John Baldoni is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership and communications. John specializes in helping executives communicate with clarity and conviction to internal and external audiences. These communications reinforce an executive’s ability to lead with purpose, courage and compassion. 

John’s communication skills are on display as host of LinkedIn Live’s GRACE under pressure interview series. John has interviewed more than 250 authors, executives and global thought leaders.


Thought Leadership for Senior Leaders (Internal Audience)

  • Develop themes that address critical issues
  • Draft key messages for the senior team
  • Craft stories that amplify the message
  • Key themes: leadership, organizational change and social responsibility


Thought Leadership Advisor (External Audience)

  • Consult with executive and team to identify potential topics for professional and trade audiences


Media Interview Advisor

  • Develop hard-hitting sound bytes that reinforce presence and purpose
  • Deliver messages with conviction as well as humor


Presentation Skills Coaching   

  • Teach presenters how to design/deliver presentations
  • Demonstrate how to radiate leadership presence
  • Provide practice exercises

Why John?

  • Recognized as thought leader by Global Gurus, Trust Across America, Inc. and Global 100
  • Expert commentator; author of 1000 columns for HBR, Forbes, Inc.
  • LinkedIn Live producer/host of "GRACE under pressure," an interview series with leading thought leaders and doers
  • Author of 16 books on leadership, including Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis; MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy LeadershipLead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up, Speaking with Presence, Lead by Example and the Leader’s Pocket Guide


John's Insights, Tips & Techniques on Communication

SmartBrief: How Leaders Bring People Together After Messing Up

Forbes: A Sense of Community Is Good for Business

Forbes: Using Stories to Heal Ourselves

SmartBrief: Note Cards Can Be a Leader's Best Friend

Forbes: How Writing Can Make You a Better Coach

Forbes: What to Say When a Layoff Looms

SmartBrief: Close the Loop (So You Keep Everyone in the Loop)

Forbes: What Speechwriting Taught Me about Coaching

Commencement Address to Class of 2020

SmartBrief: Double-Edged Workplace Ambition: Good for Men, Bad for Women

Forbes: How to Present When the Stakes Are High

Forbes - Would Peter Drucker Approve of Business Roundtable Purpose Statement? (Click to download PDF)

SmartBrief - Overcoming Bias Means Recognizing Our Blind Spots

LinkedIn - Engage Your Audience Virtually

Forbes - Reflection on Words a Leader Uses (Click to download PDF)

Chief Learinng Officer - Leading with Grace to Fulfill Your Purpose (Click to download PDF)

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