“John delivered a great keynote presentation! He was incredibly engaging, full of energy and enthusiastic…and he gave the 3000 in attendance actionable game-changing ideas. We look forward to welcoming him back again very soon.”

– Executive Board, World Business Forum, Sydney

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“Company culture and leadership are 2 subjects which will never get obsolete. John Mattone‘s sage but, still very fresh view on both was in many ways eye opening for me. John was entertaining and inspiring the whole day. Hats off!”

– David Vrba
Chapter Chair YPO, Patner at Cocuma.cz, Former CEO at 3M

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“Exceptional day with John Mattone at the Prague Castle talking about how ‘Vulnerability, Alignment and a Must do attitude with gratitude for the opportunity to touch lives’ is a tenet of great leadership. John was engaging, educative & entertaining with a touch of Robert de Niro in his style.”

– Sanjiv Suri
Founding President & CEO at Zatisi Group

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“I would like to express my profound gratitude for your participation that was key in our 3rd Sustainability Congress. Your participation and insights were very enriching for our staff, as well as for our attendees. It was a pleasure having you with us and I hope to see you again soon!”

– Santiago Castro Gómez
President, Colombian Banking Association

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“John Mattone was the Keynote Speaker at 19th Annual Management Centre Turkey Human Resources Summit in Istanbul on February 12th, 2014. Speaking in front of 2000 attendees, John was an amazing speaker who engaged the audience with his incredible passion. His presentation influenced all the attendees and gave them a whole new perspective on Talent Management. His international knowledge easily distinguishes him. He has an excellent work ethic and we look forward to working with him again in the near future.”

– Maya Galimidi
Program Manager, Management Centre Turkey

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“Mr. Mattone is a masterful speaker who engages and captures his audience and shepherds the exploration of undiscovered aptitudes. He delivered his powerful message with unmatched style, which impacted me deeply. He created an enduring awareness of my inherent talents which I continue to use to fuel my personal and professional growth.”

– Fabio Potenti, MD
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) & Chief Administrator, Cleveland Clinic

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“I strongly recommend John Mattone as a thought expert and speaker in the area of leadership development and talent management. John possesses incredible insights, and a unique perspective, with regards to cultivating talent within an organization. Moreover, John is a highly engaging speaker and presents these concepts in a new and refreshing way. Thank you John for all your support and we look forward to a continued relationship with you in the future.”

– Paul J. Cortissoz
Executive Director, Learning & Development, Columbia University

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“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 in 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.”

– Ali Al-Banna
Executive Manager, Pitman Training, Kingdom of Bahrain

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“Dear Professor John, We would like to thank you for delivering an excellent seminar to our senior executive team! Everyone enjoyed and benefited from this event! We will advise you soon for our next event which will be related to leadership coaching. Again, thank you!”

– Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al Yassi
Head of Training, Al Hosn Gas, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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“John Mattone was the keynote speaker at the 2011 annual leadership symposium of the South African Further Education & Training Initiative (SAFETLI). We hired John because of his international exposure to leadership development and his expertise in addressing CEO’s and senior executives. John’s three speeches over two days were highly informative, dynamic and fun! We were honoured to have John Mattone address our group.”

– Dr. Liezel Frick
Senior Lecturer & SAFETLI Coordinator, Centre for Higher & Adult Education, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

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“We hired John Mattone to address our association of CEO’s from the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Our group has seen every speaker on every topic imaginable throughout the years and our group is demanding. John Mattone’s presentation was the highest rated ever. He has a unique ability to deliver a powerful message in a fun and effective manner.”

– Marvin Berkeley
Former Director, CEO Roundtable

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“When it comes to professional speakers–you have no peers. You gave our leaders the inspiration and knowledge to overcome their own internal obstacles and roadblocks to becoming their absolute best–and you were able to achieve this goal in a sincere and humorous way.”

– Jerry Dickenson
Former Chairman of the Board, Club Resorts, Inc., Dedman Chair in Club Management, Hospitality Management, University of North Texas

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“John is able to deliver a powerful message, but in a funny and logical manner. He motivates people with his dynamic yet, sincere, style…a year later, both our executive and employee groups reference John Mattone’s presentations as being the most important step we have taken to unleash our individual and collective talents….”

– Ekkehard Grampp
Former CEO, Rohm Tech, Inc. (DOW, Inc.)

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“We found John Mattone to be a powerful speaker. His message and content was thought provoking, inspirational and he gave our team useful tools and ideas that could be implemented immediately…”

– Allied Van Lines
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“John Mattone is one of the best, if not the best, speakers in the field 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…”

– David Irons
American Beverage Corporation

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“Attending John Mattone’s “Strategic Succession Management” was a rewarding experience. The work I do as a Regional HR Manager gave me insight into what I needed to develop for my Company. John’s program offered me the ability to go back and create a succession program that I presented to the senior executive team. It was well accepted….so, thank you John for providing me with the knowledge and expertise to succeed…thanks!”

– Mikoel Turner
PHR, Regional HR Manager, Terminix

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“We are writing to highly recommend John Mattone as a speaker who can increase any audience’s brain activity. We had the privilege of attending his training session on “Succession Management” and his program was not a flash-bang-wow forget it tomorrow session, but one that caused us to stop and think–with plenty of substance and energy. Our overall evaluation was outstanding and John Mattone did a fantastic job–we highly recommend him.”

– Talent Management Team
Environmental Protection Agency

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“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.”

– Ann Hatcher
Vice President, Talent Management, HCA Healthcare

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“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 is easy terms yet conveys its powerful ability to drive desired results. John’s energy, humor and content are engaging!”

– Vice President
Talent Management, Kohls

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“John Mattone’s subject matter expertise on Leadership, Talent Management and Succession Planning is unparalleled and any organization would be privileged to hear John speak. We are honored to have him on the Executive Education team at Florida Atlantic University.”

– Natalya Sabga
Associate Director , Corporate Training & Special Projects, Florida Atlantic University

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“It was our pleasure to have John Mattone keynote the 2010 Austin Human Resource Association annual conference. As the Chairperson of the Speakers Committee, John was a pleasure to work with. 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 Chapter’s specific request and his presentation was also approved for HRCI credit. Some of our attendee comments included:

“His passion shows-inspiration helps. Appreciated the handouts and article.”
“Very stimulating, thought-provoking.”
“Wonderfully engaging speaker, wish there was more time.”
“Thank you so much. By far, the best keynoter we hired.”
“Excellent, lots of food for thought and follow-up.”

It was my pleasure to work with John and we certainly hope he will speak to our Chapter in the future!”

– Wendy Chance
2011 President, Austin Human Resource Association

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“John Mattone’s dynamic personality, true interest in his clients, terrific sense of humor, and human capital expertise make him one of the most in-demand and electric speakers in the talent management field. Having him present four times for a previous company I was affiliated with, I can say his evaluations were exceptional and he was a delight to work with.”

– Roseanne Brennan
Prime Hospitality Corp.

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