I help creative professionals seeking career happiness amid technological disruption. I’m one of those professionals, so we’re on this journey together. And it’s a collaborative journey aided by the cultivation of an elusive superpower: clarity.


My work is a confluence of  writing, coaching, and consulting, rooted in mindfulness, the Enneagram, and  strengths.


In general, I’m fascinated by the potential, cumulative impact we can make for ourselves and the world, by gaining more clarity through mindful living, learning agility, making technology work for us (instead of against us), and making choices that can harness climate change before it’s too late.


I sift through these fascinations every day, one layer at a time, in this quest for clarity and increased career happiness, against a global tide of information overload and unprecedented change.


Please take a glance at my books and blog and contact me here to get started with coaching or consulting support. Thank you. 


The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living

Today’s busy professional is distracted and stressed out, with goals often being unmet and personal needs and relationships taking a back seat. In this quick read, John offers tips to help you become more healthy, innovative, mindful, self-aware, strategic, and compassionate. Filled with examples and perspectives from various thought leaders, The 4 Spheres is relevant for anyone committed to growth and seeking to live a more meaningful life.


In this suspenseful, page-turning thriller, three suburban mothers take their wine-filled, literary discussions on a girls’ beach trip. And mysteriously vanish. The husbands and fathers remain behind, balancing their personal ambitions and failures with trying to help their bewildered children move forward into a new normal. Detectives seek evidence of a crime, as ambiguity reigns as lines blur between friends, lovers, and enemies.


Three Nashville-based novellas explore the perspectives, strengths, and flaws of creative people seeking meaning and fulfillment in a volatile world of responsibilities and distractions. Spend a day in the life of advertising executive Jacob, a semester with new graduate student and budding poet Kate, and a weekend with single father and writer Brian as they tap into latent resilience and discover deeper capacities to love.