About John

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. 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 nine “protagonists” 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 they begin to apply the aforementioned strengths of mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling. Strengths that you can develop as well.

The protagonists and supporting characters in these stories will teach you that you don’t have to settle for confusion, distraction, and stress. You’ll learn that you’re stronger than that, and capable of much more.

Want some context before jumping into the stories? Start with this post. And, as time permits, check out my books, and join our learning community to receive free, exclusive content via email each month with timely guidance on applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling.


After earning a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, I served as a United Methodist pastor and then a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, constantly adding to my leadership 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

To learn more, check out this post, visit my LinkedIn profile, and download my professional bio.