“Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple”

John Spence is recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, and one of the Top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. John is also one of the American Management Association’s Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos. He is an international keynote speaker and management consultant who has written five books on business and life success and has made a career out of “Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple”.


John-288For more than 22 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, small to medium-sized businesses, professional associations and other organizations around the globe. 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.

At 26 John was the CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries. Just two years later Inc. Magazine named him one of America’s Up and Coming Young Business Leaders. John has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, one of the Top 50 Small Business Experts in America and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. The American Management Association named John one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.

John has read a minimum of 100 business books each year since 1989 and has been a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including MIT, Stanford, Cornell and the Wharton School of Business. He has been the owner or CEO of six companies and currently serves on the Board or as an adviser to several companies.

John Spence has built his entire career around “Making the Very Complex…Awesomely Simple.”


John is the author of five business books. His works include:

Excellence by Design: Leadership
Awesomely Simple
Letters to a CEO
Strategies for Success
The Keys to Referability


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

As a professional speaker, John is comfortable with anything from small groups of high-level executives to large scale seminars to keynote speeches at national meetings with as many as 10,000 attendees or more.


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John is one of the brightest, most energetic people I have ever come across. His enthusiasm when running classes for me has proven to be infectious. The feedback from the participants is always through the roof. John is an expert in effective business strategies with no fluff. He is brutally honest and gets the most out of anyone he interacts with. He also happens to be an outstanding human being of the highest integrity whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for nearly 20 years.

Bill Davidson – Qualcomm

John is in class of speakers second to none. He has the unique ability to deliver simplified yet highly effective solutions to complex business challenges… and always with his signature passion and enthusiasm that I admire. It is never a dull moment in one of John’s seminars and I regularly receive feedback from others who agree. John is a refreshing inspiration to anyone who attends one of his sessions.

Mindy Gillis M.Ed. The Mayo Clinic

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