"The content in the Transformational Leader-Manager Workshop is very appropriate for business leaders in today's market. John Wright's professional delivery, the interaction of the group and the workbook activities gently compelled me into a fully engaged participant. Creating results in meaningful and lasting change is the focus of this class. As a result of my participation I created an action plan for both my personal and professional development. Now I am focused on creating meaningful and lasting change for myself and those I influence."
"John is a consummate learner and educator. What I love about his perspective is that it is from not only experience as an executive and manager but also as an encouraging learner then educator. He has no boundaries when it comes to growing as a person and translating that into his work in transformational leadership. His audience is continually involved in his presentations and encouraged to take actions now. He is also a master at follow through; his desire to move you forward and follow up with you as an individual simply lends more credibility to his message. With John, you are challenged, encouraged, and given steps to move forward and higher in the ranks of leadership. No "keep the status quo" with John!”
"John Wright is a dynamic facilitator, engaging participants with his combination of knowledge, humor, and wisdom. As a Leadership Coach, I was interested in attending John’s Transformational Leader-Manager Workshop, to learn new approaches to bring to clients.
"John's Transformational Leadership workshop was terrific!! The principles he shared truly were simple - though not easy. These principles are critical for leadership success - whether by title or not. I'd encourage all who lead others - whether at work, in service of others or in the home - to tap into this resource!
"I loved John's reference to a three-layer cake while he taught us about being a transformational leader! His use of this "visual" made learning easy and fun!
"John does a phenomenal job of bringing years of expertise in management, leadership, and consulting and blending it seamlessly with a personable, hands-on, and humorous execution.
"John Wright is an exceptional leader and trainer. I met John through the ASTD Fort Worth Chapter where I was impressed with his leadership skills in his capacity as president. I was then privileged to attend his The Transformational Leader-Manager one day seminar and was impressed with both the well-researched content and the easy presentation style that John uses. It is gratifying to find a trainer who does not hide behind PowerPoint but rather takes the time to interact and engage his audience. John has long-term vision, his course is not a once off event, and it is a life-changing experience with follow up communication, accountability partners and goals. I have no hesitation in recommending John.
"John takes fundamental yet key elements of the communication process that are often overlooked in any professional or personal setting and reintroduces them in a manner that helps the class see how they should be applied more effectively. A great class for the seasoned employee, though just as valuable for a newer worker or manager who is looking for common sense solutions in building their character, competence, and vision."
"It was an inspiring day! Just as you said, none of the information was especially new, but you did an amazing job of wrapping all the knowledge in an inspirational package, tied a big bow on it and called it a ' Transformational Leader.' I plan to share my experience with my Regional and National Managers recommending the workshop for our Branch Managers."
"I attended the Transformational-Leader Manager workshop in Fort Worth on 2/4/10. This was one of the best leadership trainings I have attended so far. The focus on self-development was an important component that most leadership trainings don't cover. I recommend this training to anyone both to strengthen their leadership skills as well as their personal development."
"I enjoyed the exchange of experiences and opinions. I appreciate the ' better listener' skills as well as the various tools for me to look inside myself and start there to make me a better leader. I thought the workshop was perfect and you kept everyone interested and excited about the topics. I have already recommended this workshop to my co-workers that would benefit from its content."
"The experience far exceeded my expectations. John is an amazing instructor. His teaching method is extremely effective. I came out of the class with significantly more confidence...Thanks a Million."
"Thanks for the excellent training class. I have been to many, many training classes over the years, but this one will have more practical applications than any other event I have been involved in. I appreciate very much the professionalism you showed throughout the training."
"John is a fabulous speaker. He held their attention, motivated everyone, and gave them valuable information. These foreign-exchange students are already considered leaders and this class will be of great use in helping them take back information to their countries. I learned many things I can use here in the USA."
"I want to thank you for the development and conduct of an outstanding leadership and management program. The content and delivery was excellent and we look forward to our managers benefiting personally from the experience. I have had many fine compliments about the program. Once again, thanks for an outstanding program."
"Please accept my sincere thanks for once again participating in the Leadership Northeast session on Government & Leadership. This session would not be complete without the fabulous workshop you conduct for the class!
