John Baker brings a range and depth of experience to leadership, business and personal coaching that enables him to understand and facilitate life-changing, paradigm shifting development in his clients:

  • Organizations and groups aiming to innovate and maximize executive and employee performance, harmony and collaboration, social effectiveness, and overall organizational functioning and success; and
  • Individuals seeking to improve careers, relationships, health, spiritual orientation, general happiness — any aspect of life.

John Baker NYC Life Coach

John Baker has been a student Buddhism for more than 46 years. A close disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, he co-founded and taught at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, serving as its CEO for the first three years of its existence and teaching there for five. He also co-founded and co-directed the Karma Dzong Meditation Center in Boulder for the first five years of its existence.

He is the co-editor of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom and the author numerous articles. After 23 years in private business, he retired in 2000. During this time he continued teaching Buddhist thought and meditation practice throughout North America, and is today a senior teacher in the North American Buddhist community and at the New York Buddha Dharma Center and the Westchester Buddhist Center, both of which he is a founder.

He has led a number of month-long meditation programs at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado and Karme Chöling Meditation Center in Vermont and has been a principle teacher at the Vajradhatu Seminary. He currently enjoys working as a life and executive coach in Manhattan where he lives with his 12-year-old daughter.


To discuss coaching for 40-minutes at no charge, call (917) 512-1380