Question: What does an ancient Greek word have to do with my life/business?

Answer: Everything.

In life and in business, we tend to consider excellence a destination. We strive for an unattainable level of perfection which can leave us feeling defeated, our full potential unfulfilled.

The word Arete symbolizes a powerful concept: the pursuit of excellence.

The word Life symbolizes our experience as human beings.

Put together, ARETELife is a program developed to identify your full potential and change your habits to create a way of living that aligns with the pursuit of excellence;

  • A life well-lived
  • A Potential Realized
  • A Purpose Fulfilled

Derek Schenck, Founder and Executive Coach of Peak Performance Coaching, has developed an extraordinary course based on these principles. ARETELife is a versatile course designed for any individual or organization that strives to achieve greatness in all that they do.

ARETELife is comprised of nine fundamental concepts that are designed to give you the tools to create a lifestyle in pursuit of excellence:

  • Mindset
  • Skillset
  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Relationships
  • Routine
  • Purpose
  • Planning
  • Productivity

Together, these modules are the makeup of ARETELife, a two-day immersive seminar that will leave you or your organization clear on how to create a balanced life, a life in pursuit of excellence.

Each module focuses on a key area of living an ARETELife and stands alone in it’s impact. This creates a unique opportunity for Derek to deliver a tailored experience suitable for any environment or application. Common options include:

  • Full two day immersive seminar
  • One day workshop
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Short presentations on the modules most impactful for your application
  • Virtual presentations
  • Any combination of the above

Choosing ARETELife is more than choosing the next class you attend, it’s a choice to powerfully change the way you live.


I've obtained spurts of inspiration and motivation from countless seminars and instructors in the last 17 years. Derek's presentation stirred up something more in me. His words and my dream resonated in my head until I finally did something about it! Derek played a major role in my confidence and planning to start a business of my own that I had dreamed about for years!

Gwen Main