John Weathington

Helps leaders achieve next-level performance

ExcellentManagement Systems

In a recent effort, John Weathington helped a precocious High-Tech firm develop and launch a hyper-growth strategy to accelerate revenue from $1B to $5B within four years and dominate target markets with game-changing products and services 

Next-Level Performance

What Our Clients Have Achieved

Over his long and illustrious career, John has worked with hundreds of leaders of all levels, in dozens of companies, across a diverse set of industries, including: High-Tech, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Public Utilities, Consumer Electronics, Government, Health & Medical, and Commercial Shipping. He helps leaders overcome a wide spectrum of challenges that typically involve strategy, organization design (OD), governance, cultural realignment, organization change management (OCM), and/or talent management. He is also an executive coach and trusted strategic advisor that has helped many leaders navigate difficult personal issues.


John helped a High-Tech firm develop and launch a hyper-growth strategy to accelerate revenue from $1B to $5B in four years and dominate their market with game-changing products and services

Organization Design

John helped a global shipping and marine services company redesign its fundamental value streams, management layers and spans of control, and operating model to enhance its value proposition and streamline its operations

Change Management

John helped the Electric Transmission group of a large gas and electric company manage the people side of a major upgrade to their Geological Information Systems (GIS)

Coaching & Advisory

John helped the Chief Digital Office of a multi-national integrated oil company think through difficult strategic issues as he operationalized the enterprise-facing value delivery engine of a major digital transformation

About John Weathington

Dedicated to Helping Leaders Achieve Excellent Results

The most successful leaders in life are the ones who inspire a following of smart and talented people

I help top executives and strategic business unit leaders overcome difficult challenges with strategy, organizational design, leadership development, and transformational change. In a recent effort, I helped the leaders of a precocious, high-tech firm develop a strategy to accelerate their growth from $1B to $5B in revenue within four years.

I have had the great fortune of working with some of the most incredible leaders of our time, Fortune 50 top executives who control billions and billions of dollars and who make decisions that can affect our global economy. The pattern I see with the very best leaders is that they inspire a following of incredibly talented people and surround themselves with world-class experts and trusted advisors.

I would be honored to be part of your team. Please reach out if I can add value to your life in some way.


John Weathington


Years of Experience

Leaders Served


Global Organizations


Client Satisfaction

Moving Hearts and Minds

Popular Keynote Speeches

Into the Apocalypse : Building a CybOrg (Cybernetic Organization)

Is modern-day artificial intelligence (like ChatGPT) a threat to your organization, or is it an opportunity? The answer is up to you. Many global influencers would have you believe we are facing an existential threat; however, tomorrow’s world-class organizations have a very different perspective. Learn from a Silicon Valley “insider” on how to thrive with a “human-machine” organization called a CybOrg.

Attempt, Accelerate, Arrive: How to Create Fast Feedback Loops

Are you stuck somewhere between Waterfall and Agile? It is not uncommon for organizations to abandon heavy upfront design methodologies (i.e., Waterfall) for the promise of quicker results and higher customer satisfaction (i.e., Agile) only to find themselves in a worse position than when they started. Learn this quick and easy frame to effectively move forward in an agile way without getting tripped up.

Get Some Sleep, Get a Life, and Still Get it Done

Are you exhausted at the end of every working day? Ever wish you could add a few more hours on the clock to get everything done? The good news is–you can! Despite popular belief, the most productive leaders are also the most efficient leaders, leading a well-balanced life that includes plenty of rest, relaxation, and quality time with family and friends. Find out how to balance your life and still meet the never ending demands of being a great leader.

Looking for a topic to help your organization embrace an upcoming change, overcome a difficult challenge, or raise the bar to the next level? Contact us to customize a keynote that fits your specific needs

Featured Products & Services

Executive Coaching & Advisory

As they say, “Two heads are better than one.” Sometimes, it is extremely helpful to have an independent thought-partner at your side when you are stuck on an important issue–especially an expert who has spent a lifetime solving executive-grade problems

Step 1: Address a Pressing Issue

If we can resolve your issue in one call, then let’s do it! Applying a growth mindset is important to a successful outcome, so let’s jump right in and get straight to the issue.

Step 2: Establish Overall Objectives

If it seems like we need more than one session, let’s clarify your overall objectives, how we will measure success, and how you will be a better person as a result of coaching.

Step 3: Generate Insights and Review Results

Then, we will work together over a number of sessions to generate new ways of thinking about issues that are relevant and important to achieving your goals

Step 4: Identify Patterns and Build New Habits

Over time, we may uncover patterns that identify either problematic habits that hinder your success or missing habits that could accelerate your success.

