Performance Transformation Programme

Performance Transformation Programme
For organisations wanting to drive a major change, we offer a full-scale Performance Transformation Programme.

Our Performance Transformation Programme is a business-wide framework that transforms the way organisations operate by focusing their people on what we refer to as the ‘5 Drivers of Workplace Performance™’.

This ensures every person is absolutely clear about their purpose in the organisation and what they need to do to help it succeed. Once in place, the remaining frameworks equip them with the tools to perform at their best in their role.

This powerful combination creates a bottom-up movement thereby enabling organisations to realise a dramatic improvement in workplace performance and productivity. 

“Deploying SPS’ Performance Transformation Programme has been the key to the transformation of UBank.”

Lee Hatton
CEO, UBank
Why the PTP works

Our Performance Transformation Programme™ works because it uses proven technology initially designed to help athletes win on the world stage. After more than a decade of commercial testing, it is now available to help organisations optimise the performance of its entire workforce.

At its core, the Performance Transformation Programme™ is designed to help businesses unlock the potential of their people thereby changing the way they think about their role and what they are capable of producing.

How it’s implemented

The Performance Transformation Programme™ is different than what organisations are accustomed to. Instead of using disconnected tools and processes to improve different parts of the business, it allows organisations to deploy a single cutting-edge solution to transform its entire operation.

The Performance Transformation Programme™ consists of five interconnected frameworks that target the 5 key drivers of workplace performance. By deploying these frameworks sequentially, they create a cultural shift that transforms the way organisations think and operate.

What makes us different?

Thousands of hours of research enabled our Principal Craig Steel to develop a breakthrough system to help elite athletes win on the world stage. This research, coupled with extensive experience helping chief executives transform the performance of their workforce, allowed us to examine workplace performance and productivity through a different lens, i.e. a true lens of performance.

By viewing a company’s performance as a consequence of its people’s performance, it allowed us to develop a suite of programmes to help organisations unlock the potential of their workforce to transform the performance of their business.

This unique approach not only changes the way organisations view their people, but how they need to interact with them to step-change their contribution and impact.

Specifically, our High Trust > High Engagement programmes redefine the relationship people have with their business in a way that encourages them to strive to be their best for the business.

When people know they are the key to their organisation's success, the business can leverage the cultural spirit typically only seen in elite sports teams.

In other words, our Performance Transformation Programme allows organisations to bring the secrets of human performance to life across every level of their business; hence executives who have deployed it say it has not only transformed the way they work, it has helped them realise a dramatic improvement in their people's commitment and engagement.

Transform your business for as little as the price of a cup of coffee per person per week!
Our tiered pricing structure suits organisations of all sizes.


Base fee
1 - 20,000 staff
Above 20,001 staff
How our pricing structure and licensing works
Your license to transform

Our Performance Transformation Programme™ is a licensed product designed to transform your organisation's performance and productivity.

Unlike training courses that only benefit those who attend the training, our Performance Transformation Programme is a business-wide process that reaches every person.

To make pricing easy, we charge customers based on the number of people they employ. This ensures you only pay for what you need while reflecting the fact it adds ever greater value the longer it’s applied.

Our pricing model

License fees

Our Performance Transformation Programme includes a one-off Setup fee to ready the programme for your business, an Annual License Fee that allows you to use our tools or Intellectual Property throughout your business and optional Delivery Fees if you would like us to provide additional training to other groups throughout your business.

Please note: The Setup fee includes the customisation of our Platform and Template Software to reflect your business, your Executive level Workshops to ready the programme for your business and the Administrative support required to help you embed the programme in your business.

Delivery fees

We also offer variable Delivery fees that allow you to choose the level of support you need from us to deploy it. For example, some of our customers want us to teach every person in their organisation how to use our tools (Frameworks), others prefer to focus on their managers while others only need us to teach their most senior leaders and SPS Programme Advisors. At the end of the day, the choice is yours and can be amended at any time.

Good to know

Intellectual property

It’s important to note that we don’t sell our Performance Transformation Programme but instead, we issue organisations with the rights to use it over a set term with an automatic right to renew it for future terms.

Licensing period

The minimum initial licensing period is three years due to the fact it takes that long to deploy the five frameworks.

A long term solution

Our Performance Transformation Programme™ isn’t a short-term solution to fix a particular issue. Instead, it's a cutting-edge performance optimisation process that's designed to help organisations excel on an ongoing basis.

Prices are in NZD excluding GST.
Which programme should we choose?

The first thing to work out is whether you should proceed with one of our Performance Optimisation Programmes or our Performance Transformation Programme.

Either way, our programmes should be deployed for one reason and that it is to help your people deliver better outcomes.

Further to this, they enable organisations to introduce common tools and language across every level of the business.

What do staff make of them?

Since introducing our programmes, the majority of staff describe their introduction as either the best thing their company has ever done and/or the most impactful (life changing) process they have ever encountered as an individual.

By deploying our programmes, it enables organisations to realise a dramatic improvement in workplace relations thereby transforming their people’s commitment and contribution to the business.

Why don’t conventional systems work?

The reason conventional approaches don’t work is because they are predominately compliance based processes that focus on the management of people as a resource rather than equipping them with the tools to perform to their potential in their role. As a result, staff rarely engage in the spirit of their intent and instead, see them as a way to try and extract more out of them.

Our programmes, on the other hand, are seen in a far more positive light as people know they are there for the betterment of them and the organisation. This enables companies to achieve a breakthrough in staff engagement as they change the way employees think about their role and how best to fulfil it.

In practical terms, what’s the difference?

Based on our research, we could see the greatest impediment to improving staff performance and engagement in most businesses is the systems they use to manage their people.

By adopting a true High Trust > High Engagement model, it enables organisations to create a bottom up movement across every level of the business thereby transforming its ability to operate. 

Why is this relevant?

As you know, your people are critical to your success as a business. If you want them to do more, you have to give them the tools to be more.

For this reason, equipping your people with the tools to deliver better outcomes in their role is how you will increase the profitability and share value of your company.

Although organisations have invested billions trying to achieve this, most people-focused initiatives in use are less effective than their proponents state. The reason we believe this is the case is because they are either compliance-based initiatives that do nothing for staff engagement or they are individual or team based activities that may provide value to the individuals involved but have no material impact on the organisation as a whole.

Our programmes, on the other hand, are different because they focus on the application of tools that improve focus and performance across the entire business.  

Choosing the best programme for you
Deciding which programme is best for you is more straight forward than it might seem.

The first thing to work out is whether you should proceed with one of our Performance Optimisation Programmes or our business-wide Performance Transformation Programme.

Our Performance Optimisation Programmes are designed to help organisations that have well-established processes optimise the performance of their people whereas our Performance Transformation Programme enables organisations to overhaul their entire people and capability systems in order to replace it with a true performance-focused process to better inform their HR ecosystem as a whole. 

Although the impact of our Performance Transformation Programme on a business is typically greater, it isn’t automatically the best option. For example, organisations that have global practices they need to adhere to are better to proceed with a Performance Optimisation Programme to prevent the likelihood of competing systems. Equally, business units or departments wanting to proceed with a programme are better to go with a Performance Optimisation Programme for the same reason.

Organisations wanting to step-change the way they engage their people, and have the ability to overhaul their entire system, are better to deploy our Performance Transformation Programme as it offers a completely different way of working. One that not only recognises the potential of every individual but one that will transform the way you engage them.   

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