Convert pressure into excellence.

We study the science of performance across diverse disciplines to design learning experiences that help people perform, collaborate and lead in a disruptive world.


We design and deliver in-person and virtual learning experiences that help people develop resilience, collaboration and coaching skills.

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Over the past 30 years we have helped more than 100 athletes and the coaches behind them reach Olympic and Paralympic podiums.

  • From helping our clients learn about resilience, the power of pressure and agility by playing sledge hockey in the Rocky Mountains to helping our leaders become world-class coaches, Third Factor's faculty and programs are a driving force in influencing our culture. When I think of high performance, I think of Third Factor.

    Ryan Garrah

    President, Canada Emerson

  • 3x4 Coaching is one of the best leadership development experiences I have seen. It is at the heart of large programs that we deliver in some of the world’s leading energy, banking, and manufacturing companies and we consistently get exceptional feedback. The model is practical, grounded in both research and practice – and when it’s brought to life by Third Factor’s world-class facilitators, the results are transformational.

    David Hofmann

    Senior Associate Dean UNC Executive Development

  • Third Factor is the best at what they do. The Self-Aware Leader program has had such a positive impact on our business, we've begun using the TAIS as part of our onboarding process for leaders and made it a key part of the way we do team building. We wouldn’t have the strength of leadership we do without Dane, Peggy, Cyndie and the entire team.

    Ben Cowan-Dewar

    Co-Founder & CEO Cabot

  • At Queen’s Executive Education, our ultimate goal is our clients’ success. Third Factor has been a major contributor to that mission for decades, and 3x4 Coaching represents another important step forward for our already world-renowned management education programs.

    David Sculthorpe

    Executive Director Smith School of Business

  • Hydro One has partnered with Third Factor for 20 years and they have developed hundreds of our leaders' coaching and collaboration skills during this time. We're always impressed and receive great feedback about the quality of their facilitation and the practical content they deliver to our employees.

    Geetha Rahupathy

    Manager, Learning & Organization Development Hydro One

The Power of Pressure

An essential guide to thriving under the demands of our pressure-packed world.

Explore The Power of Pressure

Coaching reimagined for the next decade of leaders

Learn and master the 3 plays and 4 skills that exceptional coaches use to deliver results and build commitment with our new 3×4 Coaching program.

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Since pioneering the application of coaching principles in business, we have helped more than 30,000 leaders learn the skills that elite coaches use to unlock potential.

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Resilience is an ability to perform under pressure and recover from setbacks. Our programs are practical, evidence-based, and proven in one of the highest pressure labs on Earth: elite sport.

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Increasingly agile and team-based organizations make being an effective collaborator vital. We start from the ground up - with self-awareness and exceptional communication skills.

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Our partners

  • Smith School of Business at Queen’s University

    Academic Partner

    For over 25 years, we have partnered with Canada's premiere business school. Eight of Third Factor's facilitators teach across Smith's Executive Education offers and the Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MMIE, MMA, MFIN and MMAI degrees. Learn more


    Academic Partner

    We work together with OCAD University's corporate education group to design and deliver experiences at the intersection of design and business. Learn more

  • Opening Ceremonies at Rio Paralympics

    Canadian Paralympic Committee

    Sport Partner

    We work closely with the CPC Board and Executive Team to support Canada's journey to becoming a world leading Paralympic nation. Learn more

  • Right to Play

    Philanthropic Partner

    Our partnership with Right To Play has supported the development of over 15,000 volunteer coaches, and helped transform the lives of millions of children around the world. Learn more

  • Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

    Sport Partner

    Our work with CSIO has centered on both enhancing their service delivery to athletes and coaches as well as jointly designing and delivering our Last 10% program. Learn more

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