John Murphy is the founder (1988) and president of Venture Management Consultants, Inc., a firm specializing in creating lean, high performance work environments.
As a business consultant, John has delivered services to some of the world’s leading organizations, including ADP, AlliedSignal (Honeywell), BMW, Chase, the CIA, GE, GM, GSK, Hilton, Merck, the Michigan State Senate, Perrigo, Prudential, Raytheon, Spectrum Health, Target Stores, Teva, and the US Navy.
As an educator and Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, John has trained thousands of people from over 50 countries, including Fortune 500 executives, project leaders, managers, and blackbelts. He has also mentored dozens of project teams in Organizational Development, Operational Excellence, Business Process Innovation and Lean Six Sigma applications.
As a speaker, John has delivered keynotes and seminars throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Among those he has shared the stage with are General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, Rocky Bleier, and Anthony Robbins.
As a critically-acclaimed authority on peak performance, transformational leadership and healthy mind-body-spirit, John has appeared on over 400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in over 40 newspapers nationwide.
John is the author of 17 books and numerous articles. His books include Zentrepreneur, The How of Wow, Pulling Together, Agent of Change, Habits Die Hard, Stepping Up, Reinvent Yourself, Leading with Passion, Sage Leadership and the 2010 Editor’s Choice (Allbooks Review) Best Inspirational Book of the year, Beyond Doubt.
Among those endorsing John’s books are Dr. Ken Blanchard (co-author, The One-Minute Manager), Dr. Denis Waitley (author, The Psychology Of Winning), Richard DeVos (co-founder, Amway Corporation), Peter Secchia (former Ambassador to Italy), General Ed Robertson (communications officer (ret.), Desert Storm), Dale Dauten (syndicated columnist) and Rocky Bleier (four-time Super Bowl champion).
Prior to consulting, John served as corporate director of human resources for Paulstra CRC, an international automotive division of Hutchinson SA in Paris, France. In this role, John led numerous Operational Excellence projects, resulting in multi-million dollar improvements and significant culture change.
John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BBA Finance) and the University of Michigan’s Human Resource Executive Program. He is also a former quarterback for Notre Dame.
John now lives in West Michigan.
Connect with John online: venturemanagementconsultants.com