Peter Stephenson was born in the United Kingdom and after high school, joined Voluntary Service Overseas for one year as a volunteer teacher to 8 to 12-year-olds in the Punjab in Pakistan. This is where he developed his passion for travel, as well as for storytelling with youngsters, which continues with his four lovely grandchildren.
Following tertiary qualifications in business, his career in corporate management led him at a young age to run a small group of companies with overseas subsidiaries. Then the wanderlust kicked in again, and he lived and worked in Canada and Australia where he formed and ran his own professional services' companies.
His previous business book publishing history includes: The Bullet Proof Executive (Harper Collins 1997), Executive Coaching (Pearson Education, 2000); The Naked Executive (Pearson Education, 2002), and High Wire Executive (Penguin, 2004).
Stephenson's corporate life has taken him to more than a dozen other countries. Since retiring a few years ago, he and his wife Barbara have been avid travellers.