Founded by John & JoAnn Girard, Sagology is dedicated to connecting people with people to facilitate collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing through keynotes, workshops, and consulting.  JoAnn Girard is the Managing Partner and John Girard is the Chief Knowledge Strategist.

What do we do?

As our tagline suggests, we focus on helping people Connect, Collaborate, and Share.

We like how Merriam-Webster ( defines each of these terms:

  • Connect: to have or establish a rapport
  • Collaborate: to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
  • Share: to talk about one’s thoughts, feelings, or experiences with others

What is the meaning of the Sagology logo?

The symbol we use to depict Sagology is called ananse ntontan, which is the spider’s web, and often used to symbolize wisdomcreativity, and the complexities of life.

The genesis of the symbol is a spider of African folklore named Anansi, who was a renowned raconteur.  Perhaps his best known “spider tale” is the story of Anansi’s quest to gather all of the world’s wisdom for himself.  After amassing the wisdom, he tried to hide it in a secret location.  As he was carefully hiding the wisdom, he dropped the pot in which it was stored.  The pot smashed and the wisdom was dispersed to people around the world.

What does the word “sagology” mean?

sagology [sāj-ol-uh-jee]


  1. the study of organizational wisdom in all its forms, esp. with reference to technology, leadership, culture, process, and measurement
  2. the study of one venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.


2008;  Canadian English, from Middle English sage + -ology.

Sage [Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

-ology [Middle English -logie, from Old French, from Latin -logia, from Greek -logiā (from logos, word, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots) and from -logos, one who deals with (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots).]