Peter Benkovič


Peter is the cornerstone of Maxman Consultants, which he co-founded in 1994 and of which he is still an acting partner. He studied psychology. He initially received management training during study visits in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. A quarter-century of experience in managerial development helps him to guide individuals and teams on their way to great performance. He specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, business presentation, facilitation and team coaching. In recent years, he has been intensively engaged in agility from two perspectives: the human side of agility in tech teams and the transformation of non-IT teams towards agility. He is a member of the Slovak Coach Association and holds an ACC certification by the International Coach Federation. In his private life, he is dedicated to expanding his music collection (which includes more than 1,400 titles), spending his free time downhill skiing or discovering the historical corners of European regions. He and his wife have been together for forty years and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.

Fields of expertise

coaching, mentoring, consulting, facilitation with the goal to increase the performance of individuals and teams, improvement of sales process in a complex environment, change management, leadership development, business presentation


Ahold, Alcatel, AT&T, Brady Corporation, British Council, Cisco, Giesecke-Devrient, Heineken, HERO, Hewlett-Packard, Intersnack, Iron Mountain, InsData, Knauf Insulation, KWS, Interacts, Kotányi, Lenovo, Mercedes-Benz, Metro Cash & Carry, Mondi Packaging, Nestlé, Nokia Siemens Network, Oracle, Power One, S&T, Samsung, Siemens, Sika, Slovenské elektrárne, Smurfit Kappa, Soitron, Tatra Leasing, Tower Automotive, Vizada, VÚB banka, VW, Whirlpool

Projects delivered in

The Czech Republic, Austria, Greece, Slovakia


English, Czech, Slovak


golf, record collecting, game theory, downhill skiing

Employment history

Period 1994 – now
Employer Maxman Consultants
Sector Activity of organisational consultants, consultant, trainer
Position Member, founder
Period 1991 – 1993
Employer Slovak Academy of Science, Creativity Research Division
Sector Science and research
Position Researcher
Period 1983 – 1990
Employer Slovak Academy of Science, Theory of Science and Prognoses
Sector Science and research
Position Researcher
Period 1975 – 1982
Employer Institute of Education of the Ministry of Industry of SSR
Sector Education, research and development
Position Lecturer, researcher

Education and qualification in the area of learning and development

Education and qualification in on-line assessment Sales Competency Assessment, Execution Metrics, Organizational Agility, Successful Negotiator, Cooperation & Beyond, Management Impact, Performability Scan
Education and qualification
in coaching

Effective coach (four-day course)

The Clean & Clear Team Coaching (one-day course)

Coaching towards Great Work (one-day course)

Coaching Presence (one-day course)

Coaching Skills for Managers Too Busy to Coach (one-day course)

Emotional Intelligence in Coaching and Leadership (one-day course)

Surface Brief Coaching (2-day course)

Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals (5-day course)

Coaching the Sales Process (6-day course)

Neuro-Leadership Coaching (60 hours of training, 8 hours of mentoring)
Education and qualification in training and workshop organisation

Training of management trainers  (5-week course, The British Institute of Management , Great Britain)

Training of management trainers  (5-week course, Nottingham Trent University, Roffey Park Management Institute Great Britain)

Identification and analysis of training needs (3-week course, the British Council, Slovakia)
Education and qualification in coaching and facilitation of group dynamics

Group dynamics and change management (2-week course,  European Academy, Berlin, Germany)

Group dynamics and personal development  (2-week course,  European Academy, Berlin, Germany)

Group dynamics and intercultural management  (2-week course,  European Academy, Berlin, Germany)
Membership in professional organisations Slovak Association of Coaches, International Coach Federation, Slovak Chapter

University education

Period 1970 - 1975
Qualification Psychology
Period 1979 – 1980
Qualification PhDr.
Period 1981 - 1982
Qualification PhD study in mathematical statistics

Experience in trainings, facilitation and coaching

Trainings More than 2,100 days
Facilitation More than 300 groups, minimum 20 % in the CXO position, company management, company Board
Coaching More than 1,100 hours

Main topics of trainings, workshops and coachings

Trainings and workshops

  • Leadership Development
  • Teamwork
  • Managerial Tools
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Key Account Management
  • Communication


  • Leadership Development
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work-Life Balance
  • On-Board Coaching
  • Transformational Coaching


Mother tongue Slovak
Other languages English (upper intermediate, pre-advanced)

Main clients in the executive coaching (2001 – 2015)

Year Client/Country Position of the coached
2011 VSE/RWE (Germany) HR Manager
2011 SellByTel (SR, Germany) CEO
2007-2010 Hewlett-Packard (USA) Four Department Heads
2010 Knauf Insulation (Austria) Managing Director
2003 – 2012 Mondi Coating Štětí (USA) CFO, Production Manager, Marketing Manager
2002 – 2015 Imperial Karlovy Vary (CZ) CEO, Managers of two hotels, middle management of two hotels
2006 – 2008 Cisco Systems (USA) Sales Director Czech Republic & Slovakia
2006 – 2008 SellByTel (Germany) Inside Sales Manager, six Inside Sales Account managers
2006 – 2009 Hewlett-Packard (USA) Managing Director of GDAS
2011 – 2012 Hewlett-Packard (USA) Head of Networking dpt., three KAMs
2006 – 2008 YMS (Slovakia) CEO, Chairman of the Board, directors
2006 – 2008 Jungheinrich (Germany) Technical Manager
2006 - 2009 Johnson & Johnson Orthoclinical Diagnostics (USA) Commercial Manager for SK and CZ
2006 – 2008 Siemens (Germany) Technical Manager
2010 - 2011 Siemens (Germany) Head of the Law dpt.
2006 – 2007 Metro Cash & Carry (Germany/Netherlands) Country Manager, Slovakia
2010 – 2012 SES Tlmače (SK) Nine Division Managers
2010 – 2013 Ecopress (CZ) CEO
2012 Lenovo (China) Manager of EMEA A/R Controls
2013 Siemens (Germany) Learning & Development Manager
2012 – 2014 Siemens (Germany) Division CFO
2013 HERO Czech (Switzerland) CFO
2013 - 2014 Tower Automotive (USA) Manager of Operations Europe
2014 Whirlpool (USA) Nine Senior Executives
2014 Oracle Czech Five Key Account Managers
2014 Hewlett-Packard (USA) Country Manager Enterprise Services
2014 30-70 (Slovakia) Eight Managers
2015 Lenovo (China) Head of Talent Development EMEA

Main clients in trainings and workshops (2001 – 2014)

2001 – 2014 Alcatel, Ahold, Aon, AT&T, Baumit, Brady Corporation, Cisco, Dalkia, E.ON, Ecopress, Electricité de France, Giesecke-Devrient, Heineken, HERO, Hewlett-Packard, Intersnack, Iron Mountain, Johnson Controls, InsData, Knauf Insulation, Kotányi, Lenovo, Mercedes-Benz, Mondi Coating Štětí, Ness, Nestlé, Opavia-LU, Oracle, Power One, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RWE, Samsung, Siemens, Sika, Tatra Asset Management, Tatra banka, Tatra Leasing, SWEP, Telenor, Tower Automotive, Vizada, VÚB banka, VW, Whirlpool, YMS, 30-70,

Publications (Period 1990 – 2014)

1990 - 2014

37 articles in specialised Slovak magazines on: coaching, management, leadership, teamwork, management, teamwork, Assessment & Development Centres, experiential learning, sales process improvement.


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