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I help creative, critically-thinking executives, high-potential leaders, and physicians to thrive by offering a robust, synthesized communications skillset anchored in decades of coaching, writing, and thought leadership.

"John is a coach by heart. He is passionate about helping others grow professionally, and as individuals too. There’s something unique about him…it never feels like developing and coaching others is his job, but rather, it always simply feels like a conversation with someone you have known for a long time."

- Joy Munoz, former HR Director, T-Mobile

"John DeMarco is a very insightful coach, talented author, and lifelong learner."

- Gene Mage, Head of Executive Coaching, University of Michigan

"John consistently provides a strong perspective for his clients' needs and has been one of the most influential and business savvy leaders with his work with executives."

- Michelle Cone, Sr Talent Manager, Microsoft

''John is strategic in his thinking, quick to read situations, flex his style as needed to be most effective, quick to innovate, and mindful in his interactions."

- Lynne Putz, Organizational & Talent Strategist, Executive Coach

"During John's tenure at Health First the organization made strides in developing a new (HR driven) mission, vision and values statement for the organization, seeing it through completion. He developed an outstanding array of training courses, and was instrumental with teambuilding efforts thoughout our large integrated healthcare delivery system."

- Bob Walters, Chief Human Resources Officer, Brevard Health Alliance

"I think John's biggest strength might be the way he makes room for others to shine. He builds extensive personal and professional networks, and has a way of bringing people into a workflow that allow them to lean into their existing strengths and develop new ones."

- Mat Kraetsch, Sr Mgr, Talent Management, Riot Games

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.

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