Peter Wyss

Peter is a trust building and senior coach and trainer with more than 15 years of experience. As a consultant and trainer, he specializes in leadership and corporate culture change. As a coach, he focuses on interpersonal skills (e.g. trust building), emotional intelligence and effectiveness. His clients appreciate him for his open heart and ear and his getting to the point quickly. He is convinced that there is a solution for every case. In order to maximize impact, effectiveness and sustainability, he likes combining different approaches such as consulting, personal coaching, team coaching and leadership training. Peter likes to use the Japanese martial art “Aikido” as a metaphor for effective leadership and constructive collaboration. It is a medium to concentrate on some key principles of leading people and collaborating with people: energy, harmony, focus, clarity, straight talk, empathy, sympathy (compassion and understanding), inner peace, trust. Peter lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland. He has a passion for rock-climbing, dance, skiing, table tennis, rowing, sailboarding and his three children.

“During my last 15 years of consulting and coaching I have learned that there is quite a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. Science knows that what works best is a corporate culture with intrinsic motivation, around the three elements ‘autonomy’, ‘mastery’ and ‘purpose’. But what business does is perfecting companies’ bonus systems in order to entice people with a sweeter carrot – or threaten them with a sharper stick. Science knows that the lower part of the iceberg (emotions, relationships, atmosphere, spirits, trust) is crucial, but business still focuses on the upper part of the iceberg (facts and figures, mind, intellect, logics, arguments). Science knows that aggressive leadership styles at a parent ego state level are generating people’s passive defensive behaviours at a child ego state level – which makes companies and leaders less effective. But too often I see in the business world these executive board meetings dominated by one person: when the boss speaks, everybody seems to agree. But the agreement is merely on the surface: subordinates do not dare to speak up.“
  • Author of the book “Hierarchiefrei ist besser! Mit FLOW-Kultur zum Management auf Augenhöhe” (
  • PWP, Founder
  • PSSR AG, Managing Partner
  • ZEWO, Director
  • MA lic. phil. University of Zurich
  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • High Performance Teams
  • Culture Change
  • Executive development