to create a future that works for all of us.

Practice U

We live in the worlds our conversations create. Practice your whole self and lead in a way that invites deep commitment and creates change.

I help you gain the courage to know and be yourself, transform your most important relationships, grow your ability to influence and lead change in your community and organization. My approach integrates science, wisdom traditions, and social technologies to help you forge a path towards profound personal and social change.

Clarity

Understand why you think, feel, and behave the way you do so you can understand how to wholly step into who you are with clarity and purpose.

Conversation

Practice deeper, more focused conversations about what really matters so you can have more effective relationships.

Culture

Create a culture that works for all of us by learning to leverage and work inclusively with differing human value systems.

Courage

Play a courageous leading role in our future by fuelling collaborative intelligence for diversity, inclusion, performance and impact.

My Approach

Our future is inviting you to be more you.

The problems we see “out there” are always a reflection of our inner world – how we think, see, and act together. This is true for you, your community, or your organizational system and the big change you are working for in the world.

Our world is complex. Real change – from the personal to the global – is no longer about doing the right things. Transformation has always come from waking up and liberating yourself from the structures that keep new life from breaking through.

The path starts here: deep self-knowledge, new ways of relating, and practices that allow for new seeing, thinking and doing.

Know Your Self

Transform your self-awareness

Practice the Art of People

Cultivate deep connection

Spark Big Change

Lead with the emerging future

  • "Your approach strikes a good balance between slowing down the organization so that it can become truly reflective and gathering up the threads in a way that gives it direction for going forward."

    John Burton, LL.B., M.B.A., M.Div., Ph.D., Assistant Professor Business Ethics, UBC
  • "Jeff is a gifted leader with a wonderful ability to help others find order amidst chaos. His ability to create space for exploration and dialogue creates a rich experience for discovery and sense-making."

    Mike Grogan Principal, Adaptive Capacities
  • "Jeff was open and easy to work with. He took the time to listen and understand the specifics of what I was looking to accomplish and offered fresh ideas that helped organize and formulate a custom strategic plan that was easy to understand and implement. As a result, I was able to help my clients manage their defined goals and track progress."

    Brad Biesel
  • "Jeff created a coaching program that was uniquely suited for my development. Together we have engaged in some incredibly transformative conversations that have led to me taking significant and exciting risks in my leadership and ultimately my career. Through his support I trust myself more completely now and my career development has been accelerated because of this."

    Dave Sannes
  • "Jeff helps make sense of complex situations to find ways to deal with perplexing social problems."

    Janay Ferguson Owner, Litehouse Consulting Inc
  • "Jeff is my ‘go to’ guy for strategy, insight and feedback on what it takes to nurture health and vitality into organizations.  A refreshingly focussed listener, Jeff connects his client(s) needs with a wealth of relevant knowledge, insight and experience – all of which can be attested to first hand.  Jeff applies his gifts and the tools of his trade with little fanfare – almost matter-of-factly.  The result for the client is a trust and confidence in the diagnosis and the process for moving forward.  Beautiful!  I’ll wager Jeff’s clients sleep better at night." 

    Chris Lock Former President (retired), The Mentor Group
  • "Jeff’s approach encourages a deeper level of thoughtfulness.   He is insightful in his though process and feedback, supporting both myself and our agency to engage with greater intentionality and creativity."

    Andrea Silverstone Executive Director, Sagesse
  • "Jeff has a great deal of expertise in issues that are relevant to men and boys, and has extensive knowledge in  the area of engaging men and boys around violence prevention.  Consultation with Jeff has been invaluable to our teams as we have developed new strategies for violence prevention as an agency.  He is a very skilled and thoughtful facilitator, and was able to engage and  lead our team members through a program re-design process that  resulted in new, creative, and innovative approaches to the issue.   I would highly recommend Jeff as a consultant."

    Gillian Weaver-Dunlop, MSW, RSW Director of Client Services, CWES
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JEFF ST. JOHN, Ph.D.

I have a deep curiosity in our human experience, the process of self-inquiry and personal transformation, and how this is connected to systems and social change. I am a thought partner, coach, human systems consultant, and activist-researcher, and speaker on the art and science of radical self and collective inquiry for transformational awareness, relational practices, and leading for profound change.

My passion is capturing the grit of real life and the beauty of our deepest hopes, in a tension that creates real change – for all of us. By crafting story with research, vulnerability (and a dry sense of humour) my approach connects us to one another and helps us find the deep relational possibilities in the everyday.

Free Self-Guided Courses

These free self-guided courses have been developed for you to take the first step in living a fuller, more present way of being in your life and leadership. Useful and progressive information will arrive in your inbox every few days over the course of two weeks including articles, downloadable worksheets, podcasts and resources.