Founder & Owner
SKI & OUTDOOR Practice Area Lead | consultant | Executive Coach
Paul Thallner is a certified executive coach and organizational development consultant specializing in strengths-based change. He is founder and CEO of High Peaks Group, a firm that helps leaders and teams tune their skills to advance their businesses.
Previously, he was a Partner at Great Place to Work - a global consultancy that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list - where he managed a $3M consulting portfolio providing employee engagement solutions for the National Basketball Association, Carhartt, Adecco, Blue Diamond Growers, Hackensack Meridian Health, and others.
He has a cross-sector background having served as executive director of a nonprofit urban education organization and as a member of the Governor’s staff on the California Academic Standards Commission. He also served in the private sector as a Managing Principal Consultant for BroadVision, Inc's Worldwide Professional Services group, and as a Senior Consultant at K12 Inc where he opened new markets and generated $25 Million in revenue.
Paul has a master’s degree in Organizational Development from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, a second master’s degree in English Literature from the College of New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree (also English) from Gettysburg College. In his spare time he practices electric guitar, nags his son to do his homework, makes homemade sauerkraut, and listens to old school ska.