Leadership and Organizational Studies Consultant

Dayle A. Savage, EdD lives her life at the intersection of leadership and learning. She explains that she is originally from central Illinois but “grew up” in Nashville.  Music City has been her home for 30 plus years where she practices in the fields of talent management, learning and development, change leadership, and executive coaching.  Currently, through her firm spiraLearning, LLC, she is supporting individuals and teams in her work as a certified executive coach. Her clients often find themselves in transition: perhaps in their work with a new or big project or perhaps in the beginning of a new opportunity or promotion.  Dayle accompanies her clients as they step into the life they want and the work that is most rewarding.

In her consulting work, Dayle is currently contracting with an international admissions and enrollment management association, AISAP, as their Director of Learning and Development. And through a flexible arrangement with a mid-south consulting firm, InfoWorks, she is consulting with organizations throughout middle TN in the areas of human resource management and talent/organizational development particularly in the healthcare sector.

Dayle recently ‘retired’ from academic life at Vanderbilt University. During her tenure, she was the Program Director for the Leadership and Organizational Performance graduate program and created/implemented an Office of Career Services for the 600+ graduate students on Peabody College’s campus. Through her leadership 93 – 97% of the graduates seeking employment were employed 90 days post-graduation; this is a statistic rivaled by many peer institutions.

Prior to her work in higher education, Dayle was employed as the VP of HR and Chief Learning Officer at Saint Thomas Health where she implemented a system-wide succession planning system while providing organizational redesign efforts to the executive leadership team. To realize, value, and inspire the possibilities held by the human spirit is her passion.