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John Mattone

John Mattone

World’s leading authority on corporate culture, culture transformation, and leadership

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  • Best-selling author with his newest book coming out January 2016 – Cultural Transformation: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention from the C-Suite Elite
  • “Game-Changing” Leadership and Talent Management Authority
  • Host, The C-Suite Coaching Show with John Mattone
  • President, JohnMattonePartners, Inc.
  • Recognized by Forbes Thinkers50 as one of the top management thinkers and leadership experts in the world
  • Ranked as the #9 leadership authority in the world by GlobalGurus just behind Marshall Goldsmith and ahead of Jim Collins

John Mattone is a powerfully engaging, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and top-ranked CEO executive coach. Since 2015, the research organization,, has ranked John Mattone as one of the world’s top leadership authorities and speakers. 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.

John Mattone is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on corporate culture, culture transformation, and leadership. He is a respected advisor and coach to CEO’s who lead small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations as well as CEO’s who lead large global businesses, on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results.

Recently, John was honored by his executive coaching peers (The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches), with the prestigious 2015 International Executive Coach Thought Leader of Distinction Award, in recognition of his thought leadership and his work as a global executive coach. In 2014, the Award was humbly accepted by Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s top-ranked executive coach. John is one of nine executive coaches in the world who have been awarded the coveted Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) certification from the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. John is also the creator of a number of breakthrough leadership and culture assessments, including the Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory (MLEI), which served as the centerpiece of his 2-part coaching session with Steve Jobs.

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 the 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 eight books, including three best-sellers: Talent Leadership (2012-an Amazon Best-Seller), Intelligent Leadership (an Inc. Magazine and Amazon Best-Seller) and Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership & Corporate Reinvention (Wiley-January 26, 2016), which recently became an Amazon #1 Best-Selling release in Human Resources and #2 in Management as well as an Inc. Magazine Best-Seller.

John is the co-author of one of the most respected studies of leadership and talent management in the world, “The Trends in Leadership Development and Talent Management, which is published bi-annually by Pearson. John was recently appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow of one of leading business schools in the world, the Hult International Business School and he is the host of his own show, The CEO Magazine’s C-Suite Coaching Show.

John Mattone has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of leadership development, human capital management, and personal success as an entrepreneur who has built two successful consulting firms, as the former President of one of the top leadership consulting firms in the world, Executive Development Associates, Inc. (EDA), and as a leading author and researcher known throughout the Fortune 500 as a cutting-edge thinker and expert in helping future leaders, leaders and organizations unlock their full potential.

John Mattone holds a B.S. Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Babson College and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. John serves as an MBA faculty member at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches his popular course Global Leadership Assessment and Development and he also serves as an adjunct faculty member at ZfU International Business School in Zurich, Switzerland. John also serves as a Sr. Talent Management Consultant and Master Executive Coach for Executive Development Associates (where he formerly served as President) and he was recently named President of the International Center for Business Communication (and ICBC’s first Hall of Fame inductee).

John is a member of numerous professional associations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC), who recently appointed John as its’ Middle East Ambassador and also named him to the advisory board of The University of Continuing Education Coaching Education (UCECE).

​Unlock Your Massive Leadership Potential: Unleash a Winning Culture!

This powerful program is based on John’s Mattone’s CEO Read/Inc. Magazine bestseller, Intelligent Leadership. John Mattone will teach you the principles that make him the man current and future Fortune 500 leaders 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 and your teams.

The ideal audience for this program are current successful leaders, high-potential leaders, and the vast number of Gen X and Y’ers who must strengthen themselves as leaders, regardless of their own aspirations to become a manager or not. Ultimately, this program is for leaders and future leaders at all levels who desire to become the best they can be.

John Mattone utilizes his proprietary “Leadership Maturity Model” as the foundation for teaching leaders and emerging leaders the predictive components that unlock and unleash their full potential. These components include: (1) the core of achieving emotional maturity–possessing a strong self-awareness, self-concept, values, and optimistic belief system; (2) positive thinking; (3) positive emotions that empower both the leader and others; and (4) possessing the skills to execute mature leadership

​Leadership & Talent Management Trends: What’s Now, What’s Next?

This engaging and insightful program is based on John Mattone’s “Trends in Executive Development” research published by Pearson, the world’s leading education company. Professor Mattone’s research is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative and respected global research studies in the field of leadership development. Mattone surveyed and interviewed over 100 global organizations to isolate the cutting edge executive development and talent management practices and processes they use to drive operating success.

In this dynamic presentation, Mattone will:

  • show you how leading edge companies develop their talent;
  • show you how your organization’s efforts compare to the “best of the best”;
  • discuss the critical competency gaps of the next generation of leaders;
  • pinpoint the processes companies use to identify high-potential and emerging leaders;
  • discuss the implications of the impending baby boomer exit;
  • equip you with ideas and strategies for accurately identifying and developing your future leaders; and
  • show you how to prepare your leaders and emerging leaders for the future.

