Christine Fagan | Author

be bold & boundless


in 48 days

On January 18, 2014, Chris and her husband Marty became the first American married couple to reach the South Pole, unsupported and unaided. A 570-mile expedition in 48 days, as told in her new book.



September 3, 2019



I’ve spent decades chasing big dreams and ideas—as an endurance adventurer and as an experienced innovation consultant. Life at the intersection of adventure and creativity has provided rushes of exhilaration, times of monumental challenge, and moments of profound clarity. Through trial and error, research with experts and hard work, I have learned to find success. I can help you grow and thrive in these areas:

Live Adventurously

Living adventurously goes well beyond stepping into the great outdoors. It’s a mindset and practice that can positively impact your whole life. Want to unleash your potential? Let me show you how.

Think Creatively

Thinking creatively is an essential skill to adapt to situations in outdoor adventures and to flourish in our rapidly changing world. Ready to increase your courage and confidence, overcome obstacles, solve challenges, and create a boundless life? I’ve got the tools to take you there.

Feel Inspired

Inspiration sparks action. Want to come alive with energy and passion every day? Discover how to tap into your awesomeness, and then share it with the world.


Balancing a love of adventure with parenthood and a career is a lifelong journey. Find out how I managed this feat during an adventure with my husband in Antarctica, as described in my new book, The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family on an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole.



Looking for an impactful speaker with a natural spark? Invite me to ignite your next conference, company meeting, or group gathering.


Want to learn and grow, and to make the most of life? As an accomplished adventurer and an expert in the field of creative thinking, I am uniquely qualified to lead workshops and courses to unleash your potential and find success in life and work.


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praise for chris

  • "Amazing! Besides delivering an inspiring presentation filled with passion, Chris provided three actionable strategies to help me increase my success at work."

    Marketing VP Quaker Oats
  • "One word describes Chris – amazing! When she spoke to our group, everyone got it! She spoke with such energy and inspiration and broke it down to make success doable for our team of sales consultants. Her personality and techniques speak to everyone. Her positive, interactive keynote delivered immediate results."

    Sales Manager Partylite
  • "I am so thrilled to have gotten to hear Chris speak today. Chris, you were absolutely inspiring and I so appreciate everything you shared! You are a delight!"

    Mortgage Banker WestStar Pacific Mortgage
  • "I’d like to say how much I enjoyed hearing you speak. I learned so much. I also really appreciated how genuine you were. It was so refreshing to hear your stories and know it was all coming from your heart."

    Special Event Manager Encompass
  • "Chris Fagan's new book is a wonderful story of a husband and wife coming together as they conquer the daily hardships and challenges of an extreme journey. The story is a celebration of what it takes to meet big goals and dreams, as well as a testimony to an enduring partnership."

    Helen Thayer Author of Polar Dream and Walking to Gobi
  • "Chris has written a wonderful book, as honest and revealing of her emotions as the physical challenges she endured. She draws the reader into her life and family in a powerful way. I wouldn’t be surprised if she finds complete strangers, thinking they know her, showing up to share a cup of tea. This book is going on my recommended reading list."

    Steve Jones Expeditions Manager at Antarctica Logistics and Expeditions
  • "Chris is a very passionate and effective leader in the creativity and facilitation field. She conducted two extensive training programs for us and coached 30 individuals to facilitate their own ideation or work sessions. She customized the program to fit our organizational needs, and the results were fantastic. Chris has also lead several concept-ideation sessions for our New Product Development group. You will not be sorry that you hired Chris to facilitate or train your people."

    Director of Innovation Kraft/Oscar Mayer
  • "Working in a high-tech environment with some seriously smart people can be intimidating. Our time with SparkFire was strategic, fun, and inspiring. We took a concept from its infancy, refined it, and developed a workable action plan that we were able to start on the minute we left the workshop. By the end of the day, our team was empowered and excited! It is without reservation that I recommend SparkFire and Chris Fagan as agents who bring creativity, insight, and enthusiasm to any group or organization."

    Senior Vice President Human Resources | F5 Networks
  • "SparkFire worked with 50 of us at Hallmark Channel, in three countries. The team helped us create a brand essence and positioning that encompasses the United States, and works equally well in 101 countries and 27 languages! SparkFire orchestrated the project with strategic understanding of our business, creative stimulation, and — just as important — with fun."

    Executive Vice President Worldwide Marketing | Hallmark Channel
  • "SparkFire helped our team gel while learning methods for opening our organization to creativity. Our training allowed us to capture everyone’s energy and discover the diverse talent on our team. We are now leveraging that talent toward the development of new and innovative products."

    Marketing Director Xcel Energy

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