Hi, I'm John.
It's always been hard for me to talk about myself because I never know what aspect of me or my work to tell people about.
Imagine that. A lawyer who doesn't have anything to say. At least, not about me.
Now I just say I'm retired from the outer wars, but remain available for those who value my eclectic blend of insight, experience and services in their affairs.
No office. No staff. No law firm. None of the trappings that used to come with the practice.
Not much in the way of promotion these days, either. I leave it to others to chase after business or promote their wares.
God brings to me those I'm intended to help. Maybe even you.
Besides helping them, I focus on bringing forth a message of hope, strength and direction through the madness sweeping over the land, and empowering those who are called to help to do their part.
Anyway, this page is to intended to give you a glimpse into me and my qualifications. It covers a lot of ground, so here goes:
- Practiced law for 40+ years
- Business coaching (startups)
- Project consulting (complex projects)
- Life coaching
- Spiritual training
- Build websites
- Creating a podcast or videos
- Social media messaging and distribution
- Peace advocacy and training
- Books, articles, and blogs
- Extensive public speaking
- Martial arts (karate, kung fu, tai chi, ba gua, kuan shu, penjak silat, and escrima)
- Qigong and meditation
- Reiki and other energy healing
- Spiritual foundations include Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, Law of One, Ancient Wisdom, Pathwork Guide, Kriya Yoga, spirituality and more, as well as my own inner explorations and perspectives.
Perhaps what is most important to know is that in my old age
I hold out a vision of a better tomorrow, and offer various ways to deal with the dramas and difficulties of today so we can get there with more peace, purpose and prosperity.
It draws upon all that I am in order to show you all that you are or can be. And it means expanding consciousness by knowing yourself, getting clear on your intentions, and bringing forth the best you have inside to survive and thrive in the life you're creating for yourself.
For a more tangible understanding, read on.
I started practicing law in 1977 in Ohio, and later Florida. It was a varied practice that some would call general, including negligence and wrongful death, wills and trusts, probate, construction and development, real estate, probate, and civil litigation.
Over the course of time, I sat on boards (business, charitable and education), raised money, coached little league and did all the little things an active community member did.
I also consulted, too, since 1996, on a whole host of matters, including startups, technology, project development and other issues.
A calling to the spiritual path, along with several months in the hospital with pancreatic sepsis, with a long period of recovery, put an end to much of that.
Before my health crashed, my spiritual calling made for an eclectic mix as my focus expanded to see the energies at work in people's affairs.
And while it didn't change the nature or scope of my professional services, it did provide for some interesting conversations as discussions of issues and obstacles began to involve inner factors and their relationship to the outer ones in which we were involved.
It led me to write a book about the spiritual path and the inner voice that filled us with discontent and offered context for the experiences of our lives (see my website WhisperZone.org, as well as my book, Whispers in the Silence -- Living by the Light of Your Soul).
And from there, into service of others by holding out a path to peace through applied spirituality (you can read more at PeaceOptions.com), and how to answer our inner call to serve by turning our visions into missions that make a difference (MissionLaunch.com).
So much of my focus was on helping these budding entrepreneurs breathe life into their visions and inspirations, and help them overcome the things in their way.
So what to make of all this seemingly-unrelated background?
Just know that I see things another way, and use it to cut to the heart of the matter and focus on what's really going on.
If you've got a problem, I probably can help.