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Leader Lounge

Increase Your Leadership Quotient

Strengthen your ability to lead and influence alongside other Vancouver leaders (and aspiring leaders). Join us at a Leader Lounge forum to get a peek into our programs and workshops while meeting others and building your network.

Save when you purchase six registrations either for a group, or by buying ahead of time. There is no need to choose events now—simply notify us that you would like to join us at least one week before the Leader Lounge event of your choosing.

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Six tickets for the price of five!

With our Six Pack Workshop Pass you purchase six tickets at a price of five. Register today, or save some for later. You can use them yourself or bring your team.

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Upcoming Leader Lounges

Smart Savvy Academy’s Leader Lounge events give participants an introduction to a relevant topic around leadership, career development, team engagement, or workplace culture, and delivers learning in a relaxed, enjoyable, and social setting. Great for teams to attend together, or to come out and make some new professional connections. Each session delivers a wallop of learning, networking, snacks, and yes, some fun!

  • Studying insights and ideas in top-ranked business books
  • Analyzing leadership case studies by local and global brands
  • Exchanging experiences and engaging in meaningful discussions with peers

(While our scheduled Leader Lounge events are open to public registration, we can customize to suit your organization or team needs, and can also bring them to you. Call us!)

May 23 | 2018
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now

Building careers can be challenging. Ever wish you had the benefit of hindsight? We’ve hand-picked 12 seasoned leaders to share career planning ‘hindsights’ with you. Join us for an evening of rapid-fire, five-minute insights from industry pros who’ll share...

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"Leader Lounge provided a holding space to create and encourage leadership conversations with a great group of like-minded professionals. Elevating the Leadership Quotient in Vancouver."
John Kennedy | True Calling Canada
"Leader Lounge is an inspiring and activating start to your day. I liked that it gave me both high level and immediately implementable takeaways - I've shared some of the learnings with my team already."
Zach Bulick | Benifactor Capital Inc.
"Always very valuable to hear from an experienced and articulate leader with a compelling message. Especially the "how the information was used" in a few real life examples. Thank you! And thanks for the slide deck for review - it helped to fill in some holes in my notes! Appreciated the "fun" atmosphere and great energy of your team. A small investment for a big return on both time and money. Thank you!"
Michelle Desreux | Executive Intrapreneur
"The presentation was engaging and provided me with a number of useful concepts/ideas to implement at my organization."
Joel Holloway | CFO Metric Modular
"The team at Smart Savvy puts on outstanding events that are packed with key insights, take-aways and valuable networking opportunities, that allows self and team enrichment, and drives increased ROI for one's business."
Shafiq Jamal | Webber Shandwick
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Check Out Our workshops!

If you have enjoyed our Leader Lounges, or want something a bit more in-depth, consider a half-day or full-day workshop. Smart Savvy Academy’s workshops cover particular topics or areas of knowledge, give participants hands-on experiences, and send them back to the office with useable takeaways and practical know-how.

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Get to know some of our workshop facilitators

At Smart Savvy, we meet a lot of great leaders. Leaders who stand apart for their ability to think, communicate, influence, mentor, strategize, deliver results, and ignite passion. We think they deserve a stage.

Kevan Gilbert
Domain7, Director, Engagement Strategy

Kevan helps clients discover new possibilities in technology, culture and design through facilitation and strategy...

Neena Rahemtulla
New Marketing Associates, Principal

Neena is a marketer and brand champion focused on promotional activities that drive measurable outcomes....

Amanda Lee Smith
Monday Creative, Co-Founder and Head of Engagement

For the past 15 years it’s been Amanda’s job to find and tell compelling stories....

Kathy McLaughlin
McLaughlin & Associates, Principal

A leader, speaker, and author, Kathy works as a strategic consultant helping CEOs, boards and...

Victoria Gray
Vigeo Marketing Consulting, Principal

Victoria is a marketer with 25+ years’ experience helping brands and businesses thrive. Having started...

Joseph Thompson
Hardy Capital Partners, Advisor, Entrepreneur in Residence

A Harvard Business School graduate, Joseph has extensive experience leading e-commerce and end-to-end businesses, including...

Ron Bertram
Rycor Business Administration Solutions, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Ron is a multiple award-winning business leader, and rightly so: his 25-year tenure at Nintendo...

Leslie Hayden
Level Eleven Communications, Senior Communications Strategist

Leslie is a leading consumer engagement specialist, communications strategist, public relations and marketing consultant, trainer,...

James Bustard
Smart, Savvy + Associates, Manager of Client Services and Recruitment Consultant

James is passionate about the psychology of sales, and how varying methods have differing outcomes...

Catherine Ducharme
Smart, Savvy + Associates, Director of Client Services and Human Resources

Catherine is a leader, communicator, coach, and entrepreneur. She has a great depth of experience...

Peter Reek
Smart, Savvy + Associates, CEO + Founder

Leader, entrepreneur and boots-on-the-ground optimist, Peter founded Smart Savvy 11 years ago as a response...

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