About Smart Savvy Academy

Our Vision

We exist to make leaders more potent, teams more productive, people more engaged, and work more meaningful—all with the goal of generating gob-smacking results.

Our Mantra
People Are the Plan™

In business as in life, people are always the plan. The best laid plans always fall flat without the right people to drive them. Smart Savvy helps you harness people power with a one-two punch:

Academy—program to help you grow, develop, and keep your people engaged through inspired leadership, teams that thrive, and cultures that rock

Recruiting— specialized marketing, communications, and sales recruitment that ensures your team (and your company) is strengthened with increased productivity, stability, and energy.

Why is this such a knockout combination? Simple. If you hire a superstar for your team, but your organization isn’t ready to let their value make an impact, they won’t stay. The formula for keeping the best people is a blend of vision, leadership, culture—we help teams (and organizations) develop so they can attract, grow, and retain extraordinary talent to help drive extraordinary business results.

Our Method
Boots-on-the-Ground Approach to Learning

With our boots-on-the-ground approach, Smart Savvy Academy creates relevant learning experiences you can apply directly to your business and coaching experiences that help you accomplish more. Our aim is to give teams a common language and practice to reach for the biggest business goals you can dream up together.

Faculty are chosen for their specific expertise within the four tracks of our program. Our training programs are hands-on and interactive, and we make a point to get to know your team, and have fun along the way.

Our Story

People are the plan™.

People make companies great. At Smart Savvy, we are firmly planted in the people business. We are a people performance company.

As a leader, you know it doesn’t matter how good the plan is, if you don’t have the right people to execute it, it’s not worth the paper it’s written on. That’s why our mantra is People are the Plan™. In 2007 we built Smart Savvy, a specialized recruitment firm that helps marketing and communications leaders find #standapart people to build and execute your plans.

Twelve years in, and thousands of recruiting conversations later, we’ve learned people don’t just want roles that execute plans, they want to be developed as employees and leaders so they can execute plans better and make a bigger impact. If they aren’t learning, they’re leaving. So, we built Smart Savvy Academy, a training and coaching business, to help companies develop and equip their people to accelerate performance and elevate business results. Smart Savvy Academy offers offer training programs for leaders and teams as well as options to become a certified coach or get coached.

Smart Savvy Academy site in historic Fort Langley
Your Place, or Ours?

Training Venues

Dynamic Settings to Meet Your Needs

Smart Savvy Academy curriculum can be delivered in a number of settings to meet your objectives:

  1. We come to you
  2. We plan your off-site for you:
  • Smart Savvy Academy offers a state-of-the-art training space in the heart of historic Fort Langley which offers a natural setting away from the regular demands of the workplace
  • We partner with beautiful spaces in Vancouver and retreat centres in Whistler to build the best learning environment for your team


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Have a Question?

Or four? We welcome your curiosity. Whether you want to get to know us better, or learn more about how we can help you, reach out and connect with us today.

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