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John Reed, MBA, Ph.D., MCEC, MCC

Houston, TX, USA
John Reed, Bio Portrait, Houston, Texas, Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

John Reed is a senior executive and certified executive coach with 30 years of corporate leadership, strategy consulting, executive coaching, executive assessment and organizational development experience globally in the energy, retail, biotechnology, entertainment, financial services, real estate, legal, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, health care, technology, chemical, utility, education, federal government, food and spirits and not-for-profit sectors.

After receiving an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, he worked as an executive for 12 years – the last 9 years for American Management Systems (now CGI) in Fairfax, Virginia as a Principal and Global Head of Sales and Marketing for a division of the firm. After additional graduate work, he then joined the Strategic Services practice of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a Senior Manager in Atlanta, Georgia before founding Quinn Reed Associates LLC.  

He started coaching in 1995 and is designated as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, as a Master Corporate Executive Coach by the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and as a Master Executive Coach in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching. He is a Founding Fellow and Contributing Author of The Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School.  He teaches as an adjunct professor in a number of strong MBA programs and contributes as a featured speaker and writer. His book Pinpointing Excellence, for example, is popular as a consumer guide for selecting top executive coaches.   

John helps successful people excel further, working with C-level executives, boards, high potentials, leadership teams, entrepreneurs and other accomplished professionals. His prior work at Shell has been in executive (e.g. MLLP) assessment. A partial list of additional clients includes AIG, AstraZeneca, BASF, BP, Children’s National Medical Center, CIA,  East West Bank, EGC Critical Components, Entrust Energy, ExxonMobil, Hines, Jones Lang LaSalle, MILE Saudi Arabia, NASA, Occidental Petroleum, Oil States International, PetroChina, PSC, Raytheon, Schlumberger, Sunbelt Steel, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Brock Group, The CapStreet Group, The March of Dimes, The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Thomson Reuters. 


  • Hogan Assessments
  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect
  • Korn Ferry Voices 360
  • Licensed Organizational Psychologist
  • Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC)
  • Master Executive Coach, Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), ICF
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC), ICF


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Master of Business Administration, Tuck School at Dartmouth
  • Master of Science, Georgia State University
  • AB, Dartmouth College

Practice Areas

  • Communication/Executive Presence
  • Corporate Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • Executive Assessment
  • Leadership Development
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Multicultural Alignment
  • Organization Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Strategic & Operational Planning

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