Member Since: 27th Sep 2018
Pete is a consultant, facilitator and coach with an international background in leadership and organisational development. He is interested in leadership and personal development, including the role that conflict plays in organisations and society.
Following a spell working in not-for-profit organisations, he started a dotcom during the dotcom boom, and closed it down during the bust. His subsequent years have been spent in consultancy, initially in strategy, and for the last 14 years, in leadership and organisational development. His clients have included BP, Barclays, the Boston Consulting Group, KPMG, HSBC, NHS, Equality & Human Rights Commission, the Institute of Cancer Research, University of Reading and Virgin Atlantic.
From 2006 to 2011 he was a senior consultant with Roffey Park Institute, and continues to work on the faculty for their MSc in People & Organisational Development and their Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching.
Pete is the only executive coach in Europe to have completed an intensive four-month training internship with Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler at the Strozzi Institute for Embodied Leadership. He has been certified as a Master Somatic Leadership Coach and has completed a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling with the Gestalt Centre in London. He has also completed an MSc in Change Agent Skills & Strategies at the University of Surrey, where his dissertation focused on conflict in teams. In addition Pete is licensed to deliver Barry Oshry’s Organisation Workshop and is certified to use the FIRO-B, Change Style Indicator, the Global Leadership Profile and SDI psychometric instruments.
Pete practises martial arts, reads across a wide range of topics, and enjoys travelling on adventures to various parts of the world. He has published articles in a range of publications, including The Times, HR Magazine, People Management, The Retailer, and Charities Management, and has written a book entitled Embodied Leadership, which was published in June 2013 by Kogan Page. He is currently undertaking a part-time PhD to further his research on Embodied Leadership.
Managing Consultant Uncommon Leaders Ltd
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