About John

|About John
About John 2017-05-23T19:16:07+00:00
John Eggert, Ph.D.
John Eggert, Ph.D.Author | Speaker | Consultant | Coach
I have over 25 years experience as a business owner in the performance improvement industry. My goal is to help people form clear, actionable ideas about themselves and the world around them. The worth of these ideas lies in the ability they provide clients to focus their energies, talents and values to achieve the goals they desire.

I am an active member of Houston Coaches, the organization of professional coaches in Houston.

Executive Experience

  • Founded a program evaluation firm serving government agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Education (DOE) and the New York Department of Mental Health.
  • Founded an organizational development and performance technology firm serving Fortune 500 clients including Arthur Andersen, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Citicorp, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Lincoln National Health Insurance, McDonald’s, Motorola and Xerox.
  • As national board president for three years, led strategic planning initiatives and advised the Executive Director on organizational renewal for Literacy Volunteers of America, a national organization of 23,000 volunteers.

My Perspective on Technology

My Ph.D. is from the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, with an emphasis on research design, statistics and measurement. This has helped me to understand the methodology of science and technology but, at the same time, it has given me respect for the challenge of creating useful conceptual frameworks out of rather messy data. I find these insights into the scientific process at least as useful in my coaching as my knowledge of social science theory and practice.

  • Previously served as both adjunct and full time faculty and advisor of Ph.D. candidates at Syracuse University, over a 10-year period
  • Ph.D. in Social Sciences (Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis) from the University of Chicago
  • MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin
  • BFA in Music and Education from the University of Wisconsin
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Gestalt Certified Professional Coach, The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, 2002 – 2014)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP, 2001 – 2004)
  • Leading Through Ideas – A Practical Framework, John Eggert, The Idea Leadership Company, 2014.
  • “Communicating Value of Data Management with Non-Technical Management,” with Scott Tideman and Jess B. Kozman, presented at the 15th International Conference on Petroleum Data Integration, Information and Data Management, Houston, 2011.
  • “12 Considerations when Selecting an Executive Coach—With Rating Form.” The Idea Leadership Company, 2010
  • Prime Project Management, a 65-hour on-line course to prepare for the PMP exam, Prime Learning, 2002.
  • Managing Successful Projects, InfoWorks International, 1992
  • Building Effective Consulting Relationships, InfoWorks International, 1995
  • Insight: A Problem-Solving Workshop, InfoWorks International, 1996
  • SHRM Global Learning System, 2003 (Shared authorship): Book 3: Global Staffing; Book 4: Global Compensation and Benefits; Book 5: International Assignment Management
  • “Global Trends in Separation Practices.” The Human Capital Institute and DBM, inc., (As the research lead and as primary author on a collaborative team). 2009
  • “Talent Markets—The Importance of Location in the Competition for Human Capital.” The Human Capital Institute, (As the research lead and as primary author on a collaborative team). 2007.
“Thank you for changing my future. The wisdom, confidence and heart you have shown while coaching our management team has been an inspiration. Your influence on my leadership abilities is immeasurable. The breadth of the skills and lessons you have taught will be amplified over my lifetime.”
R.B., Senior Mechanical Engineer, previously with NASA
“I have hired John in the past to coach other senior leaders, and am currently utilizing his coaching services for myself. John has helped me become more self-aware, leverage my strengths, and create a tangible plan to achieve my goals. I would highly recommend John to anyone who is interested in taking their career to the next level.”
J.A., Manager, Global Learning and Development, oil and gas company