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Coach John  Mattone

Coach John Mattone

Bestselling Author & the World's Top Executive Coach


John Mattone is the world’s top executive coach and the founder/co-founder of four exceptional coaching and leadership development companies, John Mattone Global (JMG), Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC), Intelligent Leadership Coaching International, and Intelligent Leadership Online Academy (ILOA). JMG owns an industry-leading 14 registered IP trademarks awarded by the USTPO. Read More >

For the fourth time in the past five years-2019, 2020, 2021, and 2023, the research organization, Globalgurus.org, recently awarded John Mattone with the prestigious world’s #1 coaching authority ranking. In 2017 and 2018, Globalgurus.org recognized John Mattone as one of the top three coaching authorities in the world alongside Tony Robbins and Marshall Goldsmith. John was also a finalist for the 2017 Thinkers50 Leadership Award recognizing the world’s top leadership authority and thinker. He is globally respected as a uniquely distinguished authority who can ignite and strengthen a leader’s inner-self and talents, which enables them to realize four “game-changing” outcomes that they can leverage in their business and life: Altruism, Affiliation, Achievement, and Abundance (The 4 A’s).

The 4 A’s are the seeds to achieving sustained greatness and creating a lasting legacy. Whether John is keynoting an event, conducting a retreat, or coaching an executive or world leader, he has earned the reputation for possessing a special ability that unlocks and unleashes greatness in leaders.

His thought leadership combined with his passion, energy and authenticity on the platform are described as “unmatched” and have earned him rave reviews from every corner of the earth, from the world’s top CEO’s and government leaders to corporate and government leaders at every level, and from serial entrepreneurs to start-up’s. Learn the secret to unlocking and unleashing your leadership greatness-experience the “unmatched” thought leadership, passion, energy and authenticity of John Mattone on the platform.

John has spoken at some of the world’s most prestigious business and leadership conclaves, including the World Business Forum and World of Business Ideas alongside the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Steve Forbes and other world leadership icons. There are many groups who partner with us for exclusive John Mattone events, which we book sometimes two years in advance. These events are marketed as John Mattone branded and sponsored events with tiered pricing, access privileges, private dinners and book signings, etc. It is typical for these events to attract thousands of people who then experience the ideas, power and passion of John Mattone. We can share many references from groups who have managed our exclusive events and they are both money makers and “life-changing” in the eyes of delegates.

In 2015, John Mattone’s Intelligent Leadership, along with Tony Robbins’ Creating Lasting Change and John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership were named the three Top Advanced Leadership Development Programs that Change Lives. In January 2021, Industry ERA Magazine recognized John Mattone, John Mattone Global, Inc., and John’s newest company, Intelligent Leadership Online Academy (ILOA), LLC as the world’s #1 leadership development solution provider. In addition, John is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on corporate culture and culture transformation. He is a respected advisor and coach to CEO’s leading small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations as well CEO’s who leading large global businesses, on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results. Since June 2017, John’s executive coaching blog has continued to be ranked the #1 executive coaching blog and business coaching blog in the world by Feedspot. His leadership blog, likewise, is recognized as one of the best in the world.

Since re-launching his business in 2010, after 15 years of corporate life, John Mattone has been on a mission to help leaders, future leaders and organizations break through to become the best they can be. Perhaps the greatest testimony to John’s core purpose and the realization of his dream are his many philanthropic endeavors which include his creating an endowed scholarship fund in his name at the University of Central Florida where John graduated in 1980 first in his class with an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology–The John Mattone Leadership & Coaching Scholarship that will be awarded annually to a deserving Master’s or Ph.D. student who shows great promise and potential in the field of coaching and leadership.

John Mattone has consistently been recognized by Globalgurus.org, Thinkers50, Forbes, CNN, LeadersExcellence, Warren Bennis’ Leadership Excellence Magazine, HR.com and many others as one of the world’s best executive coaches and speakers. He also serves on the executive MBA faculty at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches his enormously popular Global Leadership Assessment & Development (GLAD) course. Since 2011, over 500 EMBA students have personally been coached by John as part of this 3-credit course. He also serves on the faculty at ZfU International Business School in Zurich and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of one of leading business schools in the world, the Hult International Business School.

