I'm Peter Hill, Global Career Coach. If you are an expat executive and anything here sounds familiar... well, I've been in your shoes and can help.
Are you an expat executive at the Director-, VP-, or C-Level who has had a very successful but quite "accidental" career?
Because you excel at what you do, has your expat career path unfolded in front of you with very little effort or intentionality with regard to having to search for your leadership roles, let alone take the time to explore what is truly fulfilling for you?
Do you want to "course correct" before it's too late?
Are you looking to make the next stage of your career more purposeful in the work and meaningful for yourself, but you don't know how to figure that out or where to start?
"Peter thoroughly accompanied me with a clear pedagogy, milestones and proven tools. His friendly but focused approach helped me define my strategy, narrow my research, sharpen my assets and gave me the confidence to execute the most ambitious job search I had ever undertaken (relocating from London to Switzerland while changing industry)."
Arnaud C., Head of Operations and Analytics, World Economic Forum, Geneva
INTELLIGENT CAREER DESIGN
1-to-1 Coaching Program for Expats
My Intelligent Career Design coaching program is a proprietary, step-by-step methodology comprising the Core 3 of purpose-driven career planning. This program is for high-performing global executives who want to realize their full potential and set themselves up powerfully for the next stages of their career.
This comprehensive 4-month program includes 1-to-1 coaching, training, tools, and resources designed to...
ELIMINATE THE OVERWHELM AND CONFUSION about how to connect with your career identity with exercises squarely rooted in your personal story and leveraging positive psychology.
MOVE FORWARD WITH MASSIVE CONFIDENCE about exactly what you want in the next stage of your career, not what others or the market says you should want.
ACHIEVE PEACE OF MIND WITH A TIME TESTED PROCESS to map out a highly targeted shortlist of specific roles or functional areas, specific industries, and specific cities and countries.
SET YOURSELF UP FOR A QUICKER JOB SEARCH by doing what 99% of job seekers fail to do—paint a crystal clear, written plan to sniper in on your next-stage employment targets.
POSITION YOURSELF AS A MUST-INTERVIEW CANDIDATE by infusing irresistible ROI messaging throughout your resume, LinkedIn profile, elevator pitch, and other career communications.
MASTER A METHODOLOGY THAT YOU CAN REPLICATE time and time again for the remainder of your career.
This is not "vanilla" stuff. You will be guided through highly refined, outcome-driven methodology to help you clarify or reset your senior management career trajectory and solidify your personal branding assets.
"Peter helped me realize what kind of manager I was, and helped me strengthen my confidence and values. The process was quite long because Peter took his time to get to know the "real me"; a bit like in a therapy. That was money well spent. I had the privilege to subsequently meet Peter face to face in Shanghai, and we are still in touch on a regular basis. He's still of a great support to me, even though our service agreement has expired. I know I can count on him for any question, or on a rainy day..."
Pascal M., COO, Paris/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur
Why This Program?
What I’ve found is that many expat executives have had "accidental careers." They are exceptionally good at what they do, and have been recognized as such, but they are struggling with the angst and anxiety of having lost touch with their sense of professional identity. This has become a huge source of stress in their lives as they grapple with the possibility that the next stages of their career won't be meaningful and impactful.
And in many cases the tension is spilling over into the quality of their relationships. Most of them don't know where to start because they've never had to look for a job.
The mistake they make is to shoot out resumes to recruiters or distribute it amongst their network hoping that the feedback they get will be a barometer of their professional value.
Or they avoid the problem by doing nothing at all, by kicking the can down the road, or by pursuing distractions.
But the reality is that they will never find the clarity they are seeking until they stop looking on the outside and start embracing — perhaps for the first time ever —their intrinsic career motivators and their unique story.... their enduring talents, dependable strengths, and sources of motivation.
In order to create a breakthrough and set themselves up for success in the next stage of their career, they need to learn a few simple principles of Intelligent Career Design that none of us are taught in school. This is the foundation of getting unstuck from the feeling of uncertainty, reducing the inner tension, and gaining undeniable clarity about what brings purpose to their work.
25 years of experience supporting global business professionals along their quest for meaningful work.
Trusted by clients across
Career Coach to Expat Executives Around the Globe
"Peter is an exceptional career coach, speaker, facilitator and colleague. He is truly a genuine coach who is passionate about leading people to a better career."
Yoshi M, CEO, Singapore
I’ve been there both as an expat and a manager of my own career.
