John Reed PhD, MBA, MCEC, PCC

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John founded and has been a Managing Principal since 2005 in the consulting firm Quinn Reed Associates LLC ( He is designated as a Master Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, a Master Corporate Executive Coach by the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches, and a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He is a Founding Fellow and Contributing Author of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School. His book 'Pinpointing Excellence' for example is popular with leaders who use it to evaluate and select coaches. A Navy veteran, he previously worked in the strategy practice of Accenture and the public sector practice of CGI. 

He has undergraduate and MBA degrees from Dartmouth and, as a licensed organizational psychologist, a PhD from the University of Georgia. His psychologist license granted in 2000 is via the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards by the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. He is a member and the 2013-14 president of the Society of Psychologists in Management and a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology. He teaches MBA courses as an adjunct professor and contributes as a keynote speaker and writer. 

John has 30 years of management, executive coaching, executive assessment, leadership development, organizational change and alignment and strategy consulting 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 helps successful people excel further, working with senior executives, boards, leadership teams, entrepreneurs and other professionals. Organizations served include for example 3M, Abbott Laboratories, AGCO, AIG, Aker Solutions, AlEn, AstraZeneca, BASF, Benteler, Black Hills Corporation, BP, Calpine, Cameron, CBRE, CDI Energy Products, Children's National Medical Center, CIA, Citgo, Clock Spring/NRI, Comerica Bank, Comfort Systems, ConocoPhillips, CVS Health, Diageo, Dover Industries, Duke Corporate Education, Duke University Medical Center, EastWest Bank, EGC Critical Components, ExxonMobil, FLIX Entertainment, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hines, HydroChemPSC, ION Geophysical, IvyExec, Jones Lang LaSalle, KIPP Schools, Lloyd’s Register, LyondellBasell, Macquarie, Memorial Hermann Health System, NASA, NGP Energy Capital Management, NRG, Occidental Petroleum, Oil States International, Panasonic, PetroChina, Pink Petro, Raytheon, Recall, Schlumberger, Seyfarth Shaw, Shell, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Songwon International, Stepan Company, Sunbelt Steel, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Brock Group, The Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, The CapStreet Group, The Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, The March of Dimes, The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University, The United Methodist Church, The University of Houston, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Austin, The UT Health Science Center at Houston, Thomson Reuters, US Foods and Vinson & Elkins.

In volunteering, John cares about education and supporting children and veterans. He has a history of board service, for example as the 2016-17 president of an inner city school, the Nehemiah Center ( He helps in the Next Step program (, belongs to Kiwanis International and supports the Tuck School at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College and Deerfield Academy. 

He and his wife, a healthcare executive, have 4 children.

John can be reached at +1.832.215.4018 (voice/text), and LinkedIn.