Agile Innovation for Leaders – Learn to do it the Amazon way!!!

August 16th, 2017

Imagine leadership training that incorporates similar practices, principles and learning objectives entrenched in corporate leadership programs offered by Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, Unilever and Starbucks!!!!

Joy Smith, Founder Grace Consulting, has direct experience with ‘Agile Innovation’. She spent 6.5 years at Amazon leading the design and development of programs, like the Dream Tank, to support executive leaders to influence and empower high levels of curiosity and innovation among their teams. The end result led to product innovation never realized previously!

Agile Innovation for Leaders! Is a just-in-time leadership development series, offered through Vertical Bridge in partnership with Grace Consulting. It delivers all the fundamental elements, practice and activity-based learning needed to shift and engage you and your organization in a dynamic process of building and extending leadership capacity throughout your organization in order to deliver and surpass results! This leadership development training is delivered over the course of 3 days and provides for post-session follow-up sessions at 30, 90 and 120 days. While based in Vancouver, the Vertical Bridge/Grace Consulting team is able to deliver the program to clients both locally and internationally.

Upon successful completion of the series participants will be able to:

  • Develop and demonstrate effective mechanisms for translating ideas into real product innovations
  • Demonstrate the self-focused elements of Emotional Intelligence
  • Apply situational leadership practices that evoke high performance
  • Design and implement a Purpose and Direction that translates to a high performing culture
  • Identify and apply strategies for change management and supporting personal transition
  • Reflect on one’s leadership brand, and identify strengths and areas of opportunities

One Time offer…

Varshney Capital is partnering with Vertical Bridge/Grace Consulting to bring you a one-day abridged version of this amazing program. Imagine attending this session and walking away with many of the key elements that have created success for companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft to name a few!! To register go to search “Agile Innovation for Leaders”. For questions please contact or

“As a life-long student of both professional & personal growth, I’m always seeking opportunities to learn, grow and raise the bar in all areas of my life. To have a chance to learn about best practices at some of the most successful companies on the planet is one any entrepreneur or business person should take advantage of.” – Praveen Varshney, Varshney Capital Corp…


When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Times: Light breakfast will be served starting at 8:00am Program: 9:00am-5:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Where: Fasken Martineau – Room: VAN A-B 2900 – 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0A3 Cost: $99.00
How to Register:Click here to purchase your ticket.




November 17th, 2016


ACETECH dinner (private event)

When: Monday, Nov 21st, evening
What: Speaking engagment at private dinner
Sandra Reder (Vertical Bridge)
DESCRIPTION: Sandra Reder will be talking about trends in recruiting.