Peggy Boyer, Ph.D.

Principal | Chicago, Illinois

“Talent decisions are often the most critical, and most difficult decisions leaders make. Advising them to make these decisions with confidence is my honor and privilege.”

A former professional ballerina, Peggy brings the fierce commitment and precision necessary to reach the highest levels of dance to her work assessing and developing talent with Ampersand. Her repertoire includes: disentangling complex data into direct, easy-to-process recommendations that move the needle toward strategic goals; coaching management teams and individuals to peak performance; and serving as a trusted thought partner to investors and Boards.

Insightful and candid, she engages leaders and inspires change through the collaborative experience she provides. As Managing Principal with Leadership Accelerated, she led initiatives in organizational restructuring and post M&A integration, uncovering millions of dollars in savings for one retailer and a significant revenue generation opportunity for a hospitality group. Her results have garnered loyalty across her career, from C-suite leaders who “dislike all consultants” but love her to clients who would follow her anywhere.

Both professionally and personally, her experience is vast. Drawing on her impressive education, she can provide cogent observations from her dissertation on gender and leadership; drawing on her love of hockey, don’t be surprised if her signature candor shows when she catches someone playing dirty against her beloved Ottawa Senators.

Career Headlines

Leadership Accelerated, Managing Principal Consultant
Linkage, Inc., Principal Consultant
BPI group, Senior Manager, Organization Transformation & People
Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, Senior Consultant
Vantage Leadership Consulting, Consultant

Civic Engagement

ULC Boys & Girls Club, Associate Board
Luminarts Cultural Foundation, Host Committee

Education Highlights

Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S. Clinical Psychology, Benedictine University
B.A. Psychology, Benedictine University