business consultant and  Thought leader


John Goodwin
"A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained." – Shawn Hitchcock
I've been working in the Business field for about a decade. I worked as a Business/ Management Consultant at LEK Consulting. I am responsible for securing hundreds of millions of dollars of new business contracts in domestic and international markets.

I win new business contracts by identifying business targets, conducting research to understand their needs, delivering effective oral and written presentations, and traveling extensively around the globe to develop and maintain relationships in Asia and the United Kingdom.

I'm also a mentor and emphasize distinguished leadership, persuasive advocacy, and exceptional oral and written presentation skills with the ability to communicate with high-level government officials and to use engineering and naval training to understand and sell complex technical systems.

I'm in the process of writing my first self-published book due to be released in Spring 2017. I currently live in San Francisco with my wife and daughter.


  1. -
    Business/Management Consultant, LEK Consulting

    Consultant – Proposed business partnership, recommended business solutions, advised on changes/modifications and developed broad working relationship with clients.

    • Worked with clients on several projects, met their expectations and increased revenues.

    Selected Contributions:

    • Coordinated with managers and company leaders to find best solutions for projects.
    • Analyzed market trends and conducted market research – Incorporated results to create company strategy for developing new products.
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    Business Consultant, Andrew Freeman & Co

    Discussed and assessed business plans with clients, key contributions:

    • Monitored productivity of teams and departments to evaluate their performance.
    • Evaluated project’s overall performance and integration.
    • Analyzed problems in business areas and fields to advise and provide solution.
  3. -
    Junior Consultant, Bain & Company
    • Decision maker – Collecting facts, discovering issues and providing sound solutions.
    • Planner | Self-motivated | Strategist | Analytical | Problem solver
    • Communication and presentation skills
  4. -
    Business Internship, Haas School of Business

    Developed, recommended, and executed an overall financial and economic recovery plan project (2004) which led to an emergent bankruptcy quick turnaround for the school's health center; and achieved second year of profitability.

Proudest Accomplishment

Hosting TEDTalk for Business Thought Leaders

Experience Highlights

  • Hosted a TEDTalk in Los Angeles, CA
    september 2010

Education Highlights

  • Columbia University
    2006 MPA, bUSINESS
  • UC Berkeley


  • Public Speaking
    I'm interested in hosting talks to inspire business leaders in the United States.
  • Literature
    currently working on my first self-published book


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  • public speaking
  • business management
  • finance
  • consulting

Questions & Answers

What are your long-term goals?
I aspire to continue providing lectures to teach business consultants how to properly start and manage a business. I hope to wrote a book documenting my experiences.
What are your biggest strengths in the field of business consulting?
I have ten years of experience assisting clients in analyzing, implementing and evaluating business projects to meet performance expectations utilizing varied business practices, core competencies and key skills include the ability to build strong customer relationships.
What are some attributes a thought leader needs to be successful?
At its core, thought leadership is a type of content marketing where you tap into the talent, experience and passion inside your business, or from your community, to answer the biggest questions on the minds of your target audience on a particular topic.
What are the benefits of thought leadership?
The benefits of thought leadership start with brand affinity. By communicating thought leadership, you become part of the conversation early in the consumer journey. You allow your audience to get to know you. Ultimately, thought leadership is one of the outcomes of a solid content strategy. And content is bigger than marketing. Leaders are everywhere. Expose your thought leaders, and you begin the process of becoming a social business -- real people with real faces talking to real customers and buyers.
How do you create thought leadership that drives results in the business field?
Often we find that brands are not just competing with their direct competitors. You are competing with everyone. Anyone who publishes content in your space is competing for mind share and authority.You also need to identify the questions your customers are asking. Identify them all, make a list and prioritize them. Answer those questions across multiple formats and multiple channels in a way that adds value to your audience. Start with the most important and work your way down the list. Seek to be the best answer to those questions. Finally, create your thought leadership content in an engaging way. my answer


  • Meeting with Andrew Freeman
    Meeting with Andrew Freeman
  • Business Strategy Review
    Business Strategy Review



The Life of a Thought Leader

If you’re in a leadership role of almost any type, the odds are high that you have to do some sort of public speaking on a semi-regular basis. It could be a staff meeting, a board presentation, a town-hall meeting or a conference keynote. Your public speaking possibilities are endless, really. Do you enjoy them or dread them? Nail them or muff them?

It seems like most people dread them and usually don’t feel like they’ve nailed it after speaking in public. As someone who delivers 40 or 50...


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