About Pete

Pete Havel fixes broken workplaces and makes good workplaces better.

He’s a keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant who helps companies deal with challenging workplace issues and building stronger leadership teams and mindsets.

Pete is a former lobbyist and political consultant who proudly served some of America’s leading pro-business advocacy organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, and Associated Builders and Contractors. He’s also been a senior executive for top strategic communications firms.

His passion for fixing workplace cultures began with taking the wrong turn into a toxic workplace and his subsequent book The Arsonist in the Office. Those moments have built an international platform for Pete to consult, train, and speak for high profile, high stress, high impact organizations. Pete now works with companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to law enforcement agencies to nonprofits.

He provides clients the tools and techniques they need to solve problems that create financial, legal, and reputational risk, reduce employee satisfaction and lower productivity levels. Frequent areas of focus are to break down silos, rebuild communications channels and trust, and fix problems that help organizations and individuals to reach their full potential.

Pete is President of Fireproofed Leadership, his speaking, training, and consulting company. He lives in Dallas, TX., graduated from Baylor University and is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.