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Business Motivational Keynote Speaker John Di Frances Author & Consultant


Keynote motivational speaker John Di Frances’ interviews and visionary insights have appeared globally in more than 35 major publications. John has also authored several books on current business issue.

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Why is John Di Frances the best choice among keynote motivational speakers for your next meeting or event? A visionary, breakthrough thinker, he provides compelling solutions for high take-away value. And ‘VALUE’ is the #1 reason for including a business keynote in your upcoming meeting or event.


“As our opening keynote speaker, John did an outstanding job of connecting with our audience and delivered a compelling and thought-provoking presentation.  He was able to combine his expertise with humor and deliver a spot-on keynote.”

Kelley Foy, CEO, Elite Meetings International 

In our challenging global economy, the value derived from your event must outweigh the investment and demonstrate a positive ROI. Without a positive ROI, why expend the time and resources for the meeting or event?

Your attendees don’t have time to waste. They want and need high value content that will enable them and the organization to be more successful. As a business keynote motivational speaker, John works hard to not only motivate his audiences, but to equip and empower them to meet the challenges and opportunities they face each day.

Business is more competitive than ever before and that trend toward increased competitiveness and speed of change will only accelerate. Our world is becoming more globally connected with each passing day. As not only a motivational keynote business speaker,but also a senior executive business consultant serving a wide ranging global clientele, John understands this new competitive landscape and brings that knowledge to light in his business keynotes.

Sustainability is the name of the game today. Just getting by isn’t enough. Without the information and tools needed to continue succeeding into the future, whatever success is enjoyed today will be fleeting.

Your audience deserves to hear from a keynote motivational speaker who will provide the necessary information and tools for their continuing success. Drawing upon his years in corporate roles and global business consulting across a broad range of industries, John crafts each keynote to do just that.

In a survey by Successful Meetings Magazine, 93% of participants rated informational content as the most important criteria for attending a meeting or event.  As a leading business keynote motivational speaker, John delivers experience-based content with practical applications that your audience will learn from and be able to put into practice immediately.

And yes, John is humorous! His keynotes are fun as well as highly informative. He stimulates thinking and challenges perceives limitations. While your attendees may be laughing, they will also be stretched mentally, in how they view their world and the best methods available to them for seizing the business opportunities available to maximize profitable growth.

How You and Your Attendees Will Benefit from John’s Keynotes:


  • Never ‘canned’ or ‘stock’ like other speakers who have prewritten keynotes which they give to every audience, but rather, John’s business keynotes are designed to address your organization’s specific needs. Is your group like any other? No! And neither will John’s keynote be like any other he has delivered before. He will create your keynote specifically for your attendees. Your group is unique and so will be the keynote they hear.
  • John’s keynote will provide tested professional expertise and perspective on your business and industry. John is not just a keynote motivational speaker, but the owner of multiple businesses and a respected international business strategy and innovation consultant. His consulting specialty — Complex Problem Solving, Creative Ideation and Strategic Innovation. He is also a professional strategic planning facilitator, which provides him with first hand, cutting-edge insights into how other companies are dealing with changing marketplaces and competition.
  • He will provide your audience with updated information and strategies for improved performance and increased market share. His goal is add the greatest possible value to your meeting or event and you will see this in every step of his planning, keynote delivery and follow through.
  • John will motivate and captivate your audience. His keynotes are fast paced and highly interactive. Audiences love his illustrations and stories, which inspire and motivate. With humor and story-telling, John transforms his own real world business experiences into a blueprint for positive change.

The outcome of your event is critical to the ongoing success of your organization and people and so is the selection of your meeting’s keynote motivational speakers. Whether a business conference, association meeting, sales conference, executive retreat or other event, every aspect is planned and coordinated to maximize attendee value. As a motivational speaker, John Di Frances will exceed your objectives.

“Time is money,” and the investment of your organization and those attending should deliver a solid ROI. Although the venue and setting are important, what your attendees hear and then take away as useful and actionable knowledge will ultimately determine the success of your event and their level of motivational.

John states: “As a business keynote motivational speaker, “My goal is to equip people to overcome challenges and empower them to ‘see’ and act upon opportunities.”


Gerson Lehrman Group – Expert

Faculty Member, National Contract Management Association

Certified – Premier Expert Network – Dunn & Bradstreet

Professional Management Consultant (PMC)

Honors Graduate – University of Wisconsin Business Administration Major /Economics Minor

SECURITY CLEARANCE  U.S. Department of Defense – SECRET (Currently Inactive)


American Bar Association

  Turnaround Management Association 

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 

National Contract Management Association

American Defense Preparedness Association

National Defense Industrial Association

Association of the United States Army

United States Naval Institute

Professional Speakers Guild


With a professional career spanning more than thirty years of international strategy and innovation consulting as well as corporate, academic, government agency and not-for-profit experience and senior operating management and executive industry leadership positions, John has the knowledge and experience to impact your audience. He has worked with global organizations ranging from Fortune 100 to start-ups, in industries as varied as production manufacturing, healthcare, high-tech, professional services, banking, defense and aerospace, oil & gas, construction… as well as religious organizations and foundations.

His firm’s clients have included U.S. and off-shore based corporations such as Kraft Foods, Boeing, UCB Pharma (Belgium), Oscar Meyer, Sprint, HDT Global, Urdan Industries (Israel), NEXT, AiTech, Thriven Financial… as well as numerous offshore corporations, trusts and foundations in Europe and Asia.

John’s goal is to remove the limitations of conventional thinking which impede his audiences’ success and open them to the untapped possibilities which truly innovative “out-of-the-box” thinking affords.  He believes that, “Most of our perceived limitations are self imposed. Once we understand this, we take back the power to make to make a positive contribution to solving the widespread problems that confront us as individuals as well as organizationally and to reap the rewards of quickly and creatively seizing upon and maximizing marketplace opportunities.”

Business Keynote Motivatinal Speaker