3Keys Consulting


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3Keys Consulting was born out of a passion for people and organizational development.  Founder Robb Breding has over 25 years of experience developing and leading teams both as a corporate executive and a business owner of a retail company with more than 200 employees.  In 2015 Breding met John Perry, a former NASA engineer turned consultant who had developed a powerful assessment device called the "JPEA" (Job-Person-Environment Assessment).  Perry had been using and refining the "JPEA" tool in his own consulting work over the past 30 years.  The two men began a conversation that has led to a partnership.  By combining their collective experiences and skills, Breding and Perry have developed many simple, executable solutions.  3Keys Consulting hopes to expose these solutions and the power of the "JPEA" Assessment to an ever increasing audience of organizational leaders who are interested in the competitive advantage that is gained from having a healthy and engaged organization.      



Robb Breding

Breding grew up in Minot, North Dakota where he graduated from Minot State University with a BA in Psychology and Business.  He married this wife Pam (Keyes) Breding in 1987. The couple moved to the Minneapolis Metro area in 1996 where he and Pam along with their two beautiful daughters currently reside.  Robb loves engaging with others to accomplishing a goal and is a true servant leader.  He is an active member of his church and has served on several non-profit boards.  His passion for people, systems and organization development has impacted these organizations and is evident in his own businesses.  Breding now seeks to offer that same passion and expertise in service to yours. 

Background and Experience

Breding started his career in the 80s quickly working his way up the corporate ladder at Sears Roebuck and Company.  He was given a world class education by the retail giant and gained experience in many different roles.  He began in visual sales and merchandising, worked as a sales manager in both soft-lines and hard-lines, was a store operations manager and did recruiting and talent development for the executive training program.  In 1999 he left Sears to launch his own retail business.   As president of the newly formed wireless phone company Breding and his brother grew the business to over 50 locations in 5 states.  He later sold the stores to key leaders within the organization and formed a new company where as president he developed a turn key store operation model where these key leaders and recruited entrepreneurs could own and operate sub-agent wireless stores flying under the banner of his company.  Breding sold the business in 2014 and has been working as a consultant in both the business and non-profit sectors since. 


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JPEA™ Inventor and Consultant

John Perry

Founder and President, Human Productivity Systems, Inc., is a consultant who specializes in organization and leadership development. He developed the Job-Person-Environment Assessment™ (JPEA™), which provides a multi-faceted look at perceived job behavioral expectations, behavioral preferences, and perceived support provided by the organization's systems, procedures and practices. The summary JPEA™ result reveals Organizational Health.  John uses participants’ JPEA™ results to identify any barriers to their excellence that may exist in the workplace, helping to answer three important questions: “What” are the barriers; “So what” do they mean to me/us; and “Now what” am I/are we going to do to lower or remove them? He helps clients develop strategies for imple­menting the changes that this diagno­stic process indicates would be necessary and beneficial. He has served many organi­zations, large and small, in the public and private sectors, and for-profit and not-for-profit.

Background and Experience

John has a BS degree in Mathematics from Florida A&M University, an MBA degree in Management Decision Systems from University of Southern California and a Certificate in General Business Management from University of California Los Angeles. Prior to starting his consulting career in 1982, he was employed for over 22 years by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in several disciplines, including aeronautical research engineering, functional and project management, financial management, and management systems consulting.

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