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About John

The Work

John is the CEO of LearnLoft a leadership development company which exists to turn managers into leaders. He was named a 2017 LinkedIn Top Voice in Management & Workplace.  His writing reached over 2.2M readers. He is also the author of  the upcoming book Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Other to Success, host of the Follow My Lead Podcast, and writes a weekly column on As a motivational speaker he connects to the hearts and minds of leaders from all industries and experience.

A Philosophy for Leadership

Leadership is one of the most misunderstood words in the english language.  At the end of the day the primary job of a leader is to elevate others. John defines leadership as, Someone whose actions inspire, empower, and serve in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.


Keynotes & Workshops

As an award-winning speaker, writer and leadership development thought leader, John will bring new life and connection to your next event. John can leverage one of the presentations below or customize a talk that fits the needs of your audience.  Keynotes range from 1-2 Hours and workshops typically range from 3 hours to full day sessions. 



Building the Best: How to Become the Leader Your People Need

What does the most effective leaders do? This presentation is built on the backbone of research of over 35k leaders and years working with some of the best leaders on the planet. I will help you and your audience to think differently about leadership by using two specific words: love and discipline. 


Toxic or Elite: How the Best Companies Think About Culture

We all know culture matters to any organization or team but why do so many struggle?  During this talk, John goes deep into why culture is so important and what leaders can do to improve and make their culture a competitive differentiator.


From High Potential to Reaching Potential: How to Get the Next Generation of Leaders Ready

This interactive talk is built specifically to help professionals understand how they can stand out and become a leader. I do this by diving deep into the leadership compound theory and getting people to think about the confidence, drive, selflessness, and character they bring to work.

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Authentic and Encouraging

 "When John speaks, he always has the entire groups attention. He does an excellent job! If that wasn't enough his message is always so positive and that’s what we all need to hear. Positivity!! Thank YOU :)" 

- Tera Lewis

Engaging and Educational

"l would highly recommend John to a crowd of any size." 

- Curtis Ward

Thought Provoking

"The ideas and content John presented in were in a manner that was not only thought provoking, but also kept our interest. They can be utilized in all facets of life, not just in your profession." 

- Jay Johnson

Latest Blogs

Your Company Will Suffer Without This Mindset


Follow My Lead Podcast

Over 550k downloads and 21 seasons transferring stories and best practices of today's leaders to the leaders of tomorrow. 

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