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John J. Hughes

Emotional Intelligence Coach

John is the president of E.I. Assessments, LLC, an executive coaching firm focused on measuring and developing emotional intelligence skills in business leaders, managers and professional staff.  His work is bridging emotional intelligence development with diversity awareness and inclusive leadership skills.  One of those leadership initiatives involved Major League Baseball during which he worked with the front offices of a dozen teams to help them develop emotional intelligence skills.  In the April, 2015, John visited the Pentagon to work with the U.S. Air Force’s Diversity & Inclusion team.   He is currently working with companies to help them utilize emotional intelligence assessments, such as the EQ-i 2.0, for pre-employment testing, career development and transition coaching.  


John has presented at the World Diversity Leadership Summit, the Institute for Supply Management, ESPN’s Women Leadership Conference and MLB Winter Meeting on the topics of emotional intelligence, inclusive leadership and executive development.  His clients include the New York Daily News, COMCAST, Baystate Health, Amway, PepsiCo, Korn-Ferry, Schneps Communications, Customers Bank, John Hancock, Fidelity Investments, BioGen, Parexel, Putnam Investments, TJX Companies, Arrow Electronics, Diversified Search, Lipo Chemicals, Cardinal Health, Froedtert, and Cricket Communications. His non-profit clients include Catholic Charities of New York, the Jewish Daily Forward and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


Since 2010, he has been on the faculty of the Partnership as an executive coach. Their mission is to work with corporations to attract, retain and develop multicultural executives and professionals.  Before establishing E.I. Assessments, John completed his graduate work in counseling and joined IBM where he gained experience in management and leadership development as well as international assignments.  He later worked for the New York Times as senior internal consultant responsible for leadership and executive development for the business side departments.   


In February 2017, he worked with executives participating ADP’s Multicultural Leadership Development Program and in November he was invited to present at Prudential’s 11thAnnual Black Leadership Forum Symposium on the emotional intelligence and executive development.


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