Portfolio & Testimonials

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Examples of industries served by PEAK Performance International include:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Non-profit
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation Brokerage
  • Web/Graphic Design

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ORGANIZATIONS IMPACTED BY OUR WORK

  • Amerisure Insurance
  • Agree Realty Corporation
  • Benzinga
  • Beyond Gaming, LLC / GamerSaloon
  • BoostUP
  • Charter Communications (Spectrum)
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Real Estate
  • Custom Accent Solutions
  • Droste Group
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • General Motors Company
  • Goren & Associates
  • Henry Ford College
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • jbrooksdesign, inc.
  • John Adams Mortgage
  • Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C.
  • Marketing Associates
  • MassMutual Southeast Michigan
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
  • NEXTGen Detroit
  • Petersen Law PLLC
  • Pet Supplies Plus /U.S.A., Inc.
  • RPM Freight Systems
  • Sachse Construction
  • StyleShack LLC
  • T.A. Systems, Inc.
  • Telemus Capital, LLC
  • The Citrin Group, LLC
  • the telos institute
  • UBS Financial Services Inc.
  • ViVa Beverages, LLC
  • Wallside Windows
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
 

TESTIMONIALS

“I have truly enjoyed working with Marty. He is an exceptional coach and I highly recommend him to others. His work has been transformational for me and my firm. Transformational!”     (Jon Citrin)

“I had never had any exposure to coaching and I didn’t even know what it was prior to meeting Marty. I was also very skeptical of its benefits at first. But having worked with Marty for over four months (and still working with him), I can honestly say my world has been opened up and I’m finding time, skills, habits & goals I was either unaware of or had lost touch with. Marty is patient, trustworthy and carries himself with utmost integrity and morality. I cannot imagine a better coach than someone with Marty’s personality and extreme intellect. Coaching has surpassed my expectations and the process is something I strongly believe in….now. It took a while for me to buy into it, but having moved into the phase where results are starting to show, my only regret is not having done this sooner.”     (Geoff Linden)

“Since Marty began working with me as a business coach he has helped me to re-focus my marketing efforts and gotten me excited again about future business opportunities and setting goals. My energy level for facing new challenges is off the charts. I only wish I had started working with Marty sooner.”     (Gary Remer)

“Marty has been an excellent resource; he coaxes solutions and plans and goals out of me and then pushes me to achieve them.  He is helping me to become the lawyer I want to be.”     (Attorney)

“It has been incredibly helpful to me so far. I have been able to clearly identify not only a plan of action for myself, but to truly identify what my goals are within the firm. I feel that the entire process has been energizing and motivating! The frequency of meetings keeps me focused and on task.”     (Attorney)

“I’ve been working with Marty for several weeks, and his advice as a business coach has proven insightful, relevant, and productive. I especially appreciate the extent to which he ties his work to measurable outcomes, so we can mark progress in a tangible way. I heartily recommend Marty as a business coach, whether you’re looking for assistance in management or marketing.”     (Brian Nettleingham)

“While working with Marty as my business coach, he has enabled me to clearly define my career goals, set achievable benchmarks, identify my strengths and weaknesses, and take on new endeavors and behaviors which challenge me. I have made great strides that I would not have otherwise been able to make if I were not working with Marty.”     (Rebecca Turner)

“Marty is a wonderful and trusted part of my career development– he combines insight with a dogged determination to help. Marty cares and he uses that care to fuel his creativity and implement his expertise. Marty has become a vitally important adviser.”     (John Gonway)

“Coaching with Marty Maddin changed my life.  He challenged me to reach for my unrealized potential and dreams.  I always felt confident that he had the expertise, education, experience and empathy to guide me—but I had to do the hands on work.  I highly recommend Marty Maddin.  It was worth every cent and more.”     (Sydney Skully)

