About

Fueled by our passion for helping others succeed, PeakPDC is a boutique consulting and advisory firm that delivers strategic Planning, Development and Culture solutions.

With successful corporate careers, and reputations built on our proven ability to deliver results, we have turned our attention to our true calling - helping others succeed.

By investing in authentic relationships we partner with our clients to develop leaders and organizations that are ready for future, and long-term success. At PeakPDC, we believe in delivering unique, custom solutions that meet the needs of your organization, and tackle the challenges you face in the marketplace.

Fuelled by our passion for helping others succeed PeakPDC is a boutique consulting and coaching firm focused on delivering strategic planning, development and culture solutions.

Kevin Morihira

As founder of PeakPDC Kevin brings with him in-depth experience in strategy, marketing and leadership development. With a career based in client services, Kevin has a unique perspective on business issues and a passion for helping individuals and organizations reach for higher goals and exceed their potential.

Prior to launching PeakPDC Kevin was the National Senior Marketing Manager of KPMG's Energy practice. In this role, Kevin was accountable for the design, implementation and measurement of marketing programs. He was also responsible for the development of his colleagues as the firm's National Learning & Development Leader for KPMG's more than 120 Sales and Marketing professionals.

In addition Kevin has worked in various capacities in power generation & electricity, motorsports, recreation & fitness and large independent retail.

Kevin's marketing acumen, collaborative approach, and personality have made him a trusted advisor to his colleagues and clients. He is a strong leader and a highly competent business professional with technical skills and a fair, grounded, supportive and engaging personality. Kevin's peers and clients often recognize his drive for common goals, delivering results and achieving success.

Through PeakPDC, Kevin has worked to develop leaders at KPMG Canada, the United Way Calgary, ATB Financial, Enbridge, TD Waterhouse, Baytex Energy and TingleMerrett LLP, McMillan LLP, Panoptic Automation and BennettJones LLP.

Kevin Morihira

Kevin Morihira
Founder & Owner
kevin@peakpdc.ca
403-998-8155
Connect with Kevin

Kevin's list of  corporate engagements include providing business advisory services to MaKami College, Spectra Energy,  Foothills Industrial Products, FieldCap, McMillan LLP, Alberta Central Credit Union, Taurus Property Group, Davignon Martin Architecture, Lane Quinn Benefit Consultants, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), Sarina Homes, Deane Roofing and the SnowDogz Group of companies. See full client list here.

Kevin is also actively involved in the community - Kevin has acted as a mentor for undergraduate students at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, served on the Advisory Board for the Marketing program at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University, and has been a member of the selection committee for the Oilweek Rising Star Awards since 2009. Kevin has been a featured monthly columnist for Oilweek Magazine and has completed his Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

When not working with his clients you'll find Kevin spending time with his awesome wife and two young boys - most likely on the golf course or skill hill depending on the time of year.

Dale Tinevez

Dale is an established and proven Senior Executive who is truly passionate about helping others succeed. A strategic thinker and leader, his impressive track record includes helping working with some of Canada's most respected brands and iconic corporate cultures. 

As co-founder and now Strategic Advisor to Peak Dale shares his insights and experience in strategic planning, developing leaders and helping companies define and create high-performing corporate cultures.

Prior to co-founding PeakPDC, Dale worked for WestJet Airlines for 15 years and was a key player in developing and implementing the airline's enviable world-class guest experience philosophy. He joined the airline shortly after it was founded in 1996 and performed as WestJet's Vice President of Guest Services for almost 10 years. Dale and his management team grew WestJet's network from four Western Canadian cities to 75 international destinations.

Under his leadership, his team of 4,000 WestJetters contributed significantly to WestJet's induction into Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame.

Dale Tinevez

Dale Tinevez
Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor
dale@peakpdc.ca
403-461-1799
Connect with Dale

Since co-founding Peak Dale has continued to leverage his extensive background in building high performance cultures by spending two years working with WinSport Canada as the Director, Guest Experience where he lead the re-design and implementation of the Guest Experience program and self service automation.

In addition to his advisory role to Peak Dale has recently returned to the Aviation industry by joining Peak client Wasaya Airways as Vice President, Operations & Chief Operating Officer. In this role Dale is responsible for all aspects of Wasaya Airways including Human Resources, Information Technology, Safety, Airports, Inflight Services, Ground Operations & Fuel, Dispatch and Guest Experience.

Outside of work Dale is actively involved in minor sports in Airdrie where both his son and daughter play elite level hockey.

Planning

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning
 

If you don't know where you're going it can be difficult to get there. Comprehensive strategic planning should not be just another item on your to-do list. When done right it can be a business differentiator and real competitive advantage.

When working with PeakPDC, we take you through a systematic process of defining a desired future, and translate this vision into broadly defined objectives and the sequence of steps to achieve them. We will challenge you to think differently and see new ways to enhance and improve your business.

Talk to us and see how we can help!

Business Unit Planning & Implementation

Business Unit Planning
& Implementation

Rolling out business plans and clearly communicating strategy is what separates good companies from great companies. Strategy must be understood and owned by everyone, not just the senior leaders.

We will help you communicate your company strategy throughout the organizations via a business plan with aligned tactics that will achieve your goals.

