Traction Coach / EOS Implementer™, Visionary, and Founder, gear80
John loves helping visionaries—the people who risk it all to create real value and real jobs in real communities.
John’s helped over a dozen companies get Traction—fast-growing businesses like Bulu Group and CFO Systems that have both made the Inc. 5000 list multiple years in a row. Three of his clients are fellows of the prestigious Pipeline Entrepreneurs program.
Previously John worked seven years one-on-one with visionaries around the country as their executive coach. While the individual visionary moved forward, there was always a missing piece: How to get the team executing on the entrepreneur’s vision with discipline and real accountability. John found the missing piece in the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) described in the book Traction, and got trained by Traction author Gino Wickman and his team.
Over and over again John’s seen the tremendous difference Traction has made in people’s businesses and, frankly, their lives. So that’s why all he does is help visionaries and their leadership teams get Traction and grow their businesses faster than they ever thought possible.
John also volunteers in the entrepreneurial community. He’s a Pipeline Entrepreneurs module facilitator, a Techstars Startup Week and Startup Weekend organizer, and he mentors teams at pitch competitions.
John’s a happy husband, proud papa, and advocate of alliteration. John’s been married 20 years to Jami, a UNMC nursing professor. Their three cute kids are 7, 5, and 2. And, John’s a fun-loving foodie who can recommend the best place to eat in a waist-expandingly long list of cities.