John Schuster


John P. Schuster (USA) PCC serves as faculty for the coaching program at Columbia University and is also faculty for The Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara. He offers his own ICF-approved coach training hours in Depth Coaching and his firm pioneered business acumen practices that tie to balanced scorecard work. He is a board member of the Jung Association of Central Ohio and an international childcare improvement NGO, Whole Child International. He is the coach in residence for a CEO mentoring firm, Merryck, He is the author of several books including Answering Your Call: a guide to living your deepest purpose, and The Power of Your Past: the art of recalling, reclaiming and recasting. He and his wife Patti have had a leadership development business for over 30 years. ( He sings and plays guitar and has four grandkids, recently receiving his masters in psychology.


Coaching and Consulting: Navigating the Boundaries of Support and Advice
Our panel of experienced practitioners addresses the coach’s changing role in an environment where organizations seek “systemic” help. We consider how to navigate boundaries of coaching and consulting in design, ethics, contracting, style and presence. When a professional is both consultant and coach, how can he/she bridge roles? How much “contributing” is too much? And with coaching itself changing – including mindfulness and somatic techniques – how can business coaches and consultants benefit from broadening their practice?

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