Mindfulness Strengths

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of, and attentive to, what’s taking place within and around you. It’s focus and concentration on steroids, with a big dosage of stress reduction.

Learning Agility Strengths

Learning Agility Strengths

Learning Agility is the practice of regularly seeking new experiences, applying feedback, and reflecting on lessons learned, to keep growing professionally and personally.

Storytelling Strengths

Storytelling Strengths

Storytelling is the art and science of influencing and inspiring others; not just by telling great stories through various means, but being a great story. And everyone loves a great story.

The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living

Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual: consistent, intentional practice of these four “spheres” provides additional capacity to love your career and enhance your quality of life in the face of constant change and disruption. In this quick read, John expands on mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling by offering additional tips and perspectives from various thought leaders and his own experiences. The 4 Spheres will help you learn to become healthier and more innovative, self-aware, strategic, and compassionate, and is relevant for anyone committed to professional and personal growth.

The Book Club Widowers

Family life is often an incubator for the confusion, distraction, and stress that professionals experience while facing nonstop change, accelerating technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. In this page-turning, “literary mystery” of a 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, and ambiguity reigns as lines blur between friends, lovers, and enemies.

Narcissus Blinked

Three Nashville-based novellas explore the perspectives, strengths, and flaws of creative people seeking clarity and fulfillment amid nonstop change, accelerating technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. 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. You’ll be entertained and inspired as these characters tap into latent resilience, discovering deeper capacities to be more mindful, continue to learn and grow, and compose an even better life story.