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John Spence is recognized as one of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world and was named by the American Management Association as one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. As a consultant and coach to organizations worldwide, from startups to the Fortune 10, John is dedicated to helping people and businesses be more successful by “Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple.”

For more than 23 years John Spence has traveled worldwide helping people and businesses be more successful. John is the author of five books and co-author of several more, a business consultant, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker and executive coach with a client list that includes numerous Fortune 500 firms to small businesses, professional associations and other organizations. John’s areas of expertise include: leadership, high-performance teams, managing change, organizational culture, consultative selling, strategic planning, strategy execution and the future of business.

At 26 John was the CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries. Just two years later Inc. Magazine named him one of America’s Up and Coming Young Business Leaders. John is recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, one of the Top 50 Small Business Experts in America and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. The American Management Association named John one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.

John was named one of eight finalists for the Breakthrough Idea Award for the Thinkers50 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Thinkers50 celebrates the thinkers who have contributed the most to management thinking and practice over the last two years and whose ideas drive the conversations of the day.

John is a voracious learner and consumes a minimum of 100 business books, countless articles and blogs a year. He is a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Wharton School of Business, University of Auckland, Canterbury University, University of Krakow and Kozminski University. He was the owner or CEO of six companies and currently serves as a board member or adviser to several organizations and executives.

John has made a career of “Making the Very Complex…Awesomely Simple”. As a professional speaker, John is comfortable with anything from small groups of high-level executives to large scale seminars to keynote speeches at national meetings with as many as 10,000 attendees or more.

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Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas Into Action

Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas Into Action

Speaking Topics
  • Outstanding Business Leaders

    Based on the work in his book: “Excellence by Design – Leadership” John will present the six key characteristics of all outstanding business leaders. Drawn from more than 10 years of research, and John’s personal experience as a leadership consultant and executive educator to hundreds of organizations worldwide, this speech delivers a clear, actionable and powerful overview of the specific skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to become a great leader. Dealing with issues such as vision, honesty, integrity, empowerment, risk-taking, trust and self awareness, audience members will leave this talk with deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of committing to being a living example of Five Ways to Run or Ruin a Great Company

    During this eye-opening presentation John will describe in detail the specific elements he has documented to running and sustaining a successful enterprise. He will also pose a number of “Leadership Questions” to help audience members do a quick reality check and determine if they are on the right track, or headed for disaster.

  • Building a High Performance Team

    Based on John’s hands-on experience in leading advanced team building retreats for more than 100 companies worldwide, this speech will describe the key elements that all high performance teams must exhibit to function at peak levels.

    Incorporating extensive research, “Best in the World” team benchmarks and numerous personal anecdotes and real-life examples, John will clearly outline the fundamental aspects of high performance teams and teach the essential skills necessary to build these teams.

    The audience will leave this speech with a thorough understanding and respect for the challenges of creating and sustaining truly great teams and a specific framework for implementing advanced teambuilding in their organization.

  • Excellence By Design

    One of John’s top clients came to with a challenge. They wanted a presentation for 1,600 of their people that would clearly show them a specific process for “designing a future of excellence” for the organization that could take them to number one in the world in their industry. After several months of research and study John put together what has now become his most popular keynote speech.

    “Excellence By Design” is a powerful, insightful and potentially life-changing look at what it truly takes to achieve excellence in business and life. Full of quotes, anecdotes and real-life examples, this speech lays out, step-by-step, precisely what an individual or organization must do to achieve uncommon success. This is a highly motivational presentation that is firmly grounded in research and common sense.

    ** This presentation is easily customizable by adding on a second area of focus, to create a program such as “Excellence by Design in Professional Sales.” Additional topics include: sales, leadership, life management skills, negotiations, strategic planning, motivation and interpersonal communications. Many conferences and annual meetings use the “Excellence By Design” format and then work with John to adapt it directly to the theme and major issues of the event for an extremely impactful presentation.

  • Strategies for Success

    Over the past ten years John Spence has had the opportunity to speak with literally thousands of people in his workshops and seminars about the hurdles they face in trying to live a more happy, joyful balanced and successful life. From CEO’s to college students, John has discovered that there are a relatively limited number of reoccurring problems and self-imposed obstacles that seem to cause about 90 percent of the pain and disappointment in the average person’s life. Shockingly, most of these issues are completely avoidable (or at the least can be drastically reduced) – once you clearly understand what they are and why they happen.

    In this speech, John will uncover these specific life satisfaction issues and teach a number of realistic and practical tools to overcome those hurdles and move in the direction of a much more satisfying and rewarding life.

  • SPECIALTIES

    John provides a variety of services. His specialties include executive education and training workshops in the following areas:

    • Advanced leadership

    • High-performance teams

    • Strategic thinking and planning

    • Business excellence

    • Building winning cultures

    • Accountability and disciplined execution

    • Superior customer service

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  • HOW TO BOOK John Spence?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Spence for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John Spence, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Spence or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK John Spence?