Contact us to learn how we can help you effectively roll out a strategy that all employees understand, adopted and execute.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning
 

Succession planning is a business reality. Very few companies do it, and even fewer do it well.

A properly developed succession plan is one of the most important insurance policies you can carry. Nothing is certain in business and change is a constant. Whether through illness, terminations, departures or retirements, a properly crafted succession plan is critical for business continuity and stability.

Let us help you do this right.

 

Development

Leadership Development & Training

Leadership Development & Training

Does your organization have the capability required to execute your strategy and achieve your company goals?

Aligning your leadership requirements to business strategy is critical to developing a strategic advantage and enduring organizational success. We have the experience and credentials to help you develop and implement a plan to build the capability of your organization, and the people within it.

We frequently deliver workshops on:

  • Management & Leadership Essentials
  • Navigational Conversations Leadership
  • Implementing Leadership Development Plans
Business Development Training & Coaching

Business Development Training & Coaching

Winning business is a part of business. Without customers and clients to provide product or services to you won’t be around for long.

Often overlooked and underestimated in today’s world is the ability to turn relationships into engagements. People don’t buy from strangers, nor do they buy from people they don’t trust. While this sounds logical not everyone knows how to successfully establish a contact, build a relationship and manage it in a way that a business engagement can result.

We've helped all sorts of professionals (lawyers, accountants, bankers, architects, engineers and other consultants) build and expand their practices and businesses through formal Business Development Training and Coaching programs.

If you need help we should talk.

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Executive and leadership coaching is an individualized development process designed to achieve both immediate and long-term professional, personal and corporate goals.

With a relationship based on trust, respect, and commitment to the organization, the leader and coach work together to achieve results.

Culture

Company culture - every company has one, but is it the culture you want to be known for? Does it support your business? Does it build your brand? Does it create value for you?

Company culture is at the heart of competitive advantage, because it determines how things are done and how people behave and it is the hardest thing for competitors to copy. High-performance corporate cultures instill a passion so people make the right decisions and do the right thing, wherever they are in the business.

We have spent our careers creating and developing some of Canada's best known and most recognized corporate cultures and most desired employers. We specialize in sharing our skills and knowledge to help our clients assess, define and create a corporate culture that can become a true business asset - a competitive advantage that delivers bottom-line value to your organization.

We're passionate about creating contagious corporate cultures and would love the chance to learn about yours.

Assessment

Assessment
 

Let's figure out where you are right now. By using some simple tools, methodologies, and our experience, we will lead you through an assessment and inventory of your current culture status.

Once you know where you are, it's easier to figure out where you want to go.

Definition

Definition
 

Maybe it's been a while, but somewhere along the line you were asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Same rules apply for building a culture - if you don't know what you want to be, it can be hard to become it.

We have facilitated numerous sessions on culture definition and can help you clarify your vision and articulate your desired culture. Let's talk about how we can help your organization transform its culture.

Implementation

Implementation
 

Strong corporate cultures don't happen by accident, they take hard work and commitment. Once we've helped you plan it, we can help you build it.

As executive and leadership advisors, we got your back. We're here to help you and can oversee culture strategy implementation as you work to achieve your desired culture. We love success stories and look forward to helping you write yours.

 

Speaking & Facilitation

Speakers

Speakers
 

Need a speaker? We love talking shop!

We specialize in presenting on topics relating to planning, leadership & business development and culture. We speak at large and small corporate events, can deliver inspiring key note addresses, or engage smaller groups or teams with tailored presentations. There are many angles to planning, development and culture, so we customize each speaking opportunity to deliver a message that aligns with your event goals.

If your executive team, business leaders, association, or Board of Directors would benefit from hearing about these topics, drop us a line. We would love to speak to you and design a presentation that meets your needs.

Facilitation

Facilitation
 

We're at our best when we're working with others. With our diverse tool kits we regularly work with clients to facilitate Board sessions, brainstorming meetings, and focus groups.

We regularly facilitate:

  • Executive team planning sessions and off-sites
  • Association meetings and strategy workshops
  • Board of Director planning and strategy meetings
  • Team motivation and effectiveness brainstorming sessions
  • Government and committee planning meetings

It's more than just taking notes! Let us show you how we get your people involved and together bring value to your company.

Articles

For us it’s all about helping others. From time to time we are asked to share our thoughts by contributing to various magazines and/or web-sites. We post those articles here so that they can live forever! And it’s our way of giving you a little bit of us whenever you need a quick hit of knowledge. Enjoy!

Pick your battles [PDF]

Ask, don't tell [PDF]

How to launch a Rising Star [PDF]

When the going gets tough, a leader gets going [PDF]

Will it really be a new year? [PDF]

Culture? Yes, but how? [PDF]

Why a Company's Culture Matters [PDF]

One-size Never Fits All [PDF]

Formal or Informal, be ready [PDF]

The Non-Annual Performance Review [PDF]

Employee (dis)Engagement Survey? [PDF]

All Aboard! Don't neglect new hires [PDF]

How to lead if you're not in a position of leadership [PDF]

Mindset (or Mind-shift?) [PDF]

Are you a Leader? [PDF]