Jeff Couillard, Principal & Founder at Attainability Group (a boutique consulting firm), is an experienced leader and facilitator in the nonprofit, education and community sectors. His vision is to help leaders build incredible teams, teachers build incredible students and parents to make it to the weekend with some sanity left. Jeff has a knack for engaging people in the conversations that matter, and the Responsive suite of programs is something he's passionate about sharing with the world.

The 7 Culture Questions

Have you ever worked with someone who was not only a high performer (technically skilled at their job) but also a champion of vision, mission and values? These “high-performing culture champions” are perhaps the most critical asset that any organization can attract and retain, and this article will help you identify them and take steps…

RAW Reactions

If you’ve done any Trauma-Informed Practice training, or any reading about things like anxiety and behaviour management in children, you’re probably familiar with the “Fight, Freeze, Flee” model. From AnxietyCanada.com: “F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. For example, when you hear the words,…

The 3A’s of Leadership

There’s no shortage of “Top 10 Leadership Skills” or “101 Traits of Ridiculously Successful Leaders” lists on the internet. Just open up your LinkedIn feed and scroll for 30 seconds and you’ll be inundated with “the-things-leaders-must-have” to be more ________ (agile, disruptive, lean, inspiring, innovative…you get the point). So when it came time to put…

With Great Power

It’s a well-earned truism that helping and educational professionals enter their fields because of a strong sense of care and responsibility.  Such is the nature of care, however, that when professional practices come into question, as is absolutely necessary if one is to provide effective service,  it can often feel as though care and intention…

Beyond Anxiety; Part Two

This short video is part two of an ongoing series called “Beyond Anxiety”, where we explore the Responsive Approach through the lens of anxiety, a prevalent concern of parents and caregivers everywhere. If you haven’t watched Part One…go there first! In this video, Jeff explores the basic wiring of the brain, and why anxiety makes…

What are the goals of parenting?

Everyone reading this has a slightly different perspective on what the “goals” of parenting are. Probably though, most of us haven’t even considered what those goals of parenting are, aside from keeping the kids alive from birth through to the age of eighteen. Throw in some good grades at school, no unplanned teenage pregnancies and…