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John is a popular speaker whose talks focus on leadership, scaling organizations, and the intersection of purpose and profitability.  With hundreds of successful engagements over the years, his elite client list includes Bloomberg, Clinton Global Initiative, Credit Suisse, Facebook, Fidelity, the Financial Times, Google, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter, UBS, the Wall Street Journal and the World Economic Forum.

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John has spoken at over 100 companies including...

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"John is an inspirational leader with a fascinating journey. We had the pleasure to have him speaking twice at Netflix. He shared eye opening insights on how to successfully combine purpose and business in a corporate environment."

Tony Zameczkowski

VP of Business Development, Asia


“John spoke at our 500 person marketing conference and was an amazing inspiration to our global team. Here is someone who is literally changing the world, and he invites you to participate. He does so with humor, energy and no guilt. If you want to hear a story that will end with a standing ovation, invite John to speak!”


"After 25 sessions over three days, you were the 2nd best speaker as ranked by our 600 top executives.  The only session higher rated was the Q and A time with our new CEO."

BHP Billiton

“Best session in years. Apart from being inspirational, extremely practical.”


“John was a big hit at our Software conference, where he received a standing ovation --the only one in the history of the conference --from over 1,000 CEOs and venture capitalists.”

Sand Hill Group

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