Salmon Global Academy (SGA) is an innovative institution founded in the midst of an unprecedented global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. The academy was birthed by Professor Shanie Salmon-Godfrey, NCMA, MAA, a distinguished entrepreneur, award-winning professor, best-selling author, esteemed leadership coach, TV personality, blogger, pastor, podcaster, and renowned global speaker. Shanie, with her multifaceted professional background and over 15 years of seasoned experience in the medical and business sectors, has infused her passion for transformative teaching into the very ethos of the academy.
For six transformative years, Shanie has served as a college professor of great repute, generating an impressive combined class tuition of $4,000,000.00. Her decision to launch SGA was driven by the aim to democratize this million-dollar, college-level expertise and make it accessible to a broader audience without the typically associated hefty college price tag.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global crisis of unprecedented scale, has ushered in a plethora of challenges for people worldwide. Millions lost their income, homes, and the capacity to provide for their families. This crisis, coupled with an increasing need for people to adapt, learn new trades, and develop new skills, provoked Shanie to open SGA. Her mission is clear and compelling: to help entrepreneurs build fresh skills, refine existing ones, and thrive in their businesses amidst these challenging times. A firm believer in the transformative power of education for entrepreneurs, Shanie’s vision is to equip them with the necessary tools to navigate and conquer these testing times.
Having spent numerous years teaching in traditional brick-and-mortar settings, Shanie identified an opportunity to enhance her teaching methods. She noticed a common problem among her diverse student body: many were pursuing programs they weren’t truly passionate about, often driven by the lure of quick financial gain or the pressure to meet others’ expectations. Shanie witnessed a world full of talented individuals not living lives that ignited their passion or utilized their unique gifts and callings. Students often confided in her that they weren’t pursuing their dreams because they lacked proper guidance. This revelation led Shanie to launch SGA, seeking to bridge this gap. Her ambition is to assist as many people as possible in leading purposeful lives that set their souls on fire. She aims to enable them to walk in their gifts and callings, fostering a life of deep meaning and fulfillment for each one.
In the words of Shanie Salmon-Godfrey, NCMA, MAA herself, “Out of the ashes of this pandemic, new entrepreneurs shall rise”. This powerful proclamation sums up the indomitable spirit behind the creation of Salmon Global Academy and the tireless dedication to educating future entrepreneurs.