I’ve been based in four countries (Japan, China, the UK, and the US) and I’ve experienced the anxiety-provoking career identity crisis multiple times. I’ve felt profoundly unfulfilled at work. I’ve lost my sense of professional energy. The resulting stress has kept me awake at night. I’ve been in a place where staying focused in meetings and on projects seems like an insurmountable mountain to climb.
The overall impact I’ve wanted to make in my career was always there—helping others along their quest for purposeful work—but my HOW was sometimes off target. Yes I “accidentally” navigated my way into a few roles just didn’t give me the energy I knew I was missing.
It wasn’t until I took a several deep looks in the mirror at who I am—What are my career motivators? What impact do I truly want to make in this life?—that career transformation has happened for me. Those are the moments that I regained my sense of career identity with crystal clarity.
To be more specific, I have found my highest ambition and purpose in working with peer global executives based outside their home countries and supporting them along their quest for meaningful work.
And so over the past two decades—living and working in Nagoya, Shanghai, and London, and delivering career development programming in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East—I’ve been blessed to have supported 10,000+ global professionals.
As a private practice career coach, I’ve worked with thousands of individual clients who are based on 6 continents. In higher education, I’ve directly coached thousands more and I’ve led career services teams and programming at international business schools where MBA, Executive MBA, and specialty master students are citizens of more than 140 countries.
As a result, I have learned to refine the art of making more authentic career decisions and preparing ourselves for purposeful career transition. My Intelligent Career Design processes are a straightforward, step-by-step framework that set you up for success in the next stages of your career. These processes have helped thousands of people break free from the shackles of uninformed career decision making in a way that helps them reconnect with their enduring strengths, talents, and sense of purpose.
What this looks like on a daily basis is massive reduction of any inner tension about your career identity. And it means going to work every day with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.
Our stories matter. YOUR STORY MATTERS. Taking ownership of your personal narrative is the genesis of making the impact you were put on this planet to make. Every morning I get out of bed excited about supporting my clients to a develop a deeper understanding what can bring them unimaginable levels of career satisfaction.
This is powerfully transformational stuff.
I invite you to join me on this journey.
Supporting Your Success,
Peter is an international career transition expert with over two decades of experience supporting global business professionals along their quest for meaningful work. His professional footprint comprises 9 years in China, 6 years in Japan, 2.5 years in the UK, and 10+ years in the US. Peter has supported thousands of high-performing executives and emerging executives representing a wide range of industries, functional areas, and geographies… literally every corner of the globe. Peter’s impact has extended into global multinationals, institutions of higher education, and international professional associations.
Peter has also held Career Services leadership and management roles with Hult International Business School in Shanghai, London, and Boston and the Rady School of Management at University of California San Diego.
Private Coaching Clients
This is a selected list of companies where Peter's clients have been employed or have gone on to make tremendous impact.
"Peter has created his own Career Coach methodology based on his extensive experience. He communicated it clearly and broken down into achievable steps all directed to a concise goal. Pete's methodology helped me organize my to-do list around an interesting career transition that entailed a company, role and geographic changes all at once. Don't try to develop yourself alone, its more productive to do it with the guidance of someone like Peter with plenty of successful stories."
Carlos P., Director of Client Services, Global Procurement, Shanghai/Seattle
adidas Greater China
Australian Grand Prix
Bank of Brazil
Credit Lyonnais Bank
German Air Force
Hawaii Medical Services Association
Hong Kong University
ICI Paints India
Johnson & Johnson
Morocco National Tourism Board
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Saint Lucia Consulate General
Shanghai World Expo 2010
Standard Chartered Bank
Swiss Re America
Trane Air Conditioner
... and many, many more!
