In 2001 Richard founded Peak Solutions with the inspired vision that people should love what they do and who they do it with. 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. As the author of TRUSTOLOGY - The Art and Science of Leading High Trust Teams, Richard has been named one of the top 100 thought leaders on Trust in the world and recently received the lifetime achievement award from the organization Trust Across the World.
Richard's work focuses on creating healthy leaders, healthy teams and healthy organizations. A Colorado native, Richard enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and four boys. When not working you will see Richard enjoying his family and cheering on his boys as they take on whatever next competition or adventure is in front of them.
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.
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.
Amie is a veteran of executive leadership with over 23 years in healthcare software, primarily in sales, product marketing and business leadership.
Having led teams from 1 to 200 and building large scale lines of business literally from the ground up, Amie believes that building business, growing leaders and doing good work is an opportunity to learn and to serve others. She believes that getting to know the stories, challenges and opportunities of others is a privilege as well as an invitation to join them in their crusade to achieve.
The teams Amie has built and the on-going relationships she has been able to cultivate are what she is most proud of over the last 23 years. "That work has changed the success trajectory of businesses, yes, but more so, its ripple effect has changed the lives of countless people – starting with my employees and extending to their families, friends and communities."
Amie is from Texas but lives in Kansas with her husband and three daughters. She loves spending time with family and friends, a great workout, learning something new and giving back to those in need.
Ray began his career as an attorney handling business litigation matters before moving into the nonprofit sector. He's served as the CEO of both public and private foundations in multiple states, including 17 years as the CEO of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. While there, he led the effort to grow the Foundation's assets by more than tenfold and worked with local philanthropists, elected officials and other community leaders to address a variety of opportunities and challenges linked to the rapid growth of Colorado's Front Range. Ray's passion has been working with boards, committees and community groups to make good things happen. His work focuses on the dynamics of healthy organizations with particular emphasis on boards and effective governance. Ray is an avid outdoorsman and lives in the mountains west of Fort Collins. He and his wife, Mary, have two adult sons, one an Air Force officer, and the other an officer with the Space Force.
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.