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John Behr, PhD

John Behr, PhD, is a consulting psychologist with over 25 years of specialization in the assessment and development of talent. He is currently executive coach to numerous C-Suite executives in large corporations. He has conducted thousands of assessments for the selection, promotion and development of people at all levels and has led large-scale leadership development initiatives to align businesses’ culture and objectives.

Dr. Behr is a recognized expert in executive coaching and executive assessment and he has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to deliver a wide range of development-focused assessment and training programs.

A representative list of clients include Abbott, Amazon, Arcadis, Baxter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BP, Capgemini, Chicago Public Schools, EnvisionRX, Exelon, Federal Reserve Bank, Manitowoc, Navistar, Petronas, S.C. Johnson & Son, Sears, Swissair, United Airlines, U.S. State Department, Ventas, W.W. Grainger, and YMCA of the USA.

John obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is active in the American Psychological Association, the Illinois Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is certified in a multitude of professional assessment tools and has served on the board of examiners for the Lincoln Award for Business Excellence (Baldrige Award for Illinois).

Dr. Behr also teaches courses in business psychology and psychological tests and measurement at Northwestern University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • New Leader Transition Acceleration
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Executive assessment
  • Personality & Style Assessment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Cultural Assessment & Change
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Change
  • Positive Psychology


  • PAPI 3 Personality Assessment
  • OPQ and other SHL Tools
  • LEA and other MRG Tools
  • 16 Personality Factor
  • CCL 360-Feedback Tools
  • Hogan Personality Tools
  • Lominger Architect Suite
  • CPI
  • Herman Brain Dominance
  • Watson Glaser
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • FIRO-B

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John Behr Group, LLC
225 West Washington Street
Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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