John Sheppard

The Power of Confidence & Taking Risks with Former Executive Leader of Coca-Cola

“Don't be afraid to take risks. Be innovative and differentiate yourself,” shares John Sheppard, former executive leader of Coca-Cola’s international divisions. Sheppard discusses his experience working with both private and public companies and offers advice about effective communication, building confidence, and knowing when you need to adjust your leadership style. Tune in to Million Dollar Monday to hear more.

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John Sheppard has over 25 years of executive experience with both private and public companies. He was with Coca-Cola for over 19 years and served in various roles including President of Coca-Cola’s European Division and Vice President of Coca-Cola International. Following his leadership with Coca-Cola, Sheppard was CEO and President of Cott Corporation, one of the world’s largest private-label beverage companies. He has a proven success record of growing revenue and profits through scaling businesses, raising capital and building brands. Today, Sheppard is CEO and President of OttLite Technologies and enjoys teaching entrepreneurship classes at the University of Tampa.

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Million Dollar Monday features real successful people with real useful advice for entrepreneurs and people with big dreams. This series is hosted by Greg Muzzillo who many years ago started his own company called Proforma with a small investment of $200 and a lot of big dreams. Thanks to solid advice from some real successful people, Proforma is now a $500 million leader in the printing and promotional products industry with over 600 franchise offices throughout North America. Today, Muzzillo’s big dream is to help aspiring business owners and sales professionals reach their big dreams.

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Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to empower distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has over 600 Members and is the $500 Million leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $38 million.