Dr. David Peterson Director, Executive Coaching & Leadership, Google
David B. Peterson Ph.D., joined Google in 2011 as Director of Executive Coaching and Leadership. He coaches senior leaders, manages Google’s network of external and internal coaches, and supports leadership, learning, and executive development initiatives at Google.
Before joining Google, David served as leader of world-wide coaching services for PDI Ninth House (now part of Korn Ferry). In addition to coaching top leaders in organizations such as Salesforce, Sandisk, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Target, Wal-Mart, Shell, Genentech, Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and Stanford University, he provided consultation and thought leadership on how to design and manage organizational coaching programs, how to develop high-potential leaders and critical talent, and how to accelerate learning and leadership development at all levels.
David has published dozens of articles and chapters on coaching, is the co-author of Development FIRST: Strategies for Self-Development and Leader as Coach, with close to a million copies in print, and co-editor of the Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring.
He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling and Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Consulting Psychology, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He is a recipient of the RHR International Award for Excellence in Consultation (Society of Consulting Psychology).