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John Montgomery

Founder of the Center for Global Consciousness. Strategist and Executive Coach. Co-author, Net Zero Business Models: Winning in the Global Net Zero Economy. Author, Great from the Start: How Conscious Corporations Attract Success. International advocate for the emergent impact economy. Retired Silicon Valley corporate lawyer.

John Montgomery graduated from a 37 year-career as one of California’s preeminent corporate lawyers to providing strategic advice and executive coaching to senior executives and boards of directors through the Center for Global Consciousness and the Center for Creative Leadership, where he is an adjunct executive coach. In his legal career, John was the co-chair of the legal working group behind California’s historic benefit-corporation legislation, which became law in 2012, and was a California Bar Association Magazine lawyer of the year and B Lab MVP and Champion awards winner for this work. 

Before starting the Center for Global Consciousness in 2017, John co-founded Chrysallis, a behavior change company, in 2010 (acquired by Aduro in 2016) and founded Montgomery & Hansen, a prominent Silicon Valley corporate law firm, in 2003. 

John holds a M.S.O.L. from the University of Redlands, a J.D. from Northwestern College of Law, Lewis & Clark College, and B.A. in Studio Art from Stanford University. He still paints.