Peter Docker


Mr Perspective

To enable people to find their extraordinary so that they can do extraordinary things.

What My Colleagues Say About Me...

  • Always holds us to our Why
  • Fun, warm and personable
  • Calm and a great listener
  • A great communicator who listens well with thoughtful conversation
  • Always giving a different perspective, patient and always keen to help
  • Loves to problem solve together
  • Great inspiration


I’m passionate about enabling people to use their natural talents to achieve extraordinary things. I teach leaders and organisations how focusing on purpose and using commitment-based leadership can generate extraordinary outcomes. I illustrate his insights by drawing on examples from his previous industry, flying, and military careers to explain principles that can be applied in any business.

I believe great performance is achieved by connecting people to a higher, common purpose. This leads to places to work in which people feel more fulfilled, there is a high level of discretionary effort, innovation and empowerment thrives – and sustainable results follow.
Management is about handling complexity; Leadership is about creating simplicity – and it starts with clarity of purpose.

My career has spanned professional pilot; leading an aviation training and standards organisation; teaching post-graduates at an international college; and running a multi-billion pound procurement project. As a former Royal Air Force senior officer, I’ve been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the world. A seasoned crisis manager, a former international negotiator for the UK Government, and executive coach.

A keynote speaker and facilitator, Peter presents around the world, offering workshops and bespoke leadership programmes.

My background is Aviation whereby the key to success in this complex and fast paced environment is all about stakeholder engagement, alignment of teams and wider communities, project management and operational excellence in performance. Working in a fast paced and complex environment has provided huge opportunities in learning about leading and engaging teams and enabling them become the ambassadors for sustained change which is in essence transformation.

The people within the company are the success story and have crafted their futures. All of this can only be achieved by having a conversation…

What I’m really good at:

  • Speaking to inspire
  • Why Based planning
  • Connecting people
Hobbies and interests...

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Responding to COVID-19

We’re continuing to support all our clients during these uncertain times, as they navigate through the various challenges facing their organisations. Generally our work is about supporting people to take on new challenges and building the capability to lead when you don’t know the answer - and through this crisis we’re enabling our clients to do this from a place of care. Something is happening during these times that resonates with us on a deeply human level. It has made us realise how closely we are all connected and how new levels of trust, empathy and caring for one another must be part of how we organise ourselves moving forwards.

We’ve been gathering learnings, building on our experience and we’d be happy to share these with you. We are supporting many other leaders as they think through how to ‘re-generate’ their businesses and create the next version of themselves based on what matters most.               

Over the next few weeks you will see our COVID-19 Resource Centre on Our Insights page offering our latest learnings and thinking. If you’d like to explore our approach further, we’d be happy to have an informal chat.

Stay safe, The WhyNot Team