John Angelo Cramer began his professional life as a musician in Germany performing as a concertmaster with the Giessener Stadttheater Symphony Orchestra. After returning to the United States, he began a successful business career, first working in technology before moving into process improvement and organization development. John earned his Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in German from Illinois State University. John is now a leader in organizational effectiveness. In his work helping transform teams and leaders, he recognized similarities to his work as a performer–the secret to virtuosity is not only technique but especially in how we work with one another.
John is a co-creator, a collaborator, and a connector at heart. He has an abiding dedication to serving others to help them reach their highest good. He approaches life with a positive “can do” rather than a “can’t do” attitude. In Erbil, Iraq, John led a group of young people, using music as a bridge to inspire hope and experience something better than their current situation. John frequently facilitates organizations in developing new and experienced managers, executives, and teams to raise their skills and performance. During Covid-19, John used his partnerships with A Human Workplace and Care Collaboratory on behalf of frontline healthcare workers to help them de-stress, and to stimulate hope and renewal. John routinely lectures at the University of Houston’s College of Pharmacy on Lean Six Sigma and Organizational Effectiveness.