John is the author of ten books, including four best-sellers: Talent Leadership (Harper-Collins, 2012-an Amazon Best-Seller), Intelligent Leadership (Harper-Collins, 2013-an Inc. Magazine and Amazon Best-Seller) and Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership & Corporate Reinvention (Wiley, 2016), an Amazon #1 Best-Selling release in Human Resources and #2 in Management as well as an Inc. Magazine Best-Seller. His new release, The Intelligent Leader: Unlocking the 7 Secrets to Leading Others and Leaving Your Legacy (Wiley, 2019) has been recognized by Forbes #1 Holiday Book; #1 Amazon Best-Selling New Release; Soundview Best Book of 2020; 64th Best Leadership Book of All Time-Bookauthority.org.

From 2011 to 2015, John was the co-author of one of the most respected studies of leadership and talent development in the world, The Trends in Leadership Development and Talent Management, which is published bi-annually by Pearson. John Mattone’s work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, MarketWatch, The Huffington Post, The CEO Magazine, ChiefExecutive.net, CLO Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Harvard Business Review, and many other respected global news outlets. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

The Intelligent Leader: Unlocking the 7 Secrets to Leading Others & Leaving Your Legacy

In today’s business world, we find ourselves in a conundrum: all businesses crave superior leadership, yet such leadership is in massive, short supply. While there have never been so many books, blogs, speakers, and seminars on leadership, global organizations are finding that the supply of leadership talent is significantly lagging the supply of raw intellectual horsepower. There is no shortage of intellect in the world of business; however, when it comes to superior leadership, most global organizations are realizing how difficult it is to compete simply because they just don’t have enough great leaders in their ranks. In addition, the challenge of preparing the next generation of leaders to handle the fiercely competitive global landscape and lightning, fast pace of change that defines this era, is proving almost insurmountable. Read More >

IL has found a solution to this leadership paradox and developed an approach that cuts right to the core of what holds leaders back from greatness and future leaders from achieving their potential.

Key Elements of John’s Presentation: Read Less ^

  • Think Different; Think Big
  • The Power of the “Vulnerability Decision”
  • Leveraging “Gifts” and Addressing “Gaps”
  • The Courage to Execute as the Instigator to Agility in Learning and Innovation!
  • Possessing the ‘Privilege Mindset”
  • Being Vigilant
  • Course-Correcting

Intelligent Leadership: What You Need to Know to Unlock & Unleash Your Potential

In 2015, John Mattone’s Intelligent Leadership, along with Tony Robbins’ Creating Lasting Change and John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership were named the three Top Advanced Leadership Development Programs that Change Lives! Read More >

This powerful program is based on John Mattone’s Inc. Magazine/CEO Read bestseller, Intelligent Leadership. John will teach you the principles that make him the man that leaders and future leaders all around the world turn to for game-changing insights on how to overcome their self-imposed limiting thoughts and habits. He reveals his key insights for unlocking and unleashing greatness in yourself, your teams and your organization so you can create a compelling, winning culture that drives operating results.

John Mattone utilizes his proprietary “Leadership Maturity Model” as the foundation for teaching leaders the predictive components that unlock and unleash their full potential, all in support of driving sustained operating performance.

Key Elements of John’s Presentation: Read Less ^

  • Your “Inner-Core” Drives Your “Outer-Core”
  • Character Determines Your Destiny
  • Your Legacy as a Leader is Determined by the 4 A’s – Achievement; Altruism; Affiliation; and Abundance
  • It’s Not About the Leader You Want to Become; It’s About the Leader You Must Become
  • What I Learned Coaching Steve Jobs—Lessons Learned
  • You Can and Must Create Your Compelling Future—For Others; Your Family; Your Organization and Yourself

IGNiTE Your Inner-Core: LiVE the Life You Deserve

What makes John Mattone’s approach to leadership and helping people achieve lasting life success so unique, is his focus on helping people develop what he calls their “inner core,” which requires that they get in touch with their deeper purpose, strengthening their character, and clarifying their values. This sets his philosophy apart from the many leadership and life development approaches that try to “steal first base” by skipping over this critical foundational piece and focusing more on “outer core” skill development—like strategic thinking, decisiveness, and the drive for results. And, while these “hard” skills are important for competent leadership and life success, John Mattone has found that developing an individual’s inner core is the key to unlocking deeper leadership and life potential. In fact, Mattone has found again and again that an individual’s capacity for improvement in their outer core—whether they want to become a better leader, better parent, better family member, better community servant, better spouse, etc., is directly tied to the strength, vibrancy and maturity of their inner core. This powerful and truly game-changing keynote will ignite your soul and show you the pathway to achieving and living a life that brings abundance to others—and yourself. This is the life you deserve to live. Read More >

