Learning facilitator

John B. Wills

Area of expertise

Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Business Transformation & Change, Positive Psychology, Agile, Wellness and Wellbeing

John B. Wills

John is a founding partner and CEO at Essentic, a company committed to helping individuals discover and employ the essence of who they are when they are at the best. Through Essentic’s Positive Method assessments, participants gather feedback of times when they made a positive and lasting impact, and achieve a greater understanding of their potential using their strengths.
John is a leadership and strategy consultant and educator with 19 years’ experience delivering and designing executive development programmes for senior leaders internationally.
Prior to joining Essentic, John held several leadership positions at leading Business Schools and Universities. John worked at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School as a member of the senior leadership team responsible for all custom executive education. John led the sales teams responsible for business development internationally. John was a senior director in Executive Education at the London Business School where he directed the Accelerated Development Programme, a globally recognised leadership programme.
John is also involved in executive development initiatives at Fortune 100 companies. John designs and implements fully customised learning solutions in the areas of general management, leadership, finance, marketing and strategy development. Clients include Bacardi Global Brands, Canon, Kimberly Clarke, Pitney Bowes, Galderma, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis and Sanofi Aventis.
John received his MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK, with a focus International Human Resource Management.

Delivered in the following countries

UK, Europe, USA and Canada, Middle East, Japan, China, Australia, LATAM


Insead, London Business School, Bologna Business School, Kings College London, Henley Business School