“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Dr. Pete Fullerton

I have been
in the arena!

The Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce professional works every day to create prosperity in their communities. In both good and bad times, this task can be difficult. I have personally served in the Economic Development profession for over 30 years. I have experienced both success and failure — success is much more fun!

Are you looking for an opportunity to focus your energy on improving your odds of being successful in both your professional and personal life? Let’s talk.

My Mission

Dr. Pete’s Leadership Accelerator utilizes Executive Coaching Protocol to influence clients that are in the Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce professions toward increased leadership growth to achieve advanced professional and personal goals.

Benefits of Executive Coaching

Coaching refines skills the community economic development professional needs by providing direction for problem solving and managing change.

Leadership Development

Minimize conflicts, problems, and unpleasant surprises

Team Development

Improve employee engagement & foster creative problem solving

Personal Career Development

Broaden your thinking about your next career steps

Benefits of Return on Investment Planning/Evaluation

The ROI methodology is a project and program evaluation process that measures results with five levels of outcomes: reaction, learning, application, impact, and ROI.

Program / Event Evaluation

The ROI Methodology documents the impact of programs and data are collected to show how the project can increase success.

Build Program Support

Support of projects/programs is always an area of concern. The ROI Methodology allow leadership access to more data about the success of programs.

Goal Setting

Forecasting and capturing five levels of data lowers the risk of implementing new programs and creates a database for improved decision making.

Want to learn more?

Featured Resources

Never stop learning. Below are a few of my presentations and writings, as well as books that I have found particularly impactful. You’ll find more on the Resources page which I update often with new information.

Economic Development Journal Spring 2020

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Texas Economic Development Council’s Spring Conference, February 2020

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