Vision that doesn’t lead to action.

Teams that have high potential, but don’t quite reach it.

An increasing demand to do more with less, and prove that what you’re doing is effective.

Sound familiar?

Beyond Team Building

Most team building that we’ve experienced is fun. Building marshmallow and spaghetti towers, playing with lego, even a day out in nature on a challenge course. The problem with these experiences isn’t that they’re not fun, it’s that they’re rarely impactful in the long term.

Make sure your next team development opportunity doesn’t go to waste.

Conflict Transformation

All of us face some level of conflict in our lives, everything from having different opinions about a strategy in our organization to outright confrontation with peers and loved ones. At Attainability, conflict is the beginning of consciousness. It’s the spark for change. It’s an opportunity to grow and flourish. We believe that healthy conflict is necessary for your team to be at its best.

Strategic by Design

Vision without action is hallucination. All to often we put a ton of energy, time and money into our strategic plans…only to look back a few months or years later and wonder why so many priorities were left undone.

We help organizations build not only highly functioning and compelling strategies, but teach teams how to innovate by design and respond to opportunities that exist beyond the goals of the company.

The Ethics of Power

Helping professionals have a tremendous amount of power in the lives of their students, clients and colleagues. As Uncle Ben so aptly put it to Spiderman; With great power comes great responsibility. We are certified Right Use of Power trainers, a dynamic, inspiring and relational approach to professional and personal ethics and empowerment. A must-have training for anyone who works with people in a helping role.

What's your success rate?

Organizations are moving beyond anecdotes of success, towards providing evidence based programs. How do you collect the data you need, and more importantly, how do you use that data in the quest for continuous improvement?

We’ll help you move beyond data collection, integrating your outcomes into daily practice.

Change Leadership

If there’s one constant force affecting all of our organizations, it’s the constant and accelerating pace of change. From evolving technology to shifting funders and political mandates, it can feel like we’re constantly being pushed to change. Of course, people don’t resist change, they resist being changed.  We love helping organizations approach change (big and small) in an intentional, human-centered fashion. Because it works.

Attainability is about potential.

We’re about empowering teams of people in the helping profession to perform at levels previously thought unimaginable.

Collaboration, communication and incredible impact as normal consequences of your work, not accidental outcomes once and awhile.

You want to close the gap between where you are and where you could be. We want to help.

The Gap

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what others are saying.

Jeff successfully facilitated a series of thoughtfully planned professional learning workshops that challenged us as a staff to examine what it means to be part of a team. Through his focus around the importance of Non Violent Communication (NVC), Jeff fostered meaningful dialogue about creating a culture of empathy, understanding, and respect in interactions at every level of our school community.

I see the work we have done with Jeff as a springboard that will allow us as a staff to engage in professional dialogue at a deeper level because we have developed the trust and understanding necessary to look critically at our work and have candid conversations about teaching and learning.

Sarah CaldwellElizabeth Barrett Elementary
I loved that Jeff was so knowledgeable and responded quickly to how people were feeling. He constantly made sure he was honouring people’s intentions in their questions and their openness. That was big. He was able to easily relate experiences to the examples he was trying to pull from. He drew from his own personal experience which helps with vulnerability. I appreciated his knowledge, professionalism, care and attention.
TeacherRockyview Schools
Our group has had Jeff come several times to help us take a look at how we practice in our work. His activities are engaging and were able to have us come to a better understanding on what we need to focus on in our jobs. He is easy to talk to and is able to support us in what can be challenging process of examining our roles in our jobs.
Andrea CainesChinook's Edge School Division
Jeff has a deep understanding about how teams work best together. As a leader, he has a vision for tending to the structure of teams in ways that bring out the strengths of each member, while simultaneously focusing everyone on shared goals. He also knows that sustainable and effective teams must have more than tasks, deadlines, and to-do lists. Accordingly, he always aspires to nurture a team-centered culture that makes attaining the collective vision an enriching and meaningful experience.

After nearly four years working with him, I can attest that Jeff created the opportunity for me to be apart of something bigger that was good for me, my peers, and the community at large.
Liam LawEnviros
I have worked with Jeff Couillard in various capacities over nearly a decade.  Jeff has a very unique and inspiring style, which I have seen produce phenomenal results over the years with respect to change management and conflict resolution.  He is exceptionally knowledgeable without ego getting in the way, and facilitates in an empowering, positive style. He has an unassuming style, yet delivers world class facilitation.  I would have no hesitation recommending Attainability to collaborate with and empower your team!
Lisa GrahamManager of Human Resources, Enviros
Jeff is an excellent presenter; organized, engaging and calm in his approach. I always look forward to his workshops which are filled with concrete, personal and professional examples.
Chantal DaymikoChinook's Edge School Division
I’ve had the privilege of working with Jeff Couillard for many years. He is extremely passionate about his work and articulates with ease how we can all do better for children, youth and families, while strengthening our communities. He’s masterful at taking well researched models and best practices and turning them into easily integrated ideas that create change. He uses simple useful tools and the power of intention.

He’s a transformational leader and a visionary. I would highly recommend Jeff’s work to anyone.

Candace WindischEnviros
I love the intimate setting with our staff and Jeff as a facilitator. Jeff continues to get us to think about and express ourselves to each other to become a more cohesive team. I believe our time with Jeff has made our staff stronger and that much more connected. Thank you for that:-)
Christy WRockyview Schools
Glenbow Learning Community 2017 - low-resolution

A few of the great organizations we’ve been honoured to work with.


Meet the team.

Jeff Couillard

Founder and Chief Facilitator

Jeff is an experienced leader in the nonprofit, education and community sectors. His vision is to help people (and organizations) change for the better. From leading multi-disciplinary professionals to facilitating change management, keynote addresses to small group facilitation, Jeff has a knack for engaging teams in the conversations that matter.

Kelly Waters-Radcliffe

Facilitator & Clinical Lead

Kelly is a registered psychologist, family therapist and seasoned trainer. His specialty’s include Right Use of Power, Ethical Decision Making, Client-Centered care and Non-Violent Communication. Kelly is extremely adept at helping people identify and clarify their needs, values and strengths in relation to whatever challenge is at hand.

Lisa Arsenault


Lisa has a deep understanding of what makes highly functional teams tick. Her specialty’s include Right Use of Power, guiding the development of organizational vision, mission and values, Non-Violent Communication and strengths-based, relational leadership skills. She has a profound ability to create and hold space for the important conversations your team needs to have.

Ready to build an incredible team?

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Jeff had the pleasure of speaking at a recent TEDx event in Canmore, AB. Have a watch!

Check out our latest project, the Big Impact Academy.