"A leader is one who knows the way,

goes the way, and shows the way."

“Inspiration shows up in so many wonderful ways. It can take the form of a movie, landscape, poem or crisis. In my case, it showed up through my Dad. While only on this earth for a short 53 years, he had a spirit about him that inspired everyone he touched. He was passionate while being compassionate. His inspiration is at the core of my work and his legacy will live in and through me forever.”



I am focused on the Art of Leadership. I take an unique and customized approach to executive coaching and consulting that has resulted in coaching leaders and consulting with organizations world-wide. My work takes people beyond their perceived limits, personally and professionally. I have spent the last two decades helping leaders and organizations go to the next level. Articulate and creative, I use my personal instinct, and a unique leadership style to challenge individuals and organizations to define themselves and then achieve their personal and professional goals.


I excel in the application of executive coaching, leadership development, and team alignment. In addition, I have designed, delivered, and facilitated strategic planning retreats; team chartering, and alignment work as well as supported mission, vision work and guided organizational change projects.


My experience with executive coaching and organizational development work has included the following assignments:

     — Senior Chief, US Navy SEAL – Navy Special Operations
     — President – Exec. Coaching & Strategic Planning, Design & Delivery – Cable TV & High-Speed Internet
— President – Team Chartering & Strategic Planning – Real Estate Div. Global building company
— Corporate CHRO Director – Global Construction Co. Team Coaching, Strategic Planning, Team Chartering
— VP Supply Chain Excellence – Project Mentor, Org. Chg. Project – Fortune 500 Co.
— President – Worldwide Aerospace Parts Industry
— President – Worldwide Commercial Products Company


Client companies include Alltel Information Services, Equity Residential, Facebook, Frontpoint Security, HEICO Aerospace, Intermountain Health Care, Navy Special Operations, Pernod Ricard, Ryder Systems, Inc., SearchAmerica Inc., Sherrard Kuzz, LLP, Skanska, Merck, Yahoo, RCN, Newell Rubbermaid and StandardAero among others.


“These values and life lessons are integrated in the rewarding consulting work and results-coaching interactions I have with my executive clients.  Approaching challenges with a sense of curiosity versus judgment allows immediate growth and an introspective view on the opportunities at all of our fingertips.”


My commitment to giving back to the community includes providing pro-bono consulting services to:  LifeNet 4 Families, IMPOWER of Orlando, The Coral Springs Museum of Art, and The Chapman Partnership in Miami. I am also President of The Taste of Coral Springs, Inc.

I am also a contract coach and member of the global coaching team SAVIA, The Ken Blanchard Company, Invite Change, Impact Group, as well as several other global coaching organizations.


“It would be my sincere pleasure to talk with you and your team members to take your performance in an exciting direction not only yielding increased revenue but real personal development that will last a lifetime.”



I have engaged John Arnold’s coaching skills several times with great success. First for myself to provide a sounding board in my then-role as Division President of a large company, then for my team, and then for some challenging individuals on my team.  Several years later, I engaged John to evaluate and coach a senior level executive who was struggling with our new ownership.

In each case John came to the assignment by asking the right—often-hard questions—and with a clear vision of the intended outcome. He went about his process with integrity, humanity, confidence, and a real focus on both the person and the company/team needs. As a result, I cannot recommend John highly enough. He is my “go-to” guy for executive coaching. You will do yourself, your company, and your team a favor by engaging John.

-Christian Fenger – EVP/COO

“John has coached with our company for over a twenty-year period.  He is one of our most dependable, flexible go-to coaches.  He brings an unparalleled depth and breadth of business and life experience to his masterful coaching.  His clients rave about his strategic approach, wisdom, sense of humor, creativity and his intense customer focus.”

-Madeleine Homan Blanchard, MSc, MCC – Chief Coaching Architect, The Ken Blanchard Companies

“Mr. Arnold led us through the sessions in mature and understanding way. Adding appropriate level of flexibility, he was able to encourage us to talk about and face both strengths and areas for development. Having done the work during both sessions, we are more curious to build effective RD Team, constantly searching for best solutions. The two Team Sessions had great impact on our cooperation and established the base for communication within the team. We feel more prepared and ready for new challenges and for our first project that will be started in June this year. Once again, we would like to thank John for great work he had done for us and great time we had occasion to spend with him in Sweden and Poland.”

-Anna Ziniewicz – Regional HR Manager – Skanska Property Poland