At Pinnacle Performance Group we believe people are the key to delivering impact in any organization. We help companies understand what behaviors drive business results, then design and develop custom training and change solutions which align human actions with strategic goals in order to maximize results.


Pinnacle has over 20 years of experience serving Fortune 500 companies.

The company was founded in Lincolnshire, Ill. in 1990, with a focus on providing training and operations support in the restaurant industry. Over the next 22 years, the company built on that foundation becoming a partner to training and operations leaders in national and international restaurant, retail, travel, and financial services organizations.  

In 2012, Leslie Holman became the owner and new CEO of the organization. Leslie brought to Pinnacle a passion to fill the void between strategy and action, a focus she built during her time with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. With that guiding principle, Pinnacle has expanded beyond designing and developing training solutions, to help companies identify the barriers to their strategic success, partnering to develop solutions to address those barriers, and developing the comprehensive behavior change solutions to drive results. 



Personalized Attention

We recognize each client is unique, with no two organizations or challenges being the same. We start our process by understanding you and your objectives, identifying your unique challenges and constraints. We have the creativity and flexibility to develop the best solution, custom-created for the specifics of your company.

A Focus on Results

Companies today expect every effort to deliver value. We understand there is a business reason for every project. Our job is to deliver the solution that will maximize results for your business. We challenge ourselves and our clients to ensure we deliver on that goal.

Empowering People

At Pinnacle, we understand an organization is actually a collection of unique individuals who have their own thoughts, beliefs and perspectives. We believe people inherently want to do the right thing and need to be given the opportunity to do so. That is why we focus on a comprehensive approach to behavior change that includes leadership commitment, self-understanding, incentives, and reinforcing mechanisms in addition to building knowledge and skill.

The Power of Partnership

A good partner helps you do what it takes to get the job done right.  We are experts in behavior change, but you are experts in your organization. It is only through the combination of both that we can create amazing results.

Continuous Innovation

At Pinnacle, we know the world is broad and constantly changing. As a result, we are committed to bringing together the brightest minds and cutting edge research to create the best possible solutions for each unique client situation.

Doing the Right Thing

We are real people who are driven to do the right thing. We believe in a world where relationships matter, values are non-negotiable, and genuine people make all the difference.