Recognition Programs

G.R.E.A.T.TM Recognition Programs

Chances are, your latest engagement survey points to room for improvement in recognition and overall engagement. But you have no idea why. You’re spending thousands of dollars on recognition programs. Truth be told, you’re not convinced they’re working (even before the results came in). You genuinely want to elevate meaningful recognition yet aren’t sure how.

The good news is that with some simple tweaks and practical leadership strategies, we can start to elevate satisfaction with recognition immediately. That, in turn, will drive up trust, innovation, retention, and satisfaction (we can prove it to you).

If you really want to leverage the exponential power of recognition and drive down turnover, sick time, and dissatisfaction of employees and customers alike, we can make some serious gains in ROI (return on investment) and ROE (return on effort) of your recognition programs.

We help you stop:

  • Wasting money on outdated programs and tired events
  • Settling for status quo because you’re unclear what needs to change
  • Breaking trust with employees from inconsistent practices
  • Creating cultures of entitlement versus empowerment
  • Throwing money away on swag that no one wants and just collects dust – or, worse, clutters the landfill

We help you start:

  • Upskilling leaders to use easy, effective, time-efficient recognition strategies
  • Discerning which legacy celebrations work and how to elevate them
  • Fueling peer-to-peer recognition to grow momentum and collaboration fast
  • Streamlining systems for ease, consistency, and accessibility
  • Measuring the impact of recognition practices to continually gain traction

There aren’t many recognition experts out there, which is why we, as Canada’s Recognition Experts, take our mission “to elevate greatness through meaningful recognition” so seriously; our job is done when people are truly satisfied at work (versus only 30% currently).

If you too want to create raving loyal fans where your employees become an army of recruiters, we have a juicy transformational opportunity ahead of us.

Whether you are looking for experts to build your program, or just need a bit of guidance to get started, we have solutions for every need and budget. And the good news is that, because we solve some of your most expensive problems, like sick time, turnover, and customer retention, every penny you invest pays you back in dividends.

Are you ready to F.R.O.G. – Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™ – together?


“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

Neil Dickens

Procurement & Supply Chain Director at McCormick Global Ingredients Limited

"Interesting, relevant and engaging. Sarah’s personality made her insights all the more relatable."
Sarah Latimer

Disability Services Professional, Community Living Tillsonburg

"Sarah is amazing! She draws you in and keeps your attention! She will change my life! Thank you!"
Tracy Duru

Former Studio Director, Moksha Yoga St. Catharines

"Sarah has had an incredibly positive impact on me and my team. We had the pleasure of doing a series of powerful workshops that were eye-opening and thought-provoking. Each session we all learned something new or remembered something old about our own greatness. The opportunity to put into practice both offering and receiving this recognition has shifted my way of communication. Sarah is a professional and it shows. Her presentations are organized and clear. She asks the right questions and offers her complete presence when receiving answers and feedback. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
Marion Howell

Principal, Iris Consulting Group

"Sarah McVanel-Viney is the full package. She hears and understands strategies, and has demonstrated creativity and leadership when designing plans and processes that will move the organization in the desired direction. I have personally seen her facilitation where she demonstrates enthusiasm, commitment to the engagement in addition to being able to listen to bring out the best of every participant. She has promoted a culture of engagement and is skilled at identifying workplace trends and developing strategies that will support retention and attract top performers."
Sylvia D’Intino

Executive Director, Community Living Hamilton

"THANK YOU so very much for leading the engagement activities today! You’re a constant professional, with an amazing attitude and always seeing the great in everyone. I am grateful for how you have helped us this year to transform our in-person staff recognition events into virtual and on-location events. Our staff feel more inspired, appreciated and motivated after they hear you speak, and I know our amazing in-house team here looks forward to designing engaging appreciation events with your support."
Jamie Campbell

Director, The Center for People in Organizational Development, Sheridan College

"Smart, challenging, innovative, committed, dependable, and reliable, I highly recommend her for all your recognition needs. I have brought Sarah into my last two organizations to help build a culture of recognition and celebration. The focus on appreciation is more important now than ever."
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