John Reed

John Reed

Houston, TX


  • US Southwest

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. He is a member of the MG 100 Coaches community. Three coaching firms, including the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, certify him as a Master coach.

John integrates his deep business, strategy consulting, psychology, and coaching expertise. He has a Dartmouth MBA and, as an organizational psychologist, a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia with an internship at Emory. A Navy veteran, he founded a well-known consulting firm in 2005 and previously worked in the strategy practice of Accenture and the public sector practice of CGI.

John has worked with over 50 client organizations ranging from Fortune 50 to startups spanning numerous sectors, including aerospace, biotechnology, chemical, construction, consumer products, defense, education, energy, entertainment, environmental services, federal, financial services, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, not for profit, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, and technology. His documented experience includes 6,000+ coaching hours and 400+ coaching training hours.

John is a Founding Fellow and Contributing Author of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School. His latest book, Pinpointing Excellence: Succeed with Great Executive Coaching and Steer Clear of the Rest, was released in 2022. John is the 2013-14 President of the Society of Psychologists in Leadership and a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology, where he also serves on their editorial boards. He is also a licensed psychologist since 2000.

John’s volunteer efforts center on education and supporting both children and veterans. He has a long history of board service, including as the president of the Nehemiah Center, an inner-city Houston school. He supports institutions, including The Honor Foundation, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, and Deerfield Academy.


  • 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


  • PhD, 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