“Marty has provided our organization weekly coaching sessions with great energy and insight. Marty does an excellent job helping our organization rediscover ourselves as individuals and as a team. He has shaped thought provoking discussions that lead to better communication, more powerful relationships, and a higher level of business performance. Every team needs a coach, and Marty has been instrumental in providing our organization with a winning mentality.”     (Troy Miller)

“Marty’s coaching sessions have been extremely valuable. He demonstrated a high degree of insight and his style is open and inviting to questions, which can lead to many discoveries and insights about better business performance. Marty is also extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious. I certainly would recommend him to other organizations.”     (Sonia Scappaticci)

“Marty’s skills as a coach at both the individual and group level have made a tangible and positive contribution to our leadership team. I have been most impressed by his disciplined and goal oriented approach to coaching. And, most importantly, his alignment with our company’s overall strategy and objectives. He delivers value in a role that is often very difficult to measure.”     (Mark Petroff, President/CEO – Marketing Associates LLC)

“Marty is awesome to work with….He is helping me develop personal and business priorities for the rest of my working career and an actionable plan to get there….He makes it fun and brings in specific research tools when necessary…I have never had a life coach before but it is one of the best things I have ever done and Marty is the reason!”     (Ed Peper, General Sales Manager – Cadillac)

“The success of my business depends on my ability to create and deliver value to others.  To be the calm in the center of the storm.  25 years of later, I have met someone who has delivered more value to me than I could have ever imagined.  Marty has a unique gift; an insight he willingly shares through life experience, intellect and wit.  I am appreciative of his time and talent, and would highly recommend him to anyone interested in continuous improvement, or true leadership in today’s challenging business environment.  Simply put,  Marty will invite you to be challenged in a way you cannot outgrow.  If you have the courage to accept the invitation, you will never look back.”     (Barbara Gill, General Agent – MassMutual Financial Group)

“Marty’s ability to help in identifying actionable goals and objectives along with defining how they fit within a broader plan provides a basis for real achievement. His stepped process allows for insights to take form and evolve as they become more detailed/defined. Whether a situation calls for altering or revising the coaching process or following the agreed upon approach, the key element is getting on the most effective and beneficial path and keep moving it forward.”     (Scott Bragg , Vice President, Client Services – Marketing Associates)

“I have worked with Marty and have found that the time we have spent together has been of value to my business planning activities as well as for myself personally. His open and candid style promotes open communication on a range of topics. It is with this in mind that I recommend Marty.”     (Tim Gale, President at T.A. Systems)

“Marty did a great job working with me to identify a niche market on which I could focus my business development activities. He had interesting, unconventional ideas for the market and how to break into the market.”     (Tara Mahoney)

“I hired Marty to work with my Executive team on a few projects – including personality testing and individual Executive Coaching. The services we received were a great value to our organization and the impact he made with our executives was tangible! I would hire him again for any of my coaching needs.”     (Stephanie Lovinger Roseman, J.D.)

“Working with Marty has enabled me to develop and implement creative approaches to my marketing and business development activities but, more importantly, Marty has helped me to gain a better understanding how I want my career to develop. I would recommend him to any person or company that is serious about improving leadership and business development strategies in a thoughtful, innovative and systematic way.”     (Joseph Sgroi)

“I highly recommend Marty to any professional that is serious about improving his or her client development skills. He provides insightful input and strategies that build on your individual strengths and result in tangible results. I actively employ the techniques I learned from Marty on an almost daily basis and, without question, they have enabled me to expand my legal practice.”     (Rick Gibson, Partner at Lape Mansfield Nakasian Gibson, LLC)

“Marty was very personable and creative in his approach to business development coaching.  I appreciated the way he tailored his advice to your individual strengths and comfort level.  I would like to work with him again and recommend him for anyone who is skeptical about career coaching.”     (Khalilah Spencer, Esq.)

