to create a future that works for all of us.

Practice U

We live and work in the worlds our conversations create. Learn the practices that will change how you lead yourself and tap into the power of collaborative intelligence for transformational change.

Know and be yourself. Transform your most important relationships. Grow your ability to lead change. I help you and your team expand your awareness, discover your wisdom, and develop complexity conscious growth practices so you can lead in ways that spark social and organizational change.

Clarity

Understand why you think, feel, and behave the way you do so you can lead with astounding clarity and purpose.

Conversation

Learn the practices that liberate the deep potential that lies in wait. Get to what really matters and create the results you want.

Culture

Create a culture that works for all of us by fostering growth, cultivating belonging, and including the whole person.

Courage

Play a courageous role in our future by thinking together to reimagine our potential, performance and impact.

My Approach

Your future is inviting you to grow.

The demand to learn, innovate, adapt and reinvent yourself and your work are only growing. Leading yourself, your group or your team to have a conscious and creative impact requires more than a mindset for productivity and performance.

Whatever challenge you or your team think you are tackling is always a reflection of our current level of awareness, thinking and relating. To create, collaborate and compete, in the complexity you face – you need to outgrow your current operating system’s centre of gravity.

Shift your centre of gravity starting 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, MA (c) Manager of Strategic Initiatives
  • "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 gained from on the ground experience.  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." 

    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 been invaluable to our teams as we have developed new strategies for violence prevention as an agency. Jeff is a very skilled and thoughtful facilitator. Drawing on a his expertise in issues relevant to men and boys and violence prevention, he 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 highly recommend Jeff"

    Gillian Weaver-Dunlop, MSW, RSW Director of Client Services, CWES
  • “Jeff has an innate ability to engage people in a way that helps them discover their strengths, and see what's possible. He is an adaptable coach who sees the individual (or group) as the expert and uses that as the key foundation to build upon in his work. Jeff brings an excitement and energy to every interaction that fosters an environment where creativity, strategic thinking, visioning and problem solving can authentically emerge.”

    Jennifer Stacey, MA Director of Operations, HIV Community Link
  • "I have had the pleasure of working alongside Jeff and would not hesitate to recommend him.  Jeff's facilitation abilities are stellar and time and again, he was able to engage and guide our leadership team through some difficult thought provoking issues and processes with relative ease.  As a result, our team has launched new and exciting initiatives which will ultimately benefit the community as a whole.”

    Ann O'Donnell Director, Resource Development & Communications, CWES
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JEFF ST. JOHN, Ph.D.

Leadership Thought Partner + Growth Coach

I help leaders and coaches make huge leaps in their growth and performance so they can master their craft and reinvent their work. As a thought partner, and growth coach, my singular focus is on helping you grow deeper connections to yourself and others so that you can dramatically improve your performance and impact.  I am relentlessly developmental in my approach to growing awareness-based practices, fuelling collaborative intelligence and inviting others to cultivate growth cultures at at every level of our communities and organizations.

Over the last twenty five years I have worked with leaders and studied the practices that lead to a vital sense of meaning and purpose, deep growth, and a high level of performance. My passion is in helping leaders grow to have the kind of transformative impact on the world that they want to have. Tackling social and organizational complexity we partner to find the path to realizing our deepest collective potential. Integrating story with research, science, and the wisdom of vulnerability, my approach connects us to the deep relational possibilities for growth, wisdom, and performance 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.