Pete McDowell, Managing Partner
Business and executive coach, educator, and speaker
Pete is a managing partner of ActionCOACH Columbus, a global top 10 coaching firm based in Columbus, Ohio. He is a recovering chemical engineer who spent over 20 years managing operations in chemical plants Stauffer Chemical Co. and Occidental Petroleum. He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and has a MBA from Capital University. Pete has a home on Apple Valley Lake near Howard, Ohio and enjoys boating, skiing, and anything involving the outdoors. He has three grown children with whom he enjoys traveling.
Pete is passionate about helping people leverage their strengths to improve business performance. He is a believer in increasing business results by focusing on how we interact and communicate with other people. His direct professional experience is in manufacturing, but he understands that in any business, as we help others succeed, our business will succeed.
Pete was recently awarded the Global Highest Client Retention award in 2019, and is currently ranked 3rd among coaches in the United States, and 9th in the world.
At the time that I took over the business, I felt so overwhelmed. I did not know what the next step was, so I thought it would be great to have a coach to help me, take me through, and show me the way. When I hired Pete and ActionCOACH it’s like they brought things into focus, and it’s not just a one and you’re done, it’s a continual process. You find out that you don’t know what you don’t know, and you keep learning. Our growth has been dramatic over the last 10 years. We’ve added electric and plumbing to the core heating and cooling, and we’ve grown from 17 families that we’re taking care of as employees, to 29, and doubled our sales.
- Julie Daniels, Ed's Heating Cooling Plumbing Electric,Owner & President
When I first met Pete, I was initially impressed with Pete’s enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor. Since that initial meeting, Pete has consistently demonstrated all of these qualities and more, and I heartily endorse him to work with your organization. Of particular value to me as a client, was Pete’s enthusiastic embrace of change, ability to develop creative solutions and unwavering commitment to exceeding my expectations. I regularly receive unsolicited feedback from my team commending Pete’s outstanding level of service, professionalism and follow-through. Pete has my highest recommendation, and I am happy to furnish more details if you would like additional information.