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Our Approach


Making Learning Rich and Sustainable

At Pinnacle Pursuits, we strategically plan and facilitate our training and learning events taking a number of factors into account, using best practices - of both learning theory and activity - to achieve the unique goals of each of our clients. Our approach to both our leadership training events and our learning adventures are much more than just fun programs or getaways; they are the result of extensive research in experiential learning and growth, and they deliver long-lasting lessons and benefits to participants.


The Pinnacle Pursuits Experiential Approach

At Pinnacle Pursuits, we are strong proponents of experiential learning, or learning by doing. During our programs, the participants are given the opportunity to engage in interesting activities and challenges that are specifically designed to apply to their current working, learning, and leadership situations.

Observing and reflecting upon our team and ourselves in action allows us to retain new awareness and skills, and transfer them to all other aspects of life. This powerful method of learning increases the potential for long-term impact and positive change.

BUILDING OUR FOUNDATION: Team Vitals – Pinnacle Performance Pyramid 


Developed by our founder, Jonathan Willcocks, the Pinnacle Performance PyramidTM or the 8 Keys to Highly Effective Teams, is the foundation of our programs and our success. 


This is Pinnacle Pursuits’ signature model for evolving people, teams, organizations and relationships. We use this tool as our assessment and diagnostic tool for evaluating the various components that make up effective relationships. We also often use the model to kick off our sessions, which give the programs context and a framework to help participants identify the tools they will be learning to use.

The model takes into account the fact that learning is a multi-stage process, so for progress to be made in a given area, certain skills and capacities must first be built up. We build teams and organizational cultures with a foundation of aligning a shared vision and set of values, so that clear communication, understanding, and trust can be developed. By ensuring this foundation, we can help build teams that commit and are capable of solving problems, taking risks, changing, and growing.

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    "When it comes to innovative Team Building Events, Pinnacle Pursuits was the best we have ever worked with. They truly listened to our needs and were able to customize our event to fit our specific vision...Moments from the event are still referenced by the team on a daily basis. Highly recommended!"

    - Dave Taylor, Leadership Development & Events Lead, Lululemon Athetica


    "Any organization or group that uses their talents will see immediate results."

    - James Olson; Specialist, Employee Development, Coast Capital Savings

  • "It was just short of phenomenal. A combination of mental and physical skills, heavily sprinkled with team building...the fun and celebration factor was 9.9 out of was our best YPO (member-only) retreat in 12 years!"

    - Marc Bombenon, President; PDL Mobility, YPO Member

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