“Marty’s enthusiasm and warm personality led me to consider hiring him as an executive coach to work with our attorneys on business development. As we spoke, his expertise and the substance of his program became apparent. The attorneys value his individual attention, his creativity and the results he helps them generate. I plan to continue to work with Marty to give our attorneys the benefit of his approach and wisdom.”     (Julie K. Norris – Director of Attorney Development & Recruitment – Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP)

“Marty Maddin has a gift when it comes to executive coaching. He can challenge you to answer the really hard questions, yet inspire you to see past whatever might be holding you back. I highly recommend his services for anyone (man or woman) looking to take their business to the next level, and/or break through any professional plateaus.”     (Courtney Thompson, Attorney & Compliance Professional)

“Marty is an outstanding executive coach – as a former attorney himself, he is uniquely familiar with the particular challenges and stresses that lawyers and other busy professionals encounter on a day-to-day basis. He is particularly skilled at identifying and building upon personal strengths, rather than dwelling on weaknesses. He employs creative strategies to identify specific goals to help his clients move towards a more fulfilling career path. He is confidential, supportive, and high energy. I highly recommend Marty for one-on-one personal coaching sessions or group coaching with others within an organization.”      (Emily Tait – Partner – Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP)

“Marty is a thoughtful, energetic, and charismatic coach who challenged me to drill down on my interests and skill set and re-orient and sharpen my strategy for business development. I would work with him again in an instant.”     (Jeffrey Lamb – Partner – Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP)

“Marty has been my coach for several years. He has helped me figure out what is most important to me at work and in life. Work is still stressful and I am working harder than ever to succeed and produce but I have never felt closer to my family and friends than I do now. Marty challenges me to be a better businessman but he also pushes me to be the best husband and Father I can be. He is amazing and so positive.”     (Ed Peper, S VP–Fleet and Commercial Sales, General Motors)

“Marty Maddin, for those who do not know him, is not just an exceptional person, but an equally talented coach. Marty is transformation to anyone he works with — I know from experience. Years ago, working together, Marty not only helped me logistically navigate difficult business decisions, but changed my life on a walk during one of our sessions. “Embrace your greatness” he tells me, and I woke-up. Sometimes being an exceptional consultant means digging into the nuts and bolts with your client, and sometimes it means helping your client find themselves when business and personal lines are blurred. Marty is multi-talented and uniquely positioned to give leadership in both arenas.”     (Jonathan Citrin, Founder & Executive Chairman – The Citrin Group, LLC)

“I highly recommend Marty to any professional that is serious about improving his or her leadership skills. He provides insightful input and strategies that build on your individual strengths rather than trying to take weaknesses which, for an older leader such as myself, are really hard to change.   I actively employ the techniques I learned from Marty on a daily basis and, without question, they have enabled me to expand my effectiveness as a leader in my organization.”     (Thomas Miller, Western Zone Manager – Seco Tools Inc.)

“Working with Marty has brought me leaps and bounds ahead in my business development. He asks questions that allow me to make major shifts in my thinking and in my “doing.” Most importantly, Marty challenges me to examine my assumptions about my limitations. He has helped me build my confidence and move forward!”     (Denise Dennis, President/Senior Coach at Prepared Mind Coaching, LLC)

“Marty has been a tremendous help to the development of my law practice. He offers fresh ideas and solutions to my problems and helps me focus on my goals. I would highly recommend Marty.”     (Lavinia Biasell, Attorney & Shareholder at Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C.)

“Marty “gets it” when it comes to business development coaching. He was able to tailor his program to emphasize my strengths, while also encouraging me to expand beyond my comfort zone in a way that made certain strategies far more comfortable (and effective) than I expected. I would highly recommend Marty to anyone looking for this type of coaching.”     (Scott Kitei, Attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP)

“Marty was a very energetic, thoughtful, and innovative teacher in his approach to helping me learn about business development. He taught me different business development strategies that I never thought about before, but will now use in the future. More importantly, he assisted me in focusing on my career goals and gave me concrete steps to achieve them. I would work with him again and would highly recommend him as a business development and career coach.”     (Chauncey C. Mayfield II, Corporate Attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP)

