John Held

John Held

Business expert in:

Background in:

Management and Leadership Development

About me:

Even though I have an MBA, I excel at being second fiddle – I like making others successful.

I’ve always helped people learn, grow, and develop. My move to Poland in 1988, gave me many opportunities to learn—especially such things as patience and the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment. The experience of leading or being part of 10 start-up teams in Central and Eastern Europe has taught me about working with people, setting and achieving goals, and leading teams. Sitting on the Board of Directors of 5 organizations has taught me how to find ways to measure the “unmeasurable” (soft skills) and to help people see how that is possible.