ABOUT IVY

Ivy Planning Group is an award-winning, full-service management consulting, and training firm that leverages difference as a workforce + workplace + marketplace opportunity for enterprise organizations. Founded in 1990, the company’s roots are in fortune 1000 core business consulting and strategy development. 

The Ivy Difference

The Ivy Difference

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THE IVY DIFFERENCE

We have a passion for leadership development, change management, and using diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions to solve real world problems. We balance strategy, diversity, and an unwavering eye on the bottom line. Ivy helps enterprise clients enrich their product and service offerings so they can deliver exceptional value to their customers, partners, and stakeholders.

MISSION + VISION

Our mission is to be a world-class diversity and inclusion management consulting provider, helping enterprises of all kinds to reach their full potential. For more than 30 years we’ve upheld that mission. Our vision is to retain our entrepreneurial energy, and work hand in hand with our clients to design strategic, change-ready, creative organizations. Organizations that are eager and fully capable of reaping all of the benefits that come from being a diverse and inclusive enterprise.

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GARY A. SMITH

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

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Gary A. Smith, Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Ivy Planning Group, has over 25 years of strategy, technology, management consulting and executive coaching to large private sector and government organizations.

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JANET CRENSHAW SMITH

Co-Founder and President 

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Janet Crenshaw Smith, Co-Founder and President of Ivy Planning Group, is an award winning consultant and DEI expert. Janet has testified before U.S. Congressional Subcommittees as an expert on diversity and inclusion.

OUR CLIENTS

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