About Us

About Us

The BHO Group's vision is to build healthy organizations by building healthy leaders.  The BHO team focuses on encouraging leaders in business, education, and government with the vision that respect, trust and service among all staff can co-exist with a healthy bottom line. 
The BHO Group offers solutions in CEO succession, Leadership Development Programs, and the trademarked "Foundations of a Healthy Organization" Program.  They deliver their services through consulting, speaking, workshops, and client focused People Practice frameworks, strategies, and tools.

Building Healthy Organizations by Building Healthy Leaders

  • Peter Huizinga

Peter’s passion is to improve organizational effectiveness. This often begins at the top. Ensuring healthy and effective leadership will ultimately transform organizations into high performing teams. Peter brings 20 years of IT management consulting experience to BHO Group. As a senior Business Analyst for Computronix, he developed effective business solutions for his clients. He also functioned as a Project Manager on various projects, ensuring project success by focusing on what matters to bring a project to a successful conclusion. He rapidly grasps the intricacies of group dynamics and organizational issues; quickly helping organizations improve their effectiveness. Peter also has the benefit of 20 years of experience serving on a number of not-for-profit boards as well as management consulting for various start-up businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Peter identifies and brings focus to key elements of an organization. Simplify the existing, rather than bring in additional measures and procedures. Having functioned as a teacher, speaker and event host, Peter is an effective and engaging motivator and can deliver a message effectively to a diverse audience.

  • Dave Neumann

Dave Neumann led the formation of the BHO Group in 2005 in order to build healthy organizations by building healthy leaders. Dave is now involved in leading CEO Succession projects, Executive Coaching, and Leadership Development work with organizations in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Dave also works with senior executive teams to provide Human Resources direction on strategic HR issues.

Dave's background includes team authoring the BHO book- "Building Healthy Organizations -Transforming Organizations through Values Based Leadership", completion of the Executive Arrow Leadership program, MacEwan’s HR Diploma, and CHRP certification.

Dave's aim is to develop leaders by providing encouragement and coaching to strengthen a leader's relationships and performance.

  • Larry Thiessen

For thirty years Larry was the President and General Manager of Christian Publications Ltd, a chain of Christian retail bookstores.  His leadership role included mentoring store managers and leading national marketing groups.  He currently assists organizations in strategy and business development as well as engaging in group facilitation, executive coaching, and is an Associate of the CREST Leadership Center and BHO Group.  Larry graduated from the University of Calgary with a B. Comm.  Married with three grown children, Larry is an avid reader and a long distance runner.

  • Herman Leusink

Herman was the founder and CEO of Computronix for 34 years. Since 1979, Computronix has maintained steady growth based on repeat and referral business. Computronix places high value on people and on the strength of our relationships with their clients, staff, and business partners. Their consistent emphasis on ethical business practices has developed the trusting relationships that have contributed to our continued growth, staff loyalty, and client satisfaction.

Herman was responsible for setting the strategic direction for the company and organizing the staff to progress in the set direction, ensuring that the direction was communicated to the staff, and that the skills of the staff members were appropriate to the direction and that progress was monitored and reported appropriately. Operating in a senior capacity, he was able to provide general leadership and direction to executive with respect to preparing proposals, project budgets, resource allocations, cost estimates and scheduling.

Having a Bachelor of Science (Honors ComputerScience) and Bachelor of Education (Math major) provides a solid background forHerman’s executive coaching and mentoring with the BHO Group. As an CIPScertified ISP, Herman is very familiar with the needs and requirement ofinformation processing. With an emphasis on personal character and skills,Herman has a reputation for delivering high-quality, client-focused service. 

  • David Abday - BHO Associate

As an associate, David Abday through Abday & Associates (AAE) provides BHO material to many of his clients. David Abday has a passion for building productive, healthy organizations where respect, trust and service flourish through developing leaders, mentoring and coaching. He has over 32 years experience in leadership training, marketing, engineering, project management, regulatory and business development in the North American petroleum industry and across a broad range of industries in Canada. Residing in Calgary, David provides oversight to project engineering and management services in the pipeline division of large multi-national engineering firm, he also provides private consulting and mentoring to business leaders. David is a strategic critical thinker who is able to find creative solutions related to people, organizational and business issues.

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