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John Spence

John Spence, LLC

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Gainesville, FL 32635
United States

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small to medium size companies that are big enough to need training, but small enough that they do not have their own training department.I also do a good bit of speeches and training for national associations and also for a number of Fortune 500 firms.

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"Making the very complex...awesomely simple” is no mere catch phrase, it is truly John Spence’s mission in life. At the age of just 26, John was named CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries and reporting directly to the Chairman of the Board, Winthrop P. Rockefeller III. Three years later Inc. Magazine’s “Zinc Online” recognized him as one of America’s up and coming young business leaders. John has twice been named by Trust Across America as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America and has been recognized by that organization on their global list of the top 100 Thought Leaders in the area of "Trustworthy Business Behavior." Other recipients of this award include: Sir Richard Branson - CEO of the Virgin Group, Howard Schultz - CEO of Starbucks, Tony Hsieh - CEO of Zappos, acclaimed business consultant Ram Charan, internationally renowned author Thomas L. Friedman, and business authors Patrick Lencioni, Tom Peters, Rosabeth M. Kanter and Jim Kouzes. John has also been selected as a leading small business influencer in America along with Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and Apple. Since John established his firm in 1994, he has presented workshops, speeches and executive coaching to more than 300 organizations worldwide including; Microsoft, IBM, GE, Abbott, Apple, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm and dozens of private companies, associations and not-for-profits. John has been a guest lecturer at over 90 colleges and universities across the United States including Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania as well as an instructor at the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT. John currently serves as the Director of Best Practice Innovation for the Best Practice Institute and as an adviser/board member to several companies. Specialties:Executive education/ training workshops in the following areas: advanced leadership, high performance teams, strategic thinking /planning, business excellence, building a winning culture, accountability/disciplined execution and superior customer service. Professional Speaker: comfortable with small groups of high-level executives to large scale seminars and keynote speeches at national meetings with groups as large as 5,000+.

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