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John Park

Philosophy Statement

Leaders have previously excelled professionally to reach their current positions. At GroupWyse we provide support and encouragement for additional learning and growth. We partner with clients to identify concerns and opportunities that will take them beyond the status quo. We help in developing plans to accomplish their desired futures. We assist in examining strengths and increasing capacity for them to influence (and be influenced by) their teams, peers and organizations. Key to this process is greater self- and other-awareness, respectful communication, and true collaboration in meeting organizational goals.

Our executive coaching approach begins with identifying the leader’s needs, goals and objectives and jointly developing a personal plan to meet their goals.  This plan provides a fresh perspective on the challenges the leader experiences and alternatives that may not have been considered.

In our experience, leader’s plans often include components that focus on both meeting the leader’s goals and improving their team’s performance. As the plan is implemented better communication patterns are developed between leaders and team members, enhancing their skills in collaborating to meet organizational goals.

John Park
(425) 753-2523

Areas of Expertise/Results

  • Executive coaching, enhanced with assessment
  • Conflict management for individuals and teams
  • Change management for teams and departments
  • Organizational development and design
  • Customized facilitation and training


  • Strategic thinking and action planning
  • Strategic thinking and action planning
  • Rapid-cycle quality & process improvement
  • Collaborative action planning
  • Succession planning

Experience/Selected Projects

  • Leadership development and team coaching using selected assessmentsCustomized retreats for leadership teams in university settings to clarify goals and develop action plans
  • Customized retreats for leadership teams to identify issues, reach agreement on priorities, clarify goals and develop action plans
  • Mentoring and Coaching Supervisors and Managers in the VAPSHCS Homeless Program, Rehabilitation Medicine Service, Social Work Service, Surgical Service and VA National MS Center of Excellence. Mentoring individual veterans in the ‘Boots to Shoes’ program as a volunteer.
  • Strategic thinking and planning for federal agencies and departments, including VA Puget Sound Health Care System Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgical Services, General Medicine, and Social Work and VA National Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence.


  • Master of Business Administration, University of Puget Sound
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Knox College
  • Certified in Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) and InsideOut Coaching
  • 29 years of increasingly responsible Management positions that culminated in 13 years as a Service Line Leader at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.  This included experience working with the VA Healthcare Northwest Network, Region and National Program Offices.

Selected Clients

  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System ( General Medicine Service, Surgical Service , Social Work Service, Homeless Program, and Rehabilitation Medicine Services)
  • VA National Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence Program
  • Boots to Shoes Veteran Mentoring Program
Washington State University