For more than 30 years, John Spence has traveled worldwide helping people and businesses be more successful. John is the author of five books and co-author of several more, a business consultant, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker and executive coach with a client list that includes numerous Fortune 500 firms to small businesses, professional associations and other organizations. John’s areas of expertise include: leadership, high-performance teams, managing change, organizational culture, consultative selling, strategic planning, strategy execution and the future of business.
John was named one of eight finalists for the Breakthrough Idea Award for the Thinkers50 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Thinkers50 celebrates the thinkers who have contributed the most to management thinking and practice over the last two years and whose ideas drive the conversations of the day.
John is a voracious learner and consumes a minimum of 100 business books, countless articles, and blogs every year. He is a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Wharton School of Business, University of Auckland, Canterbury University, University of Krakow and Kozminski University. John serves as a strategic partner to Advisory Works, an Australia-based business strategy firm. He was the owner or CEO of six companies and currently serves as a board member or adviser to several organizations and executives.
John has made a career of “Making the Very Complex…Awesomely Simple”.
John provides a variety of services. His specialties include executive education and training workshops in the following areas:
- Advanced leadership
- High-performance teams
- Strategic thinking and planning
- Business excellence
- Building winning cultures
- Accountability and disciplined execution
- Superior customer service