HOP® Founder and Visionary, Corey Sigvaldason, ELP, CBB, MBA, PhD-C, is a veteran consultant and trainer with over 25 years of experience training, speaking and working across five continents. He has helped thousands of organizations start, grow or sell their business. Corey has supported a vast range of clients around the globe that include top-tiered athletes and sports teams, solo entrepreneurs, large associations and Fortune 500 companies like Future Shop/Best Buy, Amgen, Microfocus, Lenovo and PWC. His personal career endeavors have also included leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the fields of publishing, finance, training and consulting.
Corey has shaped his life’s work around researching and teaching individuals and organizations how to increase performance and effectiveness, while stretching the bounds of what they believe to be possible for themselves. He has taken people and organizations from incremental growth to exponential growth through the contribution his unmatched punch of academic insights, business savvy, and passion for all things human potential.
Over the span of four decades, Corey has fearlessly entered every endeavor he has undertaken—from his high-level sporting achievements as a young adult to a host of entrepreneurial ventures—with a pursuit for excellence. He is a life- long learner and the holder of an MBA from Thompson Rivers University and PhD (Doctor in Philosophy, Management) candidate at Saint Mary’s University. He is also a certified as a Relational GPS and RQ Assessment Trainer and Facilitator by the Relational Capital Group and is an ICS Trained Facilitator. He has attained his CBB (Certified Business Broker) designation with the North American Association of Business Brokers, a former Certified Financial Planner, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Royal Roads University. He also sits on a number of boards and contributes his knowledge, experience, and network with a number of organizations and mentors many people as part of his passion to elevate the standards of performance.
SPORTS & MILITARY BACKGROUND
Corey became an elite athlete early in life, provincially-ranked in wrestling and nationally-ranked in running. Having always been able to see the potential that was in front of him, he also realized the need for greater coaching and resources to help elite level athletes reach the pinnacle of their success. Enrolling in the military post-graduation fostered a “Grit Mindset” for Corey and a dedication to a purpose bigger than himself: that of protecting a country’s freedom. There, he learned the value in team cohesion and that any one of us is only as good as the rest of the team. Put these experiences together and it is clear why Corey has dedicated himself to helping team perform at the highest level.
A LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Corey has been an entrepreneur since the age of 10, when he started his first company as a landscaper. By the age of 12, he had ten friends working for him and understood the power of margins. In college, he dove into the fields of contracting and renovations work as an entrepreneur, while working graveyard shifts at a local mill. Simultaneously living in the throws of entrepreneurship and the blue-collar life, forged within him an unshakeable work ethic that remains second nature to him to this day. As the founder and CEO of the Performance Solutions and SaaS Company, RPM Partners, Corey raised the bar on performance management by instilling the highest levels of collaboration and communication within his organizational clients. His work spanned the industries of healthcare, education, government and financial services, and helped bridge the gap between the vision and strategic objectives of senior leadership and operation execution of those objectives.
Winner of national speaking titles and fearless competitor at international levels, Corey is a speaking champion, author, and trainer. When asked about his greatest takeaways from his speaking experiences, it was how much he learned from his setbacks as much as his successes.
“[Corey has a] great wealth of knowledge, business acumen and is proficient in assisting companies’ growth, performance and employee retention. You will understand and find a new respect for the philosophies of 'why' something was implemented as standard operational procedure in a company’s structure. He has a way of simplifying complex subjects and making it more common sense thinking and will challenge you to think outside the vast amounts of different corporate policies and wisdom we have all read through in our career paths. Corey is great at building competence as well as confidence in those that he works with
and does so in a fun and respectful environment.” – Brian Michael, Founder, Pivot Point Management Corp; former General Manager, ATLAS Steak and Fish; former General Manager, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited