The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
~ Pablo Picasso
Hello! My name is Jennifer Eckhardt and I’m the founder, owner and lead strategist behind SavvyAssist. Welcome to our Digital Office! We’re real people here – just like you – doing our part to make the world just a bit better! Make yourself comfortable, have a look around, and check back often – we’re always tinkering and updating (or sign up for updates so we can REALLY meet each other – I’m still sending personal welcome emails! ;)) Thanks so much for stopping by – I look forward to hearing from you soon!
After earning my BA in Psychology and Education, completing Master’s coursework in Counseling and Guidance – and many years of experience in business operations management of bricks and mortar business – I enrolled in CoachU. I was thrilled with the training and felt such a strong calling to help others share their gifts with the world. Coaching was the perfect way for me to use my own gifts and talents to help others, right? Turns out I was wrong…
Because of my work in operations, it was a challenge for me to help my clients stay focused on the ‘what’ and the ‘why’. I worked hard to stay in my lane, but you see, I literally FELT their overwhelm… and so, felt compelled to coach them on the ‘how’: how to roll up your sleeves, dig in and get it done. Clearly, coaching as I had imagined it was not going to work for me.
Fast forward a few years and technological advances… SavvyAssist began as a virtual assistant business in 2008, and quickly grew into a team-based business serving a much more focused calling. This Virtual-Assistance-turned-Online-Business-Management racket feels like it was created FOR ME! I get to work with brilliant coaches and entrepreneurs AND smart-as-a-whip team members, using both my creativity AND linear thinking to solve problems and accomplish amazing goals! For me, it’s heaven on earth! We’ve been around over eight years and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. We take great pride in being seasoned, reliable, adept and resourceful.
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been super organized. I love color coding (ok, maybe it’s more of an obsession than a love, but it makes my brain happy) and excel at taking large projects and breaking them down into manageable tasks. I’m most in my element when collaborating with entrepreneurs and keeping up with their constant flow of ideas.
I’ve learned a lot over the years, and while I still have the same calling I had 15+ years ago, my team and I accomplish it much differently than I originally envisioned it. I still use many of the skills I learned in my CoachU training, but our vehicle for supporting others is different and I LOVE it. Together with my team, I help coaches and consultants maximize their INCOME and IMPACT. We like to think we’re doing our part to help them change the world…
Born and raised in the Midwest (with a work ethic to prove it), I’m tremendously blessed. I’m married to my best friend and together we have 4 amazing kids that keep us on our toes. We’re surrounded by the love of family and friends from both near and far…
I love strong coffee, a good belly laugh, sunshine, reading, cheering for my kids at their football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer games, and a good old fashioned challenge. I’m learning to love hot tea, cooking, and camping (lol!)…
say hello to our core team
The SavvyAssist crew is a fun, intelligent and talented group of individuals that stay focused on their specific areas of expertise to create a serious powerhouse of support for our clients. We love what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for.
Infusionsoft CRM Expert
Solutions Delivery Manager
Keri Ann Ross
Solutions Delivery Manager
Social Media Specialist
Content Strategist, Copywriter
“Before I began working with Jen and her team, I had been trying to do it all on my own -- my website, marketing, social media, etc. I was completely overwhelmed. Plus, I didn't know HOW to do some of the things my business required. I would have to teach myself and it took me forever to get anything completed. Right away we moved my website to a new CMS and that was a complete lifesaver, saving me time, money, and a big headache. Working with the SavvyAssist team frees up my time to focus on the work that I really enjoy, like coaching clients.”Angie Katzberg
Our Core Values
Taken straight out of our Team Accountabilities guidelines, these are the Core Values by which we work. We think it’s important to share these values with you if you truly want to know more about SavvyAssist and who we are…
Not only do we hold each other accountable for honoring these values, but we actively look for clients that have Core Values that closely resemble our own…
- looks for new and better ways to accomplish results
- looks for new and better ways to support team members
- anticipates both obstacles and opportunities
Focused on ROI
- assigns a number to every activity possible so that we are able to measure our work and the results of our work
- supports the ideas and execution of Scorecards
- communicates well
- demonstrates respect and tact
- offers open and honest feedback
- meets or beats deadlines
- supportive and helpful to team members
- communicates availability to the team
- spends time wisely
- produces accurate work that eliminates the need for re-work
- meets or beats deadlines
- is honest about knowledge and skills and selects or recruits the best person for the job
“I was having major technical issues with InfusionSoft and it became a massive time suck for me. The SavvyAssist team dove right in and handled all of the troubleshooting and functionality so I could focus on other aspects of my business. I really appreciate Jen's ability to see the big picture and make things happen in a timely manner.”Angela Nuttle