Personal Development Professional
John helps people take complete ownership of their lives and live in ways that are most meaningful to them–even when they think it’s impossible. These things are core to John’s primary beliefs. He likes to say that he’s in the “personal development” and “human potential” business.
Using the tools and techniques John has deployed in his own life and work to find success, he helps 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 his life mission and calling.
John loves clarifying confusing ideas and complicated situations that thwart progress and distract people from what’s most important. He’s known for asking “What problem are we trying to solve here?” when a discussion or problem veers off track and other people are afraid to speak up. He’s passionate about bringing clarity to complex ideas and problems so that people can make forward action and achieve their dreams.
John’s expertise and approach is influenced by a wide range of disciplines including: coaching, consulting, mentoring, business, technology, personal development, religion, and psychology.
What John Does
John helps people get clear about what they want and find ways to get it. Often that involves helping people and organizations:
- Determine what their values really are and who they want to be
- Find opportunities and options where none appear possible
- Create more time for what’s important by saying “yes” and “no” to the right things
- Manage projects more effectively
- Get really clear on what they are committed to
- Execute on their goals and commitments instead of failing
- Speak their truth instead of holding back
- Lead their lives instead of managing them
Join John for a no-risk, no-obligation conversation to solve a problem that’s stumping you.
How John Got Here
John’s skills and experience are shaped by many years working with people and organizations in a variety of industries. He’s spent more than half of that time at Red Hat (the world’s largest open source software company) working in a variety of managerial and individual contributor roles ranging from software testing, project management, marketing and managing a team of program managers.
Prior to this he focused on finance, working as a bank auditor, certified public accountant (CPA), and financial reporting manager. He’s worked with and helped managers, small business owners, engineers, marketers and anyone that is tired of letting life and wants something bigger.
In addition to over 25 years of professional experience working with people and organizations, John is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute’s rigorous program and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation.