Pete Berridge...

Coaching is: "Partnering with clients; being with that person in what they are trying to achieve ~ in work and in life; processing thoughts, feelings, and actions. My guiding ambition is to help others be who they want to be."


coaching perspective

Coaching is focused time spent on your own self-development – like taking a class on yourself. It is focused on your goals and putting together a plan to achieve them. In my approach as coach, I draw heavily upon scientific research to inform my thinking about human behavior, emotion, motivation, engagement, performance, and human strengths as means to make personal and professional change. My approach is deeply rooted in the sciences of positive psychology and of coaching. 

I have a passion for working with clients to help them get unstuck or develop new skills and achieve incredible outcomes. It is important that a client has a safe and confidential place to explore and discover.  

Often a coaching engagement begins with gathering information through a various assessments and a 360 degree survey. Unfortunately, often people look forward to 360 feedback like they do a performance review. My approach is different. By leveraging positive psychology principles and engaging the client's "human system" it becomes one of the most powerful and positive experiences the client may have in her/his professional career. The client gains specific information on how they can become even more effective and each interviewee commits to doing "one thing" to support the client achieve her/his development goals. Change happens much faster when the people around us notice changes and reinforce success. Watch a seven minute overview of the process:

You think me the child of my circumstances: I make my circumstances... You call it the power of circumstance, but it is the power of me.
— Emerson

common coaching issues

  • Leveraging strengths
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Executive presence
  • Psychological Capital
  • Authentic leadership
  • Team effectiveness
  • Time management
  • Leading others
  • Strategic perspective
  • Leadership transitions
  • Effective delegation
  • Relationship building
  • Holding difficult conversations
  • Work life balance
  • Life transitions
  • Decision making