John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, speaker and author of more than a dozen books on leadership.
John has taught what it means to inspire at the top of a mountain in the Canadian Rockies. At sea level in Orlando, Florida, John spoke to nearly one thousand USAF/JAG commissioned and non-commissioned officers on leadership and communication. And his books, Lead With Purpose (2011), Lead Your Boss (2009), and Lead By Example (2008) were selected as best leadership books for their respective years.
In 2017 Trust Across America named John to its list of thought leaders in Trust for the fourth consecutive year. Also in 2017, Global Gurus ranked him No. 20 on its list of global leadership experts, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2014 Inc.com listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert and Top 100 leadership speaker.
John began his business career in a fifteenth floor office with a view of a private golf course. Around the corner was a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean. In between was a recording studio where John produced and edited corporate radio spots. But John gave that all up to start his own business in the spare bedroom of a beach front rental more than three decades ago.
In time, John established a career as a highly sought after communications consultant and executive coach, where he has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from pharmaceutical to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance to health care.
John’s approach to executive coaching is based upon performance improvement as an individual and as a leader. This differs from other coaching methods because it integrates positive behavior change into successful leadership practices.
John speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Those who attend John’s keynotes and workshops find his advice to be practical and his advice inspirations. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light hearted humor, John seeks down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately. John’s presentations blend his passion for leadership with genuine enthusiasm for helping people achieve their leadership ambitions.
John’s newest book, MOXIE: The Secret of Bold and Gutsy Leadership demonstrates how leaders must prepare themselves lead themselves and their teams with determination and courage. In MOXIE, John explores how leaders can become mindful, discover opportunity, demonstrate their X-Factor (the “right stuff of leadership”), innovate with purpose, and engage their teams for success. MOXIE was named a “best leadership book” for 2014 by LeadershipNow and earned the coveted 4-star review from Success magazine.
His tenth book, Lead With Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself, solidified John’s reputation for blending thought-provoking ideas with pragmatic advice. Over the past decade, John has established himself as a world authority on on topics that matter to leaders who are seeking insight into leadership challenges of the day. Through his books and many columns for leading business publications, John has become a source of practical wisdom on topics such as influencing without authority, applying power appropriately, leading with grace and conviction, and developing genuine followership.
His 2012 book, The Leader’s Pocket Guide: 101 Indispensable Tools, Tips and Techniques for Any Situation, has been recognized as a practical resource for those seeking to improve their leadership skills.
All of these topics complement John’s mission to help individuals and their organization achieve positive results. Consequently John’s books have been translated into 10 languages including Mandarin, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.
John has written over 600 leadership columns for prominent online sites such Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc, CBSNews/MoneyWatch, Bloomberg/Businessweek as well as the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
John has been quoted by scores of publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Globe and Mail (Canada), HR Management, and theWashington Post. Additionally John has appeared on many radio programs, including the national version of the Michael Smerconish Show. Reviews of his work have appeared in a number of publications including Investor’s Business Daily, Training & Development, Sales & Marketing Management, WashingtonPost.com and The Hindu.
John has created a video coaching series for Smart Brief, a syndicated news channel with over 4 million opt-in subscribers. To date, John has produced and appeared in over 120 videos, many of which are available on this blog site.
A resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, John shares a home with his wife, Gail. They are the parents of two grown children. Author, speaker, coach, John Baldoni loves his work and seeks to instill hope and optimism to all he reaches and teaches.