About John

“John provides what we all need: an outside perspective to inside chatter.”

“…exploratory yet earnest style makes working with John very effective.”

“…extremely perceptive in assessing individuals’ capabilities, strengths, and areas needing development.”

John BehrJohn Behr, PhD is a consulting psychologist with over 25 years of specialization in the assessment and development of talent. He is currently executive coach to numerous C-Suite executives in large corporations. He has conducted thousands of assessments for the selection, promotion and development of people at all levels and has led large-scale leadership development initiatives to align businesses’ culture and objectives.

Dr. Behr is a recognized expert in the areas of executive coaching and executive assessment and he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to deliver a wide range of development-focused assessment and development programs.

A representative list of clients include Abbott, Amazon, Arcadis, Baxter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BP, Capgemini, Chicago Public Schools, EnvisionRX, Exelon, Federal Reserve Bank, Manitowoc, Navistar, Petronas, S.C. Johnson & Son, Sears, Swissair, United Airlines, U.S. State Department, Ventas, W.W. Grainger, and YMCA of the USA.

John obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is active with the American Psychological Association, the Illinois Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is certified in a multitude of professional assessment tools. He has served on the board of examiners for the Lincoln Award for Business Excellence (Baldrige Award for Illinois). He teaches courses in business psychology and psychological tests and measurement at Northwestern University.