Altus Group LLC

Altus Group’s singular focus is helping individuals, teams and organizations reach their highest potential.

We are committed to providing the best thinking and creative solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. We seek to understand the culture and business of our client organizations to ensure that our approach meets their unique challenges. We strive to provide more than expected—at every interaction—and our exceptional service has allowed us to build long lasting relationships with clients around the world.

Our best thinking, tailored to address your unique challenges, delivered with exceptional service and value—that’s the Altus Group approach.

Paul R. Kessler

Founder and Managing Director

Paul Kessler is Managing Director of the Altus Group, a consulting firm specializing in increasing individual, team and organizational performance. He has helped many leading organizations to define and execute their strategic direction, vision, values and goals. He has expertise in organizational transformation, leadership development, executive coaching, team effectiveness, training and design, group process and facilitation, and change management.

After serving in the United States Naval Air Department, Mr. Kessler received his B.A. in psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He completed his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of New Haven.

Mr. Kessler is co-author of Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition, which summarizes 25 years of research on individuals and teams attempting to perform at “The Edge” – the highest possible levels of performance. His passion to understand “The Edge” has taken him to disparate places — to Antarctica, where he retraced the footsteps of famed explorer, Ernest Shackleton; and to Australia, where he sailed with the crew of the Midnight Rambler, winners of the treacherous 723 mile Sydney-Hobart Race.

Mr. Kessler has co-authored various articles including Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole, Decision Making at the Edge, and Using the Power of Resonant Metaphor to Increase Leadership Effectiveness. His focus is on helping organizations to maximize leadership and team performance under conditions of adversity and rapid change. He is a featured speaker at conferences around the world and resides in Connecticut.