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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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
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 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...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 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...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