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Professional Headshot for Career Coach Gary Peterson: A white male in a blue suit

With a career spanning 27+ years at one of the financial world’s fastest-growing institutions, I bring a wealth of experience and insight to the world of career coaching. For over two decades, I’ve operated at the Vice President level and steered my career toward unparalleled success. I’ve had the privilege of hiring, training, and coaching hundreds of individuals, both in the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) realms. One of the standout achievements of my career was my role in scaling a new division from ground zero to an astonishing $3+ billion in assets, but I’m not just motivated by numbers. I’m energized by the personal and professional victories of those I’ve had the privilege to help.

My professional experience has made me an expert in navigating uncharted territories, identifying opportunities, and driving meaningful growth. Throughout my career journey, I’ve worn many hats including leader, strategist, and mentor. I strive to serve, not just manage, because I recognize that people are the foundation of any successful organization.  If you’re seeking a career coach who not only understands the intricacies of the corporate world but also values your unique journey, I invite you to connect with me.  What truly sets me apart as a career coach is my unwavering belief that success should be rooted in one’s core values. Together, we’ll unlock your full potential, align your career with your values, and chart a course toward purposeful success.

My areas of expertise: Helping individuals, managers, leaders, and executives harness their full potential and find meaning in their careers.

Outside of coaching and my full-time role, you will find me sharing my journey with students at Washington State University (WSU). I am inspired and excited about helping the next generation of professionals find success. I also serve as a board member for a dynamic startup company, where I bring crucial strategic acumen and business insights to the table. These experiences have not only enriched my professional expertise but have also ignited my passion for helping others.

On a personal note, I’ve proudly called the Pacific Northwest (PNW) home for 15+ years, embracing the region’s ethos of work-life balance and community. Family and friends are at the heart of my life, and I understand the importance of building a fulfilling career that complements your personal values. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, painting, and paddle boarding with my family. I’m blessed to have a wonderful fiancé, Monica, and a daughter, Lili. I would not be where I am today without their support and belief.


Strategic | Individualization | Arranger | Relator | Responsibility


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