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    Savvy is a leading organisation effectiveness consultancy dedicated to improving the performance of people, teams and organisations.  We focus on the people side of strategy, turning strategic intent into action and results.

    We believe that people capabilities are a source of competitive advantage and our passion is transformation through leadership’s active implementation and execution. We contribute to leaderships’ most important task – maintaining the organisation’s future viability in a changing world.

    We work as an independent advisors in some of Australia’s leading organisations to drive the successful implementation of their strategic intent.

    This involves Savvy working alongside the CEO and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to address specific challenges or issues they may be facing and influencing the leadership teams to:

    1. ensure their structure and capability aligns with the strategy;
    2. drive business objectives; and,
    3. be accountable for implementation of specific strategic initiatives.

    Savvy works as part of a small, independent team of ‘strategic partners’ to provide an ‘outsider’s view’, to challenge the culture, provide greater objectivity and overcome organisational inertia.

    Our role often involves:

    • designing and coordinating a program of work that enables implementation of the enterprise strategic plan
    • identifying opportunities for input into the implementation of strategic initiatives
    • coaching assigned leaders of specific strategic initiatives to monitor and review their execution of those initiatives
    • identifying implementation issues, risks or delays and advising on plans to mitigate and address those issues and risks
    • input on internal communications regarding the strategic plan; and,
    • maintaining key internal and external stakeholders relationships across a wide range of initiatives.

    We develop initiatives and programs that support the implementation of the strategy at the business unit level. We review and provide recommendations on a wide range performance issues and coach leaders on delivering against business plans.

    We help our clients connect their people with their strategy, engage them in a shared vision, and make values feel valuable again. We are strategic partners, change agents, trusted advisors and performance architects:


    Savvy helps our clients connect their people with their strategy, engage them in a shared vision, and make values feel valuable again.

    Organisational Design

    We work alongside our clients to design 'fit for purpose' organisational structures wherein individuals understand expectations and accountability, the people systems and processes drive the right behaviours and capable and credible leadership drives a customer-focused culture.

    Operational Improvement

    We assist organisations to review the effectiveness of functions, assess programs and facilitate restructures to deliver strategy and maximise performance. Throughout the partnership with our clients, we build the skills and behaviours that lead to sustainable results.

    Culture Alignment

    We ensure your senior team shares a clear purpose, defined organisational values and business strategy to shape your culture. Our Associates use globally recognised tools that measure individual behaviour, group styles, organisational culture, and the impact of these factors on business success.

    Change Management

    We work with our clients to craft robust change management plans and clear communications to engage people to prepare for, implement and support change. Our project approach draws from best practice change management methodologies and practical experience in what actions make change stick. We contribute to success by developing new capabilities and mind-sets essential for success and make transformation efforts tangible and digestible to the frontline employees.

    Change Leadership

    All leaders have good aspirations yet, success is rarely a matter of good intention; rather a matter of alignment and execution of leadership expectations.
    Throughout the organisational change activity, we share our expertise to uplift the capability of business leaders to effectively lead, manage and develop talent in order to make the transition. Savvy supports executives to communicate a compelling change story and be a visible advocate for the changes taking place.

    Engagement & Communication

    From incremental functional change through to a full transformation, our change management consulting enables companies to build robust engagement plans and clear communications to engage people.
    We help companies identify and deliver "quick wins" and sustainable success by building alignment, role clarity and avoiding ambiguity around decision rights.
    Our stakeholder engagement & communication plans ensure the alignment, productivity, engagement and retention of your workforce after a major change.

    Industrial & Employee Relations

    Organisations depend on their people to overcome business challenges and deliver results. Savvy Human Resources is about leveraging our know-how, experience and commercial insight to design and execute practical human resources strategies and programs that enable business performance through people performance. Learn more......

    HR Services

    As experienced HR specialists Savvy HR helps manage employee relations matters including managing performance, grievances and workplace investigations. Savvy HR has advised a range of blue and white collar employers on their ER strategy and IR obligations and directly advises on managing complex performance issues, such as employee theft, bullying, fraud and sexual harassment.

    Outsourced HR

    Established in 2004 to provide outsourced HR services to small and medium size businesses, Savvy HR are practice leaders in outsourced human resource management and projects providing specific HR knowledge and experience that you may not have within your organisation. 

    We provide customised Human Resources solutions to individual issues such as: Performance Appraisals & Reviews, Induction & On-boarding programs, Grievance Investigation & Mediation, Termination Processes & Exit Analysis,  Policy & Procedure development and HR Reviews.

    Workplace Investigations

    Savvy HR provides independent workplace investigations to a high standard of procedural and substantive fairness, intellectual rigour and sensitivity.
    We use our HR know-how and investigation experience to support clients to deal with informal complaints through to conducting formal site-based investigations. Learn more ...

    Leadership Capability

    Savvy works with business leaders to determine current effectiveness and what needs to happen to achieve their strategy and business results.


    Savvy's executive coaching provides a personalised, solutions focused approach to address key challenges, develop self awareness and the skills and capabilities to interact more positively with others in the organisation. Learn more ....

    Talent Management & Workforce Planning

    No organisation can deliver great performance without the right people, in the right place at the right time. We work closely with our corporate clients to gain an understanding of your business, including an understanding of the talent pipeline, positions and their fit with your culture. We then develop strategies to attract, develop and retain the right people.

    Cohesive Teams

    We assist teams to improve collaboration and increase productivity through improved employee performance. Cohesion is the distinguishing characteristic of a high-performing team. For cohesiveness to exist, it is necessary for the team to see themselves working towards a common purpose and goal, otherwise the team will eventually splinter into separate individuals working towards their own personal agendas and not together toward a team goal. Learn more....

    Learning and development solutions

    Our customised training programs assist individual managers and executives to increase their leadership impact and perform to their full potential. At the organisational level, we create and deliver programs that build essential leadership competencies, facilitate successful change, and align the culture to support the business strategy.


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    CEO Profile

    Craig McFadden's clear, practical counsel and strong influencing and relationship building skills have gained him credibility at both the executive and line manager level and he is frequently called on to coach managers through complex industrial relations issues, termination or redundancy matters, performance reviews or to prepare for discussions with difficult individuals and team members.

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