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John Mattone is the world’s top executive coach and the co-founder of the Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Franchise (ILEC). He is globally respected as a uniquely distinguished top leadership coach and 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. John Mattone is a powerfully engaging, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and top executive coach. Whether John is keynoting an event, conducting a retreat, or coaching an executive, he has earned the global reputation for possessing a special ability that unlocks and unleashes greatness in leaders at all levels. Since 2011, Globalgurus.org and Thinkers50 have ranked John Mattone as one of the world’s top executive coaches, leadership authorities, and speakers.

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 world, 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 the 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 sometimes book 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.

World s Top Executive Coach & Leadership Program

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 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 who lead small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations as well CEO’s who lead large global businesses, on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results.

In 2017 and 2018, the research organization, Globalgurus.org, recognized John as one of the top three coaching authorities in the world alongside Tony Robbins and Marshall Goldsmith and, in 2019 and 2020, Globalgurus.org awarded John Mattone the prestigious world’s #1 coaching authority ranking. He was also named as one of eight finalists for the prestigious 2017 Thinkers50 Leadership Award recognizing the world’s top leadership authority and thinker. In 2013, John was awarded the coveted Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) certification from the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. He was then honored with the prestigious 2015 International Executive Coach Thought Leader of Distinction Award, in recognition of his thought leadership and his work as a global leadership coach. With the award, he received an honorary lifetime MCEC, becoming one of only four global executive coaches who currently hold this certification. Since June 2017, John’s executive coaching blog has continued to be ranked the #1 executive coaching blog in the world by Feedspot. His leadership blog, likewise, is recognized as one of the best in the world.

John’s Proprietary Blueprint for Igniting Leadership Growth

John is the creator of the unique, powerful, and game-changing Intelligent Leadership (IL) Executive Coaching philosophy and process. Since 2012, John has used his proprietary coaching methodology with more than 50 global CEOs, top government leaders, and professional athletes to help them become stronger, more effective, vibrant leaders and people. John served as the executive coach to the late Steve Jobs, as well as to the former, legendary CEO of PepsiCo, Roger Enrico. John and his company, John Mattone-Global, Inc., are the owners of numerous registered trademarks awarded (or, in the process of being awarded) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Creator of Breakthrough Coach Development & Leader Development Assessments & Programs

John is the founder of the John Mattone University (JMU), which offers the unique & game-changing Intelligent Leadership (IL) Executive Coaching blueprint for success – accredited by the International Coach Federation. Since 2017, John Mattone has personally mentored over 450 global executive coaches from 52 countries in his proprietary IL philosophy, process, and tools. JMU also offers a 2.5 Day Intelligent Leadership Retreat, a C-Level Aspire Elite Mastermind, an Intelligent Leader 4-Day Mastermind Immersion, as well a series of award-winning virtual and online leadership development programs, including the 50 Laws of Intelligent Leadership Online Academy.


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 him 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.

Best-Selling Author & World Recognized Leadership Authority

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 the 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-an Amazon Best-Seller) has been recognized by Bookauthority.org as the #2 management book to read in 2020 and the #49 best leadership book of all time.

Talent Leadership

Pouring money into leadership development doesn’t guarantee results. Business leader John Mattone shows how to gauge and maximize your efforts so that you can begin identifying, managing, and developing high-potential and emerging leaders – based on their capabilities, commitment, and alignment with organizational goals. Packed with research findings, best practices, case studies, proprietary assessments, and more, Talent Leadership teaches readers how to employ assessments to benchmark current and future executive talent, how to use the resulting data to identify leaders with potential, and how to leverage analysis to target training and coaching where they will have the greatest impact. Most companies have no real way of gauging whether their endeavors are paying off – much less where they are falling short. Measuring, calibrating, and recalibrating the leading indicators that directly predict organizational health bring a much-needed numbers focus to the crucial task of creating a world-class leadership-development program – one that not only improves individual performance, but also increases your organization’s overall operating success.

Intelligent Leadership

In today’s business environment, leaders at all levels are facing enormous challenges when it comes to achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization, economic change, more stringent regulation, and tougher governance make realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult. Intelligent Leadership is written for leaders who want to become more effective, strategic, operationally focused, and balanced. It is for leaders who are striving to take control of their destiny and become the best they can be. In this groundbreaking book, leadership coach John Mattone – recently named to the “guru radar” by the prestigious Thinkers50 – taps into his years of experience working with high-achieving professionals to give readers a roadmap for developing and mastering their executive maturity. Providing three unique tools – the Wheel of Leadership Success, Map of Leadership Maturity, and the Leadership Enneagram – the book helps readers calibrate their abilities so they can simultaneously focus on their strengths and address their weaknesses. The goal is to improve key tactical competencies (such as critical and strategic thinking, decision-making, talent and team leadership, and communication) and integrate them with equally important inner traits like values, character, and beliefs in order to achieve their leadership potential. Featuring best practices, authoritative research, practical assessments, and enlightening examples of both good and bad leadership, this book equips readers with the knowledge, skills, and passion they need to become the leaders they were meant to be.

Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership & Corporate Reinvention

Throughout today's rapidly changing business world, top CEOs face two primary challenges: solving the leadership gap and creating a sustainable corporate culture. International leadership coach John Mattone and CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya unlock the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through intimate interviews with fourteen CEOs from top organizations, including Deloitte, Graybar, Genpact, The North Face, HP Financial, Virtusa, Bigcommerce, American Marketing Association, Almansoori Specialized Engineering, Oman LNG, and Claro.

Culture was long thought to be merely a 'soft' resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation.

The Intelligent Leader

In today's business world, we find ourselves in a conundrum: While there have never been so many books, blogs, speakers, and seminars on leadership, there remain relatively few truly great leaders. And companies are having difficulty finding and grooming the next generation to handle the demand of leading others in the fiercely competitive atmosphere and lightening fast pace of change that defines our era.

John Mattone has found a solution to this paradox through an approach that cuts right to the core of what holds leaders and aspiring leaders back from greatness. It's what has made him the world's top executive coach and drawn Fortune 500 CEOs – from the late Steve Jobs to PepsiCo's Roger Enrico--to seek his counsel. Fortunately, Mattone's secrets are no longer being shared exclusively in boardrooms and executive suites, but are now available to anyone who wants to unlock their leadership potential in his newest book, The Intelligent Leader.