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Sheila Savar Sheila Savar

The Savar Institute


Distinctive Speaker on Leadership & BD



Sheila Savar founded The Savar Institute in 2002. The firm specializes in providing distinctive professional development programs that accelerate business and market growth.

“Nobody understands how customers interact with businesses better than Sheila Savar.
Her advice has inspired a significant shift in our culture and our ability to create new
and profitable relationships.” –Jen Sterling, CEO, Hinge.

Today, Sheila has gained national recognition as an expert resource in the fields of human behavior and workforce development. In 2009, she gained admittance to Vistage International’s prestigious Speakers Bureau and was officially recognized as an Expert Resource Speaker.

A noted keynote, facilitator, consultant and author, Sheila has earned acclaim from global business leaders such as The World Bank, PMI, Unisys, BAE, CACI, BT Americas, Microsoft, AOL, Duetche Telekom and more.

Sheila has also written for several business publications and often appears as a guest expert on business-focused cable television and Internet radio programs. In addition, Sheila conceived, produced and hosted Mentor Forward, which aired on Channel 10 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Sheila is viewed by her clients and audiences as genuine and inspiring: a person whose passionate obsession for enhancing human connectivity skills to drive business economics is demonstrated in each of her impactful presentations.

“We thought we knew how to earn customer loyalty, but Sheila’s training has compelled
us to reach new heights. Her guidance created lasting change in our staff from the top
down. I’d recommend Sheila to any firm that wants to be a market leader.” – Tom
Vines, VP Sales, Gorrie-Regan and Associates, Inc.

Prior to founding The Savar Institute in 2002, Sheila worked for a broad range of companies, from start-up ventures to the Fortune 100, across multiple industries. She draws on her diversified work experience to provide students and audiences with meaningful real-world examples that enhance and illustrate learning and understanding.

More information about Sheila Savar can be found on her business website at, her blog and her YouTube Channel

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