Peter D. Hiddema

Peter D. Hiddema is a consultant in the field of negotiation, communication and conflict management. Mr. Hiddema trains and advises clients on negotiation strategy and joint problem solving, and has also facilitated negotiations and mediated labor disputes. In the private sector, he has worked at senior levels with a number of Fortune 500 global companies on financial and professional services, technology and telecom, health care, transportation and manufacturing matters. He focuses on improving executives’ effectiveness in negotiation and relationship management through training, consulting and one-on-one coaching. In the public sector, Mr. Hiddema has advised a number of school districts as well as state/provincial and national bodies in the U.S. and Canada. He also teaches at Harvard Law School’s annual summer negotiation workshops for attorneys, diplomats, educators and executives from around the world. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Hiddema is an active Fellow of Conflict Management Group (CMG) of Massachusetts and Chief Operating Officer of CMG Canada. Mr. Hiddema previously worked at the Royal Bank of Canada where he handled inter bank relations with financial institutions in several European countries and managed bank relationships with a diverse group of medium sized corporate clients. He has also been an Investment Advisor in the Greater Toronto Area and a lecturer in International Business at the U.K. arm of Queen’s University (Canada). In addition to his native English, Mr. Hiddema speaks French, Spanish, and Frisian. He holds an M.B.A from Queen’s University and an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.