John Stahl-Wert
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Dr. John Stahl-Wert is a founding partner of SHIP LLC, and President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation and Serving Leaders. He is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Executive Leadership and writes a monthly column for Business Management Review, both based in Beijing. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty for Bakke Graduate University in Hong Kong as well as for Geneva College's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. John is a member of the National Speakers Association.

John began his work with Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation in 1994 by serving as the National Training Director for Leadership Foundations of America, and subsequently became President in 2000. John founded SHIP LLC along with a team of seasoned partners in 2011. SHIP produces training resources and media properties to strengthen serving leadership and human enterprise, focusing on businesses and organizations that are dedicated to the production of the greatest good for the world.

John addresses the challenges of life and leadership with an authority of understanding that quickly connects him to the hearts and minds of his audiences and readers. His generous heart and passionate intelligence raises sights and lifts spirits. Whether reflecting on matters of leadership, human engagement, trust or personal and professional growth, those who encounter John come away knowing that he deeply grasps the daily human challenge of learning how to lead and live well.

A gifted storyteller, John is co-author of the international bestseller, The Serving Leader, published in eight languages, co-author of Ten Thousand Horses, published in four languages, and author of the critically acclaimed With: A True Story. He is husband to Milonica and father to Emma and Clara.

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