Peter Ernest

CEO Values Journey and Change Facilitator

Peter Ernest has a natural enthusiasm and powerful presence that inspires learning, development and change. A natural leader, he is CEO of Values Journey, a multi-award winning process that explores and transforms personal values, team performance and organisational culture.

For over 25 years Peter Ernest has delivered motivating presentations to corporations, associations, government departments and progressive Local Government City Councils, and students.

His speaking has taken him to over a dozen countries, including a sunrise inspirational talk on top of the Acropolis, in Athens. A passion for sport led him to be team motivator to the Australian team at the 1993 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Peter Ernest's focus is on values and vision, leadership and teamwork, innovation and change. He created and developed Values Journey, an innovative and engaging process to explore and transform personal values, team performance and organisational culture. This award winning experience (AITD Training Excellence Award 2010) adds to earlier recognition from TEC (Best Resource, Southern Region 2003). In 2013 he received a Research Award and financial contribution from Simulation Australasia, for Best Paper at SimTecT 2013, entitled "Developing Leaders, Transforming Cultures".

Peter's clients include BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), BMW, Australia Post, ExxonMobil, IBM and Qantas, for challenging professional groups including medical, legal and accounting partnerships, global consulting firms and Government Departments in Australia including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Department of Defence as well as to local government councils in Melbourne and in Sydney.

He has presented in over a dozen countries, for the prestigious Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) as an education as well as a Forum resource, mainly throughout Asia (regularly in India and Japan), in the USA, Africa, the Middle East and in Europe. He has been a regular presenter and resource to associations including Family Business Australia (FBA), the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA), to industry associations including the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and Organisational Development Australia (ODA) as well as several international associations. In addition to YPO, WPO and EO, he has also been in high demand for over a decade by other organisations for leaders including The Executive Connection (TEC), The CEO Institute as well as Vistage International (United States).

Peter Ernest lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Deborah (a former television producer) and their young and active twin daughters, Netani and Sasha.

Client testimonials

We anticipated around 60/70 staff to attend the event however ended up with over 100 and comments received were that Peter was a great presenter and a perfect fit for the topic of our event. I’d also like to add that Peter was amazing in that he listened to the brief I provided him and he integrated every component of it into his presentation. It is the first time that I have had the privilege of a presenter actually listening to our needs and following through. He was a refreshing and easy person to work with and would love to do more work with him.

Darebin City Council