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Peter Docker

Leadership & "Start With Why" Culture Expert

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Peter Docker Biography

Peter Docker is passionate about enabling people to unlock their natural talents. He teaches leadership that is focused on commitment and human connection. This approach harnesses the collective wisdom of teams to generate extraordinary outcomes. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous industry, flying, and military careers to explain powerful concepts that can be applied in any business.

Docker worked with Simon Sinek for over 7 years and was one of the founding ‘Igniters’ on Simon’s team. He took his years of practical experience to co-author "Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team," with Simon and David Mead. Published in September 2017, it has been translated into more than 25 languages and has sold over 420,000 copies.

In December 2019, Docker stepped away from Simon’s team to focus on sharing his wider insights into how organizations thrive. His new book, "Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control," will be published in October 2021. A trained leadership consultant and executive coach, Docker's commercial and industry experience has been at the most senior levels in sectors including oil & gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, banking, television, film, media, print, hospitality, manufacturing and services – across 92 countries. His clients include Google, Four Seasons Hotels, Accenture, American Express, ASOS, EY, NBC Universal and over 100 more.

Docker served for 25 years as a Royal Air Force senior officer, has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the globe. His career has spanned from professional pilot, to leading an aviation training and standards organization, teaching postgraduates at the UK’s Defence College, to flying the British prime minister around the world. Docker has also led multibillion-dollar international procurement projects and served as a crisis manager and former international negotiator for the UK government.

Docker has been married to his wife Claire for 33 years and has two grown-up children from whom he learns a great deal.

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Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Speaking Topics
  • Building on the “Golden Circle” – Harnessing the Power of Why

    Building on Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, Peter Docker’s presentations inspire others, enabling them to generate new possibilities for themselves and their organisations. It’s often the extreme experiences in life that offer more opportunity and sharper focus than others around what it takes for people to be extraordinary. Peter illustrates his insights into what makes people tick by drawing on his broad commercial, flying and military experience, including his first-hand compelling account of being a Force Commander during the 2003 Gulf War. Using examples drawn from industry, he then explains how these principles can be applied in any business to create an extraordinary, inspiring and sustainable organisation.

  • Leadership During Crisis

    Peter gives a compelling account of what it was like to take 170 men and women to war and back during the 2003 Gulf conflict. This is a story not about politics, but about people who were called upon to put their lives on the line for each other. Lacking equipment and operating old, unprotected aircraft, they flew every mission they were tasked and everyone returned home safely. This was not by chance – it called upon a particular type of leadership. Peter draws on his own experience and uses other case studies, including from NASA’s space program, to identify how this different type of leadership can be applied in business to produce results that extend far beyond what may be expected.

  • Truly Human Leadership

    Some teams are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

    Since 2011 Peter has worked in partnership with Simon Sinek and the Start With Why team to help organizations bring to life the ideas Simon shares. In this talk Peter draws on material from Simon’s latest book Leaders Eat Last and brings it to life through his own examples of working within extraordinary teams. Peter explains how leaders can harness the natural drivers that exist in us all to create an environment that attracts the right people, keeps them loyal and encourages them to work together to create remarkable results.

    When leaders set the right conditions for their people – the right context – individuals will be instinctively drawn together to support one another and overcome the constant dangers that threaten our ability to thrive in today’s marketplace. The approach works seamlessly with the concept of Why – and when used together organizations can become truly extraordinary.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Peter Docker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Peter Docker for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Peter Docker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Peter Docker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Peter Docker?

    Booking fees for Peter Docker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Peter Docker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Peter Docker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Peter Docker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter Docker for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Peter Docker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Peter Docker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Peter Docker Biography

Peter Docker is passionate about enabling people to unlock their natural talents. He teaches leadership that is focused on commitment and human connection. This approach harnesses the collective wisdom of teams to generate extraordinary outcomes. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous industry, flying, and military careers to explain powerful concepts that can be applied in any business.

Docker worked with Simon Sinek for over 7 years and was one of the founding ‘Igniters’ on Simon’s team. He took his years of practical experience to co-author "Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team," with Simon and David Mead. Published in September 2017, it has been translated into more than 25 languages and has sold over 420,000 copies.

In December 2019, Docker stepped away from Simon’s team to focus on sharing his wider insights into how organizations thrive. His new book, "Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control," will be published in October 2021. A trained leadership consultant and executive coach, Docker's commercial and industry experience has been at the most senior levels in sectors including oil & gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, banking, television, film, media, print, hospitality, manufacturing and services – across 92 countries. His clients include Google, Four Seasons Hotels, Accenture, American Express, ASOS, EY, NBC Universal and over 100 more.

Docker served for 25 years as a Royal Air Force senior officer, has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the globe. His career has spanned from professional pilot, to leading an aviation training and standards organization, teaching postgraduates at the UK’s Defence College, to flying the British prime minister around the world. Docker has also led multibillion-dollar international procurement projects and served as a crisis manager and former international negotiator for the UK government.

Docker has been married to his wife Claire for 33 years and has two grown-up children from whom he learns a great deal.

