John Ullmen

Lecturer of Management and Organizations

Phone: (310) 444-3915


John Ullmen, Ph.D., is a Continuing Lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has taught for over 10 years across the MBA, FEMBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs.

John?s most recent book Real Influence: How to Persuade without Pushing and Gain without Giving In was selected as one of the Top 30 Books in Business of the year by the leading business executive summary firm.

John provides executive coaching and consulting services for a wide range of Fortune 500 firms and industry leaders in technology, media/entertainment, consumer products, healthcare, finance, real estate, professional services, defense and government agencies.

Clients include Apple, Cisco Systems, Disney, Nike, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Frito-Lay, Merrill Lynch, Genentech, Swissport, Bain & Company, Deloitte Consulting, BEA, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, UBS, Verizon, Yamaha and many others.

John began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a lead systems engineer for a top-secret global Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence program.

John is a frequent speaker on leadership, motivation and influence for organizations and business events.


Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Masters Public Policy, Harvard University
B.S. Engineering Mechanics, US Air Force Academy