Pete Cohen

Leading corporate performance coach

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Pete Cohen is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been motivated and inspired by Pete’s presentations.

The measure of success as a keynote speaker is not just relevance but impact. And not just the immediate impact on the day, but the lasting impact of the days, weeks and even years afterwards. It’s all about leaving an imprint and resonating with your entire audience. You create a buzz, people have had fun, they’re inspired by fresh insights and new interactions and they can’t wait to try them out for themselves.

He has been dedicated to supporting organisations and the people within them to flourish for over 25 years. As a professional keynote speaker and coach, he knows exactly what holds people back.

Pete offers quick, powerful interventions that can easily be applied and make a significant difference immediately. It’s always a pleasure to come into an organisation and share my experiences, learned from keynote presentations with top companies throughout the world.

Pete coaches business leaders, executives, corporate teams and sporting stars to achieve their best.

Pete excels at keynote presentations and inspires his audiences to think outside the box, believe in themselves and get motivated to take positive actions. He has worked with companies such as IBM, Boots, Pfizer, Robert Half International, BAA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Boehringer Ingelheim and Thomas Cook. Pete’s interactive style is fun, thought provoking and leaves a lasting impression.

He has professionally impacted on the lives of thousands of people worldwide, including business executives, professional athletes and the everyday person. Pete focuses on the importance of having a strong belief in yourself. He teaches that you need to be positive and you have to develop self-confidence to achieve your potential and be successful.

He is the author of 17 published books, several of which have been best-sellers across the world, including Shut the Duck Up, Habit Busting, Life DIY and Sort Your Life Out. He has also presented his own show on TV called The Coach and was the resident Life Coach on GMTV for 12 years.

Pete’s background is in psychology and sports science. He specialises in taking self-help and personal development to the masses in a way that is easy for people to understand and apply. Working in sports performance coaching, Pete has helped world class sporting stars and teams reach their peak performance, including Sally Gunnell, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ellen MacArthur, Roger Black, the Kent Cricket Team and the Arsenal Football team.

Speech Topics

Pete Cohen offers key ways to improve your personal motivation and productivity. He talks about goal setting, moving outside your comfort zone and understanding yourself better in order to achieve the desired results.

Pete's techniques are simple and effective and are easily adapted to suit businesses at all levels. Pete works on the basis that everyone in the room will leave with a handful of useful tools that they can easily put into practice to improve their working life.

Available presentations are The Art of Winning, The Habit of Happiness, Leadership in the 21st Century, Winning at Weight Loss, The Habits of Highly Effective Managers, Being Exceptional in Business, Shut The Duck Up!, Maximising Your Energy, Being Part of a World Class Team,Getting the Balance Right, Coping with Change, Keeping your Customers Happy, Maximise Your Motivation and Loving Your Work.

Each presentation holds key points to ensure a lasting effect. Pete's down to earth, straightforward approach sets him apart from other business motivators and life strategists in his field.

Key Points:
- Adapting to a new environment.
- Overcoming fears.
- Tapping into your natural assets and getting the best out of yourself.
- Focus.
- Staying motivated.

Style: Full of energy and entertainment, Pete Cohen has a direct and punchy style that will inspire and motivate. Pete is an extremely confident presenter ensuring a lively and active speech.


It was for the first time in a while that IDUG EMEA conference booked a motivational speaker for the keynote. The only reason for not doing that every time is the missing budget. With Pete Cohen setting the conference atmosphere on such a great, positive and energetic level, I hope booking a motivational speaker might turn to a regular activity. Attendees were quoting his "Shut the duck up!" for the entire week. You could feel need to change things for the better all around, and people actually willing to take steps and act upon it. It was a great start of the conference.

Mirna Kos - IDUG EMEA 2013 Conference Chair.

When I invited Pete Cohen to our team meeting to give a motivational speech, I knew he was going to be good, but I never imagined by how much he would exceed our expectations. Pete took us all on a personal journey... moving swiftly between intense moments of personal reflection and liberating re-evaluation, to moments of belly laughing humour and tears of delight. Pete seems to speak everyone's language, highlighting and challenging core and fundamental self limiting beliefs in order to help us free our lighter side. The feel good factor was off the scale straight after the event, but even now, several weeks after the event, there is still a buzz and many broad smiles on peoples faces when they reflect back on the short but impactful time spent with Pete. On a personal note, it will go down as one of the highlights of my working career!

Deborah Perry, Insights & Innovation Manager - Boots.

Many thanks for your participation in Novartis Quality Workshop in Vienna last week. This event was attended by more than 70 associates from all around the world and the feedback we received from our colleagues was very positive. Your presentation met exactly what we were looking for, and the high energy and enthusiasm of your intervention was just perfect to energise the team and contributed to an overall exceptional experience. Your down to earth approach and advices were effective ways to gain better insights into our own personal behaviours and the impact these have on our ability to live happier lives both professionally and personally. This surely contributed to the success of this year's workshop.

Jila Breeze - Global Head QA OTV - Novartis Consumer Health.

The session was what we really needed to refocus and re-energize our team. Pete Cohen helped us address some of the issues that have been inhibiting our performance and provided us with strategies to realise our potential and increase our productivity.

Royal Bank of Scotland.

Pete Cohen kick started our Annual Leadership Meeting with a lively, humorous, motivational presentation. He delivered great insight into how we can achieve happier lives both personally and professionally sparking new ideas and how we approach our daily lives and connect with people with new perspective. Pete has an incredible ability to really capture and connect with the audience with his infectious enthusiasm and energy. He certainly left a huge imprint on all our team members who were completely captivated, energised and buzzing after the event; they could not wait to return to their salon and academy units to share what they had gained with their respective team members.

Susie Mutch, International Marketing Director - Vidal Sassoon.

Pete Cohen was a key part of our Olympic themed Managers conference in 2012. He delivered an inspirational presentation in the main room and then a series of workshops in the afternoon. Pete was very well received by the conference attendees with many managers saying he was their favourite speaker! They found him motivating and entertaining – and he really helped them to believe in themselves more. A very useful, thought provoking and enjoyable experience which related totally to our characteristics.

Polly Joseph, Learning & Development Manager - Luxottica.

Pete Cohen is engaging and enthusiastic. He has a personal style that captivates his audience offering unique perspectives that challenge everyday thinking. It was thought provoking and energising at the same time - well done!

Stuart Beasley, Business Sales Manager - Thomas Cook.

Pete Cohen delivers unique session which is stimulating but more importantly makes you think about what you do and what you can do differently to achieve a higher level of performance. When other presentations are long forgotten I believe that Pete's will stick in your mind and make a difference.

John Hearson Head of Communications - Boehringer Ingelheim.

Exclusive Interview

As part of our NMP Live Meets... interview series, Pete Cohen took time out of a busy schedule to sit down with us for an exclusive chat. Watch the video below and find out what he can bring to your event.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Pete Cohen. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

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