Richard is the founder and president of Peak Solutions. With over 20 years of leadership and organizational development experience, he is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and facilitator. Richard travels internationally helping clients intentionally create a culture of high trust and to be on purpose with developing leaders at all levels of the organization. In 2015, 2016 & 2017 Richard was named one of the top 100 thought leaders on Trust in the world. A Colorado native, Richard enjoys the beautiful Rocky Mountains with his wife and four boys. His favorite team is whichever one his four boys are currently playing on. He is active in his community while serving on the board of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and Mill City Church.
Eric leads the strategy practice for Peak Solutions. He possesses a diverse background in leadership with over 20 years of experience serving corporately, in the community, and as an entrepreneur. His entire professional life has been dedicated to excellence in the study and implementation of strategic planning, leadership, and management. Eric has a unique corporate background in operations, marketing, work procurement and design management for a top 20 design-builder in the nation. His style brings order out of chaos, helping leadership teams get clear about where they are headed, and focused on driving their organizations toward the results they are looking for. Eric is a licensed StratOp and LifePlan facilitator through the Paterson Center located in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors for Resurrection Christian School, and Leadership Advisory teams for Windsor Community Church. He and his wife Jenny support the Weld County Foster and Kinship programs, and A Kid’s Place. Eric and Jenny are both Colorado natives and enjoy endurance sports, traveling and everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer with their three children.
To his work with a range of clients, Mitch brings wisdom wrought from 18 years of visionary leadership in a large church. A broker of several unlikely, philanthropic partnerships, he knows the challenge and the beauty of uniting diverse perspectives around a common focus, and he is skilled at preparing wise, confident leaders for that task. An expert story-teller, Mitch is valued for his ability to inspire and mobilize people.
He has served on a variety of boards including the Governor’s Clergy Council, the Colorado State Stadium Advisory Group, and the Coloradoan Newspaper.
While energized by these things, Mitch’s greatest joy is going on adventures with his wife and four children.
Jon Talbert is the West Coast arm of Peak Solutions, working with us as an executive coach and strategic leader. His ability to listen to what’s being said, and what’s NOT being said, but needs to be heard, allows him to coach individuals on the deepest levels of leadership development and personal growth. Jon also brings a unique ability to synthesize ideas, strengths and teams to achieve something far beyond their intended design.
Jon works with marketplace leaders, pastors, professional baseball players, and politicians and is a sought after speaker and life coach. His experience ranges from being in the top 3 chocolate brokers in the country, to starting a non-profit that catalyzes thousands around the Bay Area to serve the marginalized. Jon graduated from Biola University in Southern California, he holds a Masters degree from Divinity school, and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Leadership in Emerging Culture.
Jon and his wife live on an estate with four generations of their family near the California coast where he runs a vineyard in the Soquel Valley.
Betsey comes to us as a semi-recent transplant from California’s Bay Area.
Having a background managing administrative positions in everything from small start-ups to large tech firms, and a few churches in between, she brings a new perspective to Peak’s daily routine. She has found a great chemistry with the Peak team and loves that when she’s not busy managing the daily routines at Peak, she, her husband and their 3 boys can be found exploring their new state, visiting iconic parks and restaurants and simply adjusting to altitude.
Rodd Welker is a human relations expert who offers a unique blend of corporate, higher education and non-profit leadership and real-world experience. Traveling across the country, Rodd facilitates leadership development for companies and organizations and provides executive coaching for top execs, as well as, emerging leaders.
With more than 30 years of educating employees and students, he has taught college classes in business, leadership, and adult development. His experience also includes seven years as a college basketball coach. Rodd is a licensed professional business coach, certified trainer/facilitator and adventure-based teambuilding expert. Rodd also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Kent State University.
Rodd lives in Ohio with his wife and when not singing in his church worship team, officiating basketball or traveling the world working with leaders he enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his 3 adult boys and spoiling his grandkids.
Our Commitment to You
We know the frustration of unhealthy teams. In fact, we've learned by leading a few. Therefore, we commit to equip our clients with the tools necessary to create a "healthy culture" which is cohesive, clear, and executing – helping them realize their full potential.
- Cohesive - Employees have high confidence in and commitment to one another. Cohesion beats "Dysfunction."
- Clear – Every member of the team has a firm grasp of the guiding purpose, governing values, and desired practices of the organization. Clarity beats "Confusion."
- Executing - Teams efficiently align to achieve meaningful, obtainable goals, they know their progress, and they hold each other accountable. Execution beats "Waste."
We believe that the key to healthy and successful organizations is trust. This foundational truth is the anchor from which we operate as a team. It is imperative that our clients be confident in our integrity, competence and compassion. To that end, we commit to:
- Treat everyone with respect
- Responsibility and accountability 100% of the time
- Uncompromised excellence in all that we do
- Service to others first
- Take relationships and influence seriously
Founded in 2001, Peak Solutions is a consulting firm specializing in organizational health and effectiveness. Our philosophy is that success is contingent on healthy people in healthy relationships. We partner with our clients to cultivate this health through three simple practices.
Ranging from large global organizations to local businesses, our clients are intent on leading their industries by building healthy teams. Helping them align and inspire their teams is our passion and our privilege.
Money Magazine named Fort Collins the best place to live in the U.S. in 2006 and has consistently ranked it as one of the top places to live and run a business. Known locally as “The Fort”, Fort Collins is an entrepreneurial town and is a center of economic activity. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers a vibrant lifestyle with its many outdoor activities.
Fort Collins is a hub for clean energy, manufacturing, bioscience, and agri-tech businesses. Its higher-education and enterprising business culture create a competitive edge which Peak Solutions uses to its advantage as we seek to provide all organization types with the tools they need to succeed in a progressive business culture.