John is known globally as a top executive coach and trusted advisor to senior leaders, and as the leading advocate for stronger standards and competencies for practicing coaches to professionalize the industry. He helps talented people excel further, serving C-suite executives, founders, partners, boards, teams and other professionals. Three organizations, including Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and the International Coach Federation, certify him as a master coach.
He integrates expertise in business, strategy consulting and psychology, as well as coaching. He has a Dartmouth MBA and, as an organizational psychologist, a PhD from the University of Georgia with an internship at Emory. A Navy veteran, he founded Quinn Reed Associates in 2005 and previously worked in the strategy practice of Accenture and the public sector practice of CGI.
John’s 50+ client organizations range from the F50 to startups in the aerospace, biotechnology, chemical, construction, consumer products, defense, education, energy, entertainment, environmental services, federal government, financial services, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, not for profit, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail and technology sectors.
He is a Founding Fellow and Contributing Author of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School. His latest book, released in 2022, is Pinpointing Excellence: Succeed with Great Executive Coaching and Steer Clear of the Rest.
In volunteering, John cares about education and supporting children and veterans. He has a history of board service, for example as the president of an inner-city Houston school, the Nehemiah Center. He supports institutions including the Honor Foundation, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, and Deerfield Academy.
He and his wife Perry Ann, a senior healthcare leader, have four children.