John P. Schuster
In John P. Schuster’s business career, his leadership and organization development firms and have created a 30 year history of excellent service. The Schuster Kane Alliance is known for connecting soft people skills with hard business results. He has a passion: helping leaders build the necessary social capital within their enterprises so they can build a better world on behalf of communities, customers and shareholders.
His firm collaborated with INC. magazine writers as they promoted growth-oriented, business-savvy cultures of fully engaged employees. Out of this work, John and his team built a business simulation tool, Profit & Cash®, that hundreds of thousands of people have used at GE, Harley Davidson, EDS, Sprint and MBA programs–to sample a few clients. He is on the senior faculty at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.and the Columbia University Coaching Program. He is on the board of Whole Child International, an educational non-profit aimed at the transformation of orphan care around the globe.
He is an executive coach and mentor and teaches coaching at two premier coaching programs. He has led engagements and assignments in every sector of the economy and on four continents. His interests are executive teams that work, corporate cultures that can execute strategy, and leaders that inspire and bring out the best in others.
John has survived a flux of several business partners–both good and bad, a marriage that didn’t make it and the ordeal of being a long-distance dad while his two sons grew up 600 miles from his home. (The kids survived as well.)
John has authored numerous articles and has been quoted by media sources from Business Week to Silicon Valley News to Investors’ Business Daily.
He has also authored five books:
- The Power of Your Past: The Art of Recalling, Reclaiming, and Recasting, Berrett-Koehler, 2011 Answering Your Call: A Guide to Living Your Deepest Purpose, Berrett- Koehler, 2003 (translated into Flemish and Spanish)
- The Power of Open-Book Management, John Wiley & Sons, 1996
- The Open-Book Management Field Book, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
- Hum-Drum to Hot-Diggity on Leadership, Steadfast Publishers, 2000
John has a 25-year marriage that works, his two sons live in Ohio and his four grand kids, the newest adopted from Bulgaria, get regular attention from “pops and nana.” He is enrolled in a psychology program through Saybrook University. He hits golf and tennis balls when he can, has read a lot of Tolkien, still snowboards, and sings and plays guitar. (He is the one in the airports with the Big Dude’s Music City case for his guitar, trying to look like a professional musician.)