Peter L. West

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Peter L. West


Peter L. West, the founder of West Coaching Network, brings over 20 years of experience as a senior executive, management consultant, facilitator and leadership coach. Peter's diverse background includes experience across a range of fields, including: information technology, telecommunications, customer and hospitality services, financial services, health care, as well as human resources, higher education and non-profit management.


Peter earned a BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Anaheim University. Additionally, he completed Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation. Throughout his career, Peter has focused on operational and organizational development, project management, process improvement, technology management and deployment, organizational strategic planning, leadership development and team building.

In 2009, Peter decided to leave a satisfying career as a Senior Executive in Internet, Cable and Telecommunications companies in order to bring his knowledge and expertise to individuals and organizations. Peter is dedicated to helping leaders and organizations by providing mentoring and coaching to individuals seeking to define and capture their goals, whether personal or professional. In an effort to codify his many years of experience as a coach, he joined the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program where he earned his Certification in Leadership Coaching. He also earned his Professional Certified Coach credentials from the International Coach Federation. In his present role he is able to leverage his extensive business background and his formal training as a coach in a way that produces tangible results in his clients. While Peter has extensive experience across a number of industries, his pre-coaching background in Telecommunications, Information Systems and Internet Technology has leant itself especially well to supporting senior leaders in those and related fields. His true passion is working with leaders in transition, regardless of field. He also works with “high potentials” who are already performing at a level well above average in order to prepare them for the changes ahead.

Peter is trained and certified in the following assessments:

  • Center for Creative Leadership: Benchmarks 360, Leading Managers 360, Executive Dimensions, Prospector, SKILLSCOPE, FIRO-B, FIRO-Business, WorkPlace Big Five Profile 4.0, Change Style Indicator, Decision Style Profile
  • CPP: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Step 1 and Step 2), Strong Interest Inventory, Skills Confidence Inventory
  • Gallup: StrengthsQuest, StrengthsFinder
  • Lominger: Leadership Architect, Voices 360, viaEDGE
  • CareerLeader: CareerLeader, CareerLeader-College
Education and Credentials include:
  • University of Colorado, Denver, B.A. Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Anaheim University, MBA Sustainable Management
  • Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation
  • Georgetown University, Certificate in Leadership Coaching
  • The George Washington University School of Business, Adjunct Professor
  • Center for Creative Leadership, Adjunct Staff
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Member, International Coach Federation