He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (1976) and his Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University (1979). The Institute of Management Consultants awarded Pete the Certified Management Consultant® designation in 2002.
He previously served on the on the DFW Chapter and IMC USA Boards and the STS Roundtable Steward’s Team. He serves on the Planning Team of the DFW OD Network. Pete worked in humanitarian services with HELP International from 2002 to 2011. In 2002 he joined a consulting team and the board on a fact finding and reflection trip to El Salvador that resulted in a complete revision of the HELP business strategy. In 2005 he joined the “Wave of Hope” Project in Khao Lak, Thailand where he evaluated the effectiveness of post-Asian tsunami relief efforts. In both 2007 and 2010 he spent two weeks visiting HELP volunteers, projects, NGO Partners, and government leaders as he continued his research to discover what works in building economic and social progress in the developing world.
Pete is an independent strategic organization design consultant, coach, and social entrepreneur operating under the name “Strategic Organization Design, Inc.”
He is known for his ability to see the big picture, make sense of messes, and lead teams through the resolution of complex issues. He relates well to people from all stations of life, speaks frankly, and has a practical eye for getting things done.
Pete’s consulting and coaching practice focuses on supporting organizations through the seasonal cycle those organizations move through. His core services outline that cycle. It includes formulating and crafting strategy, intentionally designing organizations (with webs of intangible assets), doing change, as well as discovering what works. In addition to that Pete offers two essential enabling services that lubricate the seasonal cycle. Those services are designing and facilitating meetings and doing executive coaching.
In focusing on the future oriented, context sensitive, purposeful, and intentional design of organizations and implementation of change Pete has worked closely with union, management, and employee teams at all levels of the organization. Most of Pete’s clients have been involved in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, and outsourcing relationships that have turned into messes. His clients include publicly and privately held, non-profit, and governmental organizations.
Pete also teaches undergraduate Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of North Texas at Dallas.