I first contacted John when I was looking for a coach with interest in coaching young women leaders and who shared a Buddhist worldview. At the time, I was taking a career step from a managerial role to an executive role with significant organizational responsibility during a period of turbulent change for my organization. John and I spent weeks reading about and discussing leadership and organizational theory, but the most impactful work was helping me tap into my natural instincts and lead without fear. Subsequently, John coached me through a career change, including the launch of a new entrepreneurial initiative. I have been so grateful for his thoughtfulness, genuine care, keen intellect, and encouragement. I can’t imagine a better coach for my early career and have referred some of my favorite people to him.

– Danielle Gram, Executive Director, World of Children and Co-Founder, Project 100


Working with John as a coach is an utterly unique experience. The combination of disciplines and perspectives he embodies – business, coaching, psychological, spiritual and plain old common sense – make for a very rich field of self-discovery. It’s somewhere between the council of a CEO and Yoda. Best advice he ever gave me: “Be like John Lennon. But just don’t get shot!” I think of it every day.

– N. S. (SVP Strategic insights + Research, MTV)