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Peter Wortley  | Yeast

Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in transforming organisations, in a range of sectors including Automotive, FMCG, Food Packaging, and Leisure. Organisations include international blue chips such as Jaguar, Magna, Johnson Controls, Michelin, Autoliv and STADCO

A long-term associate of AQR International, Peter is the CEO for Yeast which provides coaching based support to change the way senior leaders and teams think, behave and perform across a wide range of organisations, covering every sector.

Peter works closely with AQR and has an in-depth knowledge of their tools and hands-on experience in their application in a wide variety of situations.

Most recently, as part of his continuing research on how Mental Toughness is developed in individuals,  Peter worked with The Golf Foundation, where he has won recent plaudits for a Mental Toughness programme for young disadvantaged individuals.

Session Outline 

Peter’s session will largely focus on a case study where he lead a team to design and deliver an organisational transformation project in a large division of SERCO. The division had over2500 staff, and the programme fully achieved all of its objectives. This was a major culture change project which included the development of Mental Toughness as part of a Leadership Development Programme delivered to over 200 Managers.

Richard Holland, Managing Director or Serco Private Sector fed back,

“The development programme provided the essential platform which enabled the organisation to transform. Through the development of mental toughness, the management team developed an appetite to drive change and the commitment and resilience to implement and sustain it. Yeast provided the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, challenge and support to allow the senior team to develop themselves and their teams.”

Peter will provide insight into why this programme was successful and how to implement a similar approach.

Peter will also give an outline of the research project with the Golf Foundation and outline how Mental Toughness can be used in a variety of programmes to develop young people.