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John McGonigle
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Former Fortune 500 EVP with 30+ years of experience working with leaders at Coca-Cola, Netflix, Target, Sony, Samsung, and AT&T in developing and executing marketing GTM plans. Utilize a coaching philosophy that combines extensive professional experience with academic rigor.

Former Fortune 500 EVP with 30+ years of experience working with leaders at Coca-Cola, Netflix, Target, Sony, Samsung, and AT&T in developing and executing marketing GTM plans. Utilize a coaching philosophy that combines extensive professional experience with academic rigor.

John McGonigle is not accepting new clients right now
John McGonigle is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

John spent 30 years working as a client service and business development executive at some of the top advertising agencies in the world, including 72andSunny, which he helped launch, DeutschLA, Publicis, and TBWA Chiat/Day. During his career, he worked closely with C-Suite executives at Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sony, Samsung, and Microsoft. John is known for his ability to understand business challenges and craft solutions that drive topline growth.

In 2021, John left the corporate world to become an executive coach, earning his executive coaching credential at Northwestern University. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the University of California–Irvine and a Certificate in Emotional Intelligence from the University of Michigan. A lifelong learner, John is nearing the completion of a Master of Science degree in Learning and Organization Change at Northwestern University while simultaneously pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Leading Equity and Inclusion in Organizations.

The combination of a successful career, executive coaching acumen, and the academic rigor that comes with a Northwestern University education gives John a unique perspective. As a coach, John works with managers through executives, helping his clients craft specific, actionable goals and partnering with them to achieve their greatest potential. In addition to coaching individuals, he also helps startups and early-stage companies build growth-oriented cultures. His philosophy is based on optimism, embracing assets, and being highly pragmatic.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Created a culture at DeutschLA, a 500-person agency, that reduced turnover by 20% and earned Agency of the Year awards three years running.

  • Coached a family legacy at Kent WW, helping solidify his place as the youngest Division President in the history of the company.

  • Coached Director of Sales at Simpson StrongTie while he navigated a complete regional reorganization, including the assumption of a leadership role that delivered 25% growth in sales against expectations of negative growth.

  • Provided leadership coaching and constructive conflict training to Los York Productions, invigorating a culture that has posted year-over-year double-digit growth

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Work History
Publicis
SVP Client Partner
Deutsch LA
EVP, Group Account Director
72andSunny
Founding Team Member / Director of Brand Services / Head of Business Development
Credentials
  • M.S. Candidate in Learning and Organiztional Change | Northwestern University
  • Executive Coaching Certified
  • Conflict Resolution Certified
  • Graduate Certificate Candidate in Leading Inclusion and Equity in Organizations
Industry Specialties
Education, Hospitality, Marketing Advertising, Professional Services and more
Functional Specialties
Account Management, Management, Marketing, Strategy Planning and more
Expertise
New People Manager, Experienced People Manager, Executive, Personal Branding and more

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