“The scientific mind does not so much provide the answers as ask the right questions.”
About Petra Platzer
Petra Platzer, PhD, NBC-HWC, PCC
COO & Founding Partner
Petra is a development-oriented coach, facilitator and systems thinker. As a well-published cancer researcher, Petra focused on identifying markers in signaling pathways leading to dysfunctional organs, resulting in unhealthy systems. In her leadership roles, she recognized this same process between individuals and teams and their impact to the organization. This ignited her passion for working with leaders, teams and systems to co-create the healthy, interdependent signals they need to achieve their desired results.
As a professionally certified coach (PCC) and graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership coaching program, Petra has successfully partnered with numerous clients and colleagues in the healthcare and academic settings to support developing effective leaders, teams, interdisciplinary initiatives and tangible culture changes.
Through her leadership and faculty roles in Georgetown University’s Health & Wellness Coaching certification and Virginia’s SYNC programs, Petra emphasizes developing the coach approach and increasing our individual and leadership capacities to transform the care of our health—individually and organizationally. In 2005, she was named “Woman of the Year – Forward Thinker” by Glamour magazine and Toyota.
- Former Director of Serving Leader Development at the Cleveland Clinic, with more than nine years experience coaching and facilitating healthcare executives and teams
- Former healthcare administrator and cancer researcher with more than 10 years healthcare experience
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation
- National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching
- Director of the Health & Wellness Coaching Certification program at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership
- Lead faculty in the State of Virginia’s SYNC: Transforming Healthcare Leadership program
- Expertise in adult ego development, conversational intelligence and The Empowerment Dynamic
Petra’s work speaks for itself
Physician Leaders and Self Coaching: Physician Leaders and Self Coaching: Four Key Questions
Meeting Clients Where They Are: The Adult Development Coaching GPS
Focusing on Wellness: A Vital Shift for Improving our Health and Wellbeing