John Spence

Top 100 Business Thought Leader

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Florida, USA

  • John Spence`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects John Spence`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Florida, USA

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AWESOMELY SIMPLE

Taken directly from the core ideas of John’s book “Awesomely Simple,” this speech deals with the critical strategies necessary for building and sustaining a highly successful organization. Full of stories, anecdotes and lots of real-...

Taken directly from the core ideas of John’s book “Awesomely Simple,” this speech deals with the critical strategies necessary for building and sustaining a highly successful organization. Full of stories, anecdotes and lots of real-world application, this speech will help attendees clearly understand what they must focus on to take their business to the next level and keep it moving forward. This speech is appropriate for anyone who manages or leads a team, department, division or an entire organization.

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THE NEW NORMAL: DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH CHANGE

Anytime there is economic or organizational turmoil and your employees are faced with significant change, it is absolutely critical to help people understand how to effectively embrace change and move forward proactively towards the “new ...

Anytime there is economic or organizational turmoil and your employees are faced with significant change, it is absolutely critical to help people understand how to effectively embrace change and move forward proactively towards the “new normal.” This speech deals with the emotional cycle that people move through as they struggle with change and outlines specifically what must be done to create an organization that can deal successfully with change.

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THE LEADER OF THE FUTURE

Based on John’s work as the senior instructor for several Fortune 100 corporate leadership development programs and a proprietary research study he conducted of more than 10,000 high-potential employees at top companies around the world, ...

Based on John’s work as the senior instructor for several Fortune 100 corporate leadership development programs and a proprietary research study he conducted of more than 10,000 high-potential employees at top companies around the world, this speech focuses on the characteristics, skills, attitudes and behaviors that are demanded by top talent of leaders they willingly follow. Topics for this speech include respect, vision, honesty, communication, teamwork, integrity and ethics. This thought-provoking and motivating session will help attendees understand what is required to be a highly effective leader.

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About Keynote Speaker John Spence

John Spence‘s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
“Making the very complex, awesomely simple” is no mere catch phrase, it is truly John Spence’s mission in life. Driven by an insatiable curiosity to understand the fundamental aspects of what it takes to achieve and sustain excellence in business and life, John Spence has earned a reputation as a leading authority in the areas of Strategic Thinking, High-Performance Teams, Advanced Leadership Development, and delivering consistently superior Customer Service, making him one of the most highly sought after executive educators and professional speakers in America.

At the age of just 26, John was named CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries and reporting directly to the Chairman of the Board, Winthrop P. Rockefeller III. Two years later, John was nominated as one of the top CEOs under the age of 40 in Florida andInc. Magazine’s “Zinc Online” recognized him as one of America’s up and coming young business leaders. John is Director of Best Practice Innovation at the Best Practice Institute, has twice been named one of the “Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America” and has also received honorable mention as one of the top 100 Small Business Influencers (along with Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell).

For the past 17 years, John Spence has presented workshops, speeches and executive coaching to more than 300 organizations worldwide including; Microsoft, IBM, GE, Abbott, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, State Farm, and dozens of private companies, government offices and not-for-profits. John is also the author of Excellence by Design – The Six Key Characteristics of Outstanding Leaders and Awesomely Simple – Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action and has been a guest lecturer at over 90 colleges and universities across the United States including Harvard, Rutgers, Brown, Stanford, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and is an instructor of the Entrepreneurial Masters’ Program at MIT.

Affectionately referred to as the “Human Cliffs Notes” by many of his clients, John Spence is known for taking massive amounts of research combined with his personal hands-on experience to deliver timely, focused, results-driven programs. For example, to create carefully customized workshops and presentations that reflect the newest research and most current thinking, John reads a minimum of 100 business-related books each year and listens to an additional 30-50 audio books, giving him an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge which to draw from.

More About Speaker, John Spence . . .
John Spence has served as “Executive in Residence” for the University of Central Florida’s Technology Incubator; as a Special Advisor to the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University; as a lead instructor for the University of North Florida’s Executive Education division; on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; as an advisor to the University of Florida’s Leadership Development Institute and as a senior instructor at the Cornell University Leadership Development School.

His work as a business advisor and executive educator has taken him on assignments to Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Latin America, New Zealand the Bahamas and Canada.

Testimonials

“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

SVP of Qualcomm Investor Relations, SVP of Strategy and Operations for Global Market Development-QTI at Qualcomm

“I have had the pleasure to work with John Spence for several years at Mayo Clinic. John is an excellent speaker. His passion is contagious. His experience is proven. His knowledge is diverse and well researched. 

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. 

I recently had the opportunity to work with John on a high level leadership project. His insight and simplified approach was essential to the success of the improvements made by the leaders involved. John is an excellent communicator, superb speaker, proven expert, inspiring motivator, and textbook model of personal integrity. It is always a pleasure to work with John. I would recommend John to anyone who may have a need for his world class training or expertise.”

Mindy Gillis M.Ed.

Specialist, Leadership Learning and Development Center of Excellence, The Mayo Clinic

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