Time and again you continue to be a shining reflection of what it means to be a true leader in the community! You are appreciated more than you know."
"John's presentation was wonderful! He is very knowledgeable and very engaging. He really challenged me to think about my leadership style and how I can improve. Here are some highlights of his workshop...When your customers are served by talented teams, you will have customer advocates - not just simply customers, but customers who sing your praises and bring others to you."
"John is a very engaging speaker and provides simple, "real-world" strategies to improve the leadership capability of your organization. I have had the pleasure of hearing John speak on two different occasions and each time found him to be interesting, thought-provoking and in-touch with today's leadership challenges."
"His message on the transformational leader was right on with how to transform managers into leaders. He is an enthusiastic speaker, who captivated the audience and left them with a clear understanding of what it takes to be a transformational leader. I overheard many in the group say how much they appreciated the workshop and that they will be able to become a much better leader as a result. Thanks John for sharing your expertise."
"John’s capability to communicate with young adults is stellar! His compassion for leadership training is obvious, and his ability to work with people is unique…he is always welcome at RYLA! Thanks, John!"
"As a program chair for ASQ 1416 section, we invited John to be our monthly PD meeting speaker. John provided a well-received speech on leadership. Best part of his presentation is without any PowerPoint presentation. It is extremely difficult to provide content for 50 mins to 60 mins and keeping the audience engaged. We appreciate the content on leadership strategies and Big THANK YOU. He has a strategic vision and our members provided similar feedback to us. I would recommend John...."
"Your presentation was excellent and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We appreciate you sharing your time, talent, and expertise with us. I must say, your impressions of Dean Martin were the highlight of the evening. Thank you for blending into our “Hollywood” themed event so well."
"This training helped us to identify our strengths and weaknesses as a team and individuals and to set a MAP to improve. John's presentation was fun, motivational and informative. His presentation style was simple and easy to understand. Great information!! I really appreciate the time he took to do his homework ahead of time and learn about our agency and mold his presentations to meet our needs."
"I would like to acknowledge your contribution to the tremendous improvement in our subsea operating performance world-wide. Your leadership coaching and team-building strategies have been simple and straight forward allowing our course to have substantial impact on the way we run our business in the field units. You have helped us focus on creating great leaders and great companies develop great leaders."
"I enjoyed the day, & I thought all your information was very informative. The information about three levels of customers really reminded me about the importance of keeping either a board member or a customer. I feel we sign the member up or get the customer in the door but we forget about what it takes to keep the customer.
"There were many things that I enjoyed. Particularly, I enjoyed the teamwork challenge of building the bikes. I also enjoyed the exercise of learning about our fellow board members. I learned many things about my fellow board members that I might never have known about them. A successful exercise!"
"At our latest board retreat, John organized the business strategies of the board and staff at ARTSNET in a way that built consensus, was incredibly inclusive, and was a model for efficiency. Moreover, he's truly interested in our success by staying informed with how we do on implementing the plans outlined in the retreat. I would recommend him with highest respect and without any hesitation to any company looking to improve their business model. We look forward to using the information to further build our growing organization!"
"I really believe you brought a lot to the program; from the team building exercise with the bikes, to your comments concerning the assessment of goal values (a, b, c) to your final statements relating to transforming the organization...everything was, in my estimation, very appropriate and helpful. It is obvious that you are very professional in what you do, and you have an easy way about you that enables people to relate to you personally. I know for a fact that many of our board members were impressed with your presentations because I heard them talking afterwards."
"The program format was entertaining and creative and helped get our Board of Directors over the hump in team values. I'd highly recommend this type of leadership training to any small or large business trying to go to the next level of commitment. "
"I am writing of behalf of John Wright whom, I have had the pleasure of meeting and participating with during my tenure with LinkedIn and the ASTD in Texas. I hope you will give particular attention to his workshop offerings. John is a dedicated professional who served ASTD as Past President. Due to a corporate reorganizations and a reduction in force, John’s development transformational leadership workshops are/will be beneficial to understand transformational leadership. He has much to offer for professional and personal development.
John's focus on leadership ideas and strategies is very insightful. John has a great understanding of leadership concepts and can easily explain the details to course members. John is a great service provider and I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their leadership skills.