John Epperheimer

Since 1990, Workpath Group’s John Epperheimer has been helping leaders break through barriers to achievement. He specializes in coaching San Francisco Bay Area executives in high technology, bioscience, not-for-profit and professional services organizations.

In his second career, John has been deeply involved in two major innovations in personal development inside organizations: Executive Coaching and Career Development. John has coached numerous executives, ranging from Directors to VPs, General Managers, Senior VPs and CEOs. He often works with leaders who must build on their functional backgrounds by improving their executive presence, communications, delegation and influencing skills. As a former journalist, he is adept at uncovering an organization’s perceptions of an executive and at holding up a mirror so his clients can see how they are perceived.

In 1999, he co-founded the Workpath Group, a Silicon Valley company that was among the first firms to provide cadres of coaches and full management of coaching services for corporate clients globally. Since 2011, he has focused solely on his own coaching clients. Before co-founding the Workpath Group, he was vice president/client services at MindSteps, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up company that produced the first Internet-based career development software.

For four years, John directed corporate services at the Career Action Center, a Silicon Valley non-profit organization, during the time the CAC designed and operated employee career development programs for Fortune 500 companies. John also launched and managed the Silicon Valley office of a national career development firm where he was a vice president.

In his first career, John was a newspaper editor for 20 years, the last seven at the San Jose Mercury News. For eight years after leaving his editing career, he wrote a newspaper column titled "Reinventing Yourself."

John earned a master's degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco, was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University. He is certified to interpret the Birkman Report, MBTI and several other assessment instruments.

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