Our role is to identify useful change and amplify it.
— Gregory Bateson

As an executive coach Peter specializes in brief conversations for sustainable result. He holds workshops, keynote speaches and lectures all over the world.



As an executive coach Peter specializes in coaching individuals who seek sustainable results within a short period of time. He has worked with top leaders and supported change projects for Roche in Basel, Lufthansa Systems in Budapest, Petronas in Kuala Lumpur, SAP in Heidelberg and for Andritz Hydro in New Dehli. He draws on more than 30 years of experience as entrepreneur and coach.

Peter has founded Solutionsurfers a Swiss based coach training company in 1997. With 13 worldwide partners it now offers services on four continents and in nine languages. Peter has personally trained more than 3000 professional coaches before selling the company in 2016. He remains a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.

Peter’s passion and expertise lies in successfully detecting and amplifying Clues of Progress for sustainable change. He builds on the paradigm-changing work of Steve De Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg in creating effective conversations. Peter has co-authored the bestselling books “Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions” and “Coaching plain and simple”. His writings have been translated into 16 languages.

He holds keynote speeches and lectures on Brief Coaching at Universities in Europe and North America. His most recent topic is the Art of Re-adjusting when life does not stick to our plans.

Since 2013 Peter is co-owner of the IT startup ANALOGY in Budapest.

At the age of 60 he lives in Basel and Budapest and is a father of three grown-up children.




Peter’s new book is out!

15 real-life stories offer a reminder of an age-old human talent: the ability to get through whatever life throws at us.
A missed flight; a fatal illness; a modest IT project with sudden billion dollar potential; a car unexpectedly facing your highway lane from the opposite direction; the hardship of a financial crisis or just a hot shower that turns ice-cold brutally …
Say hello to the idea of elegant re-tuning to new circumstances.

Limited edition hardcover print available on request.



Client Conversation about clues of progress

5 minute exerpt from the DVD: Brief Coaching (February 2009 Milwaukee)


Keynote speeches