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John Oyhenart

Industry Experience & Specializations

  • Federal and State Agencies
  • Financial
  • Non-profit
  • Academic


John Manuel Oyhenart is an organizational performance consultant, professional certified coach, trainer, educator, and advisor to senior management. 

Over a 30-year leadership career, John developed and led high-performing teams in a range of disciplines including engineering, project management, consulting, marketing, and communications.  John uses his own experience at every level of leadership – from first-line to the C-suite – to help clients solve complex business problems; manage staff expectations and morale; guide teams and individuals in transition, and inspire staff to achieve peak performance.

John has more than 1,400 hours of direct coaching experience, working with leaders across a broad range of federal and local government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Current and past clients include architectural, engineering and professional services firms; federal intelligence, transportation, financial, and energy agencies; global pharmaceutical companies; electric and gas utilities; regional transportation and energy authorities; manufacturing and financial services; international humanitarian organizations; community-based organizations; and a variety of medium-to-small businesses. 

John’s educational background includes an MBA from George Washington University, a B.S. in Economics from George Mason University, and professional certificates in Organization Development (Georgetown) and Leadership Coaching (George Mason).  His professional credentials include Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation, and adjunct faculty positions at the Center for Creative Leadership, George Mason University, Rutgers University, and the AESP Institute.  He is certified in CCL's 360-degree leadership assessment suite, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), the FIRO-B® Assessment, the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ360 Emotional Intelligence assessments, WorkPlace Big 5, and the Influence Style Indicator. 

Current and past clients include: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Daimler Financial; Ford Motor Company; Fiat Chrysler; General Electric; Leidos; NBT Bank; Norfolk Southern Railroad; Roche Labs; Sentara Healthcare; TE Connectivity; Whirlpool; Yara Crop Nutrition; The Export-Import Bank of the United States; The Federal Reserve Board; The Securities and Exchange Commission, The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency; The US Departments of Defense, Labor, State, and Transportation; The Tennessee Valley Authority; The University of Virginia Darden School of Business; The City of Newport News (VA); Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools; Adams County (PA) Child and Youth Services; The American Express Foundation; Habitat for Humanity; and The Points of Light Foundation.

John has dedicated a significant portion of his personal and professional life in service to the non-profit community, serving in leadership positions in social service, arts, philanthropic, and professional organizations throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

A native of Uruguay, John is fluent in English and Spanish.