Lead Peak Performance

Your Center for Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Operational Excellence


Strategic Planning and Execution

You're tired of firefighting and want clear strategic direction.  Your organization has too many priorities and not enough growth. Your old strategic plan isn't working. Let's solve that problem.

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Group Leadership Development

You're in charge of reaching goals, but your team doesn't deliver. It's tough to get people to do the work they need to do. You fall into people pleasing or commanding and demanding. Let's solve it!

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Executive and Leadership Coaching

You feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Maybe you have trouble sleeping and you're feeling stuck. You need a safe place and someone with experience to sort out thoughts, ideas, and what to try next. Lets start! 

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Other Lead Peak Performance Services

Other services include: Business Acumen and Operational Excellence, Sensitive Resolutions and Positive Conflict, Communication as a Business Process, Customized Development, Training Programs, and more.

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Lead Peak Performance Leadership Team

Lead Peak Performance Is A Team Of Leaders Working With Leaders™ Igniting People, Teams, Organizations and Communities Beyond Current Success To Next Levels of Peak Performance


Hi, we're Mary, Ed and Brent, bringing you decades of experience serving leaders in our community and all over the world in all types of organizations, large and small, including for profit, nonprofit, healthcare, FQHCs, community-based organizations, education, government, hospitality and more.



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Leaders Ignite Podcast

Join Mary, Brent and Ed as they discuss the most current Leadership Challenges and answer questions from Leaders in all industries locally and around the world

The Power of How™ Books

We've written four books on Personal and Professional Leadership with a fifth on the way. Our books are written from years of experience leading in the field and working with hundreds of leaders in our current roles.

Leaders Ignite Blog

Our best insights on the art and the science of leadership. We bring over 100-years of combined experience leading teams of all sizes in both for profit an nonprofit organizations.

Other Resources

Other resources include: Book of the Month Club, our YouTube channel, The Power of How™ Online Courses, and more.


Lead Peak Performance Leadership Team

Mary Burkhardt

Mary's Bio

Edward Davison-Gwynn

Ed's Bio

Brent Burkhardt

Brent's Bio

Our Mission:

We are Leaders Working With Leaders™ Igniting People, Teams, Organizations and Communities Beyond Current Success To Next Levels of Peak Performance.

Our Vision:

People in organizations and communities are strengthened to be innovative in obtaining measurable and meaningful results.

Our Values:

Indomitable-Spirit; Humble-Urgency; Diverse-Mindedness; Other-Centered; Inspiring-Service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We work with leaders who align with our belief in creating diverse cultures of equity, inclusion and belonging and organizations that value and care about each person’s unique strengths, talents and experiences. We believe that innovation comes from diversity, and that innovation is the lifeblood of organizations and communities. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is incorporated into all of our Strategic Planning and Leadership Development Work.

Our Guarantee:

We are a value-based organization and guarantee our work. Therefore, we do not charge hourly consulting fees. 

Our clients determine what they can invest depending on their current financial situation. We have no set fee structure. Our services are too good to miss so we don't restrict accesses with our pricing.

Our work is our purpose and our relationships with the leaders we work with is our top priority. We work with you as Leaders Working With Leaders™, not as consultants. 

Contact Lead Peak Performance:

We're located in Rochester, NY and work with Leaders and Companies on Strategy Development and Execution, Leadership Development, Operational Excellence, and Executive Coaching locally, nationally and internationally. Wherever you are, we can help – whether in-person or through Zoom! Contact us below:

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