John Mattone was recently named by Thinkers50 as one of the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership development. The Thinkers50, a biennial list of the world's top business thinkers, identifies those people who are making a real difference in the world of business. John was ranked as one of the world's emergent thought leaders and appears on theThinkers 50 'Guru Radar' list.

John Mattone is recognized globally as an inspiring keynote speaker, prolific author, and highly sought-after executive coach. John is the President of a global leadership consulting firm that specialises in executive assessment, development, and coaching. John has over 30 years experience in the fields of executive development and human capital management, as an entrepreneur who has built two successful human capital consulting firms, an as executive of a multi-million dollar leadership consulting firm, and as a leading researcher and author known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability.

Prior to his consulting firm, John was the Vice President of Global Assessment Services for Linkage, Inc., where he was responsible for the firm's global assessment practice. Prior to Linkage, John was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Drake Beam Morin, the global career and outplacement firm. Before joining DBM, John spent 10 years building his first successful consulting firm, Human Resources International.

John has consulted for more than 250 organizations and addressed more than 500,000 people in 2,000 speeches and seminars throughout the U.S., Canada and other countries worldwide. John is a prolific author having written seven books as well as over 100 professional articles and book chapters including the award-winning 'The Role of Assessment in Driving Operating Results', published in Jac Fitz-enz book ?'he New HR Analytics' (AMACOM) and 'Predictive HR Leadership'. John's newest books, entitled 'Stealth Leadership: Using Assessment & Coaching to Propel Your Leaders and Organization to Greatness' and 'Unlocking & Unleashing Your Leadership Potential', are being heralded by leading experts, CEO's and HR leaders as 'groundbreaking and innovative'.

John holds a B.S. Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Babson College and an M.S. Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. John serves as an Executive MBA faculty member at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches his popular course Global Leadership Assessment & Development. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. John also serves as a Sr. Talent Management Consultant and Master Executive Coach for Executive Development Associates (where he also served as President) and  as a Senior Faculty Member with the Talent Management Academy, a worldwide leader in leadership conferences and education.  John is a member of numerous professional associations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is certified as a Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) by the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.

Speaking Topics:

Unlocking & Unleashing Your Executive Potential
This powerful program is based on John's Book by the same title. It is intended for leaders at all levels who desire to become the best they can be. John utilizes his proprietary 'Executive Maturity Model' as the foundation for teaching executives the predictive components that unlock and unleash executive potential. These components include: (1) the core of achieving emotional maturity. possessing a strong selfawareness, 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 executive behaviors and competencies that drive executive success. Available as a Keynote; Half-Day or One-Day Session.

How to Assess & Coach Leaders
This program is based on John's Book, entitled 'Stealth Leadership: Using Assessment & Coaching to Propel Your Leaders and Organization to Greatness'. The program is geared for HR professionals and operations leaders who are charged with designing, implementing and/or conducting leadership assessment and coaching processes and practices. John's proprietary 'Stealth Leadership' Model provides the foundation for learning about the critical leadership assessment and coaching practices that need to be optimized and integrated in order for an organization to achieve and sustain success. These elements include: (1) isolating target leadership competencies; (2) utilizing a variety of objective assessments to calibrate performance, potential and readiness; (3) integrating assessment data to identify strengths and development needs; (4) creating compelling
IDP's that guide and motivate; and (5) coaching leaders from the 'inside-out'. Available as a Keynote; One or Two-Day Session.

Succession Planning & Management: How to Identify & Develop Your Future Leaders
This engaging program is designed to enable attendees to understand and develop a succession management process, including: building a succession management value proposition; benchmarking your succession program utilizing John's Succession Management Index (SMI), applying state-of-the-art bench strength analyses, conducting formal succession reviews, planning and executing development activities, integrating with other HR programs, and measuring the ROI of your succession management system.
Available as a One or Two-Day Program.

Talent Leadership: How to Engage, Inspire, Retain & Achieve Results
In today's tough economy, managers at all levels are facing numerous challenges when it comes to effective talent management. Are you asking your managers to do more with less? Are you worried that top talent in your organization will be lured away by your competition? Are you asking your managers to attract, engage, retain and motivate their employees? This powerful program addresses the core talent management issues all organizations face,so, what's the message?  Accountability for executing talent anagement resides with managers -not HR! Available as a Keynote: Half-Day or One-Day Session.



It was our pleasure to have John Mattone present at the Austin Human Resource Management Association Annual Conference. I originally contacted John about presenting a session about HR Management, and after additional discussion with him, John was willing to customize a presentation to truly fit our Chapters specific topic request and his presentation was also approved for HRCI Strategic Credit. Some of our attendee comments were: "His Passion shows- inspiration helps"; "Appreciate offer to send slides and article to us"; "Very stimulating, thought-provoking"; "Wonderfully engaging speaker, wish there was more time"; "Thank you so much. By far, the best session I've attended yesterday and this morning"; "Excellent, lots of food for thought and follow-up". It was my pleasure to work with John and we hope he will speak to our Chapter in the future.
- CTS President, Austin Human Resource Management Association

John Mattone's Stealth Leadership Model is a great way to integrate leadership development, succession planning and strategic workforce planning efforts within an organization. John does a fantastic job describing it in easy terms yet conveys its powerful ability to drive desired results for any organization. John's energy, humor and content are engaging.
- Vice President, Talent Management, Kohl's

I found John Mattone's program on "Succession Management" to be very valuable. His program boiled down best practices to a manageable and understandable process. The program materials were user friendly and John demonstrated great expertise and passion. I am looking forward to using what I learned to improve our succession management program.
- Vice President, Talent Management, HCA Healthcare

I have worked with some of America's Masters such as Dr. Tony Alessandra, Brian Tracy, Jim Cathcart, Rick Barrera and Dr. Layne Longfellow and I have always thought of John Mattone as one of this country's premier speakers. He is a dynamic communicator, leading authority in the human capital field and truly one of the best of the Masters.
- President, Best of the Masters, Inc. (CA)

John Mattone is one of the best, if not the best, speakers in the filed of human resource management. We hired John multiple times at my previous company and he always delivered leading-edge thoughts and ideas-in an incredibly energizing and fun way.
- American Beverage Corporation

John Mattone is an energetic, upbeat fantastic speaker! The feedback from the staff without exception is all positive and I can already see the results.
- Manager, Ernst & Young

John. You were simply an overwhelming hit. We found your presentation revealing, motivating and entertaining. Your unique style provided a refreshing perspective on effective Talent Management and its practical application for business today. When I summarized our conference and mentioned your name , the audience erupted into thunderous applause. If planning a conference or event where you want to share extraordinary information with excitement, I give John Mattone my highest recommendation.
- Executive Manager, Pitman Training, Kingdom of Bahrain

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