John Alexander

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Communication
  • Executive Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Team Coaching


  • Board Members
  • C-Level: CEO COO CFO SVP
  • Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Executives
  • Foundations
  • General Manger / President
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Services & Delivery Methods

  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Telephone Coaching
  • Face-to-Face
  • Team Coaching
  • Retreats
  • Facilitation
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Custom Designs

Professional Profile

John Alexander is an executive coach, consultant, author, lecturer, and senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the U.S. and abroad. From 1997-2007, Alexander served as President and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). During his tenure, CCL was consistently ranked among the world’s top providers of non-degree executive education. Before joining CCL’s staff in 1990 in a senior public relations role, Alexander pursued an 18-year career as an award-winning newspaper editor and writer, during which he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on topics related to leadership, ethics, coaching, and governance. He has a BA in English Literature with Highest Honors from Princeton University and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is currently completing a two-year appointment as the Isabella Cannon Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at the new Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC.

Education, Certifications & Professional Affiliations

  • BA in English Literature with Highest Honors, Princeton University
  • M.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Benchmarks™
  • Leadership Versatility Index ® (LVI)