About John

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. At the start of my career I honed my writing and communication skills as a journalist, interviewing music and publishing executives as well as politicians and business owners. During the past 20 years I’ve written hundreds of freelance articles, marketing pieces, blogs, stories, and scripts, as well as three books.

On this website, I primarily write stories featuring a diverse group of professionals whose examples of applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life.

These characters face familiar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The impact, for these professionals and for many of us, has been confusion, distraction, and stress.

Until, however, each of these individuals chooses to do something new: practicing mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling habits, and growing them into strengths…strengths that respond to change rather than just react.

Strengths that you can develop as well.

Don’t settle for the confusion, distraction, and stress. You’re stronger than that, and capable of much more.

Choose to do something new. Today. Start with this post, check out my books, and join our learning community to receive exclusive content each month with timely guidance on applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling.


After earning a graduate degree, I served as a non-profit leader and then worked in financial services, adding to my toolbox and clarifying my career focus. I then moved into human resources as a leadership development strategist and executive coach. Since then, I’ve helped dozens of senior business leaders create their people strategies and have coached hundreds of individuals at all professional levels.

Representative coaching assignments include:

  • CEO, Hospital
  • CEO, Health Care Plan
  • VP, large wireless carrier
  • Sr Director, large automotive sales company
  • Physician, large teaching hospital
  • Attorney, private practice
  • Partner, CPA firm

Visit my LinkedIn profile and download my professional bio to learn more.