About Strategic Retreats
StrategicRetreats is a leadership development and coaching firm serving
individuals who strive for excellence. We offer seminars, workshops, coaching
and keynotes. Unlike other leadership development firms, we retreat from day to
day pressures, collaborate with successful executives and share lessons learned
which can be applied immediately.
Why Retreat? Why Strategic Retreats?
By stepping away from day-to-day activity, we can help you think more
creatively and intuitively about the most effective way to get things done
through people. Those things may include:
Creating an environment
where every one feels included - where they feel heard about issue that are
important to them personally
organization's direction and culture - fostering new ways of working together
Creating a common frame of reference for more effective decision making -
encouraging appropriate risk taking
Dealing with conflict
more constructively and effectively - finding new solutions to old problems,
seeing things in new ways and envisioning a new future
With our guidance you will:
Identify the most
important changes you need to make to grow and thrive,
Identify and prioritize
actions you need to take and
Create a plan to get
After the retreat, we will
Be your coach to help you to achieve the results
Retreats mean many things to many people. At StrategicRetreats it means we work
with you away from your normal environment where you will be more creative and
get results faster. We design and lead workshops, seminars or multi-day sessions
based on your needs. We work with individuals and organizations who want to
generate positive change to grow and thrive.
Peggy B. Fayfich, President,
Peggy works with organizations who want to change direction and create their
For over 30 years Peggy has successfully facilitated change in
telecommunications, financial services, retailing and nonprofit organizations.
She has effectively applied her expertise in organizational development,
succession planning, coaching, recruiting and selection, mergers and
acquisitions, pay and benefits, sales and fashion merchandising to help
individuals and organizations navigate transitions, build on strengths and
consistently achieve or exceed goals.
Peggy has the unique abilities to understand individual and organization
strengths and how those strengths can translate to new situations. She provides
the guidance to identify a new direction, the discipline to follow through and
ways to measure success.
Currently, Peggy is working with charter schools to strengthen governance,
leadership and alignment of everyday operations with vision. She is also
providing strategy and process advice to a start up firm whose mission is to
provide innovative and effective recruiting services.
Prior to starting her own company, Peggy was the architect and manager of a
leadership and management development process for a $1.3 billion corporation
that included the creation of a comprehensive university structure and senior
leadership forums that effectively linked all learning and development directly
to business objectives. Prior to that, Peggy led a virtual team that designed
the human resources structure for a 4000 employee spin off and start up company.
In all of her roles, Peggy has demonstrated the ability to assess, develop,
transition and retain the right talent.
She earned her bachelor's degree in consumer service and business from Penn
State University and certifications in personal and organizational change
processes from the Center for Creative Leadership, Marshall Goldsmith Partners,
Lominger Limited, Inc., Linkage and the Walter V. Clark organization. She also
completed The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Peggy is president of the Board of Trustees for the Northside Urban Pathways K-5
College Charter School and past president of the HR Leadership Forum of Western
Pennsylvania (affiliate of HR People and Strategy). She has also served as an
advisor to individuals and organizations through Pennsylvania Women Work, the
CORO Center for Leadership, PowerLink, Bethlehem Haven and the Greater
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.