John Spence is widely recognized as one of the top business and leadership development experts in the world.
At 26 years old, John was appointed as CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects across 20 countries. Just two years later, Inc. Magazine named him one of America’s Up and Coming Young Business Leaders. John is also 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 BusinessExperts in America and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. The American Management Association named him one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google as well as Jeff Bezos of Amazon. He is also recognized by the highly prestigious Thinkers50 as one of the top eight in the world for their Distinguished Achievement Award.
Whether addressing an audience of 20,000 business professionals or facilitating a closed-door session with a handful of C-suite executives, John readily establishes a strong connection through his honest, open, and approachable style. Combine this with his incredible ability to address complex and challenging subjects in a simple and straightforward manner, and audience members leave with tangible takeaways and ideas they can immediately put into action. For these reasons and more, John is named by Inc. Magazine as one of the 100 best leadership speakers for your conference.
John is the author of four books and a co-author of several more, a business consultant, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and executive coach with a client list that includes Fortune 500 firms, small businesses, professional associations, government and academic institutions. John’s areas of expertise include leadership, high-performance teams, managing change, organizational culture, strategic thinking, strategic planning and execution, and the future of business.
John has built his entire career on “Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple.”