    Booking fees for John Spence, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Spence, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR John Spence?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Spence for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Spence for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Spence or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Spence or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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John Spence Biography

John Spence is recognized as one of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world and was named by the American Management Association as one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. As a consultant and coach to organizations worldwide, from startups to the Fortune 10, John is dedicated to helping people and businesses be more successful by “Making the Very Complex… Awesomely Simple.”

For more than 23 years John Spence has traveled worldwide helping people and businesses be more successful. John is the author of five books and co-author of several more, a business consultant, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker and executive coach with a client list that includes numerous Fortune 500 firms to small businesses, professional associations and other organizations. John’s areas of expertise include: leadership, high-performance teams, managing change, organizational culture, consultative selling, strategic planning, strategy execution and the future of business.

At 26 John was the CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries. Just two years later Inc. Magazine named him one of America’s Up and Coming Young Business Leaders. John is recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, one of the Top 50 Small Business Experts in America and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. The American Management Association named John one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.

John was named one of eight finalists for the Breakthrough Idea Award for the Thinkers50 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Thinkers50 celebrates the thinkers who have contributed the most to management thinking and practice over the last two years and whose ideas drive the conversations of the day.

John is a voracious learner and consumes a minimum of 100 business books, countless articles and blogs a year. He is a guest lecturer at more than 90 colleges and universities including MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Wharton School of Business, University of Auckland, Canterbury University, University of Krakow and Kozminski University. He was the owner or CEO of six companies and currently serves as a board member or adviser to several organizations and executives.

John has made a career of “Making the Very Complex…Awesomely Simple”. As a professional speaker, John is comfortable with anything from small groups of high-level executives to large scale seminars to keynote speeches at national meetings with as many as 10,000 attendees or more.

John Spence Videos

  • The Leader of the Future | John Spence | TEDxGainesville
    John not only inspires his audience to stand up and become leaders whether in business, home, or community - he provides a framework and tools to be...
  • John Spence - IMEX America Keynote
    During this high-energy keynote, you'll find out how to turn your staff into a high- performance team. Understand the fundamental core ...
  • John Spence: Business Advisor, Management, Strategy ...

John Spence Books

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John Spence Speaking Topics

  • Outstanding Business Leaders

    Based on the work in his book: “Excellence by Design – Leadership” John will present the six key characteristics of all outstanding business leaders. Drawn from more than 10 years of research, and John’s personal experience as a leadership consultant and executive educator to hundreds of organizations worldwide, this speech delivers a clear, actionable and powerful overview of the specific skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to become a great leader. Dealing with issues such as vision, honesty, integrity, empowerment, risk-taking, trust and self awareness, audience members will leave this talk with deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of committing to being a living example of Five Ways to Run or Ruin a Great Company

    During this eye-opening presentation John will describe in detail the specific elements he has documented to running and sustaining a successful enterprise. He will also pose a number of “Leadership Questions” to help audience members do a quick reality check and determine if they are on the right track, or headed for disaster.

  • Building a High Performance Team

    Based on John’s hands-on experience in leading advanced team building retreats for more than 100 companies worldwide, this speech will describe the key elements that all high performance teams must exhibit to function at peak levels.

    Incorporating extensive research, “Best in the World” team benchmarks and numerous personal anecdotes and real-life examples, John will clearly outline the fundamental aspects of high performance teams and teach the essential skills necessary to build these teams.

    The audience will leave this speech with a thorough understanding and respect for the challenges of creating and sustaining truly great teams and a specific framework for implementing advanced teambuilding in their organization.

  • Excellence By Design

    One of John’s top clients came to with a challenge. They wanted a presentation for 1,600 of their people that would clearly show them a specific process for “designing a future of excellence” for the organization that could take them to number one in the world in their industry. After several months of research and study John put together what has now become his most popular keynote speech.

    “Excellence By Design” is a powerful, insightful and potentially life-changing look at what it truly takes to achieve excellence in business and life. Full of quotes, anecdotes and real-life examples, this speech lays out, step-by-step, precisely what an individual or organization must do to achieve uncommon success. This is a highly motivational presentation that is firmly grounded in research and common sense.

    ** This presentation is easily customizable by adding on a second area of focus, to create a program such as “Excellence by Design in Professional Sales.” Additional topics include: sales, leadership, life management skills, negotiations, strategic planning, motivation and interpersonal communications. Many conferences and annual meetings use the “Excellence By Design” format and then work with John to adapt it directly to the theme and major issues of the event for an extremely impactful presentation.

  • Strategies for Success

    Over the past ten years John Spence has had the opportunity to speak with literally thousands of people in his workshops and seminars about the hurdles they face in trying to live a more happy, joyful balanced and successful life. From CEO’s to college students, John has discovered that there are a relatively limited number of reoccurring problems and self-imposed obstacles that seem to cause about 90 percent of the pain and disappointment in the average person’s life. Shockingly, most of these issues are completely avoidable (or at the least can be drastically reduced) – once you clearly understand what they are and why they happen.

