What can you learn from a whitewater expedition?  Much, I say.  I was reminded of this as I was listening to the Joshua Gagnon podcast and the leadership team was recounting stories from a teambuilding canoe trip their church leaders had taken.  As I was listening to them talk, IRead More →

Motivational or Inspirational

Motivation and inspiration are both important, but they’re also very different. Motivation often feels like someone is pushing you. Inspirational leaders help you find more of the good inside you.  Motivational leaders encourage you to press ahead.  Inspirational leaders get you to see a higher purpose of moving ahead.  MotivationalRead More →

A little over one year ago I launched my business coaching and training practice.  I felt that I was finally responding to a calling that had been tugging at me for years.  Listening to my calling gave me new hope, new energy and a sense of finally doing what IRead More →

Employee engagement is a popular topic these days.  And for good reason.  Employee engagement has been staggeringly low for many years (although there has been some improvement in it lately).  I will talk about employee engagement in a future blog, but this post focuses on EMPLOYEE DISENGAGEMENT.  While engagement canRead More →

prize and price

Recently, as I was exploring options for starting a new business, a coach gave me some sound advice.  He said “John, you have to determine your prize and then consider the price”.  Prize and price.  In any major decision, it’s really that simple.  It comes down to these basic concepts.Read More →

For most people, pursuing their dreams seems just like that, a dream. While most say that they are trying to figure out their place in life, the majority of us are afraid to pursue those big dreams. Finding our purpose is only the first step, acting on it is muchRead More →