Firm launched by former Navy SEAL expands team by nearly 300% further entrenches with Fortune 500 companies, announces plans for new offerings
Cincinnati, OH – November 27, 2018 — As Team Performance Institute (TPI) marks two years of life-changing moments, founder and CEO Jon Sanchez shows no signs of slowing down. The Navy SEAL turned leadership development coach had a vision in 2016 of a venture where he could capitalize on his military experience and expand on it to help companies improve the performance of their leaders and staff. Now with dozens of clients on his roster, including Fortune 500 companies such as Dell EMC (NYSE: DVMT), Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) Jon has expanded his team to include eight additional dynamic motivational speakers and executive coaches.
“TPI started with a simple idea just two short years ago — to help people reach their full potential. It’s become that and so much more. We are a global operation now serving nationally and internationally recognizable brands and their C-suite executives from all over the world,” said TPI CEO Jon Sanchez, who spent 15 years in sales and executive leadership roles, most recently as senior vice president at PNC Bank. “TPI’s success is largely due to a team of incredibly capable, and frankly badass, executive coaches who have joined me.”
Team Performance Institute provides modern leadership and team development programs for companies of all sizes. Engagements include Executive Coaching designed to help high performing leaders reach their full personal and professional potential, Performance Workshops focused on team building, and Keynote Speaking designed to energize organizations around topics such as leadership, teamwork, innovation, overcoming adversity, and the power of service.
“Having had the privilege of experiencing the TPI team in action, my team has been moved to action,” said Ray Lipsky, Dell EMC Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Data Protection Solutions. “The credentials of TPI’s coaches read like a who’s who of impressive life achievements — from military special operations to PhDs. More importantly, they reinforced the intrinsic values we highly regard in our leadership team. Not only is my team more driven to improve their organizational performance, but they’re more empowered in their personal lives as well. The level at which TPI operates is higher than anyone else we’ve partnered with.”
Looking forward to 2019 and beyond, TPI plans to continue building its roster of speakers and coaches as well as introduce a stronger digital presence to make the organizations’ workshops more accessible through webinars and more. As TPI expands its products, it will continue to stay true to its core offerings and clients who have spurred its growth in such a short time.
“We started strong in 2016, with one primary goal: to make a positive impact on the companies that trust us to train them. Mission accomplished. Two years later, our clients have seen bottom-line results, higher talent retention and increased morale. We’re now traveling around the world to help improve their teams on a global level,” said Sanchez.
Recently adding several members to the TPI team, clients can depend on a broad spectrum of highly qualified and vibrant speakers. They include:
Pete Jensen, Ph.D.: Pete holds a master’s degree in organizational and social psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. A retired Lieutenant Colonel Special Forces Green Beret in the U.S. Army, Pete served as director and associate professor at the U.S. Military Academy Center for Enhanced Performance at West Point. He most recently served as the human performance program chief at the U.S. Special Operations Command. There, he led more than 200 leaders responsible for more than 30,000 Special Forces operatives, including Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Army Rangers and Air Force Pararescue Operators. At TPI, Pete helps develop customized training and provides expert research that relates special operations to the corporate boardroom.
Laura Maasdam: A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard Kennedy School, Laura is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and former helicopter pilot. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation and has been a featured national speaker to over 30 Fortune 500 companies in fields ranging from healthcare and banking to real estate and technology. Laura’s speaking topics cover the power of communication, negotiation and persuasion to name a few. She serves TPI as a powerful keynote speaker, executive coach, and expert facilitator for workshops and C-level leadership meetings.
Norma Fiedotin, Ph.D.: Norma has nearly two decades of experience building healthy teams and helping C-suites turn potential into power. Joining TPI in 2018 as a partner in the Northern California area, she is a business psychologist with more than 16 years of experience executing best-in-class experiences for healthy teams and leaders. She is skilled at assessing individuals for senior roles in organizations and has supported several corporate leaders during their onboarding/transition into the CEO chair. Norma also specializes in extended executive coaching assignments to maximize success and personal fulfillment.
Bridget Ruiz: Bridget is a featured executive performance coach and expert facilitator for TPI. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, notably the number one female graduate in her class. She served as a Navy deep-sea diver, surface warfare officer and steam engineer. During her prestigious naval career, Bridget represented the United States in the Military Olympics, winning two individual gold medals and three team world championships. For her exemplary performance, Bridget was named the Navy Female Athlete of the Year. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation.
Tony Sanchez: Tony is a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as an officer in the Navy SEAL Teams. As a SEAL, he operated as an assistant platoon commander for SEAL Team THREE and served as one of the first ever reconnaissance & surveillance platoon commanders for SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s from Harvard Business School. As an accomplished businessman, Tony has served in a variety of capacities including front-line sales, director of marketing, corporate venture capital analyst, CEO and chairman of the board for organizations ranging from start-up to Large Cap. He is a noted speaker on team development, leadership, innovation, overcoming adversity and applying elite military skills to corporate America.
Triva Hall: Triva is an experienced executive coach who has made a 30-year career of helping people improve their lives. With TPI, she empowers clients to maximize their potential as leaders. From group performance workshops to one-on-one mentorship, she is an expert in leadership, organizational change, human performance and behavioral health. Triva is a founding member of Purpose By Design in Knoxville, Tennessee. The non-profit gathers women to join hands by empowering young women to be all they were created to be.
Norman Townsend: Norman is a key member of the TPI coaching staff. He is an executive performance coach, formally trained by the Coaches Training Institute. Norman brings over 20 years of extensive sales and management experience from the financial industry. He has earned various awards for performance and service in wealth management and has worked for large financial leaders including Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, and Fidelity Investments. Norman specializes in coaching high potential leaders and executives taking on additional responsibilities.
Colonel Gregory D. Gadson: A 25-year officer in the United States Army, Col. Greg Gadson’s life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In 2007, he lost both his legs and normal use of his right arm to a roadside bomb in Iraq. Despite the catastrophic injuries, Greg remained on active duty and continued to inspire people around the world with his message of courage, perseverance, determination and teamwork. Refusing to be defined by the proverbial “hail of bullets,” Greg has drawn upon the lessons of pride, poise and team, learned as a West Point linebacker and applied them to his life, career and family. Greg’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star (3), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3) and the Army Commendation Medal (3). Greg is a powerful speaker and motivator for TPI.