Early in my career, I realized the critical importance of working with others, earning the right to influence, effect change, and lead. This is the essence of leadership, and the driving force behind my Story.
I believe that people and organizations have untapped potential to grow and change. I also believe that slowing down to speed up with the injection of small Nudges can have a huge effect on maximizing performance.
My Story begins at West Point where the leadership training and academic structure influenced me greatly. The following six years of leading highly trained and motivated soldiers laid a useable foundation that could be applied to business. After the military, I began working in the high-growth computer software industry with smart, aggressive, and motivated people. I was promoted multiple times from sales to company president, taking two breaks in the training business with BlessingWhite and The Complex Sale. I have been working with high-tech companies over the last ten years, sharing knowledge from my successes and failures, and helping people unlock their potential.
I formed C.i Squared with business partner, Christine Miles, combining deep operational experience with emotional intelligence to help leaders better influence and drive growth initiatives. Along the way, I have continued to learn from colleagues and clients, gaining extreme satisfaction from my biggest why: helping others grow and achieve.
…the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood…..and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…
FROM OUR CLIENTS
Chris and John delivered a very impactful Executive Session to our leadership team, including the CEO and several other senior executives. The team immediately grasped the framework and saw how this method of communicating through story could improve SCRA’s business performance by both listening more effectively to our customers and telling compelling stories that break through the clutter of our digital world.
Chris Van Metre
President, SCRA Applied R&D
I am getting better information and creating the connection I need to have with my clients to really serve them more effectively. As an upper cervical chiropractor that specializes in conditions linked to significant neurological disorders, I can also say that John and Christine have utilized important ideas of current neurosciences.