“I have been working with Marty for about a year and a half and his results are impeccable! I was in a drift and going through the process Marty has in place allowed me to focus on what really mattered (both from a business and family perspective) and with his ability to ask the right questions, actionable ideas to put into place. I highly recommend Marty for any professional who is looking not only to take it to the next level, but to get really clear about their vision for how they want their life to be.”    (Michael Rosner, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch)

“I have worked with Marty as an executive coach. He has great insights into what is needed for me to advance my career, and gives the necessary support to make that happen. I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to grow their business.”     (Robert D. Kaplow, Attorney & Shareholder at Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C.)

“It is difficult to put into words or to quantify the value that Marty has delivered to my life and business. He is honest, authentic, and delivers a real plan that is 100% tailored to real life situations. Marty is a great guy that I recommend 110%. He has been a huge contributor to my success.”     (Kevin Baker, Principal & Co-Founder at Landmark Investment Sales)

“I recently had the privilege of having Marty coach DISC training for my sales team. The training taught the team the benefits of understanding our own personalities and what makes us “tick” and we learned the advantage of picking up on and learning the keys of what makes others “tick” which is essential for sales and life. Marty has the products and knowledge to help in any field with what he does. He is truly a professional in every way!”      (Joseph Bigelman, Branch Manager at John Adams Mortgage)

“Marty is one you can trust and who is unconditionally committed to your personal and professional success.”     (Daniel Kukes, Principal & Co-Founder at Landmark Investment Sales)

“I had the opportunity to work with Marty as my leadership coach as a part of the Leadership Academy sessions at Amerisure Insurance. Marty provided thoughtful insight but more importantly would challenge me to look at situations from many different angles. Marty was easy to speak with and would let the conversation flow in any direction that provided the greatest benefit, value and flexibility in our sessions. Being this was my first ever experience with a leadership coach, I enjoyed opportunity to work with Marty.”      (Aaron M. Szabo, Core Service Center Manager at Amerisure Insurance – Field Marketing & Underwriting Department)

“I had the pleasure of working with Marty through my firm’s business development program. Even though it was a short program, I gained some invaluable tools to help me develop and maintain my client base and to manage my time more effectively. Marty had very insightful advice which was delivered in a very laid-back, relatable way. Highly recommend (and thanks Marty…I hope we work together again soon)!”     (Lori Rooney, Member at Clark Hill PLC)

“Marty’s Advanced Business Development training has been invaluable in letting me be more targeted and strategic in developing business with both existing and new clients—in short, getting more business in less time and actually enjoying doing it. Marty, correctly, takes the long-game approach, emphasizing that business development is about building trusted relationships, not asking strangers for business. He also brings a unique focus on both your personality and that of your clients, so that you can play to your own strengths and best meet the client’s needs.”    (John Schomberg, Senior Counsel at Clark Hill PLC (former General Counsel to the Illinois Governor)

“During the short time that I have worked with Marty, I have seen my business grow by nearly 45%! With each interaction, Marty conforms his approach to your style, and pushes you to do that little bit more to achieve your goals. The most amazing part of the experience is that I have actually “found” more time after implementing even just a few of Marty’s strategies. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, if you want to learn more about my experience. ([email protected])”     (Jordan S. Bolton, Equity Partner (Litigation) – Helping Clients Advance Business Objectives In and Out of the Courtroom)

“Marty is an unparalleled coach for executives (or anyone for that matter) at any business, large or small. Marty has been an invaluable sounding board as I have transitioned from practicing law into my current role at Wallside Windows and has helped me lay a strategic plan for the future while focusing on making our organization more exceptional for our employees and customers. Marty has helped me personally navigate thorny issues while providing overall advice to help our business grow!”    (Adam Blanck, Chief of Staff, Wallside Windows)

