John Fayad
Team Player

John Fayad is a former executive with the Coca-Cola Company and AT&T Global Information Services who today provides coaching and leadership skills training to c-level leaders and senior managers in companies across the globe. His areas of focus include gender relations and leadership development.


John is a writer, facilitator, and frequent speaker on The Nature of Gender Differences and The Business Case for Gender Diversity. He works globally with Fortune 500 companies and organizations such as American Express, Coca-Cola Company, JPL NASA, L'Oréal, Nissan, SAP, and Vistage Worldwide, providing keynotes and facilitating interactive gender awareness workshops.


In 2011, John collaborated on his first book with RHR International’s doctoral-level psychologists, Inside CEO Succession Planning, an essential guide for establishing a best practice in succession planning. This seminal work by RHR includes assessing and addressing the social-psychological factors of ego, role-relationships, power, and emotion associated with relinquishing leadership, preparing successors, and ceding power and authority to others.


John has also collaborated on three books on gender relations at work and in personal life, including Work With Me: The Eight Blind Spots Between Men and Women at Work (Palgrave-Macmillian 2013), with John Gray, author of the best-selling Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus, and co-author and gender expert Barbara Annis.  


This blended work-life, personal-life guide published in over thirty countries and twelve languages exposes and debunks the eight blind spots that that frequently result in gender misunderstandings and miscommunication, affecting men’s and women’s ability to find success and satisfaction in their careers and personal relationships.


John has recently launched the Own the Moment online learning series with Anne Ravanona of Global Invest Her, designed to help women founders improve their pitch for funding to male investors.


John began his professional career with the Coca-Cola Company in new product development including the market development and launch of Diet Coke®. In 1999, John became CEO and publisher of Business Book Review®, an online leadership development resource for corporate universities, building his Internet start-up book summary company to over 700,000 subscribers worldwide.


John received his BA and MA from Michigan State University in 1978 and 1979 respectively. He loves writing, public speaking, and composing music. John resides in Atlanta, Georgia along with his two daughters Katherine and Evelyn.


Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line

John Fayad



Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

John Fayad



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