Colonel (ret) Kevin D. Ross Joins Triangle Performance

HOUSTON, Texas – October 21, 2014Triangle Performance, LLC today announced that Kevin Ross has joined the organization as Managing Consultant.

“Kevin Ross is a highly respected consultant in both defense and corporate arenas,” said Kevin Berchelmann, Triangle Performance CEO. “We are excited—and honored–that Kevin has joined our team; his leadership acumen and depth of expertise will certainly have a direct, positive impact on our clients’ leadership strategies and workforce success.”

A decorated 27-year United States Air Force veteran, Ross served his country as a command pilot, group commander, and Pentagon special operations/counterterrorism advisor. His unique experience within the United States Air Force afforded him the privilege of leading small cross-functional teams, flying squadrons, and a one-of-a-kind 450-person Contingency Response Group. In his consulting roles working with the Joint Chiefs of Staffs and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he worked closely with senior level Defense officials to develop and implement structured, high-integrity leadership strategies to create engaged organizational cultures and ultimately drive highly successful results.

From leadership and strategy development, to individualized coaching and performance improvement, Ross has been a trusted advisor to senior Defense Department officials– including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and most recently the Under Secretary for Intelligence.

“I’m very excited to join Triangle Performance and bring the knowledge and strategies I’ve developed throughout my military and defense careers to client organizations,” said Ross. “I’ve seen first-hand the impact that leadership and vision can have on an organization, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with client executives to develop and implement engaging, productive, high-performance leadership.”

While Ross is hesitant to discuss his achievements, in 2013 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and the President’s Award for his work through SRA International, Inc. SRA’s Group Director highlighted the significance of this award when he said, “…this would be a significant achievement for any DoD member, uniformed or civilian, but it is even more unique and a truly extraordinary accomplishment for a contract consultant.”

Kevin Ross was commissioned in the United States Air Force in 1983 and retired as a Colonel. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and an MS in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, where he was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate. He plans to relocate with his family from the National Capital Region to the Austin, Texas area in the spring.

For more information regarding Kevin Ross or Triangle Performance, LLC, please call 281.257.4442 or visit TrianglePerformance.com.

Summer O’Hare Joins Triangle Performance

HOUSTON, Texas – February 10, 2014Triangle Performance, LLC is pleased to announce that Summer O’Hare has joined the company as Executive Assistant.

“I am thrilled to have a person of Summer’s caliber on our team here at Triangle,” said D. Kevin Berchelmann, president, CEO and principal consultant at Triangle Performance, LLC. “She brings a strong breadth and depth of experience across marketing and communications, as well as possessing strong organizational skills that will prove beneficial to the company.”

O’Hare comes to Triangle Performance with a diverse professional background in marketing, sales and communication. She served as the Marketing Manager for City Lights Advertising agency which specialized in radio and television commercial production. Prior to that her focus was in sales with Clear Channel Communications for more than five years.

In addition to her professional interests, O’Hare is also an active volunteer for multiple non-profit organizations. These pursuits center around children as she is a member of B.A.C.A (Bikers Against Child Abuse) and is a Volunteer Youth Advocate at Montrose Grace Place, a mission that works with high risk and homeless youth in Houston.

For more information regarding Summer O’Hare or Triangle Performance, LLC, please contact 281-615-2102 or visit TrianglePerformance.com.

Bo Carrington Joins Triangle Performance

HOUSTON, Texas – January 10, 2014Triangle Performance, LLC is pleased to announce that Bo Carrington has joined the company as Managing Director.

“Bo brings a wealth of experience in leadership development and improving business performance that is unique in approach and the level of results achieved,” noted D. Kevin Berchelmann, president, CEO and principal consultant at Triangle Performance, LLC. “He brings considerable strength and capability to the Triangle Performance team.”

Carrington brings over 18 years of varied leadership experience to his clients. His areas of expertise include analyzing organizational effectiveness and helping organizations bring out the best in themselves and their leaders.

“What excites me most about joining Triangle Performance is the opportunity to join a gifted strategist and consultant—and good friend—Kevin Berchelmann,” Carrington said. “The combination of our capabilities offers clients a team grounded in pragmatism and no nonsense consulting, combined with cutting edge thought and application.”

Carrington is an experienced consultant and facilitator with particular expertise in leadership development and coaching. As a consultant his ability to view business processes in a holistic manner has enabled him to be successful in implementing management and organizational changes that were tied to significant targeted improvements in corporate as well as individual performance.

His professional background includes leadership experience from numerous business sectors that include investment & insurance, transportation/logistics, retail and manufacturing. He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.B.A. degree in Accounting. He also has an MBA with an emphasis in International Business and Human Resource Development from Hardin-Simmons. Bo has served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For more information regarding Bo Carrington or Triangle Performance, LLC, please contact 281.257.4442 or visit TrianglePerformance.com.

Trust… Do you Really Need It?

When it comes to leadership development strategies, in most circles, trust gets a bad rap- particularly with quantitative or technical people. Why is this the case? Simply because people tend to think trust is a soft and fluffy topic, with an impact that’s really more minimal than crazy consultants like myself make it.

Trust is the Driver Behind Discretionary Effort

When I discuss executive development issues with clients, I tell them there’s a pretty good reason for worrying about trust and its connection to discretionary effort.  Discretionary effort is that extra element that your people don’t have to give you, but do. It’s above and beyond the requirements for keeping a job and anything greater than that minimum is solely the purview of the employee. The bottom line is they’re either going to give it to you or they’re not and that is almost entirely based on whether or not they trust you. (more…)

The Power in Asking Questions to Identify Value

Measuring value for clients with clear, tangible results is important. But before measuring anything, we have to be very clear about what we’re trying to solve for. Without asking the right questions, it’s impossible to uncover any value, and measuring? Well, without a clear purpose, that’s simply a waste of time.

Identify the core issue correctly, then measure- there’s real value in that.

The Power of Asking Questions

The most powerful thing I do for any organization is to ask questions. The advantage of having a reasonably intelligent, well-intentioned third party come in is that I get to ask stupid questions and my career is not limited because of it. In other words, I can sit across the table from an executive and ask what he thinks is a dumb question. “Why do we ship those to China?” Well, okay, roll your eyes, get disgusted- then answer my question. I can assure you that I am going to push back on some of the responses. Asking questions is how I find where things are. (more…)

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