Key Staff

Dr. Dawna Markova

dawnaDr. Dawna Markova is PTP’s co-founder and CEO Emeritus. An internationally known expert in the fields of learning, perception, and asset-focus, Dr. Markova is a former Senior Affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT and a consultant member of the Society for Organizational Learning. She has established learning communities across the United States, leads workshops on maximizing individual and team talent and serves as a thinking partner to CEOs and senior executives around the world. She is the author of many books, including A Spot of Grace, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, The Smart Parenting Revolution, The Open Mind book and audio series, No Enemies Within, How Your Child IS Smart, and Learning Unlimited. She is also renowned for public speaking and has been hired by global organizations to deliver keynotes to thousands of participants. Read about her new book Collaborative Intelligence here.

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Angie McArthur

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Angie McArthur is PTP's acting CEO. She has been an integral part of PTP since 1998, co-facilitating and designing global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s. She is also one of the creators of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed in 2001 to retain women in corporate leadership roles. As an expert in perceptual learning patterns, she has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEO's, and the Executive Champions Workshop. She has also designed interactive web assessments and products for corporate training programs.Angie has recently co-authored two books for Random House with Dawna Markova, Collaborative Intelligence (pub date August 11 2015) and Reconcilable Differences (September 2017).

Additionally she has worked extensively with youth as part of PTP's sister company SmartWired, developing materials, interactive websites, and delivering programs around the world in multiple languages to help children and the adults who support them bring out their best.   

Angie received her B.A. in Communication Theory from McGill University, and has a passion for adapting emerging technology to maximize communication effectiveness and synergy. Her clients include Women Moving Millions, Bolthouse Farms, PepsiCo, Royal Dutch Shell, Xerox, Chrysler, Green Mountain Energy Resources, the Institute for Storytelling, Kimball Arts Center, SEED (Schlumberger Excellence in Education) and the Society for Organizational Learning.

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David Peck

daveDavid Peck is PTP's managing partner, and leads PTP’s technology and multimedia initiatives. David has designed and produced software and web applications including Pitch, The Smart Navigator and The Mind Museum; produced and directed training films including Bridging Our Differences; and co-developed PTP’s many print and physical products that support its training initiatives. He is also co-founder and Managing Partner at SmartWired, a web-based educational initiative. A former Junior Olympic skier and frequent contributor to outdoor sports magazines, David continues to search for new ways to incorporate the lessons of peak physical performance into the workplace.

M.J. Ryan

mjM.J. Ryan is a senior partner and lead consultant for PTP. The founder and former CEO of Conari Press in San Francisco, M.J. specializes in strength-based leadership development. One of the leads on a pilot women’s leadership development project for Microsoft, her clients include Royal Dutch Shell, Hewitt Associates, Bolthouse Farms, the Bioneers and Whole Communities. Her work incorporates techniques from cutting edge brain science to create true transformation. The author of many best-selling books, her latest is AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For. She is also a keynote speaker.

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Andy Bryner

andyAndy Bryner is PTP’s co-founder and former Managing Partner. Drawing on his experiences with a diverse portfolio of organizations such as Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School, the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Ki-Aikido practice, health care practice, and the creative arts, Andy has developed practices that provide unique learning opportunities and create synergy and collaboration. A former Senior Affiliate of MIT's Organizational Learning Center, he is a consultant member at the Society for Organizational Learning. He co-authored An Unused Intelligence: Physical Thinking for 21st Century Leadership. Andy is also a composer, and uses music to evoke multi-dimensional thinking.

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