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Peter Accettura

Peter believes that people have the capability and resilience necessary to overcome difficult challenges and that he can provide the guidance and inspiration to make it happen. Whether in his own career or as Executive Coach to leaders across industries, Peter works to enhance effectiveness, confidence, and sense of purpose critical to exemplary leadership. In addition to Executive Coaching certification training, he draws upon the latest research in Positive Psychology and Neuroscience to help his clients grow and thrive in impactful, sustainable ways.

Prior to coaching and consulting, Peter served as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Strategic Analysis during a period of unprecedented growth and transformation at Home Box Office (HBO). His leadership spanned Strategic Planning, Competitive Analysis, Client Negotiations, and he was charged with oversight of budgets and planning broadly across departments. He was an influencer and key member of HBO's C-Suite strategy, financial operations and financial planning team and he worked closely with HBO’s international ventures in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Throughout his career, Peter was a fervent advocate for professional development, empowerment, mentorship and training.
He is proud that many of his former team members have ascended to senior leadership roles in media and other industries.

Peter is based in Princeton, New Jersey, close to New York City.

Coaching Experience

  • C-Suite
  • Executive Leadership
  • Directors, Team Managers, and First-Time Leaders
  • High-Potential Employees

Client Industries

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Consumer Products
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech
  • Retail

Top Areas of Expertise

  • Enhancing Executive and Senior Leader effectiveness and performance
  • Executive Presence, Emotional Intelligence, and Self-Management
  • Creating followership and developing others
  • Negotiation and relationship-building
  • Changing undermining behaviors and limiting perspectives
  • Effective Communication and Influence


  • International Coaching Federation (PCC) certified
  • Professional Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance, Rutgers University
  • Ikigai Coach, certified thru the Ikigai Coaching Institute, Breda, The Netherlands
  • DiSC (behavioral) and EQ (emotional intelligence) assessments: certified thru Copia Coaching and Consulting
  • MBA: New York University, Stern School of Business
  • BA: English Literature, Queens College, City University of New York

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