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View Peter Black's profile on LinkedIn     E: peter.black@peterblackcoaching.com   M: 0419 510 955  T: @PeterBlackCoach

I consider I am a well rounded Business and Executive Coach, with particular specialties in C-Suite coaching (CEO, CFO, CIO, COO etc), the financial services and IT industries, professional services firms and SME business coaching.  

Why I coach and my background as to how I started is detailed here - and I am very grateful for what some of what my clients say about me. 

With over 35 years of business, coaching and facilitation experience combined with a unique suite of qualifications and business focused personality, behavioural and leadership assessment certifications, I consider I am well placed to assist clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries.  Please click here for further details.

I undertake various activities as part of my portfolio career practice: Assessments, CEO Mentoring, Coaching (Business, Career, Executive, OnBoarding, Professional Practices and Retirement), Facilitation and Presentations on various topical business subjects.

I assist in achieving business, career, organisational and/or life goals. I have worked with many individuals and organisations to facilitate successful business, career, executive and retirement transitions towards desired outcomes - whether exiting a role or organisation (outplacement), entering a role or organisation (on boarding),  to becoming more effective in an existing role (executive coaching) or in engaging multiple stakeholders to achieve corporate/group goals (facilitation).

I currently consult to CEO Coaching and Mentoring organisation The Executive Connection (TEC), where I am a group chair of 15 CEO's of Small and Medium Enterprise businesses where we meet monthly for a meeting to discuss their business issues in an environment where there are no competing businesses nor customers nor suppliers, hear guest speakers and between meetings,provide 1:1 CEO coaching.  Further details on this can be found here.

From 2015 to 2018, I was appointed as a Lenovo ANZ Brand Ambassador 
where I was provided with Lenovo product from time to time to use and evaluate in my business and executive coaching practice - which I had been doing on a commercial arms length basis for many years prior to this appointment.  I understand I was appointed to this role as I was considered representative as one of "Those Who Do" and #neverstandstill  - as demonstrated by the range of technology solutions I use in my practice.

From 2007 to 2011, I consulted to 
career transition company DBM Australia Limited (which from 1 September 2011 became part of Lee Hecht Harrison, which in turn is owned by Fortune 500 company Adecco), assisting numerous individuals undertake outplacement programs following retrenchment from major organisations - including Boral, Coca-Cola Amatil, Commonwealth Bank, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Department Of Defence, GlaxoSmithKline, Graincorp,  IAG, Merrill Lynch, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Qantas, Rio Tinto and Woolworths.

In my coaching and facilitation, I draw on a range of qualifications and business and life experiences including:

  • 26 years of business experience as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia in a variety of positions, including auditing, tax advisory and internal national practice management and shared services roles, and significant change management experience arising from the 1998 merger and subsequent structural realignment
  • having had a year of transition in 2006 (what I now call my first gap year or first retirement - at the age of 47!) after accepting an amicable redundancy of my position of National Operations Director at PwC Australia.
  • certifications and experience in career transition/outplacement consulting, coaching, BarOn Emotional IntelligenceExtended DISC , Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument,  Hogan Assessments,  Human Synergistics LSI, MatrigmaMyers Briggs Type Indicator and Retirement Coaching.
  • a diverse range of facilitation experiences both through The Executive Connection and with other clients.
  • being an active investor in large Australian listed companies and gaining from the ongoing business issues confronting all companies in different industries
  • being married with 3 adult daughters
  • an active contributor to my local community particularly as a past President, former website manager and a representative softball coach with the Hornsby District Softball Association in Sydney