Johannes Flecker
Music Thinking For Leaders


About Johannes Flecker


Dr. Johannes Flecker is an entrepreneur and keynote speaker whose heart beats with music. He is the founder of Sound Leadership, a Boston-based think-tank dedicated to musical thinking for leadership development. He works for clients such as Boston Consulting Group, Fidelity Investments and Babson Executive Education. He earned a business Ph.D. and he is summa cum laude graduate from Berklee College of Music.

With a deep understanding of systemic management, Johannes is faculty member at the Applied Innovation Institute, he is part of the leadership team of Goeman Bind HTO policy think-tank, advisory board at Kaden Boriss Global Law and he was adjunct professor for marketing at the University of Graz, Austria. He has a decade of experience in international management consulting and he leads large-scale change and agile projects for Fortune 500 companies in the US and Europe.

In the middle of a successful consulting career, Johannes pursued life-changing music degrees at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is singer and classically trained pianist and violinist. He writes for orchestra, he produces pop artists and he conducts jazz ensembles. Johannes performed at Boston Symphony Hall and with Boston Pops.

As an experienced keynote speaker, Johannes speaks at conferences globally such as the Swiss Innovation Forum, the American Marketing Association and the Open Innovation Summit. He is author of books and articles about music, brand management, leadership and storytelling. For his work, Johannes received awards by the American Marketing Association and the Austrian Academy for Sciences. 

Born and raised in a family of musicians in Austria, Johannes lived in Switzerland, France, Spain and India before he moved to the US. He lives in Boston with his partner.


Photo credits: Bill McCormack (top), Swiss Innovation Forum




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