“Marty Maddin has a genuine character in addition to his effective strategies. He hit all the right points in training our team on client development. He also followed up to ensure we had a strong grasp of the materials and an understanding on how to implement his coaching into our development efforts. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Marty and I strongly believe any organization is lucky to have him!”      (Serene Zeni, Healthcare Attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC)

“Marty is an excellent leadership coach! The best thing about working with him is that he guides you to make the right decision, rather than just telling you what to do. Given his vast experience, he can walk you through any challenge. Our coaching sessions flew by due to the great conversations. I highly recommend working with Marty if you’re looking to sharpen your leadership skills!”      (Jimmy Glahn, CSC Manager at Amerisure Insurance)

“Working with Marty Maddin has been extremely beneficial for my professional growth and business. He has a unique and effective approach, and most importantly was able to create a coaching program specific to my needs. In addition to executive leadership training, he has helped with time management, prioritizing patterns and other important areas imperative to running a successful business. I highly recommend working with him if you are looking for a dynamic executive coach!”    (Rachel Prinstein Schostak, STYLESHACK LLC)

Marty provides and valuable experience and learning thru his executive coach seminars. Marty’s program is more than team building. He provides the tools to enhance the productivity, communication, and trust among our team members. If you are looking for a more productive and effective work environment to accomplish your corporate goals then I highly recommend Marty and his Peak Performance program as a must do.     (Kevin McAvoy, SVP Account Director, GM Fleet and Commercial at Jack Morton Worldwide)

I can’t speak highly enough about Marty Maddin. He is phenomenal, and simply THE BEST at helping people and groups excel. Marty recently put on a fascinating and important workshop for the board of an organization I’m part of (NEXTGen Detroit)! We gained valuable insight into ourselves, learned about the strengths and weaknesses of different personality types, and perhaps most importantly, obtained strategies to work more effectively together. For some time I’ve been a big fan of the informational and motivational articles and posts that Marty puts on LinkedIn, and it was a pleasure finally seeing his terrific work live. I highly recommend Marty to anyone reading this, and know you and/or your organization will be better off by gaining the benefit of his skills and experience.     (Jonathan H. Schwartz, Attorney at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC)

Marty is an excellent facilitator, filled with insight and energy.  The DiSC workshop he led was incredibly helpful in better understanding how I myself operate, and I immediately shared the information gleaned with my team, confident that it will enhance our working relationships.     (Daniel S. Horwitz, Founding Director and Rabbi at The Well)

Marty led a fantastic session focused on the DISC assessment for our organization’s young adult board. He worked closely with us to identify the appropriate goals and develop the program to meet our needs. Marty is flexible, focused and extremely knowledgeable. We plan to continue our work with Marty!     (Megan Topper, Associate Director, Philanthropic Advancement & NEXTGen Detroit)

Marty facilitated a DiSC assessment for the NEXTGen Detroit board members and it was wonderful. He made the process enjoyable and a bonding experience for our members and we can’t wait to utilize our results in the future.     (Alyssa Gorenberg, NEXTGen Detroit Associate)

If you wish to better yourself, your business, your employees, and pretty much any relationship you have in life (or will eventually have in life)- you need to connect with Marty Maddin. His DiSC program alone will not only improve any sort of work environment, but will also provide self-improvement in essentially all aspects of life. Every successful business is always striving to grow and become better. With Marty, his patience, experience, and versatility with all types and sizes of business, in your corner- you will see immediate and impactful improvement in every bottom line! I cannot recommend him enough!!!     (Scott Mitnick, Attorney at Liss & Shapero)

In the past two years I’ve written my first book (covered by Fast Company, Bloomberg and others), earned major speaking engagements, and improved the profitability of my business by double digits – all thanks in large part to Marty’s guidance and advice. I’ll be honest – I was skeptical about hiring an executive coach at first. My business was already successful, and I was happy with my life. But within 2 minutes of meeting Marty, I knew that this guy loves helping other people succeed. His passion is infectious. He’s not just a cheerleader – Marty forces you to make intentional decisions about where you are and where you want to be, then tells you exactly how to get there. You have to be ready to have an open mind and put in the work. But if you do that, you will succeed. If you have a chance to hire him, do it now. If not, you’re just going to look back in a year and wonder where you could have been. My investment in Marty has come back to me tenfold, which is only one of the many reasons why I’m happy to recommend him to people who are ready to take the next step.     (Mike Gluck, Copy Writer/Co-Author of Everydata)

