John Ullmen, PhD

John Ullmen, PhD


John Ullmen, PhD is an internationally acclaimed executive coach with over 20 years of experience coaching hundreds of leaders around the world at the senior management and CEO level.

His clients span a wide range of Fortune 500 firms and industry leaders in technology, media/entertainment, consumer products, healthcare, biotech, finance, banking, real estate, professional services, construction, defense and government agencies.

He is a longtime faculty member at the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he teaches across the MBA, FEMBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. He received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Executive MBAs, which recognizes “the faculty member who has had the most positive impact on you, contributing to your knowledge, business acumen and world view.”

John has books in print around the world in over a dozen languages based on his research and practice. Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain without Giving In was selected as one of the “Top 30 Books in Business” of the year. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, on MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times, and other major media outlets.

His premium video courses on LinkedIn Learning have millions of paid views, have hit #1 out of many thousands of other programs, and been selected for featured lists. Video courses include: Developing Executive Presence; Influencing Others; Executive Leadership; Executive Coaching; Working with an Executive Coach; Connecting with Executives; Creating Personal Connections; Mindfulness; and Communication Foundations.

Dr. Ullmen began his career as a U.S. Air Force Officer and lead systems engineer in a Joint Chiefs of Staff top-secret intelligence program.

He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from UCLA. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA.