Courtney Peterson is an experienced executive and leadership coach who possesses more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, leading human resources teams and coaching leaders. Like the lotus flower, Courtney believes that all human beings have the ability to emerge into their own remarkable beauty to perform at the highest levels, to live on purpose and to achieve their goals. Even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the lotus produces the most beautiful flower, which represents a compelling analogy to the human condition.
Courtney has managed multi-million dollar budgets, been responsible for sensitive matters of compliance and risk management and adhered to the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion, while leading and energizing teams. The stress and pressures that emerging and senior leaders face is well within Courtney's personal experience and understanding.
Courtney's style is credible, polished, inspiring, inclusive and encouraging. Courtney is an especially skilled, curious and engaged listener which makes her adept at helping clients connect all the dots. She regularly shares leadership insights and thought leadership about the future of work through the Forbes Human Resources Council.
In addition to her own personal & professional commitment to equitable workplaces, Courtney has also received advanced training in cultural competency and racial literacy. Courtney is particularly committed to the fostering of high-performance, empathetic and civil workplace cultures that actively execute policies and practices to promote equitable and anti-racist workplaces. Courtney has extensive experience using a variety of leadership assessments [MBTI, Hogan, DiSC, Predictive Index, Conflict Dynamics Profile] to help individuals gain greater awareness of their values, tendencies, biases and personality traits, as well as opportunities for growth.
Courtney possesses a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a master's degree in adult education. She is a graduate of Georgetown University's Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching program through the Institute for Transformational Leadership. In addition, as an experienced coach, she has attained the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
She resides in the Washington DC Metro area where she is active in her local community as an award-winning Girl Scout Troop leader, keeps busy with her teen and tween aged daughters and engages in other meaningful activities.
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