Peter Docker

Leadership & Partner Speaker for Simon Sinek "Start With Why"

Fee Range?: $25,000 - $30,000

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Peter is passionate about enabling people to be extraordinary.

Specializing in organizational culture & leadership, Peter is dedicated to sharing his insights into how humans operate, communicate and relate.

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Peter is passionate about enabling people to be extraordinary.

Specializing in organizational culture & leadership, Peter is dedicated to sharing his insights into how humans operate, communicate and relate.

Inspired by “The Golden Circle”, Peter works to help individuals and organizations harness the power of Why. The result is extraordinary cultures and sustainable high performance. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous flying, military, and industry career to explain principles that can be applied in any business.

A leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial experience extends across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, Latin America, India, and the Far East. He has engaged at senior levels with several of the world’s largest companies, developing an understanding of many industries including oil and gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, and aviation.

A former senior Royal Air Force officer and professional pilot, Peter has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the world. A seasoned crisis manager, his multi-faceted career has encompassed being an international negotiator for the UK Government; leading an aviation training and standards organization; teaching post-graduates at the UK’s Defence College; flying the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher around the world; and leading multi-billion dollar international procurement projects.

Peter is now dedicated to sharing his insights into how human beings operate, communicate and relate, specializing in organizational culture and leadership. Partnering with the “Start With Why” team since 2011, Peter works with organizations on longer-term engagements, delivers keynote talks around the world, and is a regular contributor to Simon Sinek’s blog and podcast series.

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Start With Why; Bringing "The Golden Circle"to life
Peter shares a powerfully simply idea, discovered by Simon Sinek, called "The Golden Circle" and builds upon it with examples and stories that bring it to life. This simple idea explains how great leaders, companies and organizations that inspire us are able to do so naturally and consistently. "The Golden Circle" unravels the mystery of how we must think, act and communicate to inspire others. Here's a hint: it's not about changing who we are, it's about understanding who we are.
Start With Why & Leaders Eat Last
What makes great teams and organizations pull together. Some organizations have cultures where their people are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other cultures, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? This keynote talk takes a slightly more general approach to each concept and provides a clear link between the two. It draws on Simon Sinek's two books, Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last. Combining an alternative way of thinking with real life examples and stories, Peter explains how great organizations inspire the right fits to join their cause, then create a culture that naturally breeds trust and collaboration.
Five Key Principles
How to harness the power of Why in your organization. Building on the concept of Why and "The Golden Circle", Peter answers the question of what's next? by explaining the Five Key Principles, tools leaders can use to harness the power of Why in their organization. These principles are the roadmap to creating engagement, innovation and breakthrough in organizational environments.
Why Discovery for Teams & Organizations (Workshop)
Designed for business units or organizations who want to discover and articulate their Why. As simple as the Why concept is to understand, one of the biggest challenges a team or organization will face is clearly articulating its purpose, cause or belief, its Why. While it may be felt, it can be difficult to put into words. Finding the words for our Why is the first step in being able to effectively communicate it. Until it can be put into words, it's very difficult to put it into action and nearly impossible to scale. Inspired by Simon Sinek's Why Discovery Process, this workshop focuses on helping teams or organizations find and articulate their Why in simple language that inspires action.
Why Discovery for Individuals (Workshop)
Designed for individuals within organizations to discover their Why and take inspired action. When we clearly understand our own Why, we can gain a greater sense of purpose within our organizations, contributing who we are at our best. And when we are at our very best, doing work that matters to us, the natural result is greater fulfillment. This is not only good for us, but contributes to the vision and the long-term progress of the organization.
Five Key Principles (Workshop)
For organizations that know their Why, this workshop is designed for senior leadership to gain a greater appreciation of "The Golden Circle". What would our families, our communities and our world look like if we woke up each day inspired to go to work and went home each day fulfilled by the work we do? It's possible and it starts with Why. When is the last time you thought about why you show up to work? Beyond the paycheck, even beyond providing great service to clients, why do you really do the work you do? Understanding the real human reason behind the contribution you make can dramatically shift your perspective and truly inspire you. This workshop is designed to introduce you to Five Key Principles that can help you harness the power of Why within your role and your organization. We are often eager to start with Why, if we only knew How! Finding and articulating the Why is just the beginning. Having the Why become part of your organization's culture is a process and requires a different perspective on leadership and communication.


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