John Baldoni is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and author of 16 books that have been translated into ten languages.

John Baldoni is a certified master corporate executive coach who works with senior leaders in corporate, nonprofit, and university environments. John provides performance-based coaching that leverages positive behavior change, enabling individuals to lead more purposefully and with greater grace under pressure. John focuses on what it takes to lead with compassion, commitment and courage. John also provides executive advisory services related to vision, strategy, change, communications and people development. 

John’s thought leadership is reflected in his writing as well as his choice of media: columns, videos and books. John also integrates piano improvisations into his keynotes which he illustrates with his still life photos.  John is also the host of LinkedIn Live’s GRACE under pressure interview series, a platform that has enabled him to interview more than 200 global business, academic and thought leaders and doers.


John’s books include Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis; 

Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World, GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us, MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss and The Leader’s Pocket Guide


Thinkers 360 named John its No. 2 Thought Leader in Coaching in 2023 and a Top 10 Thought Leader for both Leadership and Management in 2022. In 2024, Global Gurus ranked John a Top 10 global leadership expert, a list he has been on since 2007.  In 2018 named John a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored John with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2014 listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert. John is also a member of 100 Coaches, a select group of business, science, medicine and coaching thought leaders founded by Marshall Goldsmith.


John’s newest venture is the Baldoni ChatBot, an AI-tool that uses John’s database of books, articles and videos to provide virtual answers to management and leadership questions. John recommends using Baldoni ChatBot for coaching clients who want to develop the skills of their direct reports.


John has authored more than 1000 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Businessweek. John also produced and appeared in a long-running video coaching series for Smart Brief, a news channel with over 4 million readers. John has also interviewed more than 230 global business, academic and thought leaders as the host of LinkedIn Live’s Grace under pressure interview series.


John is the author and host of two online leadership courses: “Leading through Change & Crisis” and “Leading with Resilience + Grace” for Methods of Leaders/100 Coaches. John’s leadership resource website is