Taught by Industry Leaders, for (Today’s and Tomorrow’s) Industry Leaders

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Accelerate Performance. Elevate Results.

From coaching, conversations and decision making to creativity, engagement, and performance management, Smart Savvy Academy offers umpteen workshops to sharpen your mind and skills, and power up workplace performance.

Interactive + Inspiring

Smart Savvy Academy’s in-class workshops engage (and entertain) participants through exploration, discussion, feedback, and experiential learning. Bring usable takeaways and practical know-hows back to the office.

Open and On Demand

We offer ‘open’ workshops for individuals or small teams looking for focused learning. And for corporate teams we deliver ‘on demand’ workshops at your location, on a date and time that works for you.

Interested in previewing our Workshops? Download our Lunch & Learn Sessions

Smart Savvy Scholarships

Need some help? Ask us about our Scholarship opportunities.

If you’re interested in attending a workshop and would like some financial assistance, we have a few Smart Savvy Scholarships available for each workshop. Find out how you could qualify.

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Upcoming Workshops

Accelerate Performance. Elevate Results.

We’ve gathered an impressive faculty – industry leaders and experts – to deliver a range of workshops within our four tracks: Leadership performance. Team Performance. Culture and Engagement and Marketing Performance. Check them out.


"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
"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! "
Michelle Desreux | Executive Intrapreneur & Business Builder
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Check Out Leader Lounge

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.

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Workshop Speakers

Get to know some of 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.

Tara Wilkinson
Director of Marketing, Best Buy Canada

As Director of Marketing for Best Buy Canada, Tara is responsible for retail & category...

Marius de Beer
Agile Coach for Best Buy Canada

Marius is a process improvement pragmatist. He has worked with individuals, teams, and organizations around...

Dave Busse
B.Ed., MBA, CEC, PCC | Founding Partner, Essential Impact

Dave is an Executive Coach who brings a values-based approach to business. He has strong...

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...

Joseph Thompson
Operating Partner, Hardy Capital Partners

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...

Neena Rahemtulla
New Marketing Associates, Principal

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

Kathy McLaughlin
McLaughlin & Associates, Principal

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

Kevan Gilbert
Domain7, Director, Engagement Strategy

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

Leslie Hayden
Level Eleven Communications, Senior Communications Strategist

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

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....

Victoria Gray
Vigeo Marketing Consulting, Principal

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

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...

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...

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