John McKay

Partner, Leadership Practice

John is an executive coach drawing on deep experience partnering with executives and emerging leaders and their teams. He engages clients authentically in an open, direct, and collaborative style.

John brings his clients a well-honed skill of discovering what leaders and their teams need to move forward. His ability to ask penetrating and thought-provoking questions gets at the heart of issues. From strategy to operational capability, John’s seasoning, built from experience and deep listening – including what has not been said – provides his clients with new insights that enable shifts toward desired outcomes.

He has supported executive leaders and their teams through the daily rigors of self-management, consistent team alignment, and management of stakeholder relationships – all in the face of increasing demand for results. Decades of gathering and sharing stakeholder feedback that directly supports clients’ objectives, John holds a mirror for his clients to see their situations clearly

John’s 40+ years of business experience include sales and general management in the global energy industry. He spent 36 years in executive search tapping into his clients’ corporate cultures and team dynamics to identify and bring high level talent to senior leadership teams and Boards of Directors. As co-owner, John built a 20-person boutique executive search firm which was acquired by a leading global search firm. Here, John became the Global Leader of the Energy Practice and a core member in the CEO and Boards of Directors practice.