"John has not only been a personal coach for myself and several key executives within my company, but also played various roles as a consultant helping us start and maintain initiatives within the company. He has become a mentor, coach and friend over the years and his contribution to my personal growth and that of our company can not be understated."
Howard Rambin, President and CEO
Moody Rambin Interests
"It has been my pleasure to work with John over the past 10 years. He has been very insightful into the issues I have dealt with both personally and in my business. He has asked me the tough questions in a timely manner. John is an unbelievable resource for me and I am proud to have him as a friend and coach."
Thad Minyard, Chairman
"John has spent the past 16 years assisting owners and CEOs toward that "next" level. His is a complete chair, coach and consultant worthy of his many years of recognition as a BOB (Best of the Best)."
Ed Stillman, Chair
"John Younker has been my Executive Coach and Trusted Advisor since 1995. Through his proven techniques, I have been able to create an empowering future direction that has moved my life to incredible personal and professional success. I would highly recommend John to an individual or organization that desires high performing teams and results."
Pam Kessel, President
Kessel Consulting Group
"John's passion and knowledge in his role as my business coach is invaluable. He has a vast inventory of consultants who specialize in many fields, all of which are available to his members. I would also cast John as altruistic. It is my impression that he would put the needs of the TEC group members above his own. It’s not often in this world that you run across a man with the qualities of John Younker. He really does care."
Jeff Corcorran, Owner
"Having known and worked with Dr. Younker for many years, I have personally experienced his wealth of knowledge and passion for helping companies achieve peak performance. John has a gift for getting to the core of issues and asking the important questions that make the difference between good and great. His skillful balance of business knowledge and understanding of human behavior combine to create a powerful force for improvement and change."
Dow, Golub, Berg & Beverly, LLP
"It has been my pleasure to know and work collaboratively with John Younker for over three years. As a tenured executive coach John’s members and clients alike appreciate his ability to challenge them and help them drive their performance as executive leaders. His abilities to bring value and drive results and have helped him earn the respect and admiration of his members."
Janice McKinley, Director-Chair Selection
"In the spirit of Lone Ranger . . . In a cloud of talent and a hardy laugh John Younker comes to my rescue. John’s educational and military background coupled with his years coaching numerous business owners and managers has provided me valued insight in enhancing both my business and personal life. I consider John both a trusted advisor, and a friend."
David V. Strauss, CEO and President
Pin Pro Inc.
"John Younker's work with CEOs and other leaders over the years is a consistent record of professionalism and success. Those fortunate enough to work with him benefit from his extensive practical experience as well as his experience in academe. John is a valuable asset to anyone wanting to be a better leader.”
Allen Hauge, Group Chair
"John is a caring Chair that always strives to provoke new insight and breakthroughs in his members, which leads to growth. I recommend John without reservation to any CEO seeking to be challenged and to grow their company, and themselves, more quickly."
Carlos Adame, Chief Selection Officer
"I have known John for many years as an associate, coach and friend; he continues to amaze me with the Values System he espouses. John genuinely "walks his talk." If he tells you something, you can take it to the bank. His business ethics are a breath of fresh air, as he always puts his client’s interest first."
Rob Degeyter, CPA
"Dr. Younker was my professor at the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston for two separate classes. I would never have grasped the level of importance of team chemistry and self-awareness that it takes for one to be successful in Entrepreneurship without Dr. Y’s guidance. I would recommend Dr. Y in a heartbeat to any young Entrepreneur in need of guidance.”
Student, University of Houston
C.T. Bauer College of Business
"I have known John for many years as one of the top Vistage Chairs. His focus on making sure his members receive value in return for the time and money they invest is but one example of his persistent commitment to customer-centric thinking. Customer-centric thinking is something he first wrote about over 20 years ago and has been relentlessly practicing at least that long."
Mitchell Gooze, Principal
Customer Manufacturing Group, Inc.
"John Younker was the leader and facilitator of a professional peer group of which I was a member in the early 2000's. We met monthly to discuss business challenges and provide mutual support and advice. In addition, John communicated with each of us individually in a career coaching setting. John did an outstanding job of leading our diverse and strong willed group."
"John is a very caring businessman with experience and skills to "call it like it is" as he sees it. I first met John about four years ago when Howard Rambin introduced me to his Vistage CEO Group. I was asked back to present to the group on Business Development and have since presented to several of John's and other Vistage groups. In addition, I have been a member of a Peer Advisory Group, John facilitates and serves as the executive coach."
Christine Spray, President
Nat'l BD Assoc.
"I've known John since the mid '90s, and when he grabs onto a challenge or project, he's like a pit bull on your pant leg. He doesn't let go. John has been a coach to mid-market company CEOs for a long time, and if you read any of his white papers, you'll see his riveting clarity and depth of undersanding. Good time to have on your team. Bad guy to have with a competitor."
Rick Houcek, Owner/President
Soar With Eagles, Inc.
"John is sharp and energetic. He has a wealth of experience and provided a great deal of wise insight on various ideas and concepts we have discussed over the past few years. I value his judgment and appreciate his selfless service to our sailors and Navy. I look forward to teaming with him in the future."
Joe Frankie III
Entrepreneur, Board Member
"John Younker is deeply knowledgeable industrial psychologist who has worked with a wide range of individuals and business providing him with a wealth of understanding across various business platforms. He is incredibly adept at drawing out the understanding and results from his clients and helping them to achieve significant break throughs that elevate their business."
Chris Dray, Executive Vice-President
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