Renewing the human spirit for greater purpose, passion, and performance.

One-on-One and Team Coaching to co-create a more empathetic and compassionate world one leader, one team, and one organization at a time. 

About Headwaters Coaching


If the transitions from "known" to "unknown" are coming so fast you're having trouble remembering who you are, we need to talk. I've been dealing with transitions and the conflicts--personal, interpersonal, corporate, etc.--which arise in the midst of rapid transition for a long time.
The first hour is free.
You talk, I'll listen.


Headwaters Coaching is about co-creating a more empathetic and compassionate world one leader, one team, one organization at a time. We do this by working with our coachees and trainees as they travel forward to the headwaters of their lives. The special space and place where vision runs clear and direction is compelling.

For new leaders, we offer coaching and training in servant leadership to help you claim the strengths you already have while giving you tools in a broad range of disciplines. This includes honing your values, working through conflict, deep communication skills and more.

For those who have been in leadership for awhile, we offer the same tools utilizing the curiosity and connectedness of high-level coaches. Always seeking to assist you in tapping into your own, unique wisdom and gifts.

Be in touch and let’s explore how we might be of service to you and your organization. The first hour is free! You talk, we’ll listen.

---John LaMunyon, Founder and Executive Director, Headwaters Coaching

#stepintolife #leadershiptrek #leadershipdevelopment



John creates deeper awareness at the core level.

Sheri Boone, MCC  Coach Cachet, Coach Mentoring Training and Continuing Education

John has a unique combination of skills from his previous professions and life experiences that enable him to relate to many different types of individuals and provide him with a wealth of resources to draw from in any given situation. He approaches his role with compassion, professionalism, and attention to detail. I highly recommend him as an executive coach. 

Debra Kristensen   Director, Vaccine Technology Strategy and Policy, PATH

I am so grateful for the support John has given me over the years. He is loyal, caring and I know he is in my corner always helping me to move forward. I started seeing John as a coach a year ago when I was contemplating transition from my current role onto something else. He helped me move through the road blocks and realize how much I love my role and could move it into something that is more fulfilling. Through his help I now wake up each morning with a new energy and look forward to a better, brighter future. I highly recommend him as a coach, mentor and/or teacher!

Dawn D. Sanders  Non-profit professional. Coach. Helping individuals achieve their professional and personal goals.

Having worked with John for a number of years I can say that John is a person who deeply care about others and their success. He truly embodies what a servant leader is all about. Have accompanied people at many different stages of life John brings a unique perspective to the coaching relationship. Working with John will help you find clarity in a caring environment.

Wesley Telyea   Member, Co-Founder at Discovery Group, LLC


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FUTURE RESET begins October 27th with a Free Taster October 20th

By John LaMunyon | September 25, 2020

Welcome to Future Reset, a four-week training series for anyone seeking to establish a clearly aligned path forward for their future at work and home.  Here’s a quick way to determine if this series is for you:   Have the plans you made for your future just a short while ago become unclear?  Are you ready to consider changing what you are living for in life?  Perhaps something about your job, your home life, etc.?  Have you had trouble making lasting changes in the past?  If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, then future reset is for you. The outline of the course is wrapped around four questions:   ...

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“Tomorrow!” Its always a step of faith…

By John LaMunyon | June 19, 2020
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“Grace Notes!” 40 Days, 40 Voices, 27 Countries

By John LaMunyon | May 7, 2020  If you’re looking for encouragement these days, how about a quick note of grace every day for the next month plus?  Here’s my first:   Other speakers include Rev. Dr. Rich Melheim, SeattleCoach Owner/Director Patricia Burgin, Catalyze Coaching Director Diana Bender, and many more.  Musicians including Michael W. Smith, Nashville’s Vintage Young Band, and a host of others.  Check it out every day through early June.  8p ET, 7p CT, 6p MT, 5p PT.  

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What We Do…

By John LaMunyon | August 24, 2019

At some point almost all of us forget who we are and lose the way forward. This is particularly true in the many transitions of rapid change. Headwaters coaches bring a wealth of experience in helping professionals through human and corporate transitions as they remember who they are, reclaim their aptitudes, talents, and gifts, while stepping into the future with greater purpose, passion, and performance. Along the way we’ve gathered and mastered a number of tools for this work, including the Associate Certified Coach Certificate from the International Coaching Federation.  The most important tools we bring to the journey together...

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HEADWATERS COACHING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT…Now taking registrations for Fall 2020 offerings…

By John LaMunyon | August 24, 2019

New to Leadership?    Ready for a Leadership Reset? Are you seeking to further develop and deepen your leadership skills?  Join us Fall 2020 for Headwaters Leadership Development.  Space is limited.  We’re accepting applications now! Headwaters Leadership Development is for any individual or team who wants to develop or deepen their identity as an empathetic leader. Beginning in October we will start a variety of trainings, including: An eight-month-long deep dive into the fundamental questions, “WHY am I a leader,” and, “WHO am I leading?” Completion of the training will lead to a certificate in Leadership Development. Monthly sessions focused on individual...

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Leadership Development “Seek First to Understand Series” Continues January 29th

By John LaMunyon | August 24, 2019

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND SERIES Are you seeking to further develop and deepen your leadership skills?  Join us this fall for monthly Headwaters Leadership Development thematic trainings.  Space is limited.  We’re accepting applications now! Headwaters Leadership Development is for any individual or team who wants to develop or deepen their identity and performance as an empathetic leader. Every session will be divided into three components:  1.  How you “show up” as a servant leader.  2.  Tools for the art of leadership.  3.  Practicing the Art of Servant Leadership.  In October we began monthly two hour sessions as listed...

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2020 Leadership Trek June 26-29 taking registrations now!

By John LaMunyon | August 24, 2019

Leadership Trek involves guiding a group of eight adult participants into the wilderness of northern Ross Lake, located at the northern edge of the North Cascades National Park.    While traveling together June 26th through 29th  we’ll take a deep dive into questions such as,          “What does it mean to be a leader?”          “What is servant leadership?”          “Who am I becoming?”           “How can I be a more effective leader?” Each day you’ll wake up to breakfast served by the professional guides of Seattle Adventure Sports, have a brief team meeting to consider the...

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It was a beautiful week!

By John LaMunyon | February 2, 2019

Beautiful place-Tall Timber Ranch and Retreat Center, above Lake Wenatchee Beautiful people-Executive Staff of Lutherhaven Ministries, Inc. I love this job!

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There’s an Exciting Year Ahead

By John LaMunyon | January 26, 2019

Moving into the Spring and Summer we’re slowly ramping up coaching, group facilitation, videocasts, podcasts, and more. Thank you for your support as we move forward. Here’s a little peek at what’s coming up: Coaching, whether for individuals or groups, is always available by appointment.  If you’re interested in learning more about coaching and how it can help you step through new doors in your life, email, or, call 425-922-0241, or use the “Contact Us” box on this website.  You talk, I’ll listen. Leadership Training, including retreat and meeting facilitation, is available as well.  Mid-summer we’ll be launching a four day, Leadership...

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By John LaMunyon | January 26, 2019

TRANSITIONS is the focus and title of the first series of video casts from Headwaters Coaching.  The series will focus on leaders, young and not-so-young, who are involved in the many transitions of life.  First in the series on “Transitions” is G. Tyler Grisdale.    Just ten years ago Tyler finished his stint as a student athlete at Bellevue High School.  He then went to Whitman College and managed to balance studies and pitching all the way through graduation.  Realizing his mad pitching skills weren’t enough for the pros, he switched gears.  After careful consideration, he switched career paths and entered...

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