    In this speech, John will uncover these specific life satisfaction issues and teach a number of realistic and practical tools to overcome those hurdles and move in the direction of a much more satisfying and rewarding life.

  • SPECIALTIES

    John provides a variety of services. His specialties include executive education and training workshops in the following areas:

    • Advanced leadership

    • High-performance teams

    • Strategic thinking and planning

    • Business excellence

    • Building winning cultures

    • Accountability and disciplined execution

    • Superior customer service

FAQs on booking John Spence

  • How to book John Spence?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Spence for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John Spence, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Spence or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Spence?

    Booking fees for John Spence, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Spence, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Spence?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Spence for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Spence for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Spence or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Spence or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Spence is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Outstanding Business Leaders, Building a High Performance Team, Excellence By Design, Strategies for Success and SPECIALTIES. The estimated speaking fee range to book John Spence for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. John Spence generally travels from Gainesville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bill Rancic, Afterburner, Dennis Snow, Mark C. Thompson and Tim Sanders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Spence for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John Spence Speaker Videos

  • The Leader of the Future | John Spence | TEDxGainesville
    John not only inspires his audience to stand up and become leaders whether in business, home, or community - he provides a framework and tools to be become GREAT leaders. John Spence is recognized...
    John Spence - IMEX America Keynote
    During this high-energy keynote, you'll find out how to turn your staff into a high- performance team. Understand the fundamental core ...
  • John Spence: Business Advisor, Management, Strategy ...

John Spence Speaking Topics

  • Outstanding Business Leaders

    Based on the work in his book: “Excellence by Design – Leadership” John will present the six key characteristics of all outstanding business leaders. Drawn from more than 10 years of research, and John’s personal experience as a leadership consultant and executive educator to hundreds of organizations worldwide, this speech delivers a clear, actionable and powerful overview of the specific skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to become a great leader. Dealing with issues such as vision, honesty, integrity, empowerment, risk-taking, trust and self awareness, audience members will leave this talk with deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of committing to being a living example of Five Ways to Run or Ruin a Great Company

    During this eye-opening presentation John will describe in detail the specific elements he has documented to running and sustaining a successful enterprise. He will also pose a number of “Leadership Questions” to help audience members do a quick reality check and determine if they are on the right track, or headed for disaster.

  • Building a High Performance Team

    Based on John’s hands-on experience in leading advanced team building retreats for more than 100 companies worldwide, this speech will describe the key elements that all high performance teams must exhibit to function at peak levels.

    Incorporating extensive research, “Best in the World” team benchmarks and numerous personal anecdotes and real-life examples, John will clearly outline the fundamental aspects of high performance teams and teach the essential skills necessary to build these teams.

    The audience will leave this speech with a thorough understanding and respect for the challenges of creating and sustaining truly great teams and a specific framework for implementing advanced teambuilding in their organization.

  • Excellence By Design

    One of John’s top clients came to with a challenge. They wanted a presentation for 1,600 of their people that would clearly show them a specific process for “designing a future of excellence” for the organization that could take them to number one in the world in their industry. After several months of research and study John put together what has now become his most popular keynote speech.

    “Excellence By Design” is a powerful, insightful and potentially life-changing look at what it truly takes to achieve excellence in business and life. Full of quotes, anecdotes and real-life examples, this speech lays out, step-by-step, precisely what an individual or organization must do to achieve uncommon success. This is a highly motivational presentation that is firmly grounded in research and common sense.

    ** This presentation is easily customizable by adding on a second area of focus, to create a program such as “Excellence by Design in Professional Sales.” Additional topics include: sales, leadership, life management skills, negotiations, strategic planning, motivation and interpersonal communications. Many conferences and annual meetings use the “Excellence By Design” format and then work with John to adapt it directly to the theme and major issues of the event for an extremely impactful presentation.

  • Strategies for Success

    Over the past ten years John Spence has had the opportunity to speak with literally thousands of people in his workshops and seminars about the hurdles they face in trying to live a more happy, joyful balanced and successful life. From CEO’s to college students, John has discovered that there are a relatively limited number of reoccurring problems and self-imposed obstacles that seem to cause about 90 percent of the pain and disappointment in the average person’s life. Shockingly, most of these issues are completely avoidable (or at the least can be drastically reduced) – once you clearly understand what they are and why they happen.

    In this speech, John will uncover these specific life satisfaction issues and teach a number of realistic and practical tools to overcome those hurdles and move in the direction of a much more satisfying and rewarding life.

  • SPECIALTIES

    John provides a variety of services. His specialties include executive education and training workshops in the following areas:

    • Advanced leadership

    • High-performance teams

    • Strategic thinking and planning

    • Business excellence

    • Building winning cultures

    • Accountability and disciplined execution

    • Superior customer service

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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