Areas of Expertise:

  • Transformational coaching

  • Strategically driven engagements

  • Vision and purpose work

  • Navigating leadership within complexity

  • Whole team coaching

  • Change consulting

Peter Shields

Senior Leadership Consultant


Peter Shields has practiced business coaching and transformational consulting since 2001 and supported the development of many leaders in a broad range of industries. He has coached hundreds of leaders around key business skills, strategic thinking, transformational change, performance improvement and the development of purpose and vision. 

During the 1990’s and before embarking on a Consulting career, Peter was in a Sales Management role and later National Marketing Manager reporting to the CEO for Gibson / Ecolab Chemicals, a $300M food, beverage and industrial chemical supplier.

His love and respect for people and their potential led him to study Creativity Psychotherapy and the practice of Counseling (5 years) followed before he transitioned back to the corporate world as an Executive Coach. His academic understanding of the psychological drivers that inform a person’s behaviour and his experience with dealing with people confronted by significant change events significantly contributes to his ability as an Executive Coach.

Among recent consulting assignments include: Coaching the CFO and 6 direct reports across a 12 month period, coaching 4 senior partners in a large commercial law firm, facilitating workshops and coaching the VP of Operations, the CTO and the Head of Sales Asia Pacific in a large multi national organization during a longitudinal change initiative.

Peter’s industry experience includes many of Australia’s top companies in Mining, Energy, IT, Banking, Legal, Media, Environment, Transport, Pharmaceutical, Advertising, Chemical and Manufacturing businesses.

Peter has qualifications with ICF as a Professional Certified Coach, Executive Coaching with the Institute of Executive Coaching (Levels 1, 2 & 3), in Creative Psychotherapy, certified in the full Leadership Circle suite and is currently The Leadership Circle suite completing Principles of Organisational Coaching at Charles Sturt University.

Peter is known for guiding individuals and teams to access the full capacity of their ‘collective intelligence’ by helping them to contextualize, understand and manage the key drivers behind leadership performance – their patterns and habits of thinking. With a keen focus on business results, Peter respectfully challenges individuals to uncover the full potential of their strengths for leading people to high performance.