Marty’s sessions with our lawyers was outstanding. He did a real nice job blending business development and sales principles together to make our lawyers feel confident when they are in a future or current client situation. Marty’s energy and passion was contagious which made the sessions fruitful.     (Don Lee, Chief Marketing Officer, Clark Hill PLC)

I have worked with Marty for nearly one year and he has made an immediate connection with our team! Marty condensed several days of work into two days and left us wanting more upon completion. Marty has keen instincts as it relates to when to push us and when to nurture us to keep our momentum during each session or exercise. Training sessions with Marty have quickly become the highlight of our time at HQ.     (George Gulliver, Director, South Central GM Commercial Fleet)

Marty did a terrific job in taking our group through the DISC program and facilitating the discussion.     (John Konkel, Director of Connected Customer Experience at General Motors)

Marty recently conducted a workshop for our top sales team. We all found it greatly beneficial. Marty’s format allowed us to gain insight into our professional selves and also how we can more effectively interact with others on the team. I highly recommend Marty to any organization or professional who is striving to take their business to the next level. Thanks Marty!     (David Ross, Vice President Mortgage Sales at John Adams Mortgage)

Marty recently ran a DISC workshop for the Advisor and Analyst team at Telemus. It was a great success for all of us involved. We identified our own DISC styles and more importantly learned how to identify other styles and the best ways to connect with prospects and clients. The workshop was fun, interactive and effective. Marty has a great grasp on all of the content and guides you through the process to maximize your potential. A week after the workshop, all of us in the office are identifying who has what DISC trait and have adopted it as part of our everyday work. I highly recommend Marty and the DISC workshop to connect with clients/customers on another level.     (Josh Levine, Partner – Senior Financial Life Advisor at Telemus)

Marty is passionate about coaching and his enthusiasm is contagious. Marty was great to work with and offered different points of view for me to consider.     (Bryan Pickett, Director of Operations at The J.M. Smucker Company)

Our management made the brilliant decision to bring Marty in and enrich several members of our sales team. Initially, we started with department wide sessions that prompted us to evaluate our goals and get our critical thinking in gear. From there, I began meeting with Marty privately on a bi-weekly basis. Our sessions together are engaging, customized and extremely beneficial. Since meeting with Marty I’ve been able to grow as a salesman and as an individual. He has an ornate ability to uncover root causes of issues/thought processes and drill down from there. If you’re looking to be inspired and take charge of your career/life, you need to be meeting with Marty.     (Steve Cornillie, Senior Logistics Executive at RPM FREIGHT SYSTEMS / RPM VEHICLE SYSTEMS)

I partnered with Marty on a DISC leadership development training at two different companies. Not only is Marty’s energy and passion contagious, but his ability to quickly learn and understand the needs of different organizations and industries is impressive. After the initial sessions, Marty provided recommendations on how to keep the knowledge learned alive. His sessions gave us a common language and everyone gained a greater sense of self-awareness and an understanding of how to adapt to different styles. I would highly recommend Marty for any organization looking to develop their leadership.     (Johannah Schiffer, Human Resources Director, Telemus)

I have worked with Marty since January of 2017. Marty has a highly valuable ability to combine creative business development approaches with practical action plans. On this front, Marty has made a number of recommendations that I have directly implemented into my business development with tangible results. Marty is also good at follow-up and follow-through to make sure there is value added after a consulting session.  I will continue to use his helpful and valuable business development services.     (R.J. Cronkhite, Litigation Associate, Complex & General Litigation Group at Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C.)