John is uniquely talented with respect to his insights into how behaviors are shaped from past experiences, self assessments of strengths and insecurities. I would like him to know that his coaching demeanor is really well-tuned, and I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed and learned.
Working with John has been very revealing and helpful. He has this uncanny ability to ask the right questions, help you think through the situation objectively, evaluate options and arrive at holistic solutions. When relevant, he offers insight from his career. I sincerely believe I am a better leader and a teammate as a result of working with John.
John and the coaching exposure is really the heart of the program. John exemplified empathetic leadership he was a very good listener, held me accountable for my actions (and words) and invested personally in working with me to help me develop.
I really appreciate my coaching with John, and how he steered me to a structured plan that I can work on. With lots of competing short-term priorities, working with John made me stop and concentrate more on what I need to get done in the bigger picture. Definitely by far, the best coach I’ve worked with.
John has been the best coach I have had in 17 years - he is a great listener, is able to digest a LOT of information that I throw at him and then is able to play it back to me in a more logical and structured way of thinking. He asks great questions that challenge me and my perspectives. Sometimes we end at the same conclusion, but the process is hugely valuable.
The monthly commitment, creating a deliberate plan that evolves over the months of the coaching program leaves me with tangible outcomes. This is greatly appreciated and the first time in 21 years at MS that I’ve had something this deliberate happen in my career development. John’s level of maturity on leadership styles and growth of leaders gave me full confidence in working together.
Initially I was skeptical on one of the assessments we used, as I was not in agreement on some of the results. However, after John and I debriefed, it forced me to look at my leadership style, values and behaviors through a different lens. As a result it has provided deeper learning about myself as a leader.I truly appreciate John’s insight and perspective on how I can be a more effective leader. John is always available to talk and has great follow up to each our sessions. I feel when we are together he is present and keeps the focus on how he can help me.
I truly appreciate John’s insight and perspective on how I can be a more effective leader. John is always available to talk and has great follow up to each our sessions. I feel when we are together he is present and keeps the focus on how he can help me. John and I repurposed one of our meetings to discuss how I need to show up differently as a leader for a new role I was being asked to do. We had this session in person and I found it very helpful.
John Brewer is an excellent coach and human being. He is highly empathetic. He respectfully pushes at times and also knows when to let the conversation be more free flowing. I found myself sharing more personal things with him than I planned...and I think that my overall development plan benefited from that. He also shared several studies and additional materials that enabled me to continue to learn and grow in between our conversations. I also see that my current leadership team could benefit greatly from his coaching - I think he could help us build better trust together as we lead together through the transformation.
John was a great coach to have in this leadership program. His coaching and guidance was incredibly insightful and helpful, enabling me to think more strategically about my strengths/areas of development.
I appreciated John’s guidance and how he continually challenged me to think deeper and broader and not take the easy way out with my answers and my approach. His help on my Career Development Plan was very much appreciated, and I hired him to support me and my team with his coaching.
John has been a fantastic executive coach, helping me identify areas for my development with precision and making them action orientated.
John has been extremely supportive and coached me to think differently around my core strengths and areas to develop. John also assisted with me clearly identifying the key stakeholders and mentors to support my future growth and goals.
John’s approach and assessment tools, were useful and unearthed some feedback I didn’t really expect to see in terms of how I show up with my team. Once we started to work through and interpret the results, it actually made a lot of sense and assisted in getting the conversation with John moving. He is a Great Listener, assertive in guiding but without directing me to the answer, encouraging me to really identify the gaps I need to focus on.
I value his personal style, candid and reflective approach. Follow up session notes always clear and helpful and his openness and flexibility, to coach around areas really important to me was impactful and very much appreciated .
What a great experience! Overall I like the format of feedback from various stakeholders, using our CEO transformation elements, and creating my own development plan.
John is a very effective listener and was able to articulate my growth needs as well as my strengths in a manner that helped me organize my thoughts on professional development. I have a better view of the traits and skills I need to focus on to take positions of more responsibility and authority in the company, through his coaching
It’s been a great experience working with John and very timely, given my personal journey. I started out looking for a reason to stay in my current role and frankly current company. John helped me unpack where I am, why things may be the way they are, and how to make a fresh start on my next phase of growth. I am really enjoying my work again
I sought coaching from John during a particularly challenging time, including career burnout and divorce. John helped me clarify my values and take powerful steps to restore excellence in my work, whilst maintaining balance in my life overall
John helped me organize the competing priorities in my life that allowed me to focus on what was most important. He continues to guide me through his inquisitive nature, helping me find the true meaning and value of opportunities and challenges in my life.
John persuaded me to join Microsoft when I was uncertain, and my time there was successful and enjoyable largely because of him being a great manager and coach. He is a man that supports you as a person as well as in the job. John is a big picture thinker, and was always supportive of me following my dream to be an entrepreneur which helped me on my path to launching my own business.
I had the privilege of working with John when he led Digital at a disparate and disorganized portfolio of businesses at TUI. During that time I grew to appreciate his skills at general business and marketing. Beyond that however, I witnessed John’s ability to develop, coach and mentor both peer executives and less senior professionals. John has many gifts, but chief among them is his coaching and communication skills which I saw build trust, encourage, inspire and grow talent. In his transformation role it would have been impossible for him to personally drive marketing for all the brands, so he built deep trust and relationships to enable the marketing leadership in multiple companies to have a great impact on the business. It is with great pleasure that I recommend John Brewer as an exceptional leader and coach.
My executive coaching with John has proven extremely valuable in helping me build a clear vision for my career. John is a patient active listener who gently challenges you to be more introspective, helping you uncover opportunities for development or a new path to reach your goals. I recommend John to anyone seeking constructive guidance on working through career challenges.
I worked with John for a number of years at both Microsoft and Expedia, and consider him a trusted advisor, a man of integrity and a highly skilled business coach. John has the rare ability to combine the theory of coaching with extensive experience as an international business leader. He has worked for some of the world’s leading brands, at more traditional organizations and at pioneering digital businesses. He is a very experienced commercial operator with a deep background in marketing and business management. His ability to unite coaching methods with relevant business insight is hugely valuable.
John has been an adviser to our organization for several years. His expertise in business management, product development and marketing is extensive, making him an excellent consultant. Beyond that, he is a thoughtful investor in others, a committed and discerning advocate to everyone he coaches. John’s mix of deep care and business savvy distinguishes him as an exceptional business leader and executive coach.
I have seen John bring tremendous change and improvement to the companies and people he’s worked with. He’s a highly respected leader with a knack for helping people and business performance get to the next level. He is exceptionally committed to coaching and developing people to reach their goals, and he has the courage to try new things to adapt in a fast moving business environment.
John is a great communicator, genuinely interested in ensuring you’re progressing both at a professional and personal level. There was mutual trust between John and his team in good times as well as challenging circumstances, in which John would unconditionally stand for his team.
I had the opportunity to work with John at Alaska Airlines where he was leading the product organization. John’s leadership skills were crucial in bringing about positive change in the organization during it’s transformation from waterfall to agile. Even with everyone needing his attention he managed to be there for people, and also used his uncanny ability to keep multiple perspectives in mind and utilize that to guide people towards success.