- Change Management
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Organisationational Reviews – Culture, Structure, Job Design, Performance, etc.
- Strategic Planning & Research
- Public Speaking
- Staff Development: leadership, communications, teams, change, conflict resolution/negotiation
Peter is a Brisbane (Australia) based Organisational & Development Consultant, originally completing post-graduate studies in Psychology at the University of Queensland. Some great experience working in the Financial Services industry preceded over 25 years in consulting, training and business (both as a member of consulting teams and independently). In recent years Peter’s business interests have extended beyond the consulting world, and like all challenges, this has proved to be invaluable. Peter’s experience has made it obvious that the quality of a project will be influenced by a number of factors:
- The quality of the relationship: No surprise that the relationship with the customer is paramount and built on mutual respect.
- Clear objectives: A customer that works with the consultant to develop a clear understanding of the need for change and the objectives is well on the way to getting a good result.
- Openness to change and ideas is different from the relationship: Not all customers are ready and open to working with a consultant nor ready to make the changes necessary to achieve their desired outcomes. This usually becomes obvious fairly quickly in the relationship.
- Be wary of trends and be prepared to customize: There is an increasing amount of repackaged, reframed and quasi-intellectual material appearing in the business world as consultants try to differentiate and reinvent themselves. A lot of business is not that mysterious.
- Get the strategy right and add value: A consultant can add value in a lot of ways that are not obvious at the outset of a project. However, get the strategy wrong at the start and it is going to cost a whole lot more than just the extra money.
- There’s a lot more and click for another small taste.
Peter’s goal is to always leave the customer organization healthier, more robust, and more functional.
You can read more about Peter approach on the following pages:
- Diverse and Deep Experience
- Intelligent, Flexible Learning & Outcomes
- Customized Responses
- Right-Sizing for Consultants
Our private interests shape who we are as professionals:
Peter is a keen cyclist (with a professional interest in health and fitness and occasionally races with the University of Queensland Cycling Club), rock climbed for many years (New Zealand, Europe, Nepal & Tibet – recently showing signs of coming out of climbing retirement!) and has a more than a passing interest in science and economics generally. Further, an interest in music, HiFi and the quality of our acoustic environment finds Peter writing the occasional blog at ‘The Beautiful Sound Project’. All of these activities find a positive way of spilling into Peter’s approach too consulting. Spend some time with Peter and you will soon discover how these topics are relevant.
If you are looking to work with an innovative consultant interested in discovering what it is your business needs then please feel free to contact Peter. It costs nothing to start a conversation!