Peter McGaugh

“It’s not about trying to find something to help you be a more effective leader. It’s about trying to be a better person. The other will follow.”

–Jim Autry, “Practicing Servant”

About Peter McGaugh.


From Peter: “I have always been deeply curious about people and what makes us tick. Many conversations, much reflective observation, rigorous daily practice and through my work supporting others as a coach and mentor has allowed me to develop a compassionate appreciation for the human journey and a deep understanding of the individual and universal struggles which each of us bears. We all trip and stumble. And yet, every now and again we rise and shine too. I have committed my life to looking for and finding the extraordinary gifts that reside within every person and creating safe spaces to nurture these gifts to unfold and come forth, in order to make a difference in people’s lives – be it at work, home, in their communities, as a parent, etc. I believe it’s time for all of us to let more of our brilliance shine through. If not now, when?”

Peter is passionate about developing authentic leadership, with an emphasis on authentic. When the real us shows up, a leader naturally emerges and extraordinary things occur in every corner of life.

As a Founding Partner of and Senior Faculty at Deep Life, Peter provides organizational, leadership and team development support for companies large & small across a spectrum of industries. He is certified as an Integral Development Coach (New Ventures West), Nine Domains Facilitator and authorized Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher.

Prior to Deep Life, Peter gained more than 20 years of experience as a Senior Executive within a global corporation. It was in this work that he discovered his passion and honed his skills for working with people. Peter observed and experienced on a daily basis that it takes critical awareness, courageous willingness and focused, deliberate practice to grow and transform as a leader. Because of his experiences in the corporate world and his training and experience as a coach, teacher, consultant and mentor, Peter understands the challenges leaders face today and appreciates the need for simple, meaningful and lasting solutions.

Peter lives in Kirkland, Quebec with his wife Angie, his three children and PJ the Golden Wonderdog.

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