Faurecia Exhaust Systems - President and CEO
I have worked with John on several occasions over the past several years. In every instance, he has exceeded expectations. John has the ability to facilitate a team through training, planning or creativity exercises in a way that brings the best out of the group. Barriers are broken down more quickly with John than with other consultants that I have worked with trying to accomplish the same thing. He does this in a way that promotes hard work ... while having fun at the same time.
Herman Miller - Sr. V.P. Human Resources
John Canfield is more than anything else...a business partner. As his client, I appreciate that John consistently challenges complacency and routine pedestrian thinking. He draws from his considerable knowledge and experience base to help me clearly define my desired outcomes and objectives, and he employs a broad array of skills and tools to assist out teams in passing their goals. He's creative, he's pragmatic, and he holds me accountable. In short, he makes sure I get my money's worth from out client/consultant relationship. John Canfield makes for a great business partner.
SAF Holland Group - V.P. Marketing
John is the consummate facilitator. He has the ability to develop teams, assist in solving problems (creating solutions), and doing it in an atmosphere of continuous learning. He can focus strategically with senior management or tactically with first line associates. His experience and depth give him the ability to tackle politically sensitive relationships with the outcome always the bottom line objective. His ability to add humor at the appropriate time helps with potentially stressful situations. His creative thinking techniques allow teams to develop ownership and accountability. I respect his ability to tackle a variety of organizational challenges with the enthusiasm
Toyota - V.P. Manufacturing:
John is one of the most innovative and knowledgeable individuals I have ever worked with as an overall team development and "thinking out of the box" leader. He has developed and fully understands numerous tools of problem solving and creative thinking which can bring new leadership development to your team. John has kept informed about all modern tools in his field adding each year to his ability to effectively lead in different areas of company problem solving, quality systems development and creative thinking.
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