John Baldoni

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach and author of more than dozen books that have been translated into 10 languages including Mandarin, Hungarian, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. John is Chair of the Leadership Development Practice at N2growth, a global leadership consultancy.

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 book, Lead Your Boss, was hailed by Harvard Business Review as a “guide that provides useful advice… [and] is encouraging and inspirational.”

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 and worked directly with Fortune 500 executives in leadership communications and development. But John gave that all up to start his own business in the spare bedroom of a beachfront rental more than three decades ago.

In time, John established a career as a highly sought after communications and leadership consultant, where he has 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.

Through his books and his over 500 columns for leading business publications including Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, Inc. and many others, 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. All of these topics complement John’s mission to help individuals and their organization achieve positive results.

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 lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Gail who is an executive in health care. For fun John plays golf and studies music. In Ann Arbor, John gives back to the community in many ways including playing the piano at a senior care center for the memory impaired.