Meet Team Essentic


John Wills, CEO, Director Learning Solutions

John is  a leadership and strategy consultant and educator with 18 years’ experience delivering and designing executive development programmes for senior leaders internationally. 

Prior to joining Essentic, John held several leadership positions at leading Business Schools and Universities. John worked at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School as a member of the senior leadership team responsible for all custom executive education. John led the sales teams responsible for business development internationally. John was a senior director in Executive Education at the London Business School where he directed the Accelerated Development Programme, a globally recognised leadership programme.

John is also involved in executive development initiatives at Fortune 100 companies. John designs and implements fully customised learning solutions in the areas of general management, leadership, finance, marketing and strategy development. Clients include Bacardi Global Brands, Canon, Kimberly Clarke, Pitney Bowes, Galderma, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis and Sanofi Aventis.

John received his MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK, with a focus on International Human Resource Management.


Ingrid Wills, COO, Director Client Experience

Ingrid Wills is a founding partner and Director of Operations for Essentic. Ingrid has been instrumental in the development of Essentic’s The Positive Method, as well as development and management of the Point Positive and 1Self assessments. Through the use of these tools, Ingrid has helped organizations create a culture of strengths based leadership – a culture that fosters employee engagement, collaboration, creative problem solving, resilience under pressure and a positive emotional connection with customers.

An internationally experienced operations management and business transformation specialist, prior to joining Essentic Ingrid developed and facilitated cultural orientation programmes for international business professionals and their families and also worked in the international insurance and risk management field. Clients include Deloitte Australia, MSAmlin, Standard & Poor’s, PwC, Harvard, London Business School, Sanofi, Ericsson, Vodafone, Jagex, Indivior and YPO. 


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