Trevor Throness

Trevor is Getting People Right's CEO and Senior Instructor. He is a veteran coach and keynote speaker, the author of the book “The Power of People Skills”.
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Trevor's Services

  • Figure out your strategy
  • Implement the tools you need to grow
  • Get everyone singing off the same song sheet
  • Learn how your team is hard-wired and how they communicate
  • Understand each person's strengths and weaknesses
  • Enhance team communication
  • See important things said that need to be said by someone other than you
  • See your company laughing and learning
  • Use your keynote to reach business objectives
Rich Armstrong
Rich Armstrong
President, Great Game of Business

I just wanted to take a quick moment to share how wonderful it was to have Trevor speak at our annual gathering of the games conference for almost 700 business owners and their employees. Trevor’s energy and passion for leadership resonated extremely well with the Great Game of Business audience. His message was relatable, and his style left the attendees energized and excited to make a change. We immediately received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on Trevor’s presentation. After working with Trevor, I would strongly recommend him for any future event, either inside or outside of our company. Trevor hit it out of the park!

Daryl Verbeek
Daryl Verbeek
President, VCA Canada

“We decided to implement Trevor’s strategies across the country in over 110 locations and over 4000 employees.  The result has been a transformation of our culture.  People’s lives have been positive impacted – professionally and personally.  Morale is high and sales and profits are up as a result.”

Aaron Gillespie
Aaron Gillespie
President, Cobs Bread

Trevor delivered three outstanding sessions to our franchisees and another session to our operations team, each focused on making more accurate assessments of our teams through the Star Chart tool. Trevor was incredibly well received by the entire organization. He was able to articulate people issues that many of our franchisees were experiencing and provided them with practical ways to make positive changes. We have implemented the Star Chart tool across the organization and see it as vital to building happy, effective teams.

Brian Antenbring
Brian Antenbring
Founder and CEO, TEEMA Solutions Group

“Trevor’s strategic and aggressive focus in the area of people and company alignment has helped our extremely fast growing business become what it is today.  I’ve experienced Trevor’s approach first hand and it’s been crucial to sustain our growth.  I can’t imagine a business that wouldn’t benefit greatly from Trevor’s help.”

Dale Wishewan
Dale Wishewan
Founder and CEO, Booster Juice

Trevor’s keynote presentation was very well received by our Franchise Partners and vendors at our Booster Juice 20th anniversary celebration convention. He spoke to our audience about experiences that were relevant to our brand. His examples were relatable, and I loved his energy. He was one of the highlights of our conference. Our Franchise Partners left inspired and ready to get to their stores. I would highly recommend him to any organization that is looking to get more insight into the topic of people skills!

Derrick Westbrook
Derrick Westbrook
Booster Juice multi-store franchisee, Noodle Box restaurant chain partner

“Using the tools taught in these courses, I went from seriously considering selling everything , to acquiring seven additional stores, while reducing my time operating them by 90%.  This gave me my life back and allowed me time to pursue new ventures.  To say the process works is an understatement”

John de Jonge
John de Jonge
owner Artex Barn Solutions

“The roadmap laid out in these courses set our business up to quintuple in sales.  We’ve learned how to fix ongoing personnel issues once and for all, attract top talent, and spend our time focused on results, not on internal staffing problems.  I highly recommend it to you – it’s worked for us.”

Bernie Willock
Bernie Willock
CEO FH Canada

When we met Trevor we were a non-profit in a very tough spot. Using Trevor’s tools, our NGO has gone from stuck to thriving. Recently we were chosen as one of the top 25 performing charities in the country (out of 86,000) by the Financial Post. He has helped us build a vision-driven, strategically sound, energized team; comfortable with a high degree of transparency and accountability.

Justin Bontkes
Justin Bontkes
Founder & CEO, Caliber Projects

“Working with Trevor has been an absolute joy.  I had no idea that running a business could be as fun and as exciting as it is until I met him.  In less than 18 months of working with him, he has transformed my business from being average to exceptional, where mediocrity is not acceptable, where being great is standard.  Working with Trevor has allowed me to realize my dream of not simply owning a job, but owning a business.”

