Understand what truly drives your student and how to better motivate them.

What sparks your student’s core motivations, captures their interest, and draws them into activities they love and do well? Recognize and celebrate the unique motivations of your early- or mid-teen to assist them with self-awareness and career exploration.

Self-awareness and self-understanding around motivations lead to better decision making in many realms:

How one shows up and contributes to a family, team, or group

Choosing activities that are life-giving and fulfilling

Finding an academic focus that is energizing and enjoyable

Pursuing smarter career exploration and preparation

Energize self-discovery through a story-based, motivational assessment

TruSpark provides easily understandable and meaningful insights into core motivations.

The TruSpark Process

  1. Create your teacher / parent account
  2. Purchase curriculum and scoring
  3. Add students, assign the assessment
  4. Explore the results, guided by the curriculum

Three Phases of the TruSpark Experience

Your student is unique. So why follow a generic educational roadmap?

Because TruSpark starts with a teen’s own stories, the assessment is as distinctive as your child! It’s a one-of-a-kind, narrative-based assessment experience that combines a teen’s own personal stories with an interactive sorting process.

TruSpark uncovers the why

TruSpark reveals why we do what we do = intrinsic drives and motivations Other assessments focus on
  • Talents/Strengths = What skills we use
  • Personality = How we do what we do
  • Interests = What spheres we prefer to operate in

TruSpark reveals why we do what we do—our intrinsic drives and motivations.

TruSpark is mapped to O*NET

O*NET is a powerful tool from the U.S. Department of Labor which provides online resources to explore careers and analyze jobs. A TruSpark report lists occupational matches based on the top three motivations uncovered through the assessment. These career matches are linked to O*NET where teens can dig into the specifics of various jobs and envision future career paths.

What are Core Motivations?

  • Core Motivations (CMs) are what make you come alive.
  • CMs are a blueprint of why you do what you do.
  • CMs are the origin of a sense of meaning, joy, and fulfillment.
  • CMs spark your interest and show up as intrinsic drives.
  • CMs explain why you are motivated to do some activities and less motivated to do others.
  • Although CMs don’t define you, they do influence your behaviors and decisions.

See the 19 motivations >

Why is understanding your core motivations important?

The majority of people are not happy at work! Give your teen the self-awareness that makes for a fulfilling work life. The TruSpark tool directs teens to careers that they will enjoy and excel in instead of dread.


It’s time to stop guessing what motivates your student and create a life compass to guide their success.