NSME Akron/Canton March 2022 Dinner

“The Three Principles of Value" by John Blakeney, President of Ideafirm


John will share and engage in discussion on the three most valuable principles in business.



John has been president of Ideafirm, a CEO coaching, and leadership training company since its inception in 1999. John is a serial entrepreneur, having owned nine businesses.

Ideafirm’s flagship product is “CEOBusinessRoadmap”, the only complete training system that inspires and teaches employees how to be successful business decision-makers, empowering them to operate most any company without the owner/CEO, in less than 30 days.

 Ideafirm has been hired by hundreds of CEOs and trained thousands of employees in projects involving small and family-owned businesses, middle-market, including large iconic brands such as Fidelity Investments, AT&T, Volkswagen-USA, The Marmon Group, etc.

A Keynote speaker on leadership, John has worked in over sixty different Industries along with serving as a University educator on Innovation. He volunteers in the community on boards, in athletic coaching, homeless shelters, and church organizations. 

He and his wife Lynn have been married thirty-two years, they have three adult children and a dog Fritz.

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