Why Pinnacle Performance Company?

Founded by professional actors and Fortune 500 Executives, Pinnacle Performance Company delivers its ground-breaking, intention-based training™ to professionals all over the world. We have meshed time-honored performance techniques with the essential communication skills needed to succeed at every level of the corporate arena.

Nothing is "off-the-shelf"

Pinnacle does not deliver anything stock. Every workshop is customized and uniquely designed following our three-stage process. Our Core Building Blocks teach you how to incorporate the Pinnacle Method in your communication, and our Auxiliary Building Blocks are custom modules that help you apply our methodology to your specific circumstances.

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core building blocks

  • - First Impressions
  • - Snapshot Profile
  • - Overcoming Stage Fright
  • - Projecting a Confident Presence
  • - Vocal Dynamics
  • - Gestures and Movement
  • - Intention and Objective

auxiliary building blocks

  • - Active Listening
  • - Effective Storytelling
  • - Reactive Communication
  • - Presenting to Senior Leadership
  • - Delivering Difficult News
  • - Handling Tough Questions
  • - Stakeholder Analysis
  • - Master Introductions
  • - Courtesy Under Fire
  • - Leading a Team Through Change
  • - Providing Feedback
  • - Social Communication
  • - Customer Service Communication
  • - Being Assertive
  • - Running Effective Meetings
  • - Crafting Your Presentations
  • - One-on-One Communication
  • - Building Business Relationships
  • - Media Training
  • - Managing Conflict
  • - Utilizing Visual Aids
  • - Virtual Communication
  • - Negotiating Basics
  • - Gaining Stakeholder Commitment
  • - Positioning Statement/Elevator Pitch
  • - Memorization Techniques
  • - Impromptu Speaking
  • - Simulated Communication/Presentations
  • - Controlling a Challenging Audience
  • - Master Interviewing
  • - Customized (client centric)
  • - Private Coaching
David Lewis
Co-Founder and CEO
G. Riley Mills
Co-Founder and COO
Gerri Leon
Executive VP, Marketing & Operations
Brian McNeany
VP of Sales
Tim Kasper
VP for Southeast US Region
Lizzie Yirrell
Head of UK and European Operations and Training
Cindy Tegtmeyer
Director Global Executive Accounts
Regan Gausselin
Director Global Executive Accounts
Yvonne Blackwell
Director of Operations, Middle East
Rob Lynch
Public Relations Director
Brad Lawrence
Editorial Director
Aarti Gupta
Partner – India & Srilanka


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Pinnacle Performance Company Wins Four More World Human Resources Development Congress Awards in 2016

Global Communication Skills Training Firm Has Won 12 World Human Resources Development Congress Awards in the Last Six Years

March 23, 2016 CHICAGO – Pinnacle Performance Company added four additional World Human Resources Development (HRD) Congress Awards to its collection in 2016, including Training Provider of the Year, Best Service Provider in HR, Innovation in Learning Services for Training, and Best Use of Technology For Training for its Virtual Coach.

"Global companies are focused on bolstering three key areas in 2016 and beyond: improving their global leadership pipeline, building a positive culture, and increasing employee engagement, all of which leads to increased productivity," said David Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Pinnacle Performance Company. "The ability to engage and influence through communication is critical to addressing each of those focus areas. Fortune 1000 companies are enlisting training experts like Pinnacle to teach effective communication techniques to their sales teams, emerging leaders, and C-level executives around the world".

The global communication skills training firm, which teaches The Pinnacle Method, the award-winning three-step process that applies acting techniques to message delivery, empowers business professionals to influence employee and client behavior in every communication interaction. Pinnacle has won 12 World Human Resources Development Congress Awards over the last six years, including:

  • 2015: Training Provider of the Year, Best Service Provider in HR, Innovation in Learning Services for Training, and Best Use of Technology For Training
  • 2013: Innovation and Learning
  • 2012: Best Training Provider and Innovation in Learning
  • 2011: Vendor Innovation in Learning and Training Management

"The annual awards and industry recognition are a testament to the transformation our learners experience as a result of a customized Pinnacle Performance Company communication skills training," said Aarti Gupta, Partner at Pinnacle Performance Company. "I have witnessed Pinnacle's growth over the past 10 years and firmly believe in our direction, our focus on innovation, and our offerings, which is why I made the transition from a Pinnacle client to a partner with the company."

The 24th annual awards event focused on "Diversity and Inclusion." The awards recognize human resources development professionals and trainers for their achievements. They also were designed to help improve the quality of training and development by sharing best practices and experiences, to continue improving how training and development meets business needs, and to establish direction and contribute to business or organizational success by improving employee performance.

The Human Resources Development Management Committee of the World HRD Congress organizes the awards. The award honors individuals, teams, and organizations from the corporate, education, public, and private sector that leverage learning and development to significantly advance workforce productivity and performance. The ceremony was held on February 15-17 in Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

About Pinnacle Performance Company

Pinnacle Performance Company provides individuals, from introverts to polished speakers, with the tools and techniques needed to become more influential communicators. By applying our innovative, three-step process, we show you how focusing on your message's objective and delivery will allow you to achieve specific audience reactions, captivate your audience and communicate like a true leader.

Pinnacle Performance Company`s exclusive master instructors have trained thousands of business people worldwide, including CEOs, senior executives, professional speakers, sales people, trainers, engineers, customer service reps and more. Its client roster includes well-recognized brands and blue chip companies like Allstate, Capgemini, Qualcomm, Walgreens, RR Donnelley, Oracle, Barclays, Underwriters Laboratories, IBM, Spectra Energy, CITGO, Shell, Wells Fargo, KPMG, Emirates Airlines, Infosys, and more.