John D. Lankford



John Lankford is passionate about development, performance and results. An expert at executive coaching and developing leadership talent, his fun and lively approach motivates others to embrace development and new ideas. To ensure each executive owns the development effort, John emphasizes alignment, individual planning and accountability for achieving clearly defined goals and dreams.

With more than 25 years’ experience developing leaders across a wide array of diverse industries, John offers strong proof of performance. Before becoming a Master Certified Business Advisor and a Certified Executive Coach, he was responsible for leadership development as an executive at three Fortune 500 companies: Ford Motor Company, Comcast and Ascension Health. He has also been a presenter at the Disney Institute, the Worldwide Conference on Work Teams and the International Conference for Performance Improvement, to name a few. He has also served as adjunct professor at two colleges and has been an instructor of new Executive Coaches world-wide.

John’s past experience at designing a company-wide system to develop the next generation of executives was recognized as “the most comprehensive approach to developing leaders we have ever seen in corporate America” by the Program Director at the Center for Creative Leadership.

A dynamic presenter, John applies his real world experience as a national conference keynote speaker and has designed and implemented executive education and leadership programs with GE, the University of Michigan Business School and the Center for Creative Leadership. He has been tapped as an expert business source by prominent media such as The New York Times, CBS and dBusiness Magazine, in addition to having been a syndicated business columnist.

Giving back is another of John’s passions, and he is proud to have been selected for the Global Award for Abundance and Giving. He has been a member of the Lee County Christian Chamber, a previous board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a past president of a Chamber of Commerce, a past officer for The Lions Club and Chairman of United Way.

John Lankford was recognized as the 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 North American Associate Business Advisor of the Year.

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