john mattone

Bestselling Author, the World’s Top Executive Coach & the Founder/Co-Founder of Four Exceptional Coaching and Leadership Development Companies

John Mattone is a bestselling author, the world’s top executive coach, and the founder/co-founder of five four exceptional coaching and leadership development companies, John Mattone Global, Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC), Intelligent Leadership Coaching International (ILCI), and Intelligent Leadership Online Academy (ILOA). John and his companies own and industry-leading 14 registered IP trademarks awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO).

For the fourth time in the past five years-2019, 2020, 2021, and 2023, the research organization,, recently awarded John Mattone with the prestigious world’s #1 coaching authority ranking. In 2017 and 2018, recognized John Mattone as one of the top three coaching authorities in the world alongside Tony Robbins and Marshall Goldsmith. John was also a finalist for the 2017 Thinkers50 Leadership Award recognizing the world’s top leadership authority and thinker. He is globally respected as a uniquely distinguished 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. Whether John is keynoting an event, conducting a retreat, or coaching an executive or world leader, he has earned the reputation for possessing a special ability that unlocks and unleashes greatness in leaders.

Unmatched Thought Leadership, Passion & Authenticity from the Stage or Online

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 earth, 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 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 book sometimes 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 Leadership Development Programs & #1 Executive Coaching Blog Since 2017

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 January 2021, Industry ERA Magazine recognized John Mattone, John Mattone Global, Inc., and John’s newest company, Intelligent Leadership Online Academy (ILOA), LLC as the world’s #1 leadership development solution provider. 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 leading small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations as well CEO’s who leading large global businesses, on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results. Since June 2017, John’s executive coaching blog has continued to be ranked the #1 executive coaching blog and business coaching blog in the world by Feedspot. His leadership blog, likewise, is recognized as one of the best in the world.

“As in medicine, in the world of personal and leadership
development, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.”

– John Mattone

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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, and 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 10 registered trademarks awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including John Mattone®, John Mattone Intelligent Leadership Certified Executive Coach®, Intelligent Leadership®, Intelligent Leadership Certified Executive Coaching®, Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory®, Strategic-Tactical Leadership Index-360®, 5 Cultures of Culture Assessment (5CCA)®, LeaderWatch®, Intelligent Leadership Coaching International: Pioneered by John Mattone®, and Intelligent Leadership Coaching Marketing Success System™.

Creator of Breakthrough Coach Development & Leader Development Assessments & Programs

John is the creator of 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 the 2.5 Day Intelligent Leadership Retreat, the C-Level Aspire Elite Mastermind, The 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 his 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, Thinkers50, Forbes, CNN, LeadersExcellence, Warren Bennis’ Leadership Excellence Magazine, 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 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) has been recognized by Forbes #1 Holiday Book; #1 Amazon Best-Selling New Release; Soundview Best Book of 2020; 64th Best Leadership Book of All

From 2011 to 2015, John was the co-author of one of the most respected studies of leadership and talent development in the world, The Trends in Leadership Development and Talent Management, which is published bi-annually by Pearson. John Mattone’s work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, MarketWatch, The Huffington Post, The CEO Magazine,, CLO Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Harvard Business Review, and many other respected global news outlets.

“The most powerful leadership truth is that failure almost always precedes success,
yet the most powerful leadership irony is that success is often the first step to failure”

– John Mattone

john mattone

Successful Entrepreneur & Leader

John is the founder/co-founder of five exceptional coaching and leadership development companies. Prior to this, John was the President of one of the top leadership consulting firms in the world, Executive Development Associates, Inc., (EDA) and prior to EDA, John was the 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 Mattone holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior as well as a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Coaching & Leadership Career Highlights

  • Consulted for more than 500 organizations and coached more than 200 global CEO’s, government leaders, royal families, high net worth individuals, and professional athletes.
  • Addressed over 1,000,000 people in over 2,000 speeches and seminars he has delivered in 25 countries across the globe.
  • Co-author of Trends in Executive Development & Talent Management Research Reports (Pearson, 2011 & 2013)
  • Author of the award winning The Role of Assessment in Driving Operating Results, published in Jac Fitz-enz’ book, “The New HR Analytics” (AMACOM, 2010)
  • Author of Predictive HR Leadership, published in Jac Fitz-enz’ “Workforce Intelligence Report” (2008)
  • Author of Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying & Developing High-Potential Employees (AMACOM, 2012). An Amazon Best-Seller
  • Author of The Intelligent Leadership: What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential (AMACOM, 2013-Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith). A Bloomsberg/Businessweek Best-Seller
  • Author of Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reivention (Wiley, 2016). An Amazon #1 Best-Selling Release and Inc. Magazine Best-Seller
  • Author of The Intelligent Leader: Unlocking the 7 Secrets to Leading Others and Leaving Your Legacy (Wiley, 2019).
  • Author of The Executive Coach’s Handbook: Secrets from the World’s Top Executive Coach (JMG, 2021)
  • Author of Powerful Performance Management: The Leader as Coach; Powerful Executive Coaching: A Roadmap to Unleashing Greatness in Your Current & Future Leaders; and Succession Planning & Management (AMACOM, 2012)
  • Author of Lessons in Leadership, Culture & Cultural Transformation (2015)
  • Author of Success Yourself (MasterMedia, 1996) and Positive Performance Management (National Press, 1996)
  • John’s has written over 500 professional articles; his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, CEO Magazine, CIO Magazine, CLO Magazine, Leadership Excellence Magazine, HR Executive Magazine, Entrepreneurs Digest (Singapore), Conocimiento Dirrecion (South America), and many others.
  • Written and performed in numerous audio and video programs, including Hiring & Performance Management, Focus on Success, The Essentials of Delegation, and the award-winning Street Smart Supervision.

