Founder, Chief Visionary
As founder and chief visionary of SparkVision, MaryBeth Hyland takes on a wide variety of tasks: She leads workshops to help people align their values with their work; she works with companies to identify and bring life to their values and culture; and, she leads a groundbreaking research project on millennials in the workplace, one of SparkVision’s specialties.
“I help multi-generational organizations who need an unbiased partner identify the gap between their current and ideal culture – ultimately empowering their people to own their role in crafting culture every day,” she said.
“My work stands out because I don’t just preach value-based environments, I live this work as an extension of my purpose every day – with my team, my relationships and within myself.”
Hyland earned her bachelor’s in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and master’s in nonprofit management from the New School, in New York City.
She started SparkVision in 2015 after five years working with the United Way of Central Maryland as director of emerging leaders.
This year, Hyland and her husband created the LoveLens Couples Workshop, for which she facilitates workshops and officiates at weddings.
Hyland also has mentored numerous young people. An 8-year-old girl she started mentoring a decade ago is now her foster child and recently completed her freshman year of college.
A present and past member of numerous Baltimore-area boards, Hyland has been honored several times by The Daily Record, twice as one of the area’s Top 100 Women, and last year was named a “woman on the move” by the Associated Black Charities, a Baltimore nonprofit.