John Spence says Santa Fe Changed His Life

John Spence says Santa Fe Changed His Life

John Spence

The Santa Fe Motivational Rally, featuring John Spence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Fine Arts Hall. Spence, who attributes much of his early success to what he learned while at Santa Fe, will empower and encourage students to reach their very highest potential.

John Spence has earned a reputation as a leading authority in the areas of Strategic Thinking, High-Performance Teams and Advanced Leadership Development, making him one of the most highly sought after executive educators and professional speakers in America.

At a 2010 commencement address to Santa Fe graduates, Spence relayed the story of being refused admission to the University of Florida. Spence said, he was told that Santa Fe College could help him.

“They did,” he said. “Santa Fe changed my life.”

Spence went on to graduate from UF as the top Public Relations Student in the Southeast and number three in the United States – according to Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). He was named Executive Director (CEO) of The Billfish Foundation  in 1991 at the age of 26 and worked directly for Winthrop P. Rockefeller III.

Spence’s website

John Spence on YouTube

Gainesville Sun article quoting Spence’s commencement address