Peter Berridge is the founder of Shorebird Coaching and Consulting. Pete is an accomplished coach and facilitator who utilizes the sciences of positive psychology and executive coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations be more engaged, effective and productive. Pete became a certified executive coach through the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and is one of 250 people in the world with a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Positive psychology is the study of human strengths and well-being which employs proven methods to promote the flourishing of people, organizations, and communities.Pete also has advanced training in the art of appreciative inquiry and visual facilitation, which he uses to engage organizations and their stakeholders in a highly interactive way, to envision a compelling future, and to move forward with focus and energy.
Pete has 20+ years of coaching, facilitation, and Human Resources experience, culminating as executive VP of Human Resources at Courage Center, a nationally respected healthcare agency serving over 20,000 people with disabilities annually. Pete’s passion is coaching senior executives, rising leaders, teams, and organizations that are navigating challenges and charting new directions.
“In my approach as coach, I draw heavily upon scientific research to inform my thinking about human behavior, emotion, motivation, engagement, performance, and human strengths as means to make personal and professional change. My approach is deeply rooted in the sciences of positive psychology and of coaching.”