John Mattone

World’s leading executive coach, leader and speaker – ranked by and Thinkers50.


  • Previous coach of the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Corporation.
  • Recognized as a world-leading coach by Global Gurus.
  • Owner of the leadership coaching blog voted #1 by
  • Author of 10 books, including four bestsellers on Amazon Magazine and Inc.
  • One of only four people worldwide to hold the prestigious Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) Certificate from the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.
  • Creator of the philosophy and process of Intelligent Leadership (IL).
  • New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller with his book Trigger.
  • Experience of working with numerous high-profile clients – including Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ministry of Economy and Planning (Saudi Arabia), Oman LNG (Oman,) Pepsico, New York State, Air Force USA, ZfU International Business School (Switzerland).


Meet world-renowned executive coach John Mattone – whose expertise in leadership development has earned him a top spot on the global stage! With over a decade of experience, John is known for his ability to awaken and empower the inner selves of business leaders worldwide.

John Mattone

Since 2011, and Thinkers50 have consistently recognized John as one of the world’s top executive coaches, leaders, and speakers. He has won the hearts of many top CEOs, government officials, business leaders, and entrepreneurs with his thought leadership, passion, energy, and authenticity.

John has graced the stage of many prestigious business and leadership conferences worldwide, including the World Business Forum and World Business Ideas, alongside industry giants like Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Steve Forbes, and other top leaders.

John Mattone and Marshall Goldsmith

John Mattone and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Apart from his main job, John is a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Executive Business Administration, a lecturer at ZfU International Business School in Zurich, and a Distinguished Student of Hult International Business School, one of the world’s leading business schools.

John is also the author of 10 highly-acclaimed books, including Talent Leadership and Intelligent Leadership, both published by Harper-Collins in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In 2016, he released his book Cultural Transformation: Lessons in Leadership & Entrepreneurship, published by Wiley.

His latest publication, Smart Leaders: Unlocking the 7 Secrets to Leading Others and Leaving Your Legacy, also published by Wiley in 2019, was ranked 2nd by among must-read management books in 2020 and 49th in the top of the best leadership books of all time.

Intelligent Leadership

John’s work has been featured in numerous global news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, MarketWatch, The Huffington Post, The CEO Magazine,, CLO Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Harvard Business Review, among others.