john chappelear
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John Chappelear

Life Balance, Corporate Culture & "Success with Significance"

John Chappelear
is a self-described "Recovering Big Shot"! He spent many years in the "gerbil wheel" creating great financial success at the expense of his family and everything meaningful in his life. It took what John refers to as a "gift of devastation" to get him back on track. The bitter twist of fate that cost him his financial success eventually lead him to a life of far greater meaning. Today he is committed to sharing his path to success with significance through his book, The Daily Six and as an enthusiastic and humorous motivational speaker. John developed and codified six principles that provide a bridge between career success and personal well-being. He shares his stories; some are funny, some are emotional but his message is heartfelt and clear. And his readers and audiences alike are given an incredible guide to a peaceful and productive new life.

"Your presentation to the North Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International was one of the best we have had in years!  Your sincere style and ability to embrace change was an inspiration to all.  I have personally read your book twice now and used your Daily Six steps to make some personal changes in my life! I would definitely feel comfortable telling any meeting planner that you are a first class speaker and educator."  - Anne Urban, President Destination Planning Corporation

John is the founder of Changing the Focus, LLC, a leading professional services firm, offering inspirational keynotes, executive coaching, and training programs. His objective is to help individuals and organizations maximize their potential. Business leaders will find John's six steps invaluable for creating a positive, productive and profitable workforce. The fastest way to an improved bottom-line is committed and engaged employees!   John publishes a newsletter called The Positive Thought of the Week, which is a Monday morning tradition for his extensive readership.

"John is a very engaging speaker on leadership, whose knowledge on how to improve work/life balance is unmatched.  John inspired our audience with practical tools for reducing stress in these tough economic times, and we have heard from attendees on how they achieved positive results by putting his recommendations into action." - David A. Sillick, President & Publisher, Business Journal

John has 30 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur, founding his first company in the office products and furniture business in the Washington, DC area at the age 30. He has appeared on and is a sought after guest for local and national radio and television shows. He writes extensively for newspapers and magazines across the country. He has been activelly involved with Leadership Washington, Leadership Jacksonville and the Rotary Clubs of Alexandria, VA and Jacksonville FL.  He has served on the boards of many service and non-profit organizations. He currently services on the Board of Directors for The Episcopal Childrens Services of Jacksonville. His commitment to the community was recognized in a Presidential Letter of Commendation. John is a University of South Carolina alumnus and member of Phi Delta Theta National Men's Fraternity.
When not out delivering his inspirational message, John enjoys time at home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He is gratefully married to Susan, his wife of 24 years, and has three wonderful children.


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