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Dr. John E. DeSanctis

Managing Partner

Dr. John E. DeSanctis is an executive coach and management consultant with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development. He has established a track record of successfully advising and coaching hundreds of executives through organizational and career transitions to enhanced leadership effectiveness and improved business performance. As a partner at EDI, Dr. DeSanctis has played a significant role in building the successful executive coaching practice area for the firm. The practice includes individual and team coaching, succession planning, leadership development, transition counseling, management appraisal, strategy consulting, and executive on-boarding.

Dr. DeSanctis’ practice focuses on senior executives in a wide range of industries. His clients have included the TJX Companies, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Comcast, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts, Clarks Companies N.A., TRC Solutions, Dyax Corp., Massachusetts Medical Society, Forrester Research, American Science & Engineering, ENSR International, Stride Rite Corporation, Northeastern University, Bentley University, Harvard University, Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government. He has helped executives strengthen leadership effectiveness, plan succession, implement career transition, develop management teams, build organizational capabilities, improve operations, and enhance sales and service performance.

Dr. DeSanctis’ corporate career includes executive positions with engineering, technology and manufacturing organizations. As chief human resources and learning officer, he coached and advised executives, directed leadership development and succession planning, designed organizational strategy, consolidated business units, built training capacity, and created corporate universities.

Dr. DeSanctis’ academic training and corporate management experience provide a powerful blend of expertise in linking executive growth with business performance. He holds a doctorate from Harvard University, has held faculty positions at several universities and has taught and lectured at numerous professional meetings and conferences.

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