Dave Van Belle
Dave Van Belle
CEO, Van Belle Nurseries

“…Trevor teaches the skills, tools, and insights needed to meet your people challenges.  Trevor’s HR strategies have set us up to grow double digits consistently for 10 years and running.  His insights in how people work, and the skills and strategies needed to build the most engaged work force possible are tremendous.”

Doug Lester
Doug Lester
QC RDM Lawyers Managing Partner

“We decided to use Trevor’s methodology in our full-service law firm.  At first, we resisted, telling him, “This just won’t work with a law firm.” But we persisted and the results have been remarkable: our client base and profits have steadily improved, and staff engagement and morale is the healthiest its ever been.”

Stan Pridham, Founder KMS Tools
Stan Pridham
Founder, KMS Tools

“Our culture has taken major steps forward this year with Trevor’s help.  He is funny, relatable, and his tools are very very practical, and have helped us focus and upgrade our teams throughout our retail network.   Trevor recently spoke to an employee group, and one person remarked, “I could listen to Trevor all day.”   We would highly recommend him.”

Jeff Bucknam
Jeff Bucknam
Lead Pastor, Northview Community Church

One of the things they never teach you in Bible College or Seminary is how to manage people. And yet every pastor I know ends up spending a large chunk of their time on staff and volunteer relationships. You’d be a fool not to consider how Trevor can help you figure all this stuff out. His background in church ministry combined with years of marketplace consulting experience make him the ideal person to help church leaders build teams that will flourish. Truly, I thank God that a man with his skills and experience is willing to use them for the health of local churches, the growth of the Kingdom, and the glory of God.

Trevor Wrote the Book on People Issues

Handling people issues is every leader’s major headache. it’s what takes up the majority of their time and – more importantly – the bulk of their head space. Every leader can and must develop this most important of all management skills.

The Power of People Skills will teach you that there’s one primary difference between a great culture and a poor one; a great culture insists on having star players in every key seat, and a poor culture tolerates under performers.

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About Trevor

Years of Helping People
People Helped
Companies Helped
Books Sold

Trevor has been a coach to companies in growth since 1998. He has held certification to implement the Rockefeller Habits as a coach with Gazelles International, has been trained in the Great Game of Business (open book management), has had training in Topgrading hiring systems, and is certified as a Personal Style Indicator instructor (personality styles).

He has also adapted tools from companies like Google Inc. and General Electric. He’s been trained in these systems, but isn’t limited to any of them. Trevor believes that every company is unique, and that every solution and tool should be customized to fit your individual situation. Trevor has written for or appeared in publications like Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, The New York Post, The Globe and Mail, and many more.

Trevor's Leadership Tips

Sometimes We Win, Sometimes We Learn
Sometimes We Win, Sometimes We Learn
I played guitar in my church this week and the one song that was my job to start, I made a botch of.  Not a huge deal in...
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Social Media and the Mystery Identity of the Snowman Assassin Revealed
Social Media and the Mystery Identity of the Snowman Assassin Revealed
I have to start today’s tip with a HUGE scoop that you probably haven’t about yet heard in the news. YouTube, Twitter,...
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My Predictions for 2022
My Predictions for 2022
Predictions are always fun.  I get around to lots of different industries and work environments, and sit in the councils...
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Using DISC Personalities™ to Help Solve People Problems
Using DISC Personalities™ to Help Solve People Problems
My dad, bless his heart, was a great man and a passionate Norwegian.  He didn’t speak English until he was 15, and always...
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Here's a Phrase You Need to Stop Saying
Here’s a Phrase You Need to Stop Saying
I read this phrase on LinkedIn all the time.  I hear it on the radio and in ads.  And it shows a basic misunderstanding about...
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  • How to fire with minimum pain and drama
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