JOHN BALDONI | Chair, Leadership Development


ohn is the chair of the leadership development practice at N2Growth, a global leadership consultancy. John is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of more than a dozen books that have been translated into 10 languages.

In 2016, Trust Across America named John one of its top thought leaders for the third consecutive year. In 2014, named John to its list of top 50 experts for leadership and management. And since 2007, Global Gurus has listed John has been listed John as one of its top 30 leadership experts.

As highly sought after executive coach and leadership educator, John has had 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.

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’s newest book is MOXIE: The Secret of Bold and Gusty Leadership, which explores the grit and determination leaders need to exert to overcome challenges. Blending real-life stories with research and interviews, John provides a roadmap for how leaders can lead with greater awareness, more determined purpose and focused engagement in order to achieve inspired results.

His tenth book, Lead With Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself, solidified John’s reputation for blending thought-provoking ideas with pragmatic advice. Over the past decade John has established himself as world authority on topics that matter to leaders who are seeking insight into leadership challenges of the day.

His 2012 book, The Leader’s Pocket Guide: 101 Indispensable Tools, Tips and Techniques for Any Situation, has been recognized as a practical resource for those seeking to improve their leadership skills. His follow-up book, The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence, has provided insights that managers need to present their messages and themselves authentically.

Through his books and his many columns for leading business publications, 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. Consequently John’s books have been translated into multiple languages including Mandarin, Hungarian, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Trust Across America named John to its list of Top 100 most trustworthy business thought leaders

top 30 leadership gurus

Global Gurus ranked John No. 11 on its list of top 30 leadership gurus

Attitudes4Motivation ranked John No. 5 on its list of top 10 Motivational Authors

Attitudes4Motivation ranked John No. 5 on its list of top 10 Motivational Authors



Marshall Goldsmith“John Baldoni is one of the organizational thinkers that I respect the most. His ideas are practical – and he can help make sure that you have an impact in your organization.”

Marshall Goldsmith, Author | Speaker