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Hi, I'm John!

I lead design thinking, leadership, and professional development programs for teams and organizations worldwide, and founded Leadership Labs, a consultancy specializing in workplace learning, leadership, and collaboration.


Prior to founding Leadership Labs, I most recently spent 6 years teaching in Stanford University’s Design Program, including Stanford's famous Designing Your Life class and other courses that take an innovative approach to applied positive psychology, decision analysis, and career strategy. 


I am also a meditation guide on the Calm app, the top app for meditation and mental wellness, where I have led workshops for Calm’s business clients and had the good fortune of blending my personal interest in mindfulness with my professional work in learning design.

I'm passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences and working with groups to create more connected, engaged, and productive cultures.

All in all this workshop may be the #1 employer sponsored event I've attended in my career. Great work, and I really appreciate John as facilitator. Very effective.

- Offsite Participant

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