Professional EOS® Implementer, Visionary, and Founder, gear80
John’s passion is entrepreneurs — the people who risk it all to create real value and real jobs in real communities.
For seven years, John coached entrepreneurs one-on-one through the highest highs and lowest lows of business growth at organizations nationwide. There was always a missing piece, though: How to get the team executing on the entrepreneur’s vision with discipline and real accountability. In 2016, John found the missing piece in the book Traction.
Now John works only with full leadership teams, helping growth-oriented businesses like Berry Law Firm, Bluestem Network, Bulu Group, CFO Systems, ComPro, EyeCare Specialties, and MultiMechanics implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System.® John's clients grow fast; three of them have made multiple appearances on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private businesses.
Before going into business for himself, John earned a Ph.D. in and taught political science at the University of Nebraska; before that, he wrote about politics for various newspapers. John’s a happy husband, proud papa, fun-loving foodie, and alliteration advocate. Outside the office, you’re most likely to find him cooking for family and friends.