Professional Summary

Throughout his broad and diverse business career and his current coaching practice, John has shown a keen ability to quickly assimilate complex business issues and associated leadership challenges. He guides and coaches leaders to develop strategic, yet practical solutions that can be implemented in an expeditious manner.  John is all about helping leaders “get the right things done” while enhancing their leadership skills.  

More than likely John has experienced the challenges you are now facing. John worked at large companies early in his career (Exxon & Target) and then was a leader (CEO, EVP, and CFO) in several angel/venture capital funded early stage growth companies. He has led companies through high growth stages and difficult times, has led private fund raisings and taken two companies public.

Clients say John is a good coach because he listens, questions and probes, yet he's empathetic and understanding. Executives say they like working with John because they become better leaders, their team functions at a higher level and they get enhanced business results.

Examples of why you might engage John include:

  • Identify and solve your toughest business problems.
  • Determine your vision and strategic direction.
  • Develop your business plan.
  • Enhance your leadership skills.

If you are looking for a business coach who brings a practical approach and a depth of hands-on business experience to help you tackle your business challenges, John is someone you need to meet!


MBA, University of Minnesota

BSBA, Augsburg College

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