Peter Buchanan was recognized with the 2022 TEC Master Chair Award and Chair Excellence Award. For more information on our 2022 Chair Awards, please click here

Peter Buchanan

National Best Practice Chair
TEC Canada KEY Executive and CEO Chair
Toronto, ON

“The members of our group learn and grow from our relationships with one another; we are deeply committed to each other’s success. In the work we do with each other, we are becoming better leaders, our businesses are outperforming our expectations and we are living richer, more meaningful lives.”

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Peter Buchanan is a recognized leader and innovator in executive coaching, management, and leadership development. He has spent over 25,000 hours coaching and mentoring hundreds of senior executives, business owners, CEOs and presidents. He is often called upon to help business leaders deal with challenging people and interpersonal issues.

Peter’s wealth of business acumen comes from his roles as a Senior Vice President of Extendicare Canada and through raising venture capital and owning successful businesses in both the security and manufacturing industries. In 1984, Peter founded Management Transitions Ltd., specializing in executive coaching, management and leadership development. In 1987, he established the first TEC group in Eastern Canada. Peter has been facilitating successful TEC groups ever since.

For over 25 years, Peter has been recognized with many awards for his dedication and commitment to leadership. Twice he has been the recipient of the Robert Nourse TEC Canada Chairman of the year and in 2014 he was honoured with the Vistage/TEC Don Cope Award as the International Chairman of the year. His professionalism, good humour and gentle manner are qualities the entire TEC community values and appreciates.

Peter believes in people’s ability to make a difference. One of his greatest passions is working with individuals that are sincerely committed to becoming better leaders and to taking their businesses to higher levels of performance.

TEC Group Vision

“To continually learn and grow in our personal lives. We do this by creating a teaching and supportive environment with commitment and accountability to the group and ourselves.”


  • Lives with his wife, Margaret, in a home he built on Lake Simcoe; parents to 5 grown children
  • Enjoys travelling , scuba diving and mentoring MBA and college students
  • MBA from Ivey School at UWO, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified by Conversant and the Hudson Institute
  • Robert Nourse (TEC Canada) and Don Cope (TEC/Vistage Worldwide) awards, Best Practice TEC Chairman award in Eastern Canada, multiple Chairman Excellence awards

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