Empowering Success Through Innovative Sales and Leadership Strategies

Chuck (Charlie) Bean, the founder of The Method Effect

About The Method Effect - Your Trusted Business Consulting Agency in Calgary

Welcome to The Method Effect, your premier Business Consulting Agency in Calgary, Alberta. We provide top-notch strategic business management consultancy services to help your organization thrive in today's competitive landscape. With over 40 years of experience, we've honed our skills and strategies to drive success for businesses of all sizes and industries.

Our Story

Chuck (Charlie) Bean, the founder of The Method Effect, embarked on his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 6, collecting golf balls at a local driving range. This early experience instilled in him the value of hard work and the art of salesmanship. Chuck's career blossomed as he ventured into the wood products and paper industries, ultimately reaching the position of VP Sales and Service, overseeing a vast team of professionals nationwide.

In 2012 after a tenure as a strategic advisor to the company, Chuck became the COO of Packers Plus Energy Services, managing worldwide operations and helped guide the company to become a billion dollar revenue business, and one of the largest oil and gas service companies in the world.

In 1998, Chuck established Baxter Bean, which quickly evolved into a leading Business Management Consultancy Alberta. We've proudly collaborated with over 450 companies and 22,000 individuals, making a significant impact on Calgary's business landscape. Chuck's expertise extends to developing strategies, delivering leadership training Calgary, sales coaching, and fostering effective teamwork.

Chuck is renowned for his no-nonsense, pragmatic approach, helping individuals and corporations identify opportunities and tackle challenges head-on. With extensive experience in various sectors, including oil and gas, IT, dental, and more, Chuck specializes in B2B and channel-type organizations.

Furthermore, Chuck is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and operated 11 start-ups. Today, he continues his entrepreneurial journey as a founding partner of Active Witness, Fenoto Technologies, Chronos Works, Audaxex Inc., and Purple Drip, a retail health services business. His commitment to innovation is unwavering.

Chuck is a panel expert with ChinaGoAbroad, certified in Insights and PIAV, and Speaker and Lecturer for the Masters of Energy Program at the University of Tulsa, The University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.

He has developed business strategies for almost every geo-market and has worked extensively in oil and gas, general industry, IT, electronics, dental, paper, chemical, wood products and consumer packaged goods. He specializes in B2B and channel type organizations.

He has founded, commercialized and operated and/or exited 11 start-ups, and today is a founding partner of Active Witness www.activewitness.com, Fenoto Technologies www.fenoto.ca, Chronos Works www.chronos.works, Audaxex Inc. a tech incubator, and Purple Drip, a retail health services business.

Most recently he has formed the Play Del Carmen Business Training Centre. The centre will be providing 5 and 7 day training sessions on the Mayan Riviera with various specialists delivering programs on subjects such as time management, teamwork, sales, leadership, innovation, international business, supply chain management and more.

He has authored/contributed to books with Dr. Stephen Covey, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Ken Blanchard, and is a regular columnist with Business of Energy Magazine.

Chuck has previously held positions as COO, VP Sales, Director and CEO of numerous corporations with revenues in excess of a billion dollars. He currently sits on five corporate boards.

Nikki De Freitas

Nikki De Freitas

Nikki De Freitas is a Certified Insights DISC and Driving Forces Specialist. She also is a certified EQ (Emotional Quotient) consultant.

She is a professionally trained consultant and provides services for hiring debriefs, coaching and training, and to provide teamwork sessions to build employee engagement.

Nikki broadens our services to offer high quality coaching, hiring support and training in Insights TriMetrix the world standard for behavioral style assessments.

Nikki comes from a background of professional experience in the food service industry, while pursuing her studies in psychology and sociology.

She is insightful and more than willing to share her knowledge and experience with all of her clients.

As a Certified DISC, DF and EQ specialist, she evokes the concepts of TriMetrix which provides three comprehensive elements. First it provides a DISC report on a person’s style, how they communicate and how they relate with others or tasks. Secondly it provides Driving Forces, an inventory on why a person is driven by what. Thirdly, it provides a portfolio of professional development suggestions that can be used for development and training.

Add EQ to the mix and a person is presented with an outlook of how they will engage with others, practice empathy, lead others and a measurement of personal and professional acumen

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Why is this important? For teamwork, sales and individual coaching, understanding how a person relates, what drives them and where they could benefit from development is the number one success key.

Why Nikki? You will not find a better and more enthusiastic believer in how powerful this tool is.

For hiring it provides science and data on a candidate that often does not appear during interviews and screening.

