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
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
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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...Read More
New to Leadership? Ready for a Leadership Reset? Are you seeking to further develop and deepen your leadership skills? Join us this fall 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...Read More
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 as an empathetic leader. Beginning in October we will start monthly trainings, including: OCTOBER 16 Seek First to Understand: Closing the Communication Gap No matter how hard we work at communicating with others, eventually things break down. The break might be over values, vision, cultural differences, fear...Read More
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...Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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...Read More
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...Read More
On a warm Saturday evening in early September a number of friends of Headwaters Coaching gathered on the patio of Big Block Brewing Company. What a night! Good food, great conversations and a raffle for Headwaters swag. Headwaters pint glasses served as the door prize. Between the raffle, donations and Rick Wong’s gift of many copies of his book sales (“The Five Abilities”) we raised $1,000 for King County Habitat for Humanity. Thanks go to Rick Wong (The Five Abilities), photographer; Don Cheyette (Seattle Adventure Sports), gaffer; Marilyn Wong, Belinda Valentine (Belinda’s Face Painting), and Cheri LaMunyon for dealing with...Read More
On a recurring basis, we’re asked, “What does, ‘Executive Coach’ mean?” For some coaches, it refers to the level others have to be at before they’ll be considered coaching clients. In this instance, “Executive” means an individual or team’s role in their organization. However, when we talk about “Executive Coaching,” we’re referring to the higher functions of the human brain. The term is a business metaphor, suggesting our executive functions are something like the chief executive who monitors all of the different departments so the company can move forward as efficiently and effectively as possible. How we organize our lives,...Read More
Its been awhile since posting to this site. Just lost a month to Influenza Type A, not a great month. However, now I’m back up and getting ready for the transition from forty years of church-based employment to starting up Headwaters Coaching full-time August 1st. Between now and then I’ll post a few articles and thought pieces. Here’s the first, by Simon Sinek, author of “Find Your Why,” “Leaders Eat Last,” and a few more. Happy watching! As always, I’d love to hear your reaction. just use the comments section below. JohnRead More