Frank Gallant has been working with the Executive of the Dalhousie Student Union for the past three years. I worked with him first as Chair of the Executive Review Committee and then for two years as President of the DSU. In that time he has helped me acquire the skills necessary to be an effective leader within my organization and industry. I've learned how to build and work within effective teams which has directly translated into measurable results. I attribute many of the successes of this past year to the strong foundations that Frank was able to help create through working with all of the members of our Executive Team.

Chris Saulnier, President Dalhousie Student Union

How We Can Help

Peak Experiences, Atlantic Canada’s preeminent teacher of team building, leadership skills, and organizational (culture change) development services has been creating innovative learning programs since 1992. Organizations turn to Peak Experiences to help position their people to exceed their potential by meeting the current needs in their team, leadership and organizational development. We work with organizations to align leaders and employees with the culture required to drive successful business and organizational strategies.

Change and leadership are interdependent — one cannot lead in today’s organizations without effectively and successfully managing change. Organization Development (OD) is about improving performance at the individual, group, and organization levels. It is about improving the organization’s ability to effectively respond to changes in its external environment. It is about increasing internal capabilities by ensuring the organizational structures, human resources systems, job designs, communication systems, and leadership/managerial processes fully harness human motivation and help people function to their full potential. Done well, such improvement can be transformational – producing fundamental changes in the way individuals, groups, and organizations function.

Our time tested “six steps for significant change” has provided the road map to allow us to successfully advise our clients as we collaborate as partners in creating practical applications and changes on the ground.

Six Steps for Significant Change – Individual (click here)

Six Steps for Significant Change – Organizational (click here)

Six Steps for Significant Change – Sector (click here)

Peak Experiences associates have been using the Human Synergistics assessment tools since 1997 and we have seen – first hand – the power of honest, confidential and supportive feedback. We very much understand how challenging it can be to embrace this feedback, however when change agents truly commit to creating safe and supportive space there is a significantly greater opportunity to advance change within the individual and the organization at large. When people receive feedback based on a reliable and valid assessment that highlights what is helping and hindering effectiveness at the individual, group, and/or organization levels, then they can build strategies for improvement.

The influence leaders and managers have on the performance of their teams and, ultimately, their organizations cannot be overstated.

Leaders shape the way people think and behave – leaders are viewed by others as role models, and employees look around to see if their behavior is consistent with the organization’s espoused values and philosophy.  Leaders set the agenda. Leaders influence the organization’s culture and in turn the long-term effectiveness of the organization. Leaders and managers set the context within which organizational members strive for excellence and work together to achieve organizational goals.

We help those in leadership roles identify the relationship between behavior strategies and styles and leadership effectiveness, while providing a process for building personal capability in the leadership role.

We invite you to explore one of our training workshops and services highlighted under “Our Services” or one of the links on the left. Please contact us to see how we can best serve your organizations and change management goals.