Colonel John Boggs, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), is an authority on Executive Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Gender Integration. He is a Strategist, Author, Accomplished Speaker, and Executive Transformational Leadership Coach.
An Infantry Officer with over 30 years of service to the nation, Col. Boggs is one of the rare few to command at every rank held. When not in command, he served the Corps as a trainer, educator, or advisor on high-level staffs.
As a trainer and educator, Col. Boggs served at both Marine Corps’ Recruit Training Depots, Officer Candidates School, and the Head of the Marine Corps’ Distance Learning Programs. He was also a Professor and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
As a staff member, Col. Boggs served as Chief of Staff of the National Defense University in Washington D.C., the world’s leading institute for producing strategic leaders, and as a Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations.
He was also the senior Marine Readiness Advisor on the staff of Secretary of Defense Cohen and Rumsfeld. As a businessman, he was a senior VP for a prominent non-profit in Washington, D.C., and partner in an International Business Development Firm.
I didn’t know really what to expect going into the sessions. I believe the best way to explain to someone the benefits of coaching would be an exercise in deeper learning and an awareness of your values that give you a basis to make decisions.
Maury Bradsher, CEO District Capital
Today Col. Boggs is considered one of the foremost authorities in executive leadership development, executive coaching, sexual assault and harassment mitigation, and cultural competency. He works with high impact executive leaders and organizations that are diverse in size and complexity, from Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing startups.
His clients represent a broad spectrum of industries—medical groups, law enforcement, energy, universities, finance groups, manufacturers, services, food and beverage, government, and non-profits.
Col. Boggs holds two master’s degrees, one in National Security Strategy and one in Management. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Georgetown University’s Transformational Executive Leadership Coaching program and is an International Coaching Federation credentialed, Professional Certified Coach and Leadership Team Coach. He is certified in the Leadership Challenge Inventory, the Leadership Circle Profile, and the Leadership System. The Colonel is also a member of the prestigious “Forbes Coaches Council,” the National Speakers Association, Arizona Chapter, and Teaching Tolerance.
Col. Boggs continues to serve. He is a member of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Arizona Campaign—raising scholarship money to support the education of children of Marines and Navy Corpsman. The Colonel is a member of the Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers, supporting veterans’ efforts to gain careers, not just jobs. He is also a member of the Arizona Business Leaders. The Colonel is a former member of the Department of Defense’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Services—which advises the Secretary of Defense on issues facing Women in the Services. In what little spare time remains, he coaches High School Lacrosse.