Announcing Performance pH: Veteran Executives Join Forces to Unlock Secrets of Optimal Performance for Corporate Clientele

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Driven by the company’s unique leadership experience, Performance pH molds inspired cultures, provides targeted solutions, seeks to find balance and optimize business performance for clients

Many companies know the key to the answer is somewhere in their culture, or in their data, but they don’t know how to isolate, interpret or act on it. We do.

The launch of Performance pH, a transformational strategic advisory company, was announced today by veteran chief executive Hank Orme. As President of Lincoln Industries in the 2000s, Orme led a productivity, wellness and cultural transformation at the metal finishing manufacturer that garnered national headlines and earned awards from groups like the Great Place to Work Institute and the CDC.

Performance pH is helmed by Orme and two other veteran executives: former Chief Well-Being Officer of Healthways and founder of Harris HealthTrends, Inc., John Harris, and Marc LeBaron, the CEO of Lincoln Industries and the visionary behind the culture that led the success of his company. Nikki Duggan-Hudsmith, a Healthways and WebMD alum and noted well-being expert, has also joined Performance pH as Vice President of Consulting Operations.

By virtually any measure, Lincoln Industries has the corporate X-factor. The secret ingredient. Executives from industry to aerospace, health care to agriculture know it when they see it. So do employees. Orme says it’s that intangible something that separates the great companies from the merely good. Many executives believe it can’t be created. Orme and his partners know better.

“We created Performance pH because we know many American businesses are going through what our own companies at one time experienced. There’s nothing more frustrating for an executive team than seeing the ability to be great is there, but just beyond reach,” said Orme. “Many companies know the key to the answer is somewhere in their culture, or in their data, but they don’t know how to isolate, interpret or act on it. We do.”

Performance pH combines each executive's knack for leading companies to greatness, zeroing in on entrepreneurship, best business practices, innovative population-based well-being insights and data-driven analytics. The company works with clients to devise customized strategies to shape the kind of organization they want to become and lay out a clear plan for getting there.

“Our approach doesn’t just focus on one area of an organization’s health to the exclusion of others,” said Harris. “Performance pH creates exceptional solutions that go beyond health risk assessments and operational changes. We address the cultural and other people-related opportunities that, when applied together, can truly transform a business’ financial performance.”

The opportunities are determined from within each organization in three main areas of focus: organizational foundation, vitality and engagement. After assessing these areas, Performance pH works with each client to determine which of 10 transformational levers need to be addressed, then serves as strategic advisor to the client in taking action. These 10 transformational levers address commonalities shared between the most successful companies in the world.

“We know the amazing successes we achieved at Lincoln Industries are within the reach of many companies, regardless of their industry,” said LeBaron. “What it takes is the ability to assess a company’s current state, and to commit to action on the right strategic plan. Performance pH can help companies make this happen with insight and precision. ”

To generate custom solutions and strategies for each of its clients, Performance pH administers custom assessments seeking in-depth quantitative and qualitative information. This data guides the process, providing critical strategic insight to optimize business performance.

“We believe for companies to establish a high-performance culture, it must be done from the top down. The CEO needs to be personally committed and an influential part of the solution,” said Harris. “Whether it’s rethinking hiring practices, helping an organization and its people find common purpose, working toward a high well-being culture or improving communications, our team has the experience to create measurable, tangible results.”

About Performance pH
Find the balance. Achieve Optimal Performance. Based in Noblesville, Indiana, and founded in 2012, Performance pH was formed to enable companies to perform at their optimal potential. The company is an innovative strategic advisory firm balancing operations and organizational foundation to transform business. To learn more, visit

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