children and adults to express appreciation, respect and love, value unique talents and empower dreams. The works of DMI has helped to eradicate bullying, avert adolescent suicide and ignite passion, purpose and prosperity where people live, learn and work.

Helice’s stories appear in the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, Heart At Work and The Aladdin Factor. Her world famous "Blue Ribbon Story", about a 14 year-old boy who was saved from committing suicide, received 3 million hits on YouTube. Helice’s story was featured in Woman’s World Magazine. Helice has received recognition along with First Lady Barbara Bush, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Norman Cousins for her work in raising the self-esteem of children. She was a keynote speaker at the Environment Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro along with world leaders Vice President Al Gore and the Dali Lama. She is the recipient of the Speak for Success Women Changing the World Award and the TKF Gandhi Non-Violence Award.

Helice’s journey began in 1980, as volunteer co-chair of the San Diego Hunger Project, speaking to over 50,000 people about ending world hunger. It was during that time she discovered another type of hunger; people starving for recognition. People told her that they didn’t feel their lives mattered. Helice, felt their pain and decided to help all people know that their lives made a difference by creating the "Who I Am Makes A Difference"® Blue Ribbon and "10-Step Blue Ribbon Acknowledgement Ceremony"™. She began teaching people from all walks of life how to connect heart-to-heart, express their deep appreciation, respect and love for themselves and others and cheer each other on for their dreams. Her ceremony has saved lives and helped people reach their highest potential.

Sparky has taught monks in Mexico, Canada and England, children, educators, business executives and global leaders in the United States, Canada, Soviet Union, Israel and South America. Sparky’s simple 5-Star Acknowledgement Foundation is a sustainable system that unlocks the code to divine purpose so that all people may know who they are, why they are here and the difference they make.

Join the dream… a Blue Ribbon Over Every Heart… 300 million people honored with a "Who I Am Makes A Difference"® Blue Ribbon by the year 2020…Changing the World in a Minute or Less. Ask about our "Bully NO More!" system for schools/communities and "Standing Strong Together"™ Community Building Leadership Training…teens and adults teaching humanity how to love.