Chaos Wrangler and Clarity Coach

John Poelstra is a Manager on the Engineering Program Management team at Red Hat, Inc., the world’s most successful open source software company. John is passionate about facilitating the best project meetings and he wants to help you do the same. He gets great satisfaction from bringing order to chaos and clarity to confusion so that owners can thrive. John achieves this using tools from a variety of disciplines including a current favorite, Trello.

Using the tools and techniques John’s deployed in his own life and work to find success, he seeks to help others achieve the same. John believes no action is too small to build forward momentum and change. Helping others reach their full potential and the best version of themselves is part of his life mission and calling.

To that end, John is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and he’d love to help you.

Excelling at Virtual Program and Project Management

As one of Red Hat’s most successful engineering program managers, John brings a unique twist to his success in this role as the first remote engineering program manager. For a number of years he’s managed a variety of successful product releases in a virtual capacity from his home office in Portland, Oregon.

Among his most important successes was helping launch OpenShift, Red Hat’s award winning Platform as a Service.

Other Things That Get John Fired Up

  • Coaching others to be more productive, take action and get unstuck.
  • He’s passionate about bringing clarity to complex ideas and problems, facilitating meaningful meetings, and getting things done so that people find clarity, satisfaction and achievement.
  • He loves collaborating with people and teams to optimize routine or convoluted processes so that routine tasks can be performed with efficiency and ease.
  • His thinking and writing is influenced by reading and personal experience in a wide number of areas including business, technology, personal improvement, religion, and psychology