Your Great Year

52 Weeks to Greatness in Work and Life

Get Ready For Your Best Year Yet...

Check out the video about the deliciousness we have in store for you in Your Great Year: 52 Weeks of Greatness. Get ready for a year of focusing on what's working, what you most want, and how to get in ACTION to make that great year a reality. In just one hour or less every week, you will be better able to leverage your talents, passions and virtues so you can live your greatest potential in work and life!

Course Curriculum

Sarah McVanel

True acceptance is believing people are worthy before they’ve earned it. Imagine a workplace that extends acknowledgement and appreciation to its employees before they even start.

I’m a recognition expert, professional speaker, coach, author, recovering perfectionist, and movement maker, specifically F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ GreatnessTM. With 25+ of experience, I invigorate companies to see their people as exceptional so that, together, they can create a scrumptious, thriving culture where everyone belongs. 

Here’s the fact: recognition is the single, most effective, and cost-efficient way that organizations can decrease burnout, sick time, change fatigue, and hiring costs. Their reward? Increased employee retention, safety, innovation, and customer satisfaction… as a starting point. What organization doesn’t need this in this competitive market with a talent shortage?

And it gets better. When you practice this in all areas of life, especially at home, it turns even the most difficult challenges and greatest tensions into opportunities to connect, commit, heal, and belong.  

Sarah’s credentials: 

  • Canada’s leading recognition expert
  • 25+ years in adult education and professional speaking 
  • CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
  • PCC (Professional Certified Coach)
  • CSODP (Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional)
  • CHRL (Certified Human Resources Leader)
  • Degrees in Psychology (BA) and Family Relations (MSc)
  • Author of 5 books and dozens of peer-reviewed and trade magazine articles
  • Designations in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources
  • Certified in MBTI, Personality Dimensions, BarON EQi, DISC
  • Carb-ivour, amateur hip hopper, TikTok embarrasser to her two kids

Dana L.

"My team and I are thoroughly enjoying Your Great Year. We are meeting as a group on a weekly basis to debrief on the material and it’s becoming one of my favourite meetings of the week. I’m getting to know my team so much more and the discussions have been really inspiring."

Carol D.

What stands out to me most is the personal service and professional advice from someone who has walked the walk and talks the talk. This program is empowering, motivating and allows you to find our true selves and value of our potential and what we can offer.

Patrick R.

No question in my mind! Sarah and this Program is helping me to evaluate my life so that I can propel myself forward towards a positive lifestyle. She is bringing out the greatness in me. Thinking about what’s working and what's not is a crucial exercise to identify why your life is the way it is.

Lisa F.
Senior Manager

WOW if you are looking at a fresh start, a new vision or just some get up and go this is the session for you. The speakers are outstanding – these people I have heard at conferences and now they are up close and personal sharing so many great tips. I liked the flexibility that I was able to take the course at my own speed and go back and listen to interviews which inspired me throughout the time. If you are committed to pursuing your own greatness this is high value for the investment.

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