Stronger Habits - Pete Leibman

Executive Search for Companies
that Make the World Stronger


Who We Serve

Stronger Talent is a boutique executive search firm for innovative companies in the fitness, sports, and wellness industries. We recruit exceptional leaders for our clients, so that they can have an even bigger impact on the world.

What Sets Us Apart

Here are four of the unique benefits of working with us:

  • Deep industry expertise and network: We are more tuned in to the fitness, sports, and wellness industries than any other search firm, and our network grows every week.
  • More personalized attention and much faster results: Consultants at other search firms often work on more than 10 searches at a time. In comparison, our Founder intentionally works on a limited number of select searches at a time- in order to ensure more personalized attention, much faster results, and a dramatically better experience for clients and candidates.
  • Unrivaled access to top talent: We conduct extensive custom research for each search and use a variety of proven sourcing techniques to attract higher-quality candidates. We are also free of the significant “off-limits” restrictions that limit where larger search firms can recruit.
  • Complete transparency into your search: As a client, your entire hiring team receives access to a private web portal with insights and analytics on your search.

Our Founder, Pete Leibman

Throughout his career, Pete Leibman has helped clients recruit exceptional leaders at the Board, C-Suite, Senior Vice President, Vice President, and Director levels.

Before founding Stronger Talent, Pete worked at Heidrick & Struggles, one of the world’s premier executive search firms. As a member of the firm’s Technology and Consumer practices, he served a variety of clients, ranging from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

Pete’s career began in the professional sports industry working for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. He was their #1 Salesperson of the Year for three straight seasons. He also created the team’s Sports Careers Day, an event attended by over 25,000 people.

Thought Leadership and Education

Pete has delivered keynotes and workshops throughout the U.S., and he is the author of two books and over 150 articles on career management, executive recruiting, and high performance. His work has been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and, and his latest book is titled Work Stronger: Habits for More Energy, Less Stress, and Higher Performance at Work. Pete graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University.


Pete splits his time between Washington, D.C. and New York. In his free time, he teaches one of the largest group exercise classes in the Washington, D.C. area, and he volunteers with Back on My Feet, a non-profit that uses fitness and social support to help homeless people get their lives back on track. He has also competed in the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championships.

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