EXPERIENCE + KNOWLEDGE + SELF-REFLECTION = WISDOM

Transforming from a corporate to a rainforest CEO, John E. Quinlan discovered – to his surprise – the lessons not only of courage but of empathy and vulnerability. His first book, Tau Bada: The Quest and Memoir of a Vulnerable Man, details John’s authentic and gritty experiences that brought new meaning to his understanding of management consulting. The result was wisdom that can be applied to both business and personal relationships.

Building from these experiences, John has now authored his second book Alignment Strong A Strategic and Human-Centric Handbook for Competitive Leadership, published and released by Inc. Magazine in October. A company president who was coached by Quinlan adopting the Alignment Strong framework said it felt to her “like an MBA on steroids”.

From Patrick Hainault, Vice President Corporate Business Development at Mansueto Ventures – Inc. Fast Company. ”John Quinlan is an entrepreneurial polymath with a depth and breadth of experiences few can match. John has proven himself to be an insightful change agent in rebuilding and scaling businesses.”

 


 

Vulnerability is an uncommon and underestimated leadership strength

 

Authentic change is daunting. How do you navigate through fear, mistrust and resistance?

 

After losing his publicly traded company, John E. Quinlan learned to have courage, be open to change, and embrace vulnerability.

ABOUT JOHN

John E. Quinlan is the founder and CEO of Growth Strategies Global LLC, an organization development consulting firm specializing in coaching family-founded and closely held businesses. He has been a founder and chief executive officer of a publicly traded company, a leadership coach, and a management consultant in the United States

After the humiliation of losing his publicly traded company in 1985, he turned to a basic rebuilding tool, his motorcycle. He lit out for the West, following the psychic route familiar in song and story on his quest for self-discovery.

That eventually led him to the woman he would marry and start him on an adventure that included a fishing business, and a coffee collection, processing, logistics and export business with more than 2,300 tribal farmers in the remote rainforest of the Managalas Plateau of Papua New Guinea.

What he learned on his travels over the past 40 years turned into the book Tau Bada The Quest and Memoir of A Vulnerable Man, and gave him the strategies he uses today that make him so successful as an executive leadership coach and consultant.

His second book Alignment Strong: A Strategic and Human-Centric Handbook for Competitive Leadership is a fresh and responsive handbook for CEOs in today’s complex business environment and integrates strategic and human-centric mindsets with a vulnerable leadership ethos. Result: a sustainable competitive posture.

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