Peter Bregman


  • Peter teaches leaders how to lead with emotional courage by increasing their confidence, ability to connect with others and embrace change
  • Audiences leave with the tools to engage on with their teams on an emotional level to guide change and support performance
  • Peter is an author and contributor to more than 16 books, and a regular contributor to Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes, Fast Company and The Financial Times
  • Past clients include: Allianz, American Express, Brunswick Group, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, FEI, GE Capital, Merck, Clear Channel, Nike, and UNICEF

About Peter Bregman - Best-selling Author and Top-ranked Global Speaker on Leadership & Personal Growth:

Peter Bregman is recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches. Peter coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. Having started his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions, Peter is CEO of Bregman Partners - an executive coaching company that helps successful people become exceptional leaders and stellar human beings.

Peter is ranked as a top 30 thought leader by Thinkers 50 Radar - and selected as one of the top 8 thought leaders in leadership. He is the award-winning, best-selling author and contributor of 16 books - including, most recently, Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work. His book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, was a Wall Street Journal best-seller, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year by NPR - and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top ten business book. He is also the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work, a New York Post "Top Pick for Your Career" in 2015, and Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change.

Peter is the host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast, which offers insightful conversations with industry thought leaders - on how to become more powerful, courageous leaders. He is also a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and his articles and commentary appear frequently in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, The Financial Times , PBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and FOX Business News.

Peter created and leads the Bregman Leadership Intensive, a four-day program that transforms the way people lead - by increasing their confidence in themselves, their ability to connect with others, their commitment to what’s most important, and their emotional courage.

Peter designed the Bregman Partners proven, proprietary Big Arrow process - to align people to work together to accomplish an organization’s most important work. The Bregman Arrow Measurement tool (BAM)©tm - quantifies the leadership and organizational gaps that block successful execution.

He has implemented his proprietary solutions with CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations, including Allianz, American Express, Brunswick Group, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, FEI, GE Capital, Merck, Clear Channel, Nike, UNICEF, among others.

Peter earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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What Peter BregmanTalks About:

You CAN Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Your Employees, Colleagues – Even Family – Up Their Game

“You can’t change other people. You can only change yourself.” It’s a truism. Only it’s not true.

In fact, if you’re a leader or a manager in an organization – if you’re a coach – you have to change other people. It’s your job. If you’re a parent, it’s your job too. And if you care about the people in your life who aren’t reaching their potential or, worse, are acting in self-destructive ways, it’s your longing.

The problem isn’t that you can’t change other people, the problem is that the things you do and say to try to change them don’t work because you’re doing and saying the wrong things. In fact, most likely you’re having the opposite effect.

What does work? That’s the focus of this session. We’ll look at the 4 fundamentals that need to exist for people to make sustainable change, and we’ll share the Four Steps – the straightforward, methodical, and replicable process for reliably helping other people change.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand why it’s been so difficult to help other people change – and what we typically do that makes it even harder.
  • Identify the 4 powers people need to make sustainable change.
  • Learn the Four Steps – the straightforward and replicable process for reliably helping other people change.


Based on his most recent book Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work, best-selling author Peter Bregman unlocks the secrets of highly successful leaders – no matter their role or level in the hierarchy, and pinpoints the missing ingredient that makes all the difference: emotional courage.

Emotional courage distinguishes powerful leaders from weak ones. It means speaking up when others are silent and remaining steadfast, grounded – and measured in the face of uncertainty. It means responding productively to political opposition, maybe even bad-faith backstabbing – without getting sidetracked, distracted or losing your focus.

In this engaging and interactive presentation, Peter shows audiences:

  • Why emotional courage is important – and examples of its power
  • Why the best leaders have confidence in themselves, the ability to connect with others, and commitment to a purpose – and how emotional courage is the key to unlocking all of those factors
  • What it feels like, experientially through fun and effective exercises – to have emotional courage
  • How to use emotional courage to initiate hard conversations, create accountability – and inspire focussed action on your most important work

This keynote is a guide for becoming a great leader – a leader who has the power to speak with courage to align teams, inspire action, and achieve stellar results.

We squander a tremendous amount of our potential – and organizations waste a tremendous amount of their people’s potential by focussing on the wrong things or not following through on real priorities. It’s not that people don’t try hard enough – it’s that their efforts don’t reap the benefits they could.

Drawing from his best-selling book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done – Peter sets out the new, simple rules for leading in a way that brings focus to an organization and makes the best use of everyone’s talents.

In this engaging, story-based and very practical keynote – Peter offers ideas, practices, tips, mind hacks and gentle nudges to help leaders bring focus to their people and their organization.

Peter will show audiences:

  • An 18-minute plan to manage their day – empowering them to get the right things done
  • How to get traction, stick to their focus, ignore non-priorities, avoid the allure of unproductive busyness – and master their boundaries so they can resist distractions
  • How to build a plan that places people at the intersection of their strengths, weaknesses, differences and passions – maximizing their success and impact on the organization

Seventy percent of all major change efforts fail – mostly because of rampant fear, anxiety and resistance. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Far from inevitable, resistance is a direct result of how we manage change.

Peter Bregman has successfully designed and executed major change efforts, involving thousands of people – at some of the world’s most prestigious companies of all sizes.

Peter’s experience proves that resistance is optional, an unintended consequence of the way most leaders try to execute change. His key insight: “People don’t resist change – they resist being changed.”

In this presentation, Peter teaches a simple mind shift, and a few basic, easily implementable strategies that can completely transform how managers and leaders lead – and how the whole organization perceives change.

Peter shares:

  • Three change rules that must underlie any organization change effort
  • How to use the “Engagement Continuum” to diagnose and describe their own change initiatives
  • Seven strategies for engaging the workforce during a time of change that shift the responsibility of change – from leaders to the people who must take the daily actions to make the change successful

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