Professional summary

John Mattone is the world’s leading “game-changing” leadership and talent management authority. He was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award, which recognizes the global thinker who has contributed most significantly to our understanding of leadership over the last two years. He appears on 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 “Guru Radar”, which recognizes the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership and he is currently recognized by and Warren Bennis' Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world's top independent leadership consultants, executive coaches, and speakers. John is the author of seven books, including two recent best-sellers and he is the co-author of one of the most authoritative studies

Engagement overview

We begin with a short meeting involving the senior executive/ C-Level executive and “sponsoring” executive/team if necessary to discuss the goals of the coaching experience, provide context and background, and discuss the proposed “roadmap” and coaching schedule. The balance of the day then shifts to the executive and I getting to know each other both “in the office” and “out” over lunch and/or di


• The CIA
• The EPA
• FedEx
• AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
• Columbia University
• Navy Federal Credit Union


John is able to deliver a powerful message, but in a funny and logical manner. He motivates people with his dynamic yet, sincere, style...a year later, both our executive and employee groups reference John Mattone's presentations as being the most important step we have taken to unleash our individual and collective talents....

Ekkehard Grampp, Former CEO Rohm Tech, Inc. (DOW, Inc.)

When it comes to professional speakers-you have no peers. You gave our leaders the inspiration and knowledge to overcome their own internal obstacles and roadblocks to becoming their absolute best-and you were able to achieve this goal in a sincere and humorous way.

Jerry Dickenson, former Chairman of the Board Club Resorts, Inc.

We hired John Mattone to address our association of CEO's from the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Our group has seen every speaker on every topic imaginable throughout the years and our group is demanding. John Mattone's presentation was the highest rated ever. He has a unique ability to deliver a powerful message in a fun and effective manner.

Marvin Berkeley, Former Director, CEO Roundtable

John Mattone was the keynote speaker at the 2011 annual leadership symposium of the South African Further Education & Training Initiative (SAFETLI). We hired John because of his international exposure to leadership development and his expertise in addressing CEO's and senior executives. John's three speeches over two days were highly informative, dynamic and fun! We were honored to have John Mattone address our group.

Dr. Liezel Frick, Senior Lecturer & SAFETLI Coordinator Centre for Higher & Adult Education, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Dear Professor John, We would like to thank you for delivering an excellent seminar to our senior executive team! Everyone enjoyed and benefited from this event! We will advise you soon for our next event which will be related to leadership coaching. Again, thank you!

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al Yassi, Head of Training Al Hosn Gas, Abu Dhabi, UAE

John. You were simply an overwhelming hit. We found your presentation revealing, motivating and entertaining. Your unique style provided a refreshing perspective on effective Talent Management and its practical application in business today. When I summarized our conference and mentioned your name , the audience erupted into thunderous applause. If planning a conference or event where you want to share extraordinary information with excitement, I give John Mattone my highest recommendation.

Ali Al-Banna, Executive Manager, Pitman Training Kingdom of Bahrain

I strongly recommend John Mattone as a thought expert and speaker in the area of leadership development and talent management. John possesses incredible insights, and a unique perspective, with regards to cultivating talent within an organization. Moreover, John is a highly engaging speaker and presents these concepts in a new and refreshing way. Thank you John for all your support and we look forward to a continued relationship with you in the future.

Paul J. Cortissoz, Executive Director, Learning & Development Columbia University

When John Mattone was named on the Guru Watch List for 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50, I was not surprised. John is an incredible speaker, coach and author and he has been flying under the radar for years. I highly recommend John Mattone as a speaker and coach.

Bonnie Hagemann, CEO Executive Development Associates, Inc.

Mr. Mattone is a masterful speaker who engages and captures his audience and shepherds the exploration of undiscovered aptitudes. He delivered his powerful message with unmatched style, which impacted me deeply. He created an enduring awareness of my inherent talents which I continue to use to fuel my personal and professional growth.

Fabio Potenti, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) & Chief Administrator Cleveland Clinic

John Mattone was the Keynote Speaker at 19th Annual Management Centre Turkey Human Resources Summit in Istanbul on February 12th, 2014. Speaking in front of 2000 attendees, John was an amazing speaker who engaged the audience with his incredible passion. His presentation influenced all the attendees and gave them a whole new perspective on Talent Management. His international knowledge easily distinguishes him. He has an excellent work ethic and we look forward to working with him again in the near future.

Maya Galimidi, Program Manager Management Centre Turkey