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
ARE YOU looking for someone who will help you cut through the debris gathered over the years to uncover or discover your truest self, whether at work, home, with friends, or completely alone? This is what I've spent most of my life doing. Toward that end, Headwaters Coaching is about crafting a more empathetic and compassionate world one leader, one team, one organization at a time. We do this work by getting our coachees and trainees back to the headwaters of their lives. That space and place where vision runs clear, and the 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.
If this sounds like you, then let's be in touch and 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 Director, Headwaters Coaching
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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
Headwaters Coaching’s Leadership Trek is a professionally guided canoeing and coaching adventure into the stunning wilderness of Ross Lake in North Cascades National Park. Limited to a group of eight adults, Leadership Trek is a truly unique opportunity to grow as a person and leader, while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of one of the most beautiful lakes in North America.
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 question for the day, load the canoes and head off on a new adventure. Following each day’s dinner, we’ll meet as a group to consider whatever questions you’ve brought to our wilderness trek.
While traveling together, John will lead you through a deep dive of 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?”
So…. You want me to spend a weekend in a canoe? What if you’ve never paddled a canoe before? We’ll teach you. Both John and the great people at Seattle Adventure sports are highly trained in safe canoe practices and are experienced in leading groups into the wilderness. Each day’s journey will be just long enough to see new waterfalls, glacier topped mountains, and more, while wearing you out just enough to help you sleep better that night. Along the way, you’ll have access to broad-based group and individual coaching from Headwaters Executive Director John LaMunyon, who has over thirty years experience in training and coaching leaders, beginning with the U.S. Army and continuing through his work with Headwaters Coaching today.
For the entrepreneