John Neffinger, a co-founder of KNP, has served as a top-level media and speaker coach for over a decade. As President of the Franklin Forum, he led the team training podium speakers at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and later helped Hillary Clinton prepare for her debates with Donald Trump. John is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Columbia Business School, and has also served as Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee. He is the co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, the first non-specialist account of modern social judgment theory, which is published in twelve languages. He holds honors degrees from Harvard College and Columbia Law School.