Joe Mayer | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University
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Joe Mayer

Dr. Joe (Joachim) Mayer is an experienced executive and business coach and founder and managing partner of the Mayer Business Group LLC. As a coach he works with executives and business leaders on their leadership style and effectiveness, emotional and social competences, the intentional change process, high performance team development and performance management as well as transition coaching.

Prior to founding the Mayer Business Group, Joe gained 25+ years of experience as CEO and Company President, in managing divisions of privately held and publicly traded companies with multiple facilities throughout North America and Europe. As a serial entrepreneur he founded and developed several companies in the Midwest and northeastern States, one of them is the Mayer Business Group, founded in 2007. As a coach, Joe worked with hundreds of executives and their teams to elevate their leadership and to strengthen their change potential. His passion lies in facilitating intentional change and helping leaders to develop themselves as well as their teams to achieve breakthrough results. As a consultant, he has an extensive background in turnaround management and championed the implementation of servant leadership, high performing teams and lean manufacturing principles in Fortune 500 as well as mid and small size companies and non-profits.

Joe is a book author, national speaker and facilitator. His presentation and workshops at Business Conferences focus on leadership, team building and high performance teams, vision and innovation. He has written articles on a range of topics that include leadership, teambuilding and developing trust, accountability, goal setting and goal achievement, business planning, using emotional intelligence and strategic sales and marketing. He co-authored a book entitled, Leadership, Helping Others to Succeed.

Since 2010 Joe is lecturing in the Case Western Reserve Executive MBA Program. His classes focus on leadership, business, innovation & creativity, and product development (Capstone).


  • Board Certified Coach (BCC)
  • Weatherhead Executive Coaching Certificate
  • Weatherhead Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence Certificate
  • Business Coaching Certificate (GC Inc.)
  • Breakthrough Six Sigma Certificate (University of Madison)
  • Breakthrough Thinking (GAP International)
  • Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) 360-degree assessment (Hay Group)
  • DiSC® behavioral personal and team assessments (Inscape)

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