Pepper de Callier
Pepper de Callier is a bestselling author of three books on leadership and personal development, newspaper columnist, senior-executive coach, and Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute. He was voted Top Corporate Leadership Coach in Europe—2015 by London-based AI Media. Pepper has devoted his career to understanding, counseling, and coaching leaders globally. Formerly a partner at two of the most respected executive search and consulting firms in the world, Spencer Stuart and Heidrick & Struggles, Pepper has advised executives in Asia, North America, and Europe at Microsoft, Japan Energy, Emerson Corporation, Boeing, Ericsson, SAIC, Sempra Energy, Hitachi, Home Credit Group, Oki Semiconductor Company, General Electric, SABMiller, Telefonica O2, Sanofi, Deutsche Telekom, UniCredit Bank, Merck, Penta Investments, TV Nova, Vodafone, Ceska sporitelna, Imperial Tobacco, Johnson & Johnson, Heineken, Nokia, BXR Group, RaiffeisenBank, DHL, EuroFarms, Office Depot, Warburg Pincus, Grayling, Slovak Telekom, McKinsey & Co., and Young Presidents Organization, among many others.
Pepper is also deeply involved in the development of future leaders. He is a Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aspen Institute Central Europe. He assisted in the design and launch of, as well as being a mentor in, the Odyssey Program for the Vodafone Foundation, a mentoring program for women executives. Pepper assisted in the formation of Manageria, a Slovak NGO, focusing on the development of ethical, holistic business leaders. Pepper is also a member of the Shareholders Advisory Board of Economia a.s., the most prominent publisher of business and economic news in the Czech Republic. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Supervisory Board of The Bakala Foundation, which provides scholarships for Czech citizens to the finest universities in the world. Pepper also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Lobkowicz Collection, an organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and sharing with the public the magnificent art, artifacts and buildings returned to the Lobkowicz family in restitution after the Velvet Revolution of 1989 in Czechoslovakia.
Previously, he served as President of the National Association of General Agents for the Philadelphia Life Insurance Company, Board Member of the William Elliott Education Foundation, member of the Arizona Academy and the University of Arizona Foundation and Guest Lecturer and member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business at California State University San Marcos and Guest Lecturer at The Prague School of Economics and The London Business School. Pepper’s books include the Common Sense Wisdom trilogy: