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John P. Broschak, MBA, PE

Industry Experience & Specializations

  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Leadership Development and Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation


  • Chemical Engineering, B.S., Penn State University
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Chicago
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (MI 6201062180)

Coaching Certifications

  • Corporate Coach U Coaching Certified Coach
  • Certified Associate for the Emergenetics Assessment
  • Center for Creative Leadership Benchmarks 360 Assessment Suite
  • Learning Action Certified WE-I Practitioner

John is a fast learner energized by difficult challenges, personal and professional growth and rapidly changing environments. He is a committed servant leader helping people achieve results they did not believe were possible.  He is personally inspired to continue giving back to help others attain their goals and aspirations.  He truly believes that the ultimate goal of leadership is to improve the lives of those individuals one earns the honor to serve.

John earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Penn State University and began his career in the United States Navy serving as a nuclear-trained submarine officer on several ballistic missile submarines both on active patrols and new construction shipbuilding over a 6-year period.  He then transitioned to the civilian nuclear power sector and spent the next 22 years managing the operation of nuclear power plants specializing in Project Management, Engineering and Operations while earning a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Professional Engineer’s (PE) license, Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license, and completing his MBA at the University of Chicago.  He spent the last 10 years of his corporate career serving as a Vice President at several corporations including a Fortune 500 gas and electric utility responsible for the clean energy strategic transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources and daily operation of power generation and gas compression stations.  Over this 36-year career in larger organizations, John honed his skills as a servant leader and committed his passion to develop and nurture the next generation of leaders utilizing his coaching and mentoring talents.  He is adept at forming deep, personal connections and relationships quickly within the coaching environment.

John has also spent significant time in non-profit Board roles particularly with the YMCA, economic development organizations, veteran employee resource groups and youth development in the arts.  John was an accomplished percussionist in his early years, taught and wrote music at the high school and college level, and even ran a martial arts studio with his wife, Kelly, a professional educator, among their many adventures together.  

John and Kelly have been married for over 36 years and have one son, Corey, who resides with his wife and daughter in the Washington, DC area.  John and Kelly split their time between Michigan and Arizona homes, chasing favorable weather, and the DC area, where the weather is always perfect since that’s where their granddaughter lives.  They love to boat and camp and spend part of the year full-time RV’ing.

Proudest Professional Achievement and Why
Earning a professional engineering license in 6 months at the age of 48, 26 years removed from engineering college and having never taken the engineering fundamentals exam prior to the point.  The Chief Engineer working for me at the time said it couldn’t be done in that short an amount of time, and yet, I somehow pulled it off.

Proudest Personal Achievement and Why
Watching my son, Corey, mature into an amazing husband and father.  I always thought that the goal of parenthood was preparing your child to lead an independent life.  It’s one thing to say that as a parent, but quite the overwhelmingly amazing experience to watch it actually happen.

Three words someone else would use to describe me
Passionate, Approachable, Rational

I consider a day a success if
I make someone’s life better.

Favorite Quote
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time”
T.S. Eliot – Four Quartets, Little Giddings V