Approach

Understanding your challenges to help you grow as a leader

Approach

Integrative Leadership Development

Our ‘integrative’ approach to leadership development brings together a variety of learning experiences designed to support development. We address internal dimensions (focus, emotional balance, creativity) as well as more expressed leadership behaviors (planning, taking initiative).

Integrative Leadership Development

Our ‘integrative’ approach to leadership development brings together a variety of learning experiences designed to support development. 

Our Philosophy

Mission & Vision

At Peak Leadership Institute we are commited to creating positive change in ourselves, our organizations, and the world through profound learning and development.

We envision a world where leaders and organizations exhibit deep compassion and virtue and prioritize the well-being of the global community and the environment in the way they lead.

Our Core Values

Service

Serve the customer and the greater social good with humility, kindness, compassion.

Growth

Embrace curiosity, learning, feedback, and expansion of happiness.

Excellence

Take initiative, work together, and prioritize high quality execution and a high fidelity process to create value and achieve results.

Integrity

Do what is right, honest, respectful, equitable, and virtuous.

Systems Mindset

Create maximum value for organizations, society, and the environment by understanding them as systems of interconnected parts.

Balance

Establish and act from a state of centeredness to optimize clarity of mind, creativity, and life supporting action.

Service

Serve the customer with humility, kindness, compassion

Growth

Embrace curiosity, learning, feedback, and expansion of happiness

Excellence

Take initiative, work together, and prioritize high quality execution

Integrity

Do what is right, honest, respectful, equitable, and virtuous

Systems Mindset

Create maximum value for organizations, society, and the environment

Balance

Establish and act from a state of centeredness

The way we work

Our Method

Most of our programs follow our research-based 4-step process of insight, direction, change, and support. 

 

Step 1: Insight

Identifying Development Areas

 

You will start by completing our Personality and Leadership Profile and then collecting colleague feedback using our Three Pillars of Leadership 360. These tools are used to identify high-impact leadership development goals.

Step 2: Direction

Goal Setting

 

Based on insights gained into your leadership style, you’ll create an action plan with 1-2 goals and associated action steps. Your leadership development is a living document used to guide the change process.

Step 3: Change

Engaging Stakeholders

 

The change process begins by enlisting colleagues to support your growth. This includes sharing your leadership development plan with them, getting their input, apologizing for past mistakes, and asking for their support going forward.

Step 4: Support

Understanding & Practice

 

You’ll track progress through brief informal check ins with stakeholders as well as mini surveys at the halfway and end points. We also provide situational coaching around goal areas from your action plan and leadership challenges that emerge during the program.

The way we work

Our Method

Most of our programs follow this research-based 4-step process: 

 

Step 1: Insight

Identifying Development Areas

You will start by completing our Personality and Leadership Profile and then collecting colleague feedback using our Three Pillars of Leadership 360. 

Step 2: Direction

Goal Setting

Based on insights gained into your leadership style, you’ll create an action plan with 1-2 goals and associated action steps. 

Step 3: Change

Engaging Stakeholders

The change process begins by enlisting colleagues to support your growth, get their input, and share your plan with.

Step 4: Support

Understanding & Practice

You will track progress through brief informal check ins with stakeholders as well as mini surveys at the halfway and end points. We also provide situational coaching.

Supporting Data

The Benefit of Great Leadership

Leadership affects every measurable dimension of organizational performance. Optimizing leadership performance significantly enhances organizational success.

Compared to average leaders, the top 20% of leaders achieve:

Compared to average leaders, the top 20% of leaders achieve:

%

Reduction in Turnover

%

Increase in Employee Engagement

%

Increase in Customer Satisfaction

%

Increase in Profit

Zenger, John H., and Joe Folkman. The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

GETTING STARTED

Working with us

For each program, we start by understanding your leadership and organizational challenges to guide a course of action. From there, we design and customize a program tailored to your individual and organizational needs

We customize our programs to suit your individual and organizational needs

1. Discovery

We get an understanding of your leadership & organizational challenges

2. Proposal

We make recommendations for how best to approach the challenges

3. Refinement

We revise the program design based on your feedback

4. Launch

You begin the program, including pre-readings, PLP, workshops & coaching sessions

About

Our Company

Laurent started Peak Leadership Institute when he kept meeting founders and teams who were looking to become better leaders and get more out of their work. Since then, we have worked with many executives interested in a more holistic approach to leadership and performance. Our work explores concepts of self-awareness, transcendence, focus, and creativity as they relate to organizational success, and we emphasize development of inner leadership in parallel with more expressed leadership competencies.

Executive Team

Laurent Valosek

Laurent has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, educator, and researcher. He served as CEO of 3 tech start-up companies and led a strategy management consultancy. He is the Managing Director of Peak Leadership Institute and the Executive Director of the Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides wellness programs to schools. Over the last 10 years, he has worked with over 10,000 leaders, educators, students, and managers.

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy’s background is in organizational development, with a focus on leadership, strategy, and process optimization. For the past 10 years, he has been designing learning experiences for tech companies, schools, and non-profits, exploring innovation, education, management, and personal growth. He also collaborates with clients to rethink and redesign processes using a value stream approach. His work is informed by the idea that learning and development is a key strategy for organizational success.

Diversity & Inclusion

Leadership isn’t about fitting into any particular mold. The most effective organizations have leaders with a diversity of perspectives and strengths. We also recognize that many groups are underrepresented in positions of leadership. We embrace the opportunity to work with leaders of all identities (gender, sex, race, ethnicity).

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