What Else About Me?

john and gayle mattone

I am married to my incredible wife Gayle (we recently celebrated our 42nd anniversary!). We have four adult children–Jared, Nick, Kristina, Matthew and the gift of four grandchildren, Luke Dominic Mattone, Dylan John DiBisceglie, Easton Matthew Mattone and Ava Lorraine DiBisceglie. Gayle and I enjoy all sports activities especially skiing and bicycling (we typically ride 80-100 miles per week). We travel frequently to visit our children who live in south Florida and Virginia and other family members in Boston, New York and North Carolina.

Coaching & Leadership Awards

  • research organization has ranked John Mattone as the world’s #1 coaching authority for the third consecutive year (2019-2021).
  • Trust Across America and Trust Across the World awards John Mattone the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award (2021)
  • Industry ERA Magazine recognizes the John Mattone Family of Companies as the World’s #1 Leadership Development Solution Provider (2021)
  • research organization has ranked John Mattone as the world’s #1 coaching authority (2019 & 2020).
  • research organization has ranked John Mattone as the world’s #10 leadership authority and speaker (2019).
  • Trust Across America named John Mattone one of Trust Across America’s 2019 Top Thought Leaders in Trust.
  • University of Central Florida (UCF) honors John Mattone with the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Psychology.
  • Since June 2017, has ranked John Mattone’s blog as the #1 leadership coaching blog in the world.
  • recognized John Mattone, along with Marshall Goldsmith and Tony Robbins, as the top three coaching authorities in the world (2018).
  • Trust Across America named John Mattone one of Trust Across America’s 2018 Top Thought Leaders in Trust.
  • John was named as one of eight finalists for the prestigious 2017 Thinkers50 Leadership Award recognizing the world’s top leadership authority and thinker.
  • research organization has ranked John Mattone as the world’s #2 executive coach (2017).
  • named one of the top 100 socially-shared leadership blogs of 2017.
  • Top 25 Leadership Blogs for Small Business (2017) by MP Star Financial.
  • Trust Across America named John Mattone one of Trust Across America’s 2017 Top Thought Leaders in Trust
  • research organization has ranked John Mattone as one of the world’s top leadership authorities (2015, 2016 & 2017).
  • has named John Mattone’s Blog as one of the Top Leadership Blogs to read in 2017.
  • has named John Mattone’s Blog as one of the Top 40 Personal Development and Leadership Blogs in the world (2016).
  • The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches announces that John Mattone is the winner of the 2015 International Executive Coach Thought Leader of Distinction Award, in recognition of his work as a global executive coach and thought leader. With the award, he received an honorary lifetime MCEC, becoming one of only four global executive coaches who currently hold this certification.
  • – John Mattone named one of top leadership experts to follow in 2015.
  • – John Mattone’s Blog named one of the Top 50 Leadership Blogs in the World
  • research organization ranked John Mattone as one of the world’s top twenty executive coaches (2015)
  • and Warren Bennis’ Leadership Excellence Essentials Magazine recognized John Mattone as one of the world’s leading independent leadership consultants (2014).
  • The Hult International School of Business, one of the world’s top ranked business schools, appointed John Mattone as a Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • Named by The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches  (ACEC) as Master Corporate Executive Coach (2013).
  • Nominated for the prestigious Thinkers50 Leadership Award, which recognizes the global leadership thinker who has most contributed to our understanding of leadership (2013).
  • Warren Bennis’ Leadership Excellence Magazine ranked John Mattone the #33 independent leadership coach, consultant and speaker in world (2012).
  • Named by Leaders Excellence (an exclusive society of middle-level managers who possess C-level potential) as an Honorary Fellow in recognition of John’s accomplishments in research, teaching and his work as a top leadership consultant.
  • named one of the top 27 business blogs in the world in July, 2017.
  • In 2011 and 2015, Thinkers50 recognizes John as one of the world’s top 80 leadership and management authorities and thinkers.


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