Abu Dhabi Finance
Brookfield Relocation Services
Alba Graduate Business School
North Carribean University
adidas Greater China
The Project Management Institute
Shanghai Jiao Tong University MBA-C
Gulf Business (Middle East)
Harvard Business Review China (Shanghai)
iTV Asia (Shanghai)
Enterprise China, Sino Media (China)
The Global Times (Beijing & Shanghai)
NetworkHR Magazine (Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong)
eFinancial Careers (Singapore)
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Taking Control of Your Career Trajectory: 3 Distinctions That Nobody Gets Right
How to Fix Your Accidental Career
Building Career Insurance: Our Stories are the Story
Rio de Janeiro
International Chamber of Commerce Project
Expatriate Professional Women's Society
British Chamber of Commerce
German Chamber of Commerce
Chilean Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
American Chamber of Commerce
Harvard Business Review China
Nova Networks Asia
Hult International Business School
Only Education Group
EF Education First
International Fashion Academy Paris
Young Professionals of Wilmington
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
Association of Training & Development Hawaii
Highered EFMD Shared Career Services (Europe)
Efeito Cascata "Ripple Effect" Podcast
The Afi Show Podcast
Aspire & Inquire Podcast
University of Hawaii
Hawaii Pacific University
California State University
Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University
China Europe International Business School
Fudan University School of Management
Shanghai Jiao Tong University MBA-C
Shanghai International Studies University
Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
Toyo University (Tokyo, Japan)
Rutgers University EMBA
"I had the fortuitous chance to cross Peter Hill's path as he came recommended for a robust, two-part series moderated panel that I was designing and leading for the members of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association San Diego chapter and beyond. Not only did he come highly recommended as a career coach, his affable personality resonated with such meaningful impact that we invited Peter back for the last panel in the series. Peter brings realism, pragmatic tools, and dynamic pillars of support for all individuals at any point on their career journey. In a sea of quantity, you'll find quality in Peter!"
Adair C., Ph.D., Co-Leader of Mentoring Program, Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, San Diego
“I first met Peter at an AmCham Public Speaking event he was hosting a couple of years ago, and have had the opportunity to attend several other of his events since. His ability to engage the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats sets the tone and makes any event enjoyable. I am confident in Peter’s abilities and can guarantee that you will not be disappointed working with him; I look forward to his next event as it’s always a pleasure…”
Andrea C., Business Coach, Basel, Switzerland
“I had the pleasure of having Peter speak to our student body as part of an Executive Speaker session. In short- a great speaker with deep expertise in the field and a wonderful and professional human being. I highly recommend him to you and/or to your organization."
Divyan G., CEO & Executive Facilitator, Delhi
"I worked with Peter years ago and the learning and the discovery with him has stayed with me in many roles. He has an unassuming way and before you know it you have uncovered a little more about yourself and the road ahead seems clearer. Someone I highly recommend to have in your corner."
Alison W., CEO, National Health Co-op, Canberra
"The geniune "Career Doctor". Peter is an outstanding career coach. I felt inspired by Peter's energy and his passion forcoaching me to success. He is a source for positive change."
Stephane D., Retail CEO/COO, Abu Dhabi
"Inspirational. Knowledgeable. Sincere. Three words I would use to describe Peter Hill. Peter has the rare ability to inspire people to pursue and achieve more professionally. Through his tenure working with corporate managers and his expertise in Asia, Peter inspired me to pursue the 'impossible' - and to ultimately succeed in doing so. Peter has helped shape my career and I will always be grateful for that."
Matthew C., Executive Director APAC, Singapore
"Peter is an extremely inspirational leader who is genuinely passionate about helping people in their journey looking for a purposeful career and hence, a meaningful life. He has wholeheartdly supported me in my professional choices even when sometimes I doubted about my own capacity to be successful. He is a remarkably giving person who can often see the good in another person before that person sees it in herself, providing a spark that just might help her reach her true potential."
Vivian W., Big 4 Senior Consultant, Brisbane
"In the time I have known Peter, I have found him to be an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and insightful career coach. He is also a truly global professional. I have benefitted immensely by knowing Peter, as he is passionate, committed to excellence, and works hard to support others on their path to success. I highly recommend him as both an international career coach and as a career educator."
Sean U.G., Global PR & Marketing Strategist, Shenzhen/Hong Kong
"Peter is a great partner for all-things-career-related. Before working together, I found it difficult to articulate my work experience and achievements in a way that I felt represented me well; this blurred my ability to precisely define the direction I wanted to steer my future endeavors. The process he took me through not only drew out my experience and achievements in an engaging way, but also had me gain a deeper appreciation of my own track record and what my capabilities are, some of which I hadn't even considered strengths. The result was not only a great CV, but a boost in confidence and clarity for how to best leverage my talent and experience going forward. For me, this alone was worth its weight in gold."
Rich R., Global Head, Performance & Engagement, Shanghai/Philadelphia
"Peter is an enthusiastic, intuitive, and highly qualified career coach who knows how to bring out the most attractive qualities in each individual he works with. Peter has multiple qualifications and licenses to support his skills, but it's the experience of working with individuals across a variety of industries at many levels, which gives him the rare gift of being able to magnify the hidden value and skills in each client he works with."
Rob E., CFO, Property Technology/Commercial Real Estate, Shanghai/Los Angeles