John Mattone’s Twenty 2020 concept offers a powerful and compelling look at the future of talent management and executive development. The Twenty 2020 concept identifies the critical 20 leadership development and talent management practices that must be implemented and executed immediately by any organization to successfully mitigate their operating risk and ensure their survival and viability-through the year 2020 and beyond.

​How to Identify & Develop Your High-Potential and Future

This engaging program is designed to enable attendees to understand and develop a succession management process that accurately identifies and develops leaders and future leaders, including:

  • Building a Succession Management Value Proposition (SMVP)
  • Benchmarking your organization’s succession management program using Mattone’s Succession Management Index (SMI)
  • Applying state-of-the-art bench strength analyses
  • Conducting formal succession reviews
  • Planning and executing development activities
  • Integrating succession programs with other HR programs
  • Measuring the ROI of your organization’s succession management program
​World-Class HR Leadership: It’s About Talent, Leadership & Being a Great HR Partner

The conversation about HR having a “seat at the table” is over. The door is wide open and the Human Resources function has its seat; increasingly one being populated by HR Business Partners that are aligned with business units rather than, or in addition to a centralized HR function.

But for many organizations that have filled these roles with HR generalists, long on skills in the HR function but short on experience in other areas of the business, these partnerships are proving frustrating for both sides. Now, more than ever, HR professionals need a whole new set of competencies, some related to talent and some related to business to deliver the results their organizations are looking for.


There is more due diligence done by companies when operating decisions are made than when talent decisions are made, yet the most critical variable in driving breakthrough operating performance is talent-how it’s deployed, measured, developed, and rewarded.” John Mattone

John Mattone has developed a fool-proof method for identifying and developing leaders and prospective leaders.” – Marshall Goldsmith, author of 31 books including The New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

This powerful program is based on John Mattone’s new best-selling book, Talent Leadership. This program is for all leaders who want to create a winning talent culture as a foundation to driving superior operating results. Mattone’s proprietary “Stealth Talent Cultural” Model provides the foundation for attendees to learn about the critical talent cultural elements that predict operating success. These elements include:

  • Isolating target leadership competencies aligned with strategy;
  • Creating and implementing a robust “Talent Deployment” capability–sourcing, screening, selecting and promoting top talent;
  • Creating and implementing a strong “Talent Diagnosis” capability–being diligent in measuring the competencies, skills and capabilities of your talent;
  • Creating and implementing a compelling “Talent Development” capability–providing the tools, processes and resources that unleash the potential of your talent; and
  • Creating and implementing a world-class “Talent Demarcation” capability–accurately separating the A players, the B players and C players.

n John Mattone’s newest power-packed program, based on his recent Amazon and Inc. Magazine Best-Seller, Cultural Transformations he reveals the critical steps that must be planned-out and executed in order for any organization to create and sustain a renewed, winning culture that engages, inspires and unleashes talent in support of driving breakthrough results.

The road to reinvention and renewal for any organization is based on having a workforce-from top to bottom, who are “centered”, happy, and passionate about making themselves better but also their organization better. The real pathway to achieving sustained success in any organization lies in creating a culture of “centeredness”.

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 be the best they can be every day? It is through “centeredness”, that passion, happiness, joy and true engagement happens. But, it is culture that drives happiness and 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 can be 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?


It is the disciplined pursuit of less, in the end, that will give you more.” John Mattone

John Mattone is the man Fortune 500 companies turn to for game-changing insights on how to help their leaders and employees overcome their self-imposed limiting thoughts, beliefs and habits, and discover powerful and unique ways to unlock and unleash their potential. John Mattone helps people achieve an “inner-core” balance by strengthening their self-image, character and values, thinking patterns, beliefs, emotions, and actions, so they realize greater success…stronger relationships, stronger partnerships, and new levels of achievement.

This interactive program will prepare and cultivate your heart, mind and soul so you are poised to “touch” the hearts, minds and souls of those with whom you work and live. In the role of grandparent, parent, spouse, son or daughter, and as a working professional-regardless of title or occupation, there is truly no more a noble, worthy or rewarding life pursuit than discovering the keys to achieving a stronger “mental state” as a foundation to unlocking and unleashing your own massive potential, as well as the potential of those with whom you work and live. John Mattone will teach you that success is not tied to having abundance; his philosophy is that it is the “disciplined pursuit of less, in the end, will give you more”.

Your Success Roadmap: How to Create Your Powerful, Compelling Future is a research and empirically-based program that uses my Wheel of Professional Success™ and Map of Maturity™ as the foundation for explaining the predictive relationships that exist between an individual’s “inner-core” strength, “outer-core” competenc

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