Sandra Stark holds a double masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Education, and her attention brings integrity to everything we do. She ensures that all of our programs are grounded in well researched concepts and ideas that honour the complexity of human nature.
Carrie Drybrough leads our Operations team, overseeing PCI's day-to-day operations, client service, and technology. She is our resident 'processes & systems' guru, and works to harmoniously coordinate all aspects of program delivery.
Steve Earle brings more than 25 years of experience in training, marketing and sales. He has worked on all sides of the training equation with tremendous success and is a master at working with clients to arrive at the perfect solution.
Shelley Swallow is the financial rock upon which PCI is built. As a founding member of PCI she has a wealth of knowledge about our programs, our trainers, and most importantly, our clients.
Lori Quinn brings 20+ years experience in the design, sale, and delivery of training. She works with clients every step of the way - supporting difficult conversations, offering advice, and increasing performance and team engagement.
Melissa Quinn has spent 20 years in a variety of roles including leadership coach, strategy and innovation advisor, head of training and development for a global company, and COO of Doblin – Deloitte Consulting’s design and innovation practice.
Gisele Bourgeois is an accomplished coach and trainer in the fields of adult development, behavioural change, personal and professional accomplishment and career transition.
Janet MacPhee has helped individuals and organizations move to high performance for more than 17 years. As a facilitator, coach, and consultant she has worked with everyone from unionized shop-floor employees to company presidents.
Cheryl Maskan has been working as a manager in Operations for over 15 years.
For over 25 years Kelly Patterson-McGrath has thrived in the training and development field.
As PCI's Administrative Coordinator, Zorina Swallow ensures an optimal experience for our clients before, after, and during our programs.
|Our network of partners is one of our greatest assets. Together, we work to keep each other at the frontier of performance and cross-pollinate fresh ideas across sport, business, and not-for-profit.|
For over 20 years, we have partnered with the Smith School of Business at Queen's University to provide exceptional education experiences to Canadian managers and executives. Most of PCI's trainers are also instructors at Queen's.
We work with MedCan to provide coaching to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.
Right To Play's mission is to change the world through the power of play. We help provide their leaders and coaches with the knowledge and tools necessary to support that mission in their daily work with over a million children.
For the past three Olympic cycles, we have worked with the National Women's Team - supporting their incredible string of three gold-medal performances.
CSIO's mission is to put more Canadian athletes on international podiums. We support that mission through our work with athletes and programs for national team coaches.
“So much of our success as an organization is built on strong leadership, whether in fundraising, program design, advocacy work or in the field. The PCI training is a practical, thorough and effective approach to enhancing positive leadership skills and teaching the behaviours and decision-making methods of highly-effective leaders.”
“When you walk out of the workshop—you have skills, you have tools, you have a game plan to take back to your team. It’s always delightful—but never surprising—to hear leaders walk out and say ‘that is the best workshop I’ve ever had'. ”
“Excellent presentation by an outstanding coach. The content was clear, concise and easily applicable in my work and family environment.”
“I found 3 specific ideas that I will start applying next week.”
“Thank you for inviting me to Coach to Leader. The information and amount of personal reflection the seminar required me to do truly outlined some key areas for improvement moving forward. What an incredible coaching group we had, followed with some incredible discussions.”
“Too many [highlights] to mention. Most of it resonated, which hasn't happened to me when on a course in a very long time.”
“The concepts were made real and relevant so you could connect.”
“Good practical advice that can be used tomorrow.”
“This course came at a very stressful time in my life. It will help me tremendously - and I plan on definitely using the tools. Thank you for your help.”
“The Performance Coaching team’s ability to deliver a meaningful training experience at the most senior level of our organization speaks to the experience and capability of their trainers, as well as the strength of the content. It is a potent combination that I have not seen matched by any other leadership development organization.”
“Performance Coaching’s people are able to access some kind of joy in what they do. It’s more than enjoy—it’s just a joy in helping people get better at what they do. They connect and follow through with our people in ways that ensure they are able to apply new skills and ideas right away.”
“Out there in the field of international sport— someone is always pushing the envelope. We don’t want to just be in the race, we want to be leading the race. And, I believe that Performance Coaching is helping us lead that race.”
“Working with Peter over the years has been an amazing experience for all of us as part of the National Team ... He was a critical component in why we won the gold medal—doing things behind the scenes that no one will ever know or hear about— but they were the little things that I think in the end made the difference.”
“I’ve gone through Coaching For High Performance as a participant, I’ve brought the program into my organization for myself and my team, and I’ve even been certified myself as a trainer so I can continue sharing this practical and effective set of tools more broadly in our organization. Simply put, this is one of the most effective programs in the market for ‘upping your game’ as a manager and as a developer of people, and is a key strategy in helping us achieve our financial objectives. Our organization is producing better leaders, more committed performers, and increased results – and Coaching For High Performance is one of the key reasons.”
“Working with Dane Jensen has been a game changer for us when it comes to strategy. Dane was engaged at a crucial moment for Paralympic Sport in Canada and his leadership throughout the [strategy] process was outstanding. He has provided our Board, myself, and my team with a refreshed set of skills ... and his strategic counsel has helped strengthen and clarify the path forward for CPC.”
“Coaching for High Performance is a core leadership development program offered to all people leaders at Medavie Blue Cross. Our participants leave the program enthusiastic and engaged to apply practical tools that support them in day to day coaching conversations with their colleagues. Coaching for Challenging Conversations was the perfect fit as a follow-up and second program for our curriculum. It further supports leaders in tackling the tough conversations and builds nicely on the coaching model we've implemented. These two programs support some of the key leadership accountabilities required to support our talent and culture at Medavie Blue Cross.”