Peter Docker Keynote Speaker
- Leadership and workplace culture expert
- Co-author of the bestseller, "Find Your Why", and author of "Leading From The Jumpseat"
- Co-founder, WhyNot Unlimited
Peter Docker's Biography
Peter Docker‘s purpose is to enable others to be extraordinary and to unlock their natural talents. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s theory of The Golden Circle, Peter works to help individuals and organizations harness the power of Why. He is a top leadership speaker, with a unique focus on commitment and human connection.
His approach harnesses the collective wisdom of teams and 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.
Peter is the co-author of the bestseller, “Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team” (2017), with Simon Sinek and David Mead, which has sold over 420,000 copies and been translated into 25+ languages. He is also the author of “Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control” (2021).
He is the co-founder of WhyNot Unlimited, a firm dedicated to achieving high performance by uniting and inspiring teams through a common “Why.” A leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial experience extends across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North 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, television, print, media, hospitality and aviation. Clients include Google, Four Seasons Hotels, Accenture, American Express, NBC Universal, among others.
He served for 25 years as a senior Royal Air Force officer and professional pilot, 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 Defense 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 master classes at universities, and is a regular contributor to Simon Sinek’s blog and podcast series.
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.