Power of People Skills Program

Build a World Class Culture

Business owners have awakened to the fact that they are in the people business regardless of their industry and that getting people right at every level of their company is going to determine their success or failure over the next decade.

Using the ‘Power of People Skills’ Program, we equip small business owners experiencing high growth with top line revenues of 10+ million in establishing the foundation needed to build a world class culture that achieves their company vision!

Our next training is taking place in February 2024.

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Power of People Skills Program


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Expert-Led Program

Reach your Business Vision

With over two decades of expertise, our team is here to help you attract, train, and retain high-performing ‘A’ player teams throughout your organization. We focus on creating a team that consist of the best people for the job, who know how to win in their role and are coached on a regular basis.

In the Power of People Skills Program, we equip small business owners with the tools, training and implementation to take their business to the next level and achieve new heights!

Our Proven Process

Join the Cohort to Build your World Class Culture

Check our Step-by-Step Path to Success


3-Day Live Intensive Training

Join us for 3 mornings of intensive culture building, where we teach you the foundations to success and give you the tools to implement. 


Virtual 1:1 Coaching Sessions

Join Trevor Throness for an exclusive 1:1 session where you receive personalized coaching to set you up for success.


Monthly Execution Check-ins

Receive support from our implementation specialists that ensure you are actively using the tools. 

Step 4: ENGAGE

Team Development Training

Teach your employees what they need to do to win in their role. The program includes group training on: DISC Personalities, Goal Setting, Leadership Fundamentals and Team Assessment.

What Our Clients Say

We’ve Helped Thousands of Small Business Owners Build World Class Cultures

Learn how PLI helped one of our clients in high growth.

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How We Can Help You Succeed

We Solve Issues That Keep Business Owners up at Night

Attract And Retain Top Talent

Problem #1: The inability to attract and retain ‘A’ players is the difference between a mediocre company and one that achieves its vision. 

Solution: Start with the ‘who’ then the ‘what’. Identify the core values that guide your culture, assess your team and utilize tools that allow you to objectively assess your team and offboard wrong fits. 

Gain back your Time

Problem #2: People problems take up a ton of time and energy, which distract growing businesses from achieving their full potential.

Solution: Focus on getting people right by utilizing a proven system that reduces the time your putting in putting out fires. Adopt a system that clarifies confusion among teams and aligns your employees. 

Increase Performance

Problem #3: Disengaged employees have a 37% higher absentee rate, suffer 49% more accidents, and make 60% more errors at work.

Solution: Engage your employees by assessing their productivity and alignment to culture. Communicate to them in a kind and objective way and create go-forward plans for B, C and D players. 

Reduce Miscommunication

Problem #4: Operating a growing business means hiring more people, and more people means more opportunity for confusion and miscommunication.

Solution: Get everyone aligned and singing from the same song sheet by telling them what they need to do to win. Train them on the essentials of your business and establish a rhythm of implementation so they know what to expect.


Our Clients Love the Professional Leadership Institute

Your team will, too! Check out some reviews from our students.
Group 89
The PLI program was invaluable to our network.
The range of topics delivered, the open dialogue, experience, and examples that PLI brought to each session were outstanding and provided a path for our Franchisees and Managers to look at leadership, coaching, and connecting with their teams in a new light. Many have implemented these strategies in their bakeries and have seen immediate results.
Michelle C.
COBS Bread
Group 89
Highly recommend to help your team move forward
We have locations around BC and Alberta, so getting people on the same page can be very difficult... Until now. Our entire management team and location managers take the same great courses and then meet monthly online with our coach to apply it to our situation. People are engaged, the courses are excellent, we love our coach, and we are all learning together!
Jason Fawcett
President, Kelson Group
Group 89
The result has been a transformation of our culture. 
We decided to implement PLI's strategies across the country in over 150 locations and over 3500 employees.  The result has been a transformation of our culture.  People's lives have been positively impacted - professionally and personally.  Morale is high and sales and profits are up as a result.
Daryl Verbeek
Daryl Verbeek
Group 89
We’ve learned how to fix ongoing personnel issues once and for all
The roadmap laid out set our business up to quintuple in sales.  We've learned how to fix ongoing personnel issues once and for all, attract top talent, and spend our time focused on results, not internal staffing problems.  I highly recommend PLI to you - it's worked for us!
John DeJong
Satisfied Client
Group 89
I had no idea that running a business could be this fun!
In less than 18 months of working with Trevor, he has transformed my business from being average to exceptional, where mediocrity is not acceptable, where being great is standard.  Working with PLI has allowed me to realize my dream of not simply owning a job, but owning a business.
Justin Bontkes
Principal, Caliber Projects
Group 89
Our culture has taken major steps forward this year
Our culture has taken major steps forward this year with Trevor’s help.  He is funny, relatable, and his tools are very very practical and have helped us focus and upgrade our teams throughout our retail network. Trevor recently spoke to an employee group, and one person remarked, “I could listen to Trevor all day.”   We would highly recommend Trevor.
Stan Pridham
Founder, KMS Tools
Group 89
The results have been remarkable
At first, we resisted, “This just won’t work with a law firm.” But we persisted and the results have been remarkable: our client base and profits have steadily improved, and staff engagement and morale is the healthiest its ever been.
Doug Lester
Partner, RDM Lawyers
Group 89
Helped our fast-growing business become what it is today
I've experienced PLI's approach first hand and it's been crucial to sustaining our growth.  I can't imagine a business that wouldn't benefit greatly from his help.
Brian Antenbring
Founder, TEEMA
Group 89
Provided practical ways to make positive changes
Trevor was incredibly well-received by the entire organization. He was able to articulate people issues that many of our franchisees were experiencing and provided them with practical ways to make positive changes. We have implemented the Star Chart tool across the organization and see it as vital to building happy, effective teams.
Aaron Gillespie
President, COBS Bread
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