Pete Morgan, Hong Kong

Pete Morgan, Hong Kong
Retd. Commander HK Police Crisis Negotiation Unit

Pete Morgan is a sought-after international keynote speaker, conference Chair, trainer, executive coach and author who specialises in helping professionals and organisations accelerate their leadership credibility, authority, influence, confidence, engagement, rapport and trust with advanced communication and influencing skills used by hostage negotiators, particularly during time-critical, high-stress, high-stakes situations.

Pete has over 38 years of senior leadership experience in both law enforcement and the security industry. He was a hostage negotiator for 24 years and Commander of the Hong Kong Crisis Negotiation Unit for 12 years, responsible for responding to a wide range of critical incidents including would-be suicides, barricaded subjects, serious hostage and CT incidents.

As a hostage negotiator, Pete has had guns pulled on him, almost been killed by a machete wielding mad-man and holds the record for Hong Kong’s fastest successful hostage negotiation (30 seconds!). As a front-line Police Commander, he has responded to countless emergencies and incidents, including major protests, triad gang fights, hurricane force typhoons, serious forest fires as well as murder cases. He has never had to rescue a cat stuck up in a tree, though! Pete is also the author of “Critical Issues in Crisis Negotiations” (available on Amazon).

Pete has received numerous awards and commendations for his leadership and communication skills, including for his role in helping to resolve a hostage incident, with all the hostages, including a seven year old boy, safely released. He was also awarded the Police Distinguished Service Medal (P.D.S.M.) in 2015 for his significant contributions to Hong Kong throughout his policing career.

Influencing secrets of crisis negotiators

In high stress, high stakes, time critical situations, when every second counts to establish credibility, rapport and trust, these well tested hostage negotiation tactics and techniques can make all the difference when you’re trying to communicate or influence with impact!

The work of the commander doesn’t begin or end with the actual negotiation. Long before that even happens, it’s their job to unify, train, test, motivate, coach, mentor and, yes, even cajole, their team to the highest levels of readiness and preparedness. And long after the negotiation ends, they still need to provide assistance, guidance and support so that the team can continue to learn, grow and improve from the experience.


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