to create a future that works for all of us.

Grow on Purpose

I’m a coach and consulting partner for leaders and movements that are changing how the world works. 

Grow your ability to lead in our complex and uncertain world. Lasting change requires growth for individuals, teams, and the systems that shape how we interact. No matter your challenge, I help you: 

Lead

Understand how you’re wired so you can grow your wisdom and influence.

Practice

Learn the practices that create room for growth, build relationship, and liberate potential.

Engage

Foster a culture for compassion, growth, and diversity to have a bigger impact.

Transform

Reimagine our future together and design for adaptive capacity and performance.

My Approach

Your future is inviting you to grow.

Your life and work demands more of you than ever before. Developing an endurance for constant change, an appetite for continual learning, wisdom for decisions that matter, and a bias for action are not grown overnight. 

Solutions, for you or your organization, are found in new ways of relating and working together. Close collaboration with others who see the world differently, and a deeper sense of who you are and what your impact really is are just the beginning of thriving in this new world.  

The way forward is not found by acquiring a new skill or attending the next workshop, and, it’s not a journey you need to take alone. Start here: Deepen your self-awareness, leverage your wisdom, and discover new ways of relating and responding to become who you need to be to thrive.

Know Your Self

Grow your self-knowledge

Learn the Art of Growth

Cultivate deliberate practices

Spark Big Change

Lead with wisdom and compassion

  • "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.