John Lawler is an experienced leadership consultant and executive coach who specializes in helping leaders plan and implement team alignment during points of transition such as executive and team onboardings, mergers, acquisitions, changes in ownership, re-starts and re-organizations.

John has hands-on experience as a five-time CEO and Group President, delivering strong results during transitions in corporate settings and private equity environments.

As Managing Director of PrimeGenesis – the global leader in Executive & Team Onboarding – he is one of 16 partners worldwide who assist new leaders and their teams during transitions, by helping them develop and implement their 100-Day Action Plan.

Whereas 40% of executives fail within 18 months (Heidrick), PrimeGenesis has brought that rate to less than 5%, with the firm’s top 10 clients using the service over 190 times

John is co-author of current best-seller The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan (Wiley), which is now in its 4th edition.

John has a B.A. from Williams College and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.