Peter Hyson


Peter has been a professional sports coach and for more than 20 years has coached senior leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. His book, Coaching with Meaning and Spirituality, challenges and equips professional business coaches to explore the emerging area of spiritual intelligence (called the Eighth Habit by Stephen Covey and Self-transcendence by Abraham Maslow).

He is sought-after for his commitment, challenge, support and humour. After starting life as a Secondary School teacher, he took on various leadership roles before pioneering a highly successful Accelerated Leadership programme for aspiring Headteachers and then worked on Community Cohesion with a Northern Local Authority, bringing together highly antagonistic vested interests for consultation and action.

He has also facilitated workshops and lectures on how leaders become more effective and inspiring, both in themselves and in their businesses. He uses the power of story to motivate, inspire and challenge and his book, Live the Work you Love, guides successful leaders to make a difference and proactively create their legacy. He has worked in the US, Australia, Poland, Romania, Jordan and Nigeria and is proud to be a Business Mentor with The Mowgli Foundation.

Peter has spent the last five years as a Chair with The Academy for Chief Executives and now Vistage, where he draws on his experience, insights and humour to challenge CEOs, MDs and business leaders to exceed their expectations as effective leaders.

Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings