About John Terhune

John Terhune’s riveting and passionate programs have made him one of the world’s most in-demand speakers. He has shared the stage with Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford; General Norman Schwarzkopf and Colonel Oliver North; football legends Coach Tom Landry and Joe Theisman; and inspirational and motivational figures such as Dr. Norman Vincent Peal, John Maxwell, and Zig Ziglar.

John has authored multiple books on success principles in business and life to include his favorite subjects of entrepreneurship, attitude development and people skills.

One of the most important hats he wears is that of an Attitude Coach. In fact, in the last 20 years, he has been an Attitude Coach for thousands of people around the world including entrepreneurs and corporate executives in 18 different countries.

Where It All Began

John was raised as the eldest child of a military officer. Moving almost every year until entering college gave John the ability to make friends quickly and to relate to a wide spectrum of people very naturally. To this day he credits the experience of having to make john-speaknew friends every year as an important contributing factor to his highly developed people skills. His dream early in life was to become a trial attorney. After graduating with honors from the University of South Florida in Tampa, John was accepted into the prestigious Florida State Law School in Tallahassee Florida. While at FSU Law School John was a member of the elite Moot Court Team and in his third year won the tilte of Top Trial Advocate in a National competition sponsored by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Upon graduation from FSU Law School, John went on to a career as an Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida. During his decade long career as a prosecutor he earned top ratings as an attorney heading up the felony division of his circuit in North Florida handling over 5,000 criminal cases and winning 97% of the over 200 cases that he tried relaxed-john-round-shadowbefore juries. While serving as the Chief Felony Prosecutor, John was also an adjunct instructor teaching Criminal Law, Business Law and Evidence at multiple colleges. John is a passionate husband of more than thirty years, father to three wonderful children and proud grandfather to two beautiful grandchildren.


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