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John Blumberg      

Author & Business Expert

John Blumberg CSP,  speaks with organizations who want to develop leaders of substance and cultures of genuine service. He is a certified speaking professional and author. He has presented keynotes and workshops in nine countries on three continents.

John's presentations are designed to inspire a turning point both personally and professionally. His energized and animated presentation style brings to life meaningful and memorable content that penetrates the surface hardened by the speed of our everyday lives.

The National Speakers Association has recognized John with the designation of Certified Speaking Professional. It is the highest earned designation in the speaking profession and is held by less than 10% of the members of the International Speakers Federation.

He is a past-president of the National Speaker Association's Illinois Chapter. He has been recognized by his speaking colleagues in NSA-IL with the Nick Carter Award for relentless enthusiasm for the speaking profession as well as the Wordsmith Award for excellence on the platform.

John started his career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen, but shifted his focus from numbers to people and spent 14 years in human resources, including worldwide recruiting responsibilities for Andersen. In 1996, he left behind a career, firm and position he loved... to follow his dream into the world of professional speaking.

John brings together the unique combination of the business insight of an Accounting Degree and CPA with the human insight of 14 years of human resources and worldwide recruiting roles. John's messages are not simply conceptual theory from the classroom... but rather practical insight from the trenches of our business world. He then blends together the experiences of his 13-year journey as a professional speaker.

John knows just how much the bottom-line depends on trust, courage and focus. In fact he knows it goes beyond the bottom-line... and into the very survival of an organization. Although John left an 18-year career at Arthur Andersen in 1996, he has felt the heartbreak of seeing the efforts of building a 90-year legacy implode in just 6 weeks. It is an experience that will break your heart... and ignite your passion. What John shares will change the way you will want to lead.

In 1979, John initiated his first of many relocations to Arthur Andersen's Houston office. He continued to work as a CPA in the firm's Audit Practice. In 1981, John enthusiastically re-focused his energy in the firm from numbers to people. It was through this redirection that he realized his gift for touching the lives of people in a demanding workplace. John served in several positions of increasing responsibilities over the next 14 years as he relocated from Houston to Albuquerque, to Phoenix and finally to Arthur Andersen's World Headquarters in Chicago. In 1996, beyond his many relocations, at one of the highest points and most fulfilling times of his career, John chose to leave behind a professional firm and position he loved... to capture his real dream in professional speaking. It was a risk, change and transition... all bundled together!

John developed and delivered many of Arthur Andersen's highest rated courses. His successful involvement in these education programs made him uniquely qualified to help direct the firm's worldwide Training Advisory Board for Practice Management Services. This Board was responsible for providing training to over 20,000 of the firm's employees. He also led the development of the firm's experienced hire orientation program, titled Transitions. It proved to be one of the most successful HR initiatives and highest rated programs in the history of the firm.

John has been in the role of the meeting planner. Working with both small budgets and budgets of thousands of dollars, he knew what was lost if a meeting didn't work... if it didn't deliver value. His answer? Simple. Don't create a meeting. Instead create an experience! Today, his keynote presentations build from that same theory ... a theory that worked for him, as he repeatedly created outstanding ratings and truly memorable "meetings" throughout his career.

His involvement in worldwide initiatives gave him the opportunity to frequently use and develop his knack to communicate and capture the hearts and minds of his diverse audiences. He soon realized his real love and talent came from the platform. His audiences agreed... and for years asked why he didn't capture his talent in a professional speaking career. For the last 13 years, John has brought his energy, enthusiasm and talent to do just that... combining practical business insight and the human spirit!! He has spoken with audiences from young to old in numerous cultures around the globe including Europe, Asia, Australia and throughout the United States.

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