Peri Chickering, PhD (Coach and Senior Consultant) has a diverse range of skills and experience, including executive leadership, coaching, teaching, training and program development, and administration. As a Director and Senior Consultant for Dialogos over the last nine years, Peri has worked with a diverse range of clients in both the government and private sector including British Petroleum, Renaissance Reinsurance, World Bank, International Finance Corporation and the US Forest Service (USFS).
Within the USFS she was the project lead and primary Senior Consultant managing a series of long-term Strategic and System Change efforts: Reduction of Fatalities and Creation of a new Safety Systems, Generation of a new Risk Management protocol for Managing Large Scale Wildland Fires, Building Leadership Capacity throughout the top 300 Senior leaders, and creating a Agency-wide shared intention for Diversity and Inclusion.
Prior to her work with dialogos she served as associate professor in the Master of Nonprofit Management program at Regis University, and coordinated the Colorado Trust Fellowship, an initiative focused on building leadership throughout the non-profit sector of Colorado. In addition, she spent many years working in the third sector, engaging in NGO start-ups and development. As a professional mountaineer, wilderness guide, and experiential educator, she used both the outdoors and the indoors as classrooms, and traveled to many parts of the world creating and running wilderness based leadership experiences for individuals and groups. Peri worked in the former Soviet Union and several Eastern Bloc countries during the years of transition out of the Cold War as well as in South Africa through the final years of Apartheid. Part of this work included bringing the first group of Soviet youth into South Africa and the first tri-lateral exchange between Soviet, Hungarian, and Americans in the United States.
Peri holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Institute.