John Whitehead

Adjunct Professor, Management
University of British Columbia

John Whitehead MA, PCC, CEC, is an experienced leader, facilitator and coach with over 40 years of senior sales management experience. John started his sales career at 16 yrs. of age selling Fuller Brush door-to-door. At 18, John became the youngest store manager Kinney Shoes of Canada had appointed at the time. Over the years John has experienced various sales training & management experiences from retail to direct sales, selling both tangible and intangibles. Along with holding a Certified Sales Professional designation (CSP) with the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA), he also holds a diploma in the Executive Program in Sales Management from York University, Toronto. John has held senior operational positions with national organizations achieving significant recognition for his results.

In 2010 John decided to return to school and in 2012 graduated from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC with an MA in Leadership. John describes himself as a continuous learner, motivated to learn more so that he can better help others achieve their goals. Since 2012 John has become a certified in Hogan® Assessments, Tracom's SOCIAL STYLE® and Versatility process and a level one facilitator and LPI coach with The Leadership Challenge®. John is also a certified coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching®. In 2015 John completed the Certified Executive Coach program (CEC) at Royal Roads University and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). On top of all that John is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus where he teaches Leadership and Entrepreneurship.


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