Peter Docker Videos

  • PETER DOCKER, Why Not Unlimited
  • Peter Docker - Start with Why - YouTube
    Oct 6, 2016 ... Peter Docker explains how by starting with why, you'll be a leader people will want to follow. London Business Forum offers a...
  • Why is service so important in leadership? | Peter Docker | WOBI ...
    Peter Docker works to help individuals and organizations harness the power of Why. In this interview with WOBI, Docker explains why service is ...

Peter Docker Books

Peter Docker Speaking Topics

  • Building on the “Golden Circle” – Harnessing the Power of Why

    Building on Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, Peter Docker’s presentations inspire others, enabling them to generate new possibilities for themselves and their organisations. It’s often the extreme experiences in life that offer more opportunity and sharper focus than others around what it takes for people to be extraordinary. Peter illustrates his insights into what makes people tick by drawing on his broad commercial, flying and military experience, including his first-hand compelling account of being a Force Commander during the 2003 Gulf War. Using examples drawn from industry, he then explains how these principles can be applied in any business to create an extraordinary, inspiring and sustainable organisation.

  • Leadership During Crisis

    Peter gives a compelling account of what it was like to take 170 men and women to war and back during the 2003 Gulf conflict. This is a story not about politics, but about people who were called upon to put their lives on the line for each other. Lacking equipment and operating old, unprotected aircraft, they flew every mission they were tasked and everyone returned home safely. This was not by chance – it called upon a particular type of leadership. Peter draws on his own experience and uses other case studies, including from NASA’s space program, to identify how this different type of leadership can be applied in business to produce results that extend far beyond what may be expected.

  • Truly Human Leadership

    Some teams are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

    Since 2011 Peter has worked in partnership with Simon Sinek and the Start With Why team to help organizations bring to life the ideas Simon shares. In this talk Peter draws on material from Simon’s latest book Leaders Eat Last and brings it to life through his own examples of working within extraordinary teams. Peter explains how leaders can harness the natural drivers that exist in us all to create an environment that attracts the right people, keeps them loyal and encourages them to work together to create remarkable results.

    When leaders set the right conditions for their people – the right context – individuals will be instinctively drawn together to support one another and overcome the constant dangers that threaten our ability to thrive in today’s marketplace. The approach works seamlessly with the concept of Why – and when used together organizations can become truly extraordinary.

FAQs on booking Peter Docker

  • How to book Peter Docker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Peter Docker for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Peter Docker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Peter Docker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Peter Docker?

    Booking fees for Peter Docker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Peter Docker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Peter Docker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Peter Docker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter Docker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Peter Docker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Peter Docker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Peter Docker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Building on the “Golden Circle” – Harnessing the Power of Why, Leadership During Crisis and Truly Human Leadership. The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter Docker for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Peter Docker generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kris Boesch, Patrick Lencioni, Adrian Gostick, Ryan Estis and Geoff Colvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter Docker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Peter Docker Speaker Videos

  • PETER DOCKER, Why Not Unlimited
    Peter Docker - Start with Why - YouTube
    Oct 6, 2016 ... Peter Docker explains how by starting with why, you'll be a leader people will want to follow. London Business Forum offers a programme of fun ...
  • Why is service so important in leadership? | Peter Docker | WOBI ...
    Peter Docker works to help individuals and organizations harness the power of Why. In this interview with WOBI, Docker explains why service is ...

Peter Docker Speaking Topics

  • Building on the “Golden Circle” – Harnessing the Power of Why

    Building on Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, Peter Docker’s presentations inspire others, enabling them to generate new possibilities for themselves and their organisations. It’s often the extreme experiences in life that offer more opportunity and sharper focus than others around what it takes for people to be extraordinary. Peter illustrates his insights into what makes people tick by drawing on his broad commercial, flying and military experience, including his first-hand compelling account of being a Force Commander during the 2003 Gulf War. Using examples drawn from industry, he then explains how these principles can be applied in any business to create an extraordinary, inspiring and sustainable organisation.

  • Leadership During Crisis

    Peter gives a compelling account of what it was like to take 170 men and women to war and back during the 2003 Gulf conflict. This is a story not about politics, but about people who were called upon to put their lives on the line for each other. Lacking equipment and operating old, unprotected aircraft, they flew every mission they were tasked and everyone returned home safely. This was not by chance – it called upon a particular type of leadership. Peter draws on his own experience and uses other case studies, including from NASA’s space program, to identify how this different type of leadership can be applied in business to produce results that extend far beyond what may be expected.

  • Truly Human Leadership

    Some teams are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

    Since 2011 Peter has worked in partnership with Simon Sinek and the Start With Why team to help organizations bring to life the ideas Simon shares. In this talk Peter draws on material from Simon’s latest book Leaders Eat Last and brings it to life through his own examples of working within extraordinary teams. Peter explains how leaders can harness the natural drivers that exist in us all to create an environment that attracts the right people, keeps them loyal and encourages them to work together to create remarkable results.

    When leaders set the right conditions for their people – the right context – individuals will be instinctively drawn together to support one another and overcome the constant dangers that threaten our ability to thrive in today’s marketplace. The approach works seamlessly with the concept of Why – and when used together organizations can become truly extraordinary.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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