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John Baldoni

John Baldoni is a globally recognized leadership speaker, certified Master Corporate Executive Coach, and author of 15 books that have been translated into 10 languages. In 2021, the International Federation of Learning and Development named Baldoni a World-Class Mentor and named him to its Hall of Fame. Also in 2021, Global Gurus ranked him a Top 20 global leadership expert, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2018, named him a Top 100 speaker, and in 2014 listed him as a Top 50 leadership expert.

Baldoni’s books include "Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World," "GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us," and "MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership." For more information about Baldoni’s speaking and coaching, please visit his website.

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