Founded in 2014, APEX STP, LLC helps leaders and groups maximize the speed of their journey to dynamic, impactful leadership through coaching, mentoring and teaching. 
Charles S. Dormer
Founder and Principal

I founded APEX STP, LLC in 2014 to help leaders and groups maximize the speed of their journey to dynamic, impactful leadership through coaching, mentoring and teaching. Before APEX STP, LLC, I worked for over 30 years for top global pharmaceutical companies including SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. I leverage this extensive corporate career in my executive coaching and mentoring engagements. In addition to coaching and leadership development skills, I have developed and demonstrated, project management skills, conceptual, system and analytical thinking, and consulting skills to deliver added value to my clients. I have been involved in major mergers, acquisitions, senior decision-making boards and change initiatives.  I also bring experience in leading change and dealing with uncertainty.

As a coach and mentor, I focus on working with executive leaders to identify astute insights and leverages my broad experience to bring context to leadership behavior discussions. In his work, I prefer to take a results and action-oriented approach that cuts to the chase and gets to the heart of the matter by asking probing questions and testing assumptions. I use systems thinking to organize issues into themes to help understand problems and implement solutions. I take an individual approach to working with each client and works diligently to help leaders enhance self-awareness and take action. My aim is to have a significant impact on leader’s performance and help them address difficult, complex business challenges.


I am passionate about sharing my learning and experience through teaching and mentoring. I hold an Adjunct Lecturer position at Georgetown University, where I run a Program on Strategic Leadership in Science and Technology in the MS Biotechnology Course. I also have given guest lectures at University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University and Alvernia University.


I have a Master of Science (Honors) and Master of Philosophy degrees in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. I graduated from the Corporate Coach International Program (RTG) and passed Institute of Leadership and Management - Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. I am also  certified in Hogan and Coaching Mindset Index (AiiR Consulting) assessments. I am a member of the International Coaching Federation, Life Sciences of Pennsylvania and serve on the Board of the Institute of Management Consultants – USA (Philadelphia Chapter). I am also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.


“I look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions and transform your business performance! Please request a meeting to discuss your needs and how I can help" 

Charles Dormer, Principal and Founder

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