Why Work With John
Why Work With John
John Spence is recognized as one of the world’s top business thought leaders and leadership development experts and was named by the American Management Association as one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch, along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. As an executive coach, trainer, and keynote speaker to organizations worldwide, from startups to the Fortune 10, John is dedicated to helping people and businesses be more successful by “Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple.”


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:

  • Virtual training
  • Executive coaching
  • Advanced leadership
  • High-performance teams
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Business excellence
  • Building winning cultures
  • Accountability and disciplined execution
  • Superior customer service

"Working with John and his team was very easy, very professional, and I would happily recommend John to any organization looking for an upbeat, interactive learning session."

—Mindy W., Monsanto Company

As a leader, you must plant the seeds of trees under whose shade you may never sit.

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