Dr. John Stahl-Wert is a best selling author, speaker, and acclaimed authority in the field of leadership development. His focus is helping individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide to embrace and implement the principles of Serving Leadership.

John’s presentations and workshops encapsulate a lifetime of real-world experience successfully  helping leaders to awaken, align and achieve great purpose through a practical, holistic leadership framework known as The Serving Leader ModelSM. These principles are described in John’s best-selling book, The Serving Leader, and consist of simple, practical, and actionable leadership behaviors found in thriving businesses and organizations around the world.

As an entrepreneur who successfully launched multiple for- and non-profit organizations, John understands the challenges of life and leadership that enables him to quickly and authoritatively connect with the hearts and minds of his audience.

His presence in the room – his passion, his transparency, and his practical wisdom – stirs vision, encourages hearts and equips listeners to grow in their leadership journey.

John serves as the president of Newton Institute which provides leadership development training and resources to aspiring, emerging and existing leaders around the world. John also serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Ray Bakke Centre for Urban Transformation in Hong Kong.

John’s best-selling books have been translated into nine languages, sold more than 120,000 copies, and have garnered praise from top leadership experts Ken Blanchard, Henry Cloud, Max DePree, Frances Hesselbein, Laurie Beth Jones, and William Pollard.


Fortune Magazine’s

World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

“The principles found in John’s best-selling book,
The Serving Leader, lend exceptional support to leaders seeking transformation in their personal lives and in their organizations.”