John Smith | International Keynote Speaker & Author
John Smith is a keynote speaker whose readiness lies in sharing his seriously gripping story with all types and sizes of audiences. He delivers on awareness, allowing a deeper understanding of expectations and the consequences of ethical and unethical behavior. His thought provoking presentation includes his presidential pardon, a coming out on consciousness, implied integrity and poignant persistence. John is the author of Embracing the Abyss a true story of unknowingly becoming part of a fraud scandal, receiving a presidential pardon, and being surprised by a spiritual awakening. He has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Summit Daily News, the Summit Sentinel and local television stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. If it can happen to me, it can happen to you. John Smith's tale borders on surreal.....a successful and dependable corporate CPA, suddenly and without warning charged with fraud and conspiracy in the midst of the nation's largest S&L crisis. How he embraced the abyss and eventually sought and received a presidential pardon, is a compelling lesson in ethics, integrity and perseverance. KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS.... Empowerment John speaks on perseverance and integrity for all types and sizes of groups and organizations; from keynotes, to seminars, to conventions. His universal message is particularly sought by corporations, government agencies, non-profits, professional associations, universities and schools. John Smith is a keynote speaker with depth and experience. Keynote Presentation John's story creates a focus for audiences on the challenges to integrity; especially upon hearing that "if it can happen to me, it can happen to you". Guiding the audience through a world of deception, where denial becomes a never ending necessity in a survival pack -- he carefully takes listeners to the abyss for a personal examination of pretense and denial. His personal experience of embracing the abyss reveals unknown strengths available to us all, that consciousness and awareness shared with perseverance and integrity produce empowerment --resulting in a greater trust and genuine teamwork. The ability to stand in truth, to persevere, to encourage and motivate others has always resided in each and every one of us. John's presentation articulates how overcoming the odds and utilizing integrity and perseverance for purposeful leadership results in genuine improvement and betterment for all. Notable Outcomes Those who attend will gain a new perspective on integrity based leadership ; learning that there is a navigable road to consciousness and that the combination of perseverance and integrity produce unstoppable results in making right-minded decisions in careers and personal lives. Expectations of transformation from his presentations include: • Creating a self-correcting culture of integrity supporting inspired performance • Increasing personal responsibility and ethically courageous action • Developing a sense of meaning & the desire to challenge for success • Increasing personal responsibility and ethically courageous action • Creating confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook for success • Improving critical & creative thinking, avoiding negative surprises For an inspiring presentation of overcoming staggering odds by standing in truth, and learning from it a meaningful understanding of the power available to those who exercise perseverance and integrity as tools in successfully creating purposeful leadership, email John today.
best ethics presentation that I have ever seen...
…. thank you for the outstanding presentation…. your interesting and informative presentation on ethics was right on target. I genuinely believe that yours was the best ethics presentation that I have ever seen…
Thank you so very much for an excellent presentation, our Regional Chairman considered you the best speaker we have had.
John Smith tells in dramatic fashion what can happen……the reaction from my students was apparent, that he deeply impressed them” — “John Smith’s contribution to the education of these students is incalculable……with remarkable candor about his involvement, he got across some things that neither I nor most other professors can accomplish in a whole semester…. he can make a unique contribution to generations of students.