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John Doan

D.D.S., C.P.C.C., P.C.C., O.R.S.C.C.

John Doan’s unique approach to working with people includes an exceptional skill set carved from experience in the areas of human development, relationship management, health care and artistic expression. And his approach clearly works; personal and corporate clients repeatedly choose to partner with John because of his fierce desire to support them in creating meaningful change and action – on their terms.

In over 25 years of experience as a practicing dental surgeon John held people’s trust while helping them achieve better health. Now as an Executive and Team Coach and Trainer (since 2003), John helps his clients achieve lasting professional and personal success through:

  • personal and professional leadership
  • executive coaching
  • performance coaching
  • team development and enhancement
  • emotional intelligence
  • conflict resolution
  • improved working and personal relationships
  • career development.

Working both in person and by phone, John has built an international Coaching practice (with clients across Canada, the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia to name a few).

As a member of the International Coach Federation, John has earned the designations of

  • C.P.C.C. “Certified Professional Coactive Coach” in June, 2006
  • P.C.C.  – “Professional Certified Coach” in December, 2006
  • O.R.S.C.C. – “Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach in July 2009

As a Relationship and Team Systems Certified Coach, John helps teams and relationships transform by increasing both their Productivity and Positivity for results that last.  He is one of only a few hundred people worldwide with this professional designation (O.R.S.C.C.). John is also the supporting Executive and Team Coach for the Richard Ivey Business School’s EMBA program (The University of Western Ontario). From its inception, John has coached on the award winning International Prism team for BC Housing. 

John is also a proud father and has a passion for photography.

“Words cannot express the immense gratitude I have for the clarity and transformation John helped bring to my life.  John is a brilliant, wonderful, amazing coach who’s impact in my life will be felt for years to come.  I hold a leadership role in a major Canadian company and have struggled trying to discover the true leader in me.  John has helped me raise my game and become the leader I was meant to be.  More importantly John helped me learn to become more engaged and present in my life.  I have become a far more Emotionally Intelligent with his guidance and have been able to create more powerful relationships in not only my work life but my personal life.  Thank you John for being a powerful force in my growth as a leader, mother and partner”.

Shelley Schanzenbacher


Leadership Development is one of John’s passions. In 2004, John completed the “Co-Active Leadership Program” with CTI. This program creates leaders with co-active skills who can increase success and fulfillment, whether leading inside an organization, as sole proprietor of a business, in their personal life or at the community level.

John also supports Leadership Development in others via his work with Leadership Waterloo Region and Directed Potential Leadership Coaching.

John is an accredited Emotional Intelligence coach and is also certified to deliver a number of key assessments for individuals (including select 360’s and self-assessments) and two of the best ones for teams (Team Coaching International’s Team Diagnostic™ and The Culture Survey™ from the Leadership Circle).


“Without question, one of the best training and development programs I’ve ever experienced!  John’s thoughtful approach to professional development, as well as the tools that he incorporates into the training, helped me identify several key areas for improvement that will definitely enhance my productivity and leadership skills.  This training is practical and would be applicable to any job function….so much that my manager and colleagues have already commented on the positive changes they have seen in my day to day activities.”

Monty Keast

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