When I created Management Savvy in 2001, I knew the time was approaching to break free from the conventional approach to corporate training and the more generic cookie-cutter programs. I wanted to reconnect with the experiential learning approach I was introduced to as a young facilitator working with social integration programs in the USA, in the mid-eighties.
Upon my return to Canada in the mid-nineties I joined a consulting firm and shifted toward a more conventional teaching approach, curriculum development and training for the business world. While most organizations were valuing training and professional development for their employees, few were willing to step off of the beaten path to include a more experiential learning approach.
The early 2000s became my exploratory years in which I experimented with new tools and approaches and finally flew solo. From 2003 to 2017, I prototyped different Behavioural Leadership Programs, making Self-Management and Personal Accountability the core focus for the participants’ learning journey. My certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), including my licensing from Kaospilot have helped define my style of intervention and collaboration with clients.
In 2017, after 35 years of curriculum design, coaching and facilitating learning spaces, I invited Astrid Pruitt from Kaospilot and Vienna Blum from the Concordia Human System Intervention Program to join Management Savvy. With their complementary crafts and unique input, Astrid and Vienna introduced a new generation of impactful learning experiences. In 2018, Nicolo Francesco Bernardi kindly accepted to add his cognitive neuroscientific expertise, mindfulness practice, u.lab method among many other assets to the team’s collective savvies.