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How Kirk Peterson Has Built Australia’s Number 1 Corporate High Performing Team Program

Kirk Peterson, Managing Director of Performance Shift, has over 30 years of experience leading corporate and high-level sporting teams. Mr. Peterson is considered one of only a handful of Australian business high-performance specialists that have what can be described as having a combination of research, data, and experience, guiding thousands of companies and sporting teams to establish, lead, and support high-performance teams.

Through his research and insights, and over 100 workshops in the last 6 months, Peterson has a broad audience. In recent interviews, Peterson was questioned on the shift of focus from profit to purpose in business. Mr. Peterson has worked with numerous large corporations over the years, including Monash University, Commonwealth Bank, Woolworths, Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

It was over 5 years ago that Mr. Peterson collaborated with Dr. John Molineaux of Deakin University with worldwide research to develop a proprietary diagnostic tool to ascertain what they need to create a High performing team. It is with this tool that Performance Shift is able to analyse team challenges and create tailored programs and tools that foster psychological safety, alignment, team cohesion, innovative thinking, trust, resilience, and most importantly, emotional intelligence among leaders and team members.

Performance Shift’s programs have moved beyond reliance on the original founder. Today, Performance Shift’s proprietary training are among the most effective training programs in Australia, and international clients are now taking advantage of Performance Shift’s High Performing Team diagnostic.

Peterson’s workshops are delivered through his corporate training company, Performance Shift, and are based on evidence-based data and practical hands-on experience. This provides a distinct advantage when consulting and speaking as Mr. Peterson is able to use real-life examples of his accomplishments to excite and inspire others.

For more information on Performance Shift’s programs, you can find out more at

Kirk Peterson
Performance Shift
+61 413 43 45 48