John McKay


Office Location: Costa Mesa

Phone: +1 562 4265400

John McKay is a partner in Heidrick Consulting's Senn Delaney Culture Shaping Practice. He works with leaders to successfully implement healthy, high-performance cultures. He is highly skilled at helping leaders create a compelling vision and core values for their organization, and designing and implementing culture-shaping initiatives to achieve breakthrough results.

He has more than 30 years of experience as a culture-shaping expert and has worked extensively with CEOs and leadership and management teams of hundreds of companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, quick service restaurants, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, retail, aerospace and manufacturing.

John was a key advisor to the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business in developing its Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) process that quickly raised them from 11th to 1st in national rankings. This groundbreaking approach in education has been adopted by other top business schools.

Prior to joining Senn Delaney, John began and operated a successful tour company, developing, marketing and coordinating bilingual tours throughout the Intermountain West. Before starting his tour company, John worked as a customer service representative for American Express. Prior to that, he coordinated the efforts of more than 200 church representatives throughout Southern Germany.


John earned his bachelor of arts in political science at the University of Utah and master of business administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at University of California Los Angeles.

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