John Canfield

John Canfield is an experienced business executive and coach who has been trained to facilitate a wide variety of planning, improvement, and innovation processes.  John has thirty years of experience working and consulting in a wide variety of organizations around the world.

John’s four-part Good Thinking Series presents solid strategies and tools to improve an organization’s performance by deliberately supporting more effective thinking with all leaders and employees. Topics include collaboration skills, problem solving, creative thinking skills, strategic planning, and scenario planning. John goes beyond many authors who stress only what to do. John provides the details on how to plan, improve, and innovate.

Presentation sites in recent years include Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Boston, Brunei, Chicago, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Ghana, Hong Kong, Houston, Indianapolis, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Malta, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, and Washington DC.

John has earned a B.S. in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Williams College.  Prior to 1990 John was a Senior Engineering Manager for Intel Corporation and later Director of Corporate Quality and Design Research for Herman Miller.