John Neily, Ottawa

Areas of Expertise

John Neily is a bilingual certified executive coach, director of research and a professional facilitator with over 40 years of experience as a senior leader with a particular talent for leading multiple stakeholder interventions.

His experience as Director of National Security and Public Safety and applied research with the Conference Board of Canada, his rich career as an Assistant Commissioner with the RCMP, and as a strategic advisor with the Centre for Security Science, allows him to bring unique knowledge and reflections with his clients.

Throughout his career in the RCMP, John was recognized for his leadership and vision both in operations and in strategic leadership, planning and execution. He has a reputation for successfully influencing, mentoring and coaching wide-ranging leaders in organizations.


Learning from H1N1: Transformation, Integration, and Collaboration (2011), The Conference Board of Canada

Use of Task Force Operations to Target Organized Crime (1996), The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

United Nations’ Manual on Computer Crime Investigative Techniques for Developing Police Services (1993), The United Nations


John is certified as an Executive Coach from Royal Roads University. He is also certified in change management with Prosci methodologies and tools.

He is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is fluent in both French and English.

“John has led me through a journey of ‘guided discovery’…he has opened my mind to approaching issues in different ways and has fostered my executive development”