About Key Performance

"High performance, happiness,
and better health are results
of taking responsibility of
oneself and focusing on what
one controls." – Michele Phillips


About Key Performance

Key Performance, a New York State Certified women owned business, was founded in 1998 with a mission to provide break-through training that empowers organizations and individuals to significantly increase performance and reach their goals.

Most people are stretched to the limit, over-scheduled and over worked. According to Gallop, 70 percent of employees are not engaged at work. This translates into a loss of approximately $400 billion in our economy, not to mention unhappy, unfulfilled people. Time is an increasingly rare commodity, and is very often not in our control.

Most of us want to do a good job, excel and achieve more, but we need direction, motivation or tools, and that is exactly where Key Performance shines.

Key Performance will teach you, your senior leaders and your employees how to take care of yourselves mentally, physically and emotionally, regardless of what is going on around you to make your more productive in life and in business.

Our vision is to create positive workplaces where people feel both valued and fulfilled. We firmly believe in an alignment of individual potential with corporate strategy. We also believe that when employees are able to maximize their potential and are given opportunities for growth through training and development, they will deliver superior results.

“I will teach you how to tune back into your own body and intuition. In your core, you already have all the answers. My task is simply to lead you back and turn on the flame that burns deep within you.” – Michele Phillips

Companies and individuals work with Key Performance because:

  • With over 20 years of experience, we are experts in employee training and development.
  • Our messages are practical and can be applied immediately.
  • Our Training is “Real World” and “Time-Tested.”
  • Our principles can be utilized both professionally and personally.
  • We turn a no into a yes into by empowering individuals to tap into their own inventiveness.
  • We truly connect with our audiences and foster interaction.
  • We will customize a program to suite your needs.

Our Team

Michele Phillips, President

Michele Phillips is the president of Key Performance and the author of Happiness is a Habit – Simple Daily Rituals That Increase Energy, Improve Well-Being and Add Joy to Every Day (Cedar Fort Publishing 2013). Michele’s professional experience spans over 20 years facilitating engaging workshops, seminars and coaching programs with Fortune 500 companies around the globe including: TAG Heuer, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Barclay’s Capital, Verizon Wireless, TRW Automotive and COACH leather, just to name a few.

Michele specializes in increasing happiness and individual performance in the workplace. Through utilizing the latest findings of neuroscience, habits and positive psychology, Michele shares the formula for happiness and success in an enjoyable and enthusiastic manner. Her message is so on target and practical that it can be applied immediately.

Michele has appeared on numerous radio and television programs as the expert on creating positive habits that last including: the nationally syndicated The Better Show, A Healthy You and Carol Alt, Good Morning Chicago, Virginia This Morning, and many others. She has been featured on NPR with Lisa Davis and been recently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Health Magazine and New City Life.

Corporate Expertise

Michele holds numerous certifications and trains thousands of leaders and individuals annually on the science of habits, emotional intelligence, leadership skills and peak performance. Her experience speaking and facilitating to both small and large executive groups is extensive. She can motivate a room filled with thousands or work one-on-one with executive coaching clients. Michele also offers and runs exclusive executive two-to-three day coaching retreats.

“Michele has a way of getting everyone energized and involved in the activities by breaking down barriers of shyness and skepticism instantly. She weaves creative delivery with applicable business usage — an ideal combo in the best of presenters,” said Adam Shandler Manager of Global Staffing Special Projects at Stryker.

Michele holds a M.A in Organizational Development from Fordham University. She serves on the board of Walk4good, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating kindness. She volunteers her time speaking to youth on topics such as happiness, kindness and self-esteem. Michele also serves as a docent for the Piermont Historical Society where she fosters and helps maintain awareness and appreciation for the history of Piermont, NY.

International Presenter

As a keynote presenter, Michele’s speeches are educational, inspiring and thought provoking. She has an innate ability to make everyone feel included, energized and engaged. Her boundless energy will instantly grab viewers and her can-do attitude is infectious. She is often featured on numerous national radio and television programs as an expert in creating positive habits that last.

Michele’s Inspiration:

“My work is a reflection of everything that is important to me. I’ve been extremely fortunate in that I have spent most of my life educating myself for my business. I know what works and what doesn’t, and it is my mission and my gift to share my message with as many people as possible. When a person focuses on their habits mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally, the result is a happier, healthier and more successful life. While not all of us have been given the same opportunities, experiences and privileges in life, we all have the same access to happiness. It is in our hands and I want to help lead the way.

Jeanmarie Alessi

Jeanmarie Alessi is an organizational training and development consultant with 20 years experience in designing and facilitating adult learning programs.

Her areas of expertise include the design and delivery of Management Development, Communication, Career Development and Team Building initiatives. She is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and The Emotional Competence Inventory and has coached people to better understand how their personality type and emotional intelligence influences their leadership style, team performance, and career goals.

Timothy Redmond

Tim Redmond is a Learning & Development Specialist with over twenty years of experience. Tim held training and development positions at Salomon Brothers, New York Life and MetLife.

Tim designs and delivers business-focused learning and development services. These services include needs assessment; training program development, implementation and evaluation; and train the trainer efforts. Tim has designed and delivered Performance Management workshops for Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, UBS, and Moore Capital. Tim holds a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and a M.S. in Human Resource Education and Organization Development from Fordham University.