Petra Platzer


With over 17 years of experience in the healthcare and academic research settings as a transforming leader and culture change agent, Petra has a deep understanding of the challenges facing executives, physicians and healthcare leaders today. As President of Integrative Partners, she collaborates to deliver transformative leadership development programs to physician and executive leaders.

As a Leadership Development coach, Petra works with clients to embark on a personal inquiry and development journey. Her commitment is to unlock new thinking and create courageous steps forward to achieve their desired outcomes. As a consultant, Petra leverages her leadership experience to deliver customized approaches and experiential learning that develop the internal capacity of the people, processes and structures. The result is a sustainable framework that can continue to grow beyond the engagement.

Petra is a certified Leadership Coach through Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership and a credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation. A firm believer in growing our community of skilled coaches, she serves on the faculty of Georgetown’s Health Coaching certification program as an Instructor and Practicum Advisor to coaches-in-training. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Kent State University and a B.S. from Virginia Tech. She is co-inventor on a patent, has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and received numerous awards acknowledging her technical and engaging leadership skills. Notably, Petra was named “Woman of the Year – Forward Thinker” by Glamour magazine and Toyota in 2005.

Petra is committed to her mission of making a difference in the way we exist in this world. She volunteers by participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program and is a volunteer coach for Special Olympics. Petra is also a soccer player in a men’s league and a competitive triathlete.