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John Abbruzzese

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Management
John Abbruzzese is an organizational consultant, negotiation specialist, and group facilitator with specific expertise in change management, front-line capability building, and transformational leadership development for senior leadership. John brings a decade of experience in the field of human behavior change with special expertise in legal, consulting, healthcare, and luxury.

As a senior consultant with Mobius Executive Leadership, LLC, John's clients include L'Oréal USA, Devacurl, Accenture, Salesforce, Kaiser Permanente, Egon Zehnder, World Bank and NASA. John works closely with clients to diagnose system level capacity-building opportunities and to design and facilitate engagements ranging from development programs to live team interventions in the executive suite.

Drawing on research in neuroscience and psychology as well as the tools from transformational coaching and somatics, John creates impact at the individual, team, and organizational levels by closely tying personal development to business results. Deeply rooted in a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of management, adult learning, curriculum design, and action learning, John's approach to leadership development creates profound levels of psychological safety to help leaders surface deeply held assumptions that have held them back from their potential and to apply their insights to action so they may leverage their individual growth for team and organizational success.

John has taught negotiation and influence in the MBA program at Babson College since 2015. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served in the Harvard Negotiation and Medication Clinical Program and taught the flagship Negotiation Workshop for Harvard Law and Business School students as well as the summer programs for professional development through the Program on Negotiation. John also holds a Masters and Doctorate in Philosophy from Brown University.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • Ph D, Brown University
  • MA, Brown University
  • BA, Providence College


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