Former CEO, Unifi, Inc.
John is one of the best HR leaders I have worked with. He has extensive HR and Commercial experience, understands how to work with teams, and wins the trust of the entire organization. Many people inside the company and partners outside the company commented on John’s capabilities and professional style. John was a terrific coach and a valuable advisor to executives across the C-Suite.
Advisor, F5 Sports
Over the past 25 years, I have worked with a wide variety of people, but have never enjoyed partnering more with someone than I did with John. His experience gives him exceptional credibility for developing and executing strategies. He met with other members of the C-Suite and me to provide insightful coaching and ensure that he always understood the team's needs. He was a trusted confidant for me and a valuable resource on a broad range of topics. With his strong self-awareness, he brings valuable insights to any discussion regardless of the topic.
Executive Coach, Live Oak Leadership | Former SVP of Human Resources, Delhaize Group
John has an affable manner that draws people to him and makes it easy for others to know him... He has humility and a thirst for learning despite often being the smartest person in the room... John has the uncanny ability to read people and situations well and to say the right things to motivate others or resolve issues.
Executive Coaching Client
“I had the privilege of working with John Vegas as my professional coach, and I cannot recommend him enough. John's guidance was instrumental in helping me navigate a pivotal point in my career. He has a rare talent for uncovering one's true passions and strengths, allowing me to discover a clear path forward. What truly sets John apart is his commitment to providing actionable insights and next steps. He doesn't just offer advice; he equips you with a concrete plan to achieve your goals. His expertise and personalized approach instilled a newfound sense of confidence and direction. John D. Vegas is the ideal choice if you're seeking an executive coach who genuinely cares about your success and can help you chart a meaningful course for your professional journey. Working with him was a game-changer, and I'm immensely grateful for his guidance.”
CEO & Business Owner, Kelly Wade Jewelers
"When you're meeting with John, you can see the depth of his relationships with other leaders and his deep level of expertise. John challenges you in every way. He won't say, you're right, that was a great decision. He plays devil's advocate, so you're always striving and growing. Sometimes the advice is not what you want to hear. But you have him there to hold you accountable when you're a leader in your business."
"I'm working with different people at a different level. John had many great questions about how I deal with team dynamics, organizational structure, and how best to align the compensation strategy to deliver optimal results and build a high-performing organization. John offered me the answers I was seeking and prompted me to adopt new ways of thinking. I found John to be a valuable advisor and coach."
CEO of CarbonFree Chemical
"Sometimes you need some persuasion to realize you must make critical changes, delegate responsibilities, and let go. John partnered with me and helped me strategize and design the optimal structure for my organization and our growth ambitions. We also worked on how to elevate the performance of team members, increase accountability, and deliver on critical financial metrics. The ability to talk through options, develop a plan, and decide when to move and how to make those key changes was beneficial."
Senior Director, Digital Marketing, H-E-B
John was an assigned coach in an executive development program, and after having a few short sessions with him, quickly became one of the best things that came out of the program. The most urgent to-do that I had during the experience was to figure out how I could keep John as my coach. Knowing that our time together would continue was the best part of that experience.
John is real - pragmatic, down to earth and grounded. He’s patient, thoughtful, and deliberate - somehow providing you just the right words at the right time. And you can trust him - because he’s not pontificating about what could be done; instead, he’s sharing his lessons learned through years of work at brands who had similar issues to whatever you’re currently going through. His pedigree in multiple roles and facets of large, global companies allows him to give guidance, counsel, and coaching that’s always relevant to the current issue at hand - and makes you feel like you have an Ace up your sleeve.
John is also really invested - ensuring that you are giving yourself time and space to implement change, championing your successes, and being available to talk through any challenges. He’s been not only a tremendous asset to my personal growth and development but to the growth of our department and the broader company. His coaching has made a significant impact on my approach to leadership, and John’s support has allowed me to find a more meaningful and productive way to show up to those that I serve, lead, and influence.
John's vast professional experience provides relevant and valuable guidance. He is fully invested, helping implement changes and celebrate successes. His coaching has significantly impacted my leadership approach, enhancing both my personal development and our company's growth. His thought-provoking questions promote self-reflection and positive change. John is genuinely interested in his clients' long-term success, providing assistance through short-term situations. His coaching is highly valued, and anyone would be fortunate to be coached by him.