John Whitehead

John’s “WHY” comes from his personal experience and exploration of leadership issues. It is, simply put, that “Increased self-awareness leads to transformational change”. John has seen clients make significant shifts in behaviour as they explore and deepen their self-understanding. Raising self-awareness makes them better leaders and allows them to lead exceptional organizations. Clients consistently tell John that learning about themselves, understanding their behaviour in various situations and then learning to modify those behaviours — either to enhance positive outcomes or minimize negative ones — is the most significant thing they have learned. As one client stated, “…adept at working through both professional and personal challenges, [John] was able to guide me through many personal 'stuck' points, creating clarity and 'aha' moments.” Professional Experience John Whitehead is an experienced leader, facilitator and certified coach with over 40 years of senior leadership and management experience. John started his sales career at 16 years of age selling Fuller Brush door-to-door. At 18, John became the youngest store manager Kinney Shoes of Canada had ever appointed. Over the years John has experienced various sales management experiences from retail to direct sales, selling both tangible and intangibles. John has held senior operational positions with national organizations achieving significant recognition for his results. Along with his coaching practice John is currently a Corporate Trainer at Okanagan College, British Columbia, Canada previously an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and travels internationally including Europe and the Middle East facilitating leadership workshops. John describes himself as a continuous learner, motivated to learn more so that he can better help others achieve their goals. John’s clients have included senior and emerging leaders in various industries including major utilities, mining, sports, Hi-Tech, entertainment, fitness, construction, retail and direct sales along with coaching other coaches and training professionals. Qualifications & Accreditations John holds a master’s degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada and along with various certifications in management and leadership is a: Certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Professional Certified Coach, credentialed by the International Coaching Federation Certified Executive Coach, certification from Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada Certified LPI360 & Leadership Challenge Coach (Kouzes & Posner, Wiley) Certified Global Leader of the Future 360 Assessment (Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching) Certified Instructor and trainer in SOCIAL STYLES & Versatility, interpersonal communications model Certified Instructor and trainer in Adaptive Mindset for Resilience “John has been an incredible asset in helping us align our core values. His direction on effective communication within our team has given all of us a fresh perspective when working with each other and dealing with potential clients. He is an active listener with keen insight into the inner dynamics of company relations. His approach goes above and beyond the norm. Always there when you need him. HIs summary of a session was very helpful in identifying areas that myself and the company could improve upon and at the same time, see our strengths for future success. On a personal note – It was great to have John actually stop me sometimes during a conversation and point out a key point that I might have otherwise missed. We will continue to work with John as our company grows in the years to come.” Derek Hodgins, CEO, High Roller Games
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