John Ovrutsky

John Ovrutsky

Executive Coach, Career Coach, Transition Coach

Phone: 914-672-0841 Location: New York City. Works with clients globally. Languages: English (A little Russian and survival Japanese) Free Consultation: I am pleased to offer new clients a Complimentary Coaching Session
John is an Executive Coach, specializing in coaching and team building. His mission is to help executives grow into strong leaders, while at the same time helping teams achieve their demanding business goals. As a corporate leader with HBO, and as a successful entrepreneur founding Time Out NY on Demand, John has always been a leader and innovator. He has consistently started and run successful and innovative businesses—both on his own and as a part of HBO and SONY in Tokyo. A commitment to team building and leadership development helped him create a high performing team at HBO, while developing a new line of business that generated nearly $1 Billion in annual revenue. His account management and marketing skills, combined with his commitment to people and their growth represent the key to John’s career success. With more than 20 years of media management expertise, John started City on Demand and Time Out New York on Demand in 2005. Time Out on Demand launched on Time Warner Cable of NYC in November 2005 and the broadband version started up in 2006. Yahoo! Broadway chose City on Demand to produce and distribute behind the scenes video features of Broadway shows and personalities. John also served on the Boards of HBO’s international ventures and was Vice Chairman of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications national trade organization. Prior to his time at HBO, John served as General Manager for American business personnel at SONY Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. He facilitated negotiations between management and non-Japanese employees, while writing, teaching and publishing audio and video training materials. John was profiled in a Crain’s New York Business piece on his success in transforming from a senior corporate executive to an entrepreneur in March of 2006. He has also appeared on multiple panels at the Consumer Electronics show and other media events, and has lectured at the University of South Carolina, University of Denver and UC San Diego. John is an adjunct instructor at NYU in Media Studies and Video.
Certified Birkman Consultant MEMBER INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION B.A. Franklin and Marshall College MFA University of California San Diego University of London
"John Ovrutsky was my first boss/department head when I started at HBO 15 years ago. John immediately became a mentor to me just as he already was to many others in the department. I have always known John to be an insightful, strategic, compassionate, and thoughtful leader. John had a keen ability to understand his teams’ motivations, strengths, and areas of opportunity. He also navigated the complexities of corporate life with ease and served as a model to those around him in terms of how to succeed. When I first met John, I was a marketing assistant. Now 15 years later, and with John’s ongoing counsel and support, I am a Vice President in the organization. I built the foundation of my career under John’s guidance, and owe him a debt of gratitude for helping me chart the course of my career." Lynn Ciccarelli, VP, Affiliate Marketing, HBO "I completed my certificate in Digital Marketing at NYU Continuing Ed this past Spring 2011. John Ovrutsky was my media buying professor. He is a very effective teacher with great communication skills. After the completion of my class, John coached me to be more marketable in the current market. John helped me outline some key steps in my job search, and the insights from the Birkman helped me understand my needs in the workplace. John’s style is very open yet he asks the right questions at the right time, which helped me clarify my thinking. I highly recommend John as a teacher and coach." Christina Lee Christina Lee Designs
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