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About Us

Changing behavior to improve performance

Founded in 1988, Eagle's Flight has earned its reputation as a global leader in the development and delivery of business-relevant, experiential learning programs that achieve specific training objectives and lasting behavior change. 

The Eagle's Flight brand of experiential learning engages and challenges all levels of participants, delivering a competitive edge to all sizes of organizations through improved workforce performance and better productivity.

This focus on realizing the potential within every individual, through tools that change behavior to improve performance, is what sets us apart.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Eagle’s Flight has been offering corporate training that delivers results for nearly three decades, and in that time we have worked with a wide variety of organizations, including over 50% of the Fortune 500. Our clients span industries from Automotive, Agriculture, Food & Beverage and Hospitality, to Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Mining, and Energy. That experience, married to our extensive in-house design and customization capabilities, allows us to deliver to your organization's unique and specific needs.

Over 25 Years
in Business
6,200
Clients
Worked With
More Than 50%
of the Fortune 500
Representation
in Over 35
Countries
25
Languages

Trusted By the World’s Leading Brands

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Our Leadership Team

We’ve attracted some of the top experts and innovators in the field. Learn about the leaders that drive us and inspire us.
Phil Geldart, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle’s Flight™.

Prior to joining Eagle’s Flight, Phil was an executive with Nestlé Canada. He has managed Human Resources, Sales, and Distribution; been responsible for spearheading a highly successful focus on improving profitability; had experience with acquisition and divestiture initiatives; and is a gifted speaker and executive coach. He has created and taught a number of experiential learning programs that have been used to teach leadership, create culture transformation, and build both skill and conviction. He has also been heavily involved in Christian youth ministries and related leadership and discipleship training.

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Dave Root, Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Business at Eagle’s Flight™.

Dave joined Eagle’s Flight in 1991 after having spent a number of years with a Toronto-based accounting firm. Since that time, he has held a number of posts within the company, primarily in the areas of Operations, Finance, Legal, and IT. In his current role as both Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Business, Dave is focused on ensuring the company’s ongoing financial health as well as growing its global market share. In pursuing the latter, Dave’s wealth of experience and extensive business knowledge has made him a valued partner and trusted advisor to both our global licensees and multinational clientele.

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Sue Wigston, Chief Operating Officer at Eagle’s Flight™.

Sue, an authority on training and development, has over 20 years of experience in the creation and delivery of programs and custom designed training solutions for Eagle’s Flight. As Chief Operating Officer, Sue’s vast senior leadership experience and facilitation has established her as a trusted partner and organizational development expert for numerous Fortune 500 companies.

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John Wright, President of Leadership Development and Learning Events at Eagle’s Flight™.

Since 1991, John has acquired extensive experience in the design and delivery of a diverse portfolio of programs. In addition to his executive responsibilities as President, Leadership Development and Learning Events, John is considered a valued partner to many executive teams. His insight and experience enable him to effectively diagnose, design, and implement complex culture change initiatives in a collaborative and engaging manner. Moreover, John’s experience in global implementations allows him to draw from a deep well of history to create unique and customized solutions. John’s passion for developing people makes him a sought after speaker, partner and coach and is evident in the high praise he receives from clients.

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Ian Cornett, Executive Vice President, Global Accounts at Eagle’s Flight™.

Ian has been with Eagle’s Flight since 1997, and is Executive Vice President, Global Accounts. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of British Columbia. Ian spent 12 years at Nestlé Canada and brings a wide range of experience that includes practical business experience in management, sales, program design, development and mentoring. He works closely with the Global licensees to ensure their success as they represent Eagle’s Flight in the worldwide marketplace. He has developed outstanding communication skills and currently is the Executive in Charge of a large Fortune 500 client with a team of employees dedicated to this specific account. As a result, Ian has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and strategic direction.

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Paul Goyette, Executive Vice President Global Performance at Eagle’s Flight™.

As Senior Vice President, North American Business Development, Paul has extensive experience in consultation, design and delivery of programs over his 20 year career with Eagle’s Flight. Through his genuine personable approach, Paul is not only a trusted advisor but also a valued partner to his clients; he works seamlessly to ensure that Eagle’s Flight solutions are aligned to their needs and desired outcomes. As a result, Paul is the account executive for Eagle’s Flight largest account. Many of his clients are multi-year accounts from multinational, Fortune 500 companies.

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Michael MacNaughton, Senior Vice President Performance Measurement Group at Eagle’s Flight™.

Michael’s singular focus is rooted in staying connected to learners the moment they step out of the classroom and back into their busy jobs. As SVP of Learning Performance, Michael brings business savvy depth to ensuring learning is reinforced, applied and is optimally aligned to delivering on strategic objectives. His proven track record in creating measurement frameworks and reinforcement solutions that add value to the learner, leaders and executive sponsors is highly valued across the spectrum of our client engagements.

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Chris Evans, Executive Vice President Marketing and Business Development at Eagle’s Flight™.

Chris holds an MBA from Cornell-Queens Executive MBA Program. From 2006-2014, he was the Executive Director and COO of Muskoka Woods Sports Resort. He is now the EVP Finance and Corporate Development at Eagle’s Flight. His diverse executive background managing portfolios include operations, sales and marketing, finance, fund raising and Human Resources. Eagle’s Flight benefits from Chris’ experience and expertise in leading, facilitating and consulting for client executive teams, specifically in the development of their strategic vision and plan.

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Awards

We're proud to be recognized by some of the most notable organizations in our industry.
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  • 2005 Stevie Award for Best Product Development Team
  • 2006 Stevie Award for Best Product Development Team
  • 2010 Stevie Award for Best Product Development Department of the Year
  • 2010 Stevie Award of Distinguished Honoree for Most Innovative Company of the Year in North America
  • 2010 Stevie Award Distinguished Honoree for Executive of the Year in North America
  • 2011 Stevie Award for Product Development Team of the Year
  • 2011 Stevie Award Distinguished Honoree for Most Innovative Company of the Year in North America
  • 2011 Stevie Award Distinguished Honoree for Executive of the Year in North America
  • 2012 Stevie Award Silver Medal for Executive of the Year - Business Services - Phil Geldart CEO
  • 2012 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Most Innovative Company of the Year in North America
  • 2012 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
  • 2013 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Best New Product - Sales M.B.A.
  • 2013 Guelph Chamber of Commerce - Chamber Business Award, Large Business of the Year
  • 2014 Stevie Award Gold Medal for Best New Product or Service for Customer Centricity
  • 2014 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Product Development/Management Team of the Year
  • 2015 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Best New E Book - The Leader’s Triad
  • 2015 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Best Business Book - Culture Transformation – Purpose, Passion, Path
  • 2015 Stevie Award Bronze Medal for Best New Product or Service of the Year – Business-to-Business Products - Alpha Wave Jungle 3
  • 2016 Leadership Training Companies Watch List
  • 2016 Stevie Award Silver Medal for Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business-to-Business Products - Leadership: Beyond Operational Excellence
  • 2016 Stevie Bronze Medal for Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business-to-Business Products - Safe By Choice for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Let’s Connect! The Eagle’s Flight team is always happy to discuss your goals and the best strategies for meeting them.

Let’s connect today – give us a call at 1-800-567-8079 or request a consultation to get started.

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