For teamwork it provides organizational effectiveness and creates an effective team.

For individuals from line positions to executives, this report is a change agent. It inspires and gets the most out of people!

Having worked with over 20,000 individuals we at The Method Effect have seen people and organizations benefit tremendously from this system and Nikki is simply awesome!

Janet Wright

A native of Southern Ontario, Janet received her B.Sc in Psychology and Masters in Adult Education and counselling from the University of Toronto. Entering her executive career, she quickly found a passion for executive coaching and training that has spanned 25 years.

Janet will tell you, “Simply put, I help leaders lead people. The leaders I have worked with – both new and experienced, consistently tell me that people issues are the most challenging aspect of their roles. That is what I love to do. Help them through these issues to a successful outcome.”

Janet and Chuck first met in 1998 and as partners built Baxter Bean & Associates into one of the leading Calgary consulting and training providers.

Janet has worked with individuals and organizations to build skills for growth and success, improving effectiveness in leadership, communication, performance management and team development.

She is also a certified conflict mediator which gives her a special skill set in working through difficult and challenging organizational problems.

She serves clients from a wide range of backgrounds and industries. With a direct and logical communication style, Janet connects well with leaders who are adept at the technical aspects of their jobs but would like help with their people responsibilities.

​Entertaining and approachable Janet is a facilitator who enables participants to focus on the practical application of proven techniques. As a coach, she creates a positive, supportive space that inspires new ideas and actions and builds confidence.

​In addition to her business consulting activities, Janet has led Human Resources in the hospitality industry, owned a small business, mediated conflicts for the Alberta Civil Court and taught psychology and assertiveness training at the community college level.

​Janet is also certified and experienced in a range of assessment tools including DISC, MBTI, Workplace Motivators, EQi and SuccessFinder.

Benoit Duchesne

Benoit is a seasoned professional coach and trainer having spent over 20 years working with corporations and individuals in the disciplines of leadership, sales, service, teamwork and personal best!

Our “French Connection”, Benoit provides services to the Quebec and Ontario markets in both official languages. Benoit and Chuck first met in 2006 when they teamed up on a major national training project and are still great friends today!

Bennie developed a thirst for training and coaching having first worked in the Franklin Covey organization. “It was an amazing learning experience” Ben will say. “I learned so much, not just about how to teach the 7 Habits, but about how to apply them to myself. I still use them today!”

His intuitive and reflective nature is valued by everyone he works with. His love of life along with a lifelong desire to understand human behavior is evident in everything he does.

Benoit is energizing and after meeting him, clients are quickly engaged. His workshops are insightful, with his specialization in the “4 types de comportement” workshops being his signature offering. He is also a certified business coach and works with a large compliment of business executives through one-to-one sessions.

Benoit’s client specialties are Dental, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food Products, Agriculture, Industrial and Services. He is regularly asked to speak at conferences due to his exciting stage presence and ability to connect with his audience.

Benoit is a graduate of the University of Ottawa BA, is certified in Franklin Covey 7 Habits and has worked in numerous Director of Sales roles including the Franklin Covey organization.

Our Expertise

At The Method Effect, we specialize in:

Leadership Development

Our Leadership Training Calgary programs empower individuals to become effective leaders and drive organizational success.

Sales Excellence

We provide comprehensive sales training and coaching to enhance your team's performance and boost revenue.

Our strategic planning process involves a meticulous assessment of your organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis). We then work together to develop a comprehensive plan that outlines actionable steps, timelines, and key performance indicators (KPIs). This plan becomes your roadmap to success, providing clear direction and fostering a culture of strategic thinking within your organization.

Communication Skills

Effective communication is the cornerstone of success. We offer training to improve interpersonal and professional communication.

Business Value Building

Discover strategies to enhance your business's value and achieve long-term success.

Teamwork Enhancement

Foster a collaborative and productive work environment through our teamwork training.

Why Choose Us?

Our team at The Method Effect is passionate about helping businesses thrive. We understand that every organization is unique, and our customized solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs. With Chuck Bean at the helm, our expertise is second to none. We believe in the power of data and psychology in understanding and improving your team's dynamics. That's why we have Nikki De Freitas, a Certified Insights DISC and Driving Forces Specialist, on board. Nikki specializes in hiring debriefs, coaching, training, and teamwork sessions to boost employee engagement. Our commitment to providing data-driven insights doesn't stop there. We also offer Insights TriMetrix assessments, a world-standard behavioral style assessment, to provide a holistic view of individuals' strengths and areas for development.

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