Bonnie St. John
F500 Business Consultant
Blue Circle Leadership
For over twenty years, Bonnie St. John has circled the globe as a leadership consultant for over five hundred different companies, non-profits and associations. From Fortune 100 C-suites to front line management, Bonnie’s initiatives, have inspired leaders at every corporate level to improve their skills, hone their thinking, and expand their horizons to new levels of performance. Bonnie has risen to the highest levels of achievement in a variety of endeavors throughout her life.
Bonnie has risen to the highest levels of achievement in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, she became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush.
Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, taking an M.Litt. in Economics. After returning to the US, she began her business career at IBM where she won awards as a sales rep. Soon, though, Washington came calling and Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a Director for Human Capital Policy on the White House National Economic Council. The celebrated author of six books, Bonnie co-authored her most recent #1 bestseller, How Great Women Lead, with her teenage daughter, Darcy. Together they traveled around the world on an extraordinary mother-daughter journey into the lives, and life lessons, of fascinating women leaders including Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, fashion designers, CEOs, women’s rights activists, and many more.
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