Peter Stephenson specializes in building strategic leadership capability. He is an organizational psychologist, management consultant and trusted advisor to CEOs, boards of directors and executive teams. His clients are predominantly large Canadian organizations and include several U.S. Fortune 500 firms. His practice is founded on the insight that true growth, performance and success are directly related to the development of leadership at the individual, team and organizational level. He has over 20 years of experience helping CEOs, organizations and boards do this more effectively.
Peter consults on a broad range of leadership issues including the implementation of business strategy, merger and acquisition integration, executive assessment and development, board effectiveness, and organization restructuring. With his dual background in management and the behavioral sciences, Peter combines his strategic perspective on business with a firm grounding in organizational behavior. He understands individuals and teams. He is highly skilled in analyzing competencies, motivations and potential, and in collaborating with clients to help facilitate the changes that will make a real and lasting difference to their performance.
Peter has a B.Sc. from Trent University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. He is a frequent guest speaker on board governance, strategy implementation, succession planning and executive development. He has served on several non-profit boards. Peter is a graduate of the ICD Corporate Governance College Director Education Program and has his ICD.D designation.
Prior to founding Meridien in 1997, he spent 14 years at RHR International – a leading international firm of management psychologists – where he led the firm’s strategy and change implementation practice and managed the growth of its Canadian business. He was also an internal organization development consultant with a major oil company.