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“Peter is the Chair of my TEC group and also works with me as a business coach. Peter takes a genuine interest in everyone he works with and looks for the areas of both their business and their life where he can add the most value.

He’s well-read, experienced and smart enough to find useful ways to hold us all to account and push us in the areas we can, and should, develop. Don’t work with Peter if you don’t want to grow or be held to account!”

CEO

Digital Marketing Company, Sydney

Peter Black

Peter brings over four decades of business, coaching and professional experience as a Chartered Accountant, Operations Director,  Business and Executive Coach and Corporate Facilitator.  Peter has worked across a range of industries and sectors with particular specialties in the financial services, information technology and professional services sectors.

Prior to becoming a Business and Executive Coach, Peter was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc)  from 1980 to 2005 in various auditing, corporate taxation and practice management roles in a number of offices in Australia.  His last substantive role at pwc was National Operations Director responsible for various shared service functions and strategic advice to the partnership, including effecting much of the merger integration of the two legacy firms in 1998.

Peter commenced his coaching career in 2007 with global career transition and executive coaching company DBM, where he coached for five years including during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09. He has also worked with ALCHEMY Career Management delivering various career transition and executive coaching programs for over five years.

From 2011 to 2021, Peter was a  Group Chair of a Roundtable group of 15 CEO’s/business owners of Small and Medium Enterprises for coaching and mentoring organization, The Executive Connection (TEC), an affiliate of Vistage International.  Concurrently, Peter has also chaired two combined accounting and wealth management firms in Sydney as well as consulted to a range of other SME business owners.

Approach

Peter works from the holistic perspective of the individual and his/her own goals, strengths, personality and values – including when he is facilitating team and group sessions.  Peter is a personable, strategic, adaptable and commercially driven thinker who thrives in complexity and ambiguity. He understands business drivers and is a catalyst for his clients to develop strategies within their roles and organisations to reflect factors such as changing demographics, economic conditions, government policy, technology and work dynamics so as to maintain relevance and sustainability.

Qualifications

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at UWA, Peter completed a range of post graduate qualifications including becoming a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Secretary and obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning.   In more recent years, Peter has become accredited in a range of psychometric tools to enhance the effectiveness and self awareness of individuals, including Extended DISC, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, Hogan Assessments and the Life Options Profile.  Peter is also a member of the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Retirement Coach.

Personal Insights

Peter is married with three adult daughters who all work in a professional capacity.  Through his daughters, Peter was for seventeen years heavily involved in team coordination, administration and coaching of a softball club and association in Sydney, including being a Representative Coach over a range of grades and the Association President and website manager.

Peter’s interests now include his family, reading, investment markets, kayaking and active walking.