Expert Consultant

John E. Burgess is a business executive and leadership consultant. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed dual citizenship in the worlds of business and music.

A rare leader who integrates the usually separate realms of creative artistry and business mastery, he graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Music and holds an MBA in accounting and IT from the University of Southern California’s (USC). As Visiting Faculty for their Executive Leadership Program, he enjoys collaborating with other faculty on courses in transformational leadership.

A life-long music aficionado, John created Music for Transformation™ to help leaders understand how to reimagine and reignite their diverse, ever-evolving organizations. Like other great artists and leaders throughout the ages, John understands that the antidote to our culture’s obsession with speed and accelerating alienation is appreciation and reverence for music—its exquisite beauty and power to transform how we think and act. To this end, John devotes himself to connecting leaders and organizations to their genius and power… equipping and inspiring them to reach new heights of performance. As Maestro, John engages professional orchestras to create unique, innovative learning experiences for executives and other leaders in business, health care, IT, finance, biomedicine, education, energy, government, human services, arts, and beyond. His clients include PEMCO Insurance, Purex Corporation, Meridian Associates, Bering Air, International Coach Federation, Kentucky Association for School Administrators, Cell Therapeutics, Diana Naturals, Tully’s Coffee, Seattle Opera, and Fran’s Chocolates.

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