"A professional experience with a personal touch:
John creates a wonderful experience that allows me to explore what’s going on in my head, I wholeheartedly recommend him as a coach to anyone considering their next steps or struggling with achieving their goals"
- Sandra, Kingston Ontario


  • Associate Executive Coach

    at Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

    December 2016 - at Present

    British Columbia

  • Adjunct Professor

    at University of British Columbia, Okanagan

    November 2016 - at Present

    British Columbia

    Teach Leadership Studies & Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management

  • Owner Principal - Executive Coach

    at John K Whitehead & Associates

    September 2014 - at Present

    British Columbia

    John K. Whitehead & Associates was formed in 2014 to provide training and coaching, to both individuals and organizations, who are interested in exploring how to improve the way they communicate, understand and work with each other. For over twenty years John has used and taught the SOCIAL STYLE model® in his leadership roles. He has seen how it has positively impacted individuals and organizations, significantly improving employee turnover and productivity. We are certified to provide coaching, consulting and training in Tracom's SOCIAL STYLE and level one training with "The Leadership Challenge" process.

  • General Manager

    at CFIB

    September 1995 - September 2014

    British Columbia

    Recruit, develop and provide leadership and sales management to 20 District Managers in BC and Yukon by: Modeling the Way Inspiring a Shared Vision Challenging the Process Enabling Others to Act Encouraging the Heart (Kouzes & Posner) Responsible for membership growth through new membership sales and member retention with in the region.


  • Points of You L3

    at Points of You Academy

    2019 - at Present (2 years) British Columbia

  • Hogan Level One Certification

    at Hogan

    2017 - at Present (4 years)

  • Professional Certified Coach

    at ICF

    2017 - at Present (4 years)

  • Certified Executive Coach

    at Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach

    2016 - at Present (5 years)

  • LPI Coach

    at The Leadership Challenge

    2015 - at Present (6 years) California

  • Certified Executive Coach

    at Royal Roads University

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • The Leadership Challenge - Workshop Facilitator level 1-

    at Sonoma Leadership Sytems

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) California

  • SOCIAL STYLE & Vertatilty Certified Iinstructor

    at Tracom Corp

    2012 - 2012 (1 year) Colorado

  • MA Leadership

    at Royal Roads University

    2010 - 2012 (2 years) British Columbia

  • Executive Program in Sales Management

    at York University

    2002 - 2002 (1 year) Ontario

  • Certified Sales Professional (CPSA)

    at Connostoga College

    1995 - 1995 (1 year) Ontario

  • Management Development Program

    at Red River College

    1976 - 1977 (1 year) Manitoba

Services offered

  • Leadership & Personal Development Coach

    How many times have you said “ABC” to someone, only to find they have heard “XYZ”?

    Do you have challenges with a co-worker who needs to know every detail, cross every “t” and dot every “i”?

    Do you have a colleague who wants just the facts, quickly and right now!?

    Let me help you reduce stress and conflict, and improve efficiency and productivity, by better understanding interpersonal communications.

    My mission is to provide leadership and personal development focusing on Interpersonal Communications, Emotional Intelligence and organizational and employee resilience, using workshops, one-on-one coaching and team-building.

    "WHY": I know that increasing Self-Awareness creates Transformational Change

    If you are looking for an ICF accredited Certified Executive Coach who engages Executives, Business owners, HR Professionals, Managers and individuals in Leadership & Personal Development, then I may be the one - contact me for a free 30 minute discovery session at: john@johnkwhitehead.ca

    Wondering about the Peacock? - come to one of my workshops, engage me to speak at one of your events or hire me as your coach to find out. - contact me at: john@johnkwhitehead.ca

  • Workshop Facilitation

    Leadership Development
    Time Management
    Interpersonal Comunications
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  • Executive Coach

    Executive development
    Succession planning


  • English Native

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