Raving Fans

What Our Clients Say


John worked for me as a stellar business intelligence consultant. He constantly thought outside the box and delivered on time. Definitely someone you would want on a data warehousing, business intelligence, or any IT project. It was a pleasure working with him. His personality, teaming skills, execution, and technical savvy coupled with his extensive expertise is impressive.

Terri Spencer
Product Strategist
Hitachi Data Systems

John has served the association diligently and with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. John has been a pleasure to work with on the board and in the Executive Committee. The more I’ve gotten to know John, the more I appreciate his skills. In addition to deep subject matter competence, John is also a good communicator, collaborator and team player.

Brett LaDove
Past President
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

I want to thank you very much for your support in our GSA litigation effort. We appreciate your ability to quickly model the client’s landscape, and provide insightful data investigation, discovery, and statistical analysis. Because of your incredible turnaround we were able to build a solid, data-based defense very quickly

Michael F. Mason
Hogan and Hartson, LLP

John’s strong project management and IT skills allowed him to lead and manage a team of IT developers; his team delivered the data warehouse solution on time and within budget. John’s solid communication skills held him in good stead, as he kept the program office and our business partner informed throughout the course of the project, always setting realistic expectations, negotiating priorities, providing regular status reporting, identifying and communicating risks, and timely escalating issues and unmet needs. Overall, John’s performance set a standard of excellence to be emulated

Sherrie Osborne
GSA Program Manager
Sun Microsystems

I think all of us on the extensive project team benefited by your positive, can-do approach to a very large and very important undertaking. I hope there is additional opportunity for us to work together. I would certainly welcome your support on any of my future projects.

Diane Salmon
Sr. Business Leader
Visa, Inc.

Mr. Weathington has worked with us on several projects over the past few years in support of product development and differentiation of our product lines. He always displays the utmost professionalism. We appreciate his conscience approach and feedback. He does an amazing job of understanding the scope of the projects on which he works and is always very flexible in meeting our needs. We look to him as a trusted advisor and we plan to continue working with him on future projects

Claudia Fernandez
Director of Product Management
Quest Software, Inc.

I was at a crossroads in my career when I started to work with John as my coach. […] Through John’s skillful navigation of powerful questioning, he created the space for me to have new insights, uncovering new perspectives and possibilities. John’s coaching style helps to generate energy, build tangible action plans and ensure I am holding myself accountable for progress in the most important areas.

Mary Bogard
Mary Bogard, LLC

I could never say enough good things about John’s work and his work ethic. John has a unique combination of great functional, technical and communication skills which could be an asset for any project. It was a privilege for me to work with John.

Pallav Basu
Vice President
BlackRock (Barclay's)

John has done several projects for Sun Microsystems. Leveraging his education and experience in project management, database administration and coding for databases, he brings an unusually broad compliment of skills to his assignments which allows him to successfully work cross-functionally. He worked with users to establish business requirements and supported them in testing and other special analysis. He provided outstanding service and delivery on a very complex project.

Linda Dunlap
Sr. Finance Analyst
Sun Microsystems (Oracle)

I have been directly working with John to implement a key company CRM project. This project involved several countries and has loads of cross-functional dependencies. Yet, despite the complexity that represented this project, I was so amazed by the ability of John to quickly understand the project and give tips, insights, and useful recommendations to make this project successfully come true within a satisfactory period of time.

Julien Mong
CRM Manager, Europe
PayPal (eBay)

Just a quick note of appreciation for your contribution to the [Sr. Director’s] executive coaching project. I find it fantastic how I can just throw you into almost anything and you use your knowledge of process and technical organizations to do the job well. Your data analysis was the icing on the cake for the client. As a Director of Test Engineering, he particularly appreciated this aspect of the work.”

Jennifer Selby Long
Selby Group

I came to John with specific ideas of what I wanted to achieve through his coaching. John went above and beyond from day one, pushing me to broaden my ambitions and more clearly define my goals. With John’s guidance, I was able to create a frame to work toward these goals. Beyond his expert guidance and framing, John’s supportive approach pushed me to think more deeply about what I wanted to achieve and how. His thoughtful and thought-provoking questions guided me in teasing out additional insights into my own work and behaviors. And his knowledge of neuroscience, deep business experience, and well-honed skills helped me identify specific, actionable tasks that have made a difference.

Alec Norton
Co-Lead of Sustainability Practice
Expressworks International

I want to thank you for your continuing contributions to Your articles on compliance management have helped the site grow significantly in its first year.

Scot Petersen
Editorial Director

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