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Peter D Schwartz Top CEO and Leadership Development Master Coach
To date, Peter has worked with 279 chief executives, as a Vistage Chair and CEO Coach. 
Leveraging 30 years in business, Peter understands that mastery at this level requires continual development of both the "inner" and "outer" games.

After a successful career in business, in 2005 Peter became

a Vistage CEO Coach, known as Vistage Chair.  Vistage is the leading worldwide executive coaching organization with

over 24,000 members and 1,000 Vistage Chairs. Now a Master Chair and four-time "Star Award" winner, Peter is also the Best Practice Chair for the DC / Baltimore market. In 2016, Peter was selected by his peers to receive the “Vistage Chair of the Year” award. Peter is also a sought-after speaker on Leadership Development. 

"It's not enough for me to stay current, I stay at the leading edge of thinking in my field"

Peter has a leadership coaching certificate from Georgetown University, and continues to hone his skills and knowledge in the field through other numerous certifications: 

Vistage Executive Leadership Program in collaboration 

with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  

This year-long program focuses on strategic leadership, designing organizations for creativity and innovation, and the innovation playbook.   Peter co-leads this program

for qualified Vistage members on the East Coast.

The Leadership Circle 360 / Development System

The only comprehensive model that integrates the fragmented

field of leadership development; that is business-relevant.

 Immunity to Change | Adult Development

Peter spent a year in a "deep dive"  with Harvard professors

Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey​ and their highly regarded

Immunity To Change program.

Don Cope Memorial Award - March 2020
The Don Cope Memorial Award is the highest honor a Vistage Chair can receive. It acknowledges the Vistage Chair who has made the greatest lasting contribution to the Vistage mission in values in word and deed. The recipient is selected from the highest-performing nominees worldwide.
Robert Nourse "Vistage Chair of the Year" - Jan 2016
The Robert Nourse "Vistage Chair of the Year" Award goes to the Vistage Chair who has excelled at providing exceptional value to the entire Vistage Community. The awardee embodies the qualities, attributes, and values Bob Nourse laid the foundation for all those years ago. Awardees are recognized for their commitment to the philosophy, 'they rise highest who lift as they go'.
Four-Time STAR Award 
Honored four times as one of the top 20 Chairs in the world for 12 consecutive months.


"I discovered my passion for leadership decades ago when I had my own business. This fascination with leadership development along with my business experience inspires and drives me to meet my clients where they are

for their own individual journeys.

Leadership development is not for the timid."


"I have known Pete since 2009. Thanks to Pete's influence and counsel, I have grown as a leader; my business has achieved dynamic growth and I have grown professionally more than I would have ever dreamed.  Pete genuinely cares for me and what matters to me,  He challenges me to be a better version of myself year after year,  I am truly thankful Pete entered my life."

Gordon J. Bernhardt, President

Bernhardt Wealth Management. Inc.

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