Key Elements of John’s Presentation: Read Less ^

  • It’s Not About the Person You Want to Become; It’s About the Person You Must Become.
  • The Power of Being Vulnerable
  • Knowing Your Gifts and Being Proud to “Explode” Them
  • Knowing Your Weaknesses and Having the Courage to Address Them–Always
  • The 4 Values that Will Bring You Success and Happiness
  • The Mindset of “Duty” versus “Entitlement
  • The Best Predictor of Your Future Is Not Your Past.

Transforming Culture: The Road to Reinvention & Renewal

In this power-packed program, based on John Mattone’s Amazon and Inc. Magazine 2016 Bestseller, Cultural Transformations, John reveals the critical steps that must be planned-out and, executed, for any organization to create and sustain a renewed, winning culture that engages, inspires, and unleashes talent in support of driving breakthrough results. Read More >

The road to reinvention and renewal for any organization is based on having a workforce—from top to bottom, who are “centered” (i.e., fully aligned with the organization’s mission and vision) and, also passionate about making themselves better but also their organization better. The real pathway to achieving sustained success in any organization lies truly in how effectively a culture of “centeredness” is created and sustained.

The challenge for global organizations as well as the small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations is not “how do we make our people happy”? The real challenge is “how do we ensure that all our people are “centered” so they are poised and passionate to become the best they can be every day? It is through “centeredness”, that passion, happiness, joy, and true engagement emerges. However, it is culture that drives engagement and, ultimately, it is culture that drives operating success.

Culture is the foundation from which successful organizations are built—however, most struggle to create an environment in which employees are fulfilled, effective in their work, and feel “unleashed”. What exactly is it that makes some organizations achieve and sustain breakthrough success, while others struggle with transforming their cultures, whether it involves crafting a new compelling vision and culture or merging cultures?

We believe the Stealth Cultural Transformation Model™ provides a convincing answer to this critical question. This Model was initially researched by John Mattone in 2011 and 2012 and highlighted in his earlier book, Talent Leadership as well as Cultural Transformations. It offers a compelling, symbolic way to understand how leadership, talent, and culture all combine to ultimately determine if your organization will succeed or fail. They are, in fact, the ultimate leading indicators to achieving sustained operating success.

Key Elements of John’s Presentation: Read Less ^

  • Research and Latest Thinking: Leadership, Talent & Culture are “Leading Indicators” that Predict Sustained Operating Success
  • Roadmap of Cultural Transformation to Align with Company Vision, Mission & Purpose
  • What is Culture
  • The 5 Cultures of Culture
  • Transforming Culture—The 6 Critical Steps

Intelligent Leadership for Millennials

Organizations all over the world are hiring millennials for their incredible learning ability, talent and drive! Millennials all over the world are hungry for more and ready to do whatever it takes to achieve what they value most. Read More >

However, millennials are often misunderstood as “entitled,” “selfish” and “non-committal.” Some of these misrepresentations are holding them back from becoming all that they are called to be and unlocking their full potential both professionally and personally. In my experiences working as Chief Development Officer at John Mattone Global and mentoring other young professionals through training and speaking, I have found that leadership truly starts from within the individual and serves as the catalyst for our success in the world.

Are you passionate about unlocking your potential and becoming the Intelligent Leader that exists within you? If so, I would love to discuss the opportunity to speak at your next event!

It is my blessing to serve you – together, we can revolutionize the way that young professionals both discover and pursue their greatest work and life aspirations!

Key Elements of Trevor’s Presentation: Read Less ^

  • Response-ABLE leadership – Everything You Do Matters
  • Lead from within – Igniting Your Character
  • Sharpen the Saw – Competence Hierarchy
  • Overcome the Fear of Commitment
  • Become Legacy-Driven – Start with the End in Mind