Certified Professional Coach and Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach
Juli Geske-Peer founded Peer Performance Solutions (PPS) in 2014, after 20 years’ working for others as a leader and consultant. PPS offers a unique blend of services that help to maximize strategic, leadership (including personal leadership in any role), and operational success. As the company’s principal consultant, coach and trainer, Juli’s aim is to enhance and maximize on strengths already in place, whether working with an individual, a team, a division, or an entire organization.
What brought Juli to The Coach Training Academy
My journey to reach The Coach Training Academy was a winding one. But, I believe I was meant to find this school when I did.
I’ve often held career roles that involved listening—as a qualitative researcher, as a manager, as a consultant—and even sought out meaningful listening roles as a volunteer, when I became both a mediator and a circlekeeper (which now are also helpful in business). I love to get to know and understand others. I aim to offer an empathetic, safe place for people to speak their truths, while also helping them to grow and evolve.
In fact, I built my business on the idea of helping others increase their success—whatever success means to them. After launching my company, Peer Performance Solutions, in 2014, I was gratified to be hired for meaningful work in helping organizations and individuals lift performance. In addition to consulting and training, I was also being called upon as a leadership or performance coach, which I loved, so I decided it was time for me to earn a formal international coaching certification.
When it came to researching and selecting a coach training school, I did my due diligence. The Coach Training Academy quickly surfaced as my front-runner. The logistics worked (weekly virtual training, practice sessions, mentoring support, payment plan), but what really decided me was the vibe I got from speaking with one of the partners, Steven Kiges. I liked his energy, his passion, and his compassion. After learning my background, he was forthright that some elements of training may be review for me, since I’d had training on elements such as listening in the past. However, we both agreed it never hurts to have a refresher. After more research and a few other conversations, I selected The Coach Training Academy and I am happy I did.
The Coach Training Academy provides exceptional trainers and mentors, online platforms to access training and marketing materials, and a focus on building a coaching business, by challenging and helping students to create a business and marketing plan as part of the certification training process.
Even if one doesn’t aspire to be a career coach, the training through The Coach Training Academy can help leaders and anyone who has relationships (and who doesn’t?) to improve and evolve. The techniques involved in coaching are ones that will help anyone reach greater success in any arena.
While I’ve been a leader and coached staff in leadership roles, it wasn’t until I went through The Coach Training Academy’s training program that I realized what true coaching is. While I had certainly used some of the coaching tactics I learned, when I was an organizational leadership for others, learning additional methods for helping clients find their way has been very beneficial to me. I am thrilled that I have added this formal training and coaching certifications to my toolkit of offerings. Now as a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach through the Certified Coaches Alliance, I have already seen my coaching clients flourish and find greater success as a result of what I learned from The Coach Training Academy.
About Juli Geske-Peer
Juli Geske-Peer founded Peer Performance Solutions (PPS) in 2014, after 20 years’ working for others as a leader and consultant. PPS offers a unique blend of services that help to maximize strategic, leadership (including personal leadership in any role), and operational success.
As the company’s principal consultant, coach and trainer, Juli’s aim is to enhance and maximize on strengths already in place, whether working with an individual, a team, a division, or an entire organization.
As an experienced interviewer and intuitive, empathetic listener, Juli is adept at posing meaningful questions on-the-fly, to help her clients find their own authentic path. During coaching, Juli frequently hears comments such as “Huh, I hadn’t considered that. Let me think.” or “That’s bringing up something I hadn’t thought about.” Juli is pleased and grateful to share other coaching testimonials, as well, including:
- “She may have just helped me figure out the rest of my life.”
- “My professional growth is directly tied to her coaching.”
- “Fantastic job. I immediately felt comfortable and the questions posed led me down a path to help me sort out what is happening, and the specific action steps are helping me ‘relax’ and dig out emotionally.”
- “Juli has a skillset that every professional needs in their corner. She is able to see strengths that one may be ignoring or which one hasn’t identified directly; she is objective and she has a broad range of expertise in professional development and executive etiquette.”
Juli Geske-Peer Degrees & Training
Juli’s formal degrees are in Communications (BA) and Organizational Leadership (MA). Additional training has included Extreme Leadership Certification (Extreme Leadership Institute), Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Training (CreateWE Institute), professional train-the-trainer certification (University of Minnesota), mediation training (Conflict Resolution Center), and qualitative data gathering and reporting techniques (RIVA). In addtion she is a Certified Professional Coach & Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach.
Juli is an active volunteer and a high-rated conference presenter.