The founder of Courage and Spark©, Peter has created and led four successful consultancy businesses, and is also the owner of Peter Bluckert Consulting, an international organisation development company.
During a consultancy career spanning more than thirty-five years, working with executives and teams from a wide range of private and public sector organisations, Peter has built a reputation as both a thought-leader and an innovative designer of transformational learning experiences.
His desire to see improved standards in the field of Executive Coaching led him to join forces with other coaching pioneers and co-found the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2000 and he remains committed to this work.
Whilst Peter is primarily a Practitioner, not Academic, he also believes that good theory strengthens good practice and has published two coaching books (Psychological Dimensions of Executive Coaching and Right Here Right Now: Gestalt Coaching) and several journal articles. He is regularly asked to speak at International Conferences and has delivered presentations and programmes in Europe, the US, Asia, The Pacific and Africa.
Variously described by his colleagues as playful yet loving, Peter brings a massive heart and a generous, compassionate nature to all his work.
“I’m mainly known as an Executive Coach but I am also a Leadership Consultant and designer and facilitator of high-contact, deep-dive personal growth workshops with groups and teams. I like to improvise and innovate and have always seen developmental work as akin to ‘Jazz’, working around a core structure and then following emergent themes. I like to create unforgettable, life-changing experiences where people come back to themselves and forge deep enduring connections with others”.
Vanessa is a Managing Director & Lead Facilitator, and a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, Accredited Coach, with a deep background in leadership, team and organisational development.
Hailing from the west of Ireland Nial is an experienced core member of the Courage and Spark facilitation team. His work as an executive coach and leadership trainer dates back 10 years following a twenty-five year banking career, the later years at an executive level
Brigid has a strong corporate background having worked in Talent Management and Organisation Development for the past 25 years. She worked in Rentokil Initial as their Group Talent Director and over a 10 year period was mainly responsible for the design and delivery of award winning leadership programmes
Brian has placed leadership consulting and group facilitation at the centre of his life for over 30 years. Underpinned by humanistic principles and practices that support experiential learning, he maintains a fundamental belief in people’s capacity for learning, growth and development
Upcoming Open Enrolment Leadership Development Programme
Find out more about our approach to learning and what horizontal and vertical leadership can mean for you.
Vertical development is inside-out learning and involves a quite different process – based on reflection, awareness-raising and personal insight. A number of life experiences and developmental processes accelerate vertical growth. Courage and Spark© has been one of those for an ever increasing number of people.
Interest in horizontal and vertical development has brought attention to the proposition that most management development processes, and learning in general, has been based on the premise that if we equip people with knowledge, new skills, and behaviours, those will translate into improved competency and performance
The transformative nature of this learning experience lies in the refinement of its design, content and approach, combined with the skill, expertise and experience of the course facilitators. Our unique methodology has been honed over many years of delivering leadership and professional development learning experiences
We invite you to consider stepping into this important, transformative space. Focus on developing psychological and emotional capital – consciousness, psychological-mindedness, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, hope and optimism, resilience and perspective – are few and far between.