Our Communication Skills Trainer
Peter Hiddema is an expert trainer, coach and speaker on business communication skills & presentations skills, negotiation, collaboration, and conflict management and founder of Common Outlook Consulting Inc.
Building on his association with the Harvard Negotiation Project, the renowned research center dedicated to improving the practice of negotiation and conflict management, Peter has taught, consulted, and spoken about the principles of the methodology in numerous countries on four continents since 1996.
Peter has worked in a wide variety of settings. In the private sector, he has trained and advised executives of global Fortune 500 companies on high-stakes negotiations and relationships and has also assisted small local organizations. In the public sector he has worked with the World Health Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, international non-governmental organizations, as well as universities, national and regional government bodies and indigenous peoples. In addition, Peter has been a Visiting Professor in France and Singapore at INSEAD – The Business School for the World, and has lectured at Queen’s University (Canada and the UK), and Harvard University, among others.
Peter began his career in finance and banking. He worked with the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Canada and London, England. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University, an MBA from Queen’s University (Canada), and an Executive Master’s Degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD (France). Peter speaks 4 languages, has lived in 6 countries on 4 continents, and has traveled through over 50 countries. He is curious by nature and considers himself a perpetual student in the school of life.