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John A Cooper, MSOD

Evanston, IL, USA
John A. Cooper, MSOD, Executive Coaching Connections, LLC.

John Cooper is an experienced executive coach for top leaders, executives and mid-level managers, with a strong background in management, including team effectiveness, strategy, organizational design, and leadership development. He has helped leaders at all levels to achieve outstanding results, increase leadership effectiveness, relationships and motivation.  

With over 30 years of combined coaching, consulting and business experience, including ten years as a sales/operations leader in Financial Services, John understands the day-to-day demands of an organizational leader who continually produces high quality results. Due to his strong background in Organizational Development, he is able to help a leader develop in the context of broader organizational issues including strategy, culture, team environment, and structure. He has coached hundreds of leaders over the past eighteen years and forms clos trusting relationships with his clients.

John serves as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University teaching Leadership and Strategic Thinking. John is the past President of the Organization Development Network of Chicago, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. He also served on the board of Boys to Men, a national youth mentoring program, and has served as Executive Coach for the National Leadership Conference for the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association.

Past clients include: BP Pipelines, Baxter Healthcare, Alcan Packaging, RR Donnelly, Ingredion, Northwest Community Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, Smurfit- Stone Corporation, Sears, Motorola, RR Donnelley, McGaw YMCA, Chicago School District, DeVry University, Yaskawa Electric America, and Montgomery Watson Harza.


  • Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner
  • Benchmarks 360
  • Carlson Learning Company’s Profile Learning Instruments
  • DiSC Profile
  • FIRO-B Psychometrics
  • Hay Group Instruments
  • Hogan Assessments
  • Leadership Architect Suite
  • Organizational Climate Survey
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Profilor®
  • Skillscope
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Voices® 360 Feedback


  • Master of Science in Organization Development, Aurora University
  • Graduate of the International Gestalt Coaching School

Practice Areas

  • Degree Feedback
  • Change Management
  • Coaching For Results
  • Collaboration Across Boundaries
  • Collaborative Coaching
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive On-Boarding
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High-Potential Executive
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Non-Profits
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Team Coaching & Facilitation
  • Team Intervention
  • Visioning & Strategic Planning
  • Workshops

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