John Sadowsky Profile
John Sadowsky is a renowned leadership coach, speaker and author with more than 20 years of experience across five continents. John's principal goal is to inspire individuals and groups to move their worlds.
Synergizing the concepts of leadership and storytelling, John's pioneering Sadowsky Method of Leading from the Inside Out provides an approach that everyone, at every level of an organization, can use to have a wider and more profound impact.
John's expertise is teaching clients that authentic leadership is based on the deep self-knowledge that allows people to speak from the heart about their strongest convictions. In his keynotes, John speaks about how those involved in leadership, branding, social marketing, personal growth, or intercultural management can benefit from the Sadowsky Method.
The media have labeled him ‘one of the most innovative leadership thinkers today: his in-depth approach empowers all of us to find inside ourselves what makes us effective as leaders'.
John has advised and provided executive coaching for a variety of Fortune 500 and other large companies, including General Electric, Starbucks, Visa, L'Oréal, Scotia Bank, Facebook, Guidant Technologies and Soitec. He has also worked with numerous start-up companies in the fields of beverages, internet marketing, software development, and medical devices. John helps his business clients build inclusive and meaningful stories of collective identity that motivate people in industrial and other creative collaborations.
John is also the author of several successful books on the use of authentic story in corporate business, emarketing, branding, and personal lives. In addition to his bestselling books Email, Social Marketing and the Art of Storytelling' (2011), L'éloge du Bien-être (2010) and Les Sept Règles du Storytelling (2009), John is currently writing a new book which will be launched Fall 2014.
John has been interviewed frequently on television and radio, as well as in the international (online) press. His media appearances include Management TV Latin America, BMF Business in Paris, France Bleu and France3, Harvard Business Review, Revue Française de Gestion, Business Leadership Review, Gestión and Les Echos.
John holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a doctorate in Business Administration from Newcastle University. John completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Haverford College, in history and literature. He also holds an MA in French from Middlebury College. John is Distinguished Professor of Management at Grenoble École de Management, and he has been a visiting lecturer at some of the world's leading educational institutions, including the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, Harvard University, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the National Academy of Economics in Moscow, and the Universidad Católica of Buenos Aires.
John has served as director of sales demand forecasting at Atari Inc. in San José, California, as CEO of Atlas Distributing Inc -- a US beverage distribution company -- and as board member of numerous non-profit organizations. Today, he is non-executive chairman at Atlas, and he sits on three other corporate boards, including Medicines for Humanity.
John has lived and worked in various countries and fluently speaks and presents in English, Spanish and French. Today, he divides his time between consulting, public speaking and writing.