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Before launching Life-Worth, John was a Partner and President of The Inventure Group™, a global leadership-consulting firm and worked as a top financial advisor and practice leader.
John has delivered keynotes, facilitated workshops and orchestrated conferences on six continents, engaging such topics as personal engagement, authentic leadership and holistic generosity. His thought-provoking style weaves a distinctive blend of inspiring storytelling, honest dialogue and practical advice into compelling presentations that catalyze individuals and organizations to act.
John’s groundbreaking Leadership Studios curate inspiring environments, subject matter expertise and experiential service learning into a transformational development journey for leaders desiring to steward their life and leadership with wisdom and intent. His work in financial services has focused on holistic financial advice resulting in integrated giving plans and significant charitable contributions to nonprofits and universities.
John’s clients have ranged from Medtronic, Thrivent Financial, CommonSpirit Health, Ameriprise Financial, Weyerhaeuser Company, the NFL and PwC to Mekane Yesus Church of Ethiopia, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development in Dubai (UAE), Prudential Assurance New Zealand and CJ Corporation of South Korea.
John is the architect of Life-Based Financial Planning™, an innovative system for aligning finances with life values and personal calling, as well as the author of three books: do less, be more: The Life-Changing Power of Focus, a practical guide to a life that is fully engaged and inspiring at every stage, Dare to Answer: 8 Questions That Awaken your Faith, which unlocks the profound power of eight timeless questions and Inspiring Generosity: Stories of Faith and Grace in Art, knitting together centuries-old art with reflection and personal relevance.
John’s passion for generosity and leadership extends globally, supporting the development needs of leaders with a variety of nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.
John and his wife Carol live outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota.