Agnes Mura Inc | The Nexus of Business Culture . . . and Results
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John C. Heinritz is a senior executive who built effective global teams for Fortune 100 companies. He brings both a wealth of business experience and a proven coaching methodology to his position as an executive and career coach.

John has over thirty years of global leadership experience and special expertise in the Consumer Products and Services segments. His no-nonsense pragmatic approach, insightful ability to give feedback, supported by his laser instinct and courage to identify what matters most resonates well with A-players seeking to learn and grow. He is most useful to executives and business people who are overcoming critical hurdles, self-derailment issues or facing critical junctures in their business or careers. His passion is for helping leaders achieve their full potential, both personally and commercially, while using their energy efficiently and striving towards a fulfilling life.

John’s recent coaching experience includes:
  • Regional Sales VP for a global diversified manufacturer, to strengthen lateral relationships with manufacturing and supply chain, and mature into a broader leadership responsibility.
  • Chief Marketing Officer with an Australian background, aspiring to move up within a US-based Fortune 100 company. Gifted as a marketer but struggling to overcome cultural differences and become a more effective leader and team-builder. Breakthrough success.
  • Several senior managers in one of the big four accounting firms who work in the US, China and Mexico (telephone and in-person coaching), aspiring to partnership. Assisting them in the areas of business development, executive presence, cross-cultural communications skills and team building and successfully positioning themselves on the partner track.

Partial client list:
Allstate, Coors, First American Finance, Hyundai, Kawasaki, Edwards Life Sciences, Illinois Tool Works, MTV, Mattel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony pictures, Toyota Financial, Yum Brands.

Coaching Areas of Expertise:
Over the years, John has studied and test-driven a vast array of adult learning models and tools for various types of coaching assignments.
  • Fact-based individual executive coaching utilizing various assessments as well as in-depth 360° feedback interviews that include an understanding of the organizational context. 
  • Rapidly creating a trust-based relationship with the leader being coached, while also building organizational support for their success. 
  • Role modeling and teaching feedback and coaching skills for improved people development and effective team leadership. 
  • Improving senior leadership skills like strategic thinking, executive presence, stress management, negotiating organizational trade-offs and managing virtual teams.
  • Identifying potential professional "derailer" behaviors and helping leaders self-manage more productively. 
  • Creating an understanding of professional career transitions and how to turn them into an energizing re-launch. 

Business & Leadership Experience:
John’s executive level experience as international division head at Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Polaroid Corp. built a solid foundation for his leadership coaching and understanding of varied corporate and national cultures. In these roles he managed affiliate offices in major markets around the world. He has worked and lived in Europe and Asia. He has hands-on experience in the challenges of building a global business across various functional areas. He also led the travel/hospitality sector of JD Power & Associates, where he worked with global hospitality sector C-level executives and boards of top companies to improve their customer focus. He continues to inspire a consistently customer-centric view of business with his clients.

Certifications: John is certified in a number of assessments: the MBTI, the Hay Emotional Competency Inventory 360, the holistic FEBI personality assessment. He uses a highly effective, customized live interview method in multi-rater evaluations.

Education: John holds a business degree from the College of Santa Fe. He completed the Executive Program at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University - a certificate program - and has attended programs at the Aspen Institute. John received his Professional Coach training at the Adler School of Professional Coaching. He studied Coaching for Transition Management and Career Change at the Fielding Graduate University and completed the Effective Facilitator program at Leadership Strategies. He currently serves on the board of the Foundation of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Coaching Philosophy: John believes that life-long learning is a crucial leadership skill, which he role models and promotes. In each coaching engagement his focus is not on short-term problem solving but on engendering meaningful shifts and lasting change. His extensive business experience with successes and failures can help him relate to the challenges facing his clients and allows him to reach an intimate and candid level of dialogue. This leads the manager being coached to be more self-aware, understand and question the current state, and therefore explore, more maturely and creatively, his or her future visions. In a positive and action-oriented atmosphere, John’s clients fulfill a great deal more of their professional and leadership potential.