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John Fitzpatrick

Director, Leadership Center for Teamwork and Innovation

Over the span of his career, John has encouraged the success of others as a management consultant, an entrepreneur, coach, and adult educator. He is an expert in leadership, high performance teams, innovation, and Agile methodologies. John helps Fortune 500 companies and Federal Agencies to improve collaboration by developing cultures that are open, embrace diversity, and seek innovation. He is an effective communicator, able to craft and present strategic and tactical messages in any setting. His industry experience spans health care, global manufacturing, insurance, financial services, real estate development, and government.

Additionally, John has initiated several college and university partnerships to enrich the educational resources provided to private and public sector clients, and also to support broader industry needs by serving as a Board Leader in the Department of Labor and Industry’s workforce investment system. John received the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association for his success in business and contributions as a regional leader in Western Pennsylvania.

John has an MBA from Duquesne University, and professional certificates in Developing Leadership Programs and Project Management from the Association for Talent Development and Villanova University respectively. He is also a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner, and is experienced in various approaches to assessing challenges and opportunities related to organizational growth and performance.