About John B. Lazar


John has been a coach and performance improvement consultant since 1983, and a leadership/executive coach to CEOs, executives and senior managers since 1995. Through his customized and configured blended solutions, individual leaders and their teams develop effective leadership and management practices, improve their communications and coordination of actions, develop and align their teams, and produce sustainable, breakthrough results.


He also facilitates and teaches programs on:

  • Leadership of self and with others  

  • Self-leadership and collaboration

  • Leadership development and emotional intelligence

  • Team development and breakthrough performance

  •  Building, maintaining and restoring trust

  •  Creating personal stability for leading in uncertain times

  •  Executing for success

  •  Identifying and reducing waste

  •  Evaluating program effectiveness and impact

John is currently a Director on the board of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the Association for Redevelopment Initiatives (ari). He is a former Acting Executive Director and Past President of the Board of Directors of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO). He is co-founder, former publisher and executive editor of IJCO The International Journal of Coaching in Organizations©. He has delivered presentations on a variety of topics to local, national and international audiences in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, India and China. 


He is a valued coaching and/or consulting resource for several professional services and educational organizations, including Better Practice, Cambria Consulting, the Center for Transformation and Innovation, the Global Coaching Alliance, the Institute for Generative Leadership, The Leets Consortium, and the Performance Improvement Institute.


John earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lake Forest College. He has been certified as a Master Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) since 1999. He received his coach training and certification from Newfield Network in 1992 and 2000, and from the Institute for Generative Leadership in 2010. John resides in Forest Park (a suburb of Chicago), Illinois, USA. He is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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John’s robust insight and guidance changed how I looked at myself personally and professionally...

(He) always had a different way, and typically a more advantageous way, to look at organizational situations and opportunities. I would recommend his system to any organization experiencing an organizational change or the need to further strengthen their management team. 

- Joel Wilson, Area Vice President, Stericycle


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John B. Lazar and Associates, Inc. 7309 Randolph St., Forest Park, IL 60130

  (708) 771-9176 ▪ john@jblacoaching.com