How to Win Over Difficult Customers with Empathy and Kindness

  • October 17, 2018
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  • Shannon Toland

The workshop begins with an overview of PEAK Values (Persistence, Empathy, Authenticity and Kindness). You will learn how to incorporate a values-based-approach for your business (what it looks like, how to achieve it, the benefits) The bulk of the time will be spent exploring Empathy & Kindness – research, case studies, personal stories and facilitated […]

EducateAZ Connect & Inspire Conference

  • September 7, 2018
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  • Shannon Toland

On September 8th, Brian will be part of a panel discussion in the 8th Grade Math track at the “Connect and Inspire” conference. For more information about the conference, see below. The ConnectAndInspire Conference is one part of the larger #EducateAZ initiative. The conference brings together educators and community assets in a format where attendees can engage in learning […]

The Power of Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment Workshop

  • August 23, 2018
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  • Shannon Toland

In this session, you’ll learn about: Diversity & inclusion are focus areas for many organizations today, and for good reason. You’ll learn how establishing a diverse workforce is not just a good thing to do, it’s good for business (e.g. increased innovation, higher employee engagement, better customer experience). Creating a diverse workforce requires a culture of inclusion. Therefore, you will […]

ASU Venture Devils – Startup Culture Bootcamp

  • August 13, 2018
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  • Brian Stinson

Who: All ASU Venture Devil founders and mentors, plus all entrepreneurial ASU students and faculty are encouraged to register. Why: Startup team culture issues are often cited as a top cause for early-stage venture failure. Get your culture right from the start, and set your venture up to scale for success. This bootcamp is led […]

ASU Venture Devils – Startup Culture Bootcamp

  • July 24, 2018
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  • Brian Stinson

Who: All ASU Venture Devil founders and mentors, plus all entrepreneurial ASU students and faculty are encouraged to register. Why: Startup team culture issues are often cited as a top cause for early-stage venture failure. Get your culture right from the start, and set your venture up to scale for success. This bootcamp is led […]

2018 PEAK Values Tour

Last week, we announced that we have recently been awarded a Trademark for PEAK Values®. What began as a compass for our new partnership has blossomed into a philosophy we believe needs to spread, with actions behind it to create real change. Persistence, Empathy, Authenticity, and Kindness are four values that should be in abundance […]

Always Learning: Lessons from the Jazz Ensemble

One thing you can always count on (aside from death and taxes…) is change. Change is inevitable and these days, almost constant. Being adaptable and resilient will help you weather the storms of change. Another trait, however, that is invaluable in responding to change is having a growth mindset. “In a growth mindset, people believe […]

Destiny or Intention? The making of The PEAK Fleet

I am a futurist. It’s with hesitation I say that, because I feel like an imposter in that field. I think however, I’m ready to make claim to that title. In the summer of 2016, I was faced with a career transition. My 19-year career at Intel had come to a conclusion, and I had the […]

Choosing Kindness

Choosing KINDNESS

A 3 minute read… I believe kindness is a choice that has very little downside. Think about it. What do you really have to lose by being kind? It doesn’t cost more or require extra effort, and yet it almost always results in goodwill. But if kindness is a such a no-brainer, then why do […]

Authenticity: Free to be me

AUTHENTICITY: Free to be me

 A 5 minute read… A recent study found about 50% of people work in organizations where they feel the need to conform. [Gino, “Let your workers rebel” Harvard Business Review, 10/2016]. Only 50% of people feel encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. Does that statistic surprise you? Which half do you belong to? […]