Don't settle for less than you're worth

Be more confident

  • Stand up for your value! Earn the respect of employers and recruiters.

be more useful

  • Claim your unique value proposition! Show where you can make an impact.

be more connected

  • The magic is in the network. Learn how to tap the "Hidden Job Market."

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"John is a brilliant and intuitive coach who pushed me in all the right ways to tell my story in a new and more impactful way. John is an authentic thought leader and an amazing listener. He loves his work and that is evident in his high energy, focused and dedicated coaching style. I will definitely work with John again and highly recommend him."

kimberly d.

Sr. Consumer Brands & Business Development Executive

95% of job applicants don't make it to the interview.

sending out resumes won't get you the job you want.

you need a system!

create the perfect value proposition based on what you do best - and what you can solve for others.

build business relationships that will support you and refer you to the "hidden job market"

establish your professional brand as a thoughtful and respected leader

Get the Jump on your competition

Start planning your successful career transition today!

"As a headhunter, I can count on one hand the number of career coaches who actually know what they're talking about.

"You're one of the few whose advice is actually useful and accurate."

Jackie Mathys

Co-Founder, Mathys + Potestio

how to get started

three career stages

You have different needs and different perspectives at different stages of your career. I work with you to apply my program to particular requirements of career transition for the time and circumstance you are currently going through.


If you've established yourself in your field, you'll be looking for opportunities either in your current role or company as well as outside it. 

Use the system to create a clear message around your value proposition in order to understand what your options are, where you currently fit, and how you can navigate to a new and more advantageous position.


As you enter into a peak performance stage, you will be looking for ways to preserve your momentum and leverage your experience while also differentiating yourself from your competition. Finding a greater sense of meaning and purpose in this stage is key to stepping into greater leadership and greater authenticity

Second-Act Career

Traditional retirement is no longer an aspirational goal for engaged, achievement-oriented professionals. The second-act career stage is a transition to a period of even greater meaning and purpose, coupled with a desire to mentor and share the wisdom of lessons learned.  This is a stage that the system was specifically designed to address.

why coaching works

  • You make your own plan and the coach helps you stay accountable to yourself.
  • Every session is an opportunity to reflect on your performance and improve your game.
  • Your coach is the one person in your career process who is 100% unconditionally in your corner.
  • It's a safe space to work through your fears, build your confidence, and perfect your pitch.
  • Coaching accelerates your career process by pushing you to focus, stay on point, and maximize every opportunity.

The average job search in the u.s. takes 5 months

If you could shave 1 month off that average, how much would that be worth to you?

A special focus on the second act

This is where my coaching program began. 

As a boomer, I was struck by how unprepared my generation was (and is) to keep working beyond traditional retirement. With ageism and outdated thinking pushing older workers out of their jobs, I wanted to give them a practical system they could follow to remain in the workforce.

So I literally wrote the book on second-act careers to encourage boomers (initially) and anyone over 50 to stay in the game and continue to work, create a career they find enjoyable and meaningful, and continue to save for an eventual retirement.

After I published the book, I found many gen-x and millennials contacting me with the same message: "You may have written this book for boomers, but the system applies to me, too!"

"This inspiring and yet very practical book provides a step by step guide to tap into our second-act career."  

arianna huffington

Founder, Huffington Post

Founder - CEO, Thrive Global

"Your coaching me on how to rethink and revise my LinkedIn profile was key to landing this job. The new value proposition you helped me write captured exactly the kind of person they were looking for: me!

"Thanks for all your support, John. I know it helped me secure the spot."

Peg M.


"Your advice to 'own' your age (I'm 54) and not be afraid of it, gave me the confidence to be my authentic self. As it turns out, the CEO of this company was looking for someone with exactly my experience, authenticity, and self confidence.

"One week and two interviews later I have what is potentially the best opportunity of my career. Thank you very much for the work you do!"

Michael G.


 "John helped me recreate and redefine my professional story. In his coaching exercises, he helped me understand and realize how important it is to relate your true voice and passions when both spoken and written in your job search. John's dedication and commitment to me was something I truly valued. He was willing to go the extra mile to help me out when you needed it, and always provided solutions. I highly recommend John and would love to work with him again."

Brad N.

Multi-Platform Sports Marketing, Branding, Communications Consultant

"John is the personal cheerleader that everyone needs. His rare ability to empathetically help his coachees cut through the "noise" and focus on the things that really matter with practical actions make his services a must-have for people at all phases of their career. While John is an expert in career mobility for those in their late stage careers, his advice and guidance is applicable across all age groups, industries, and interests."

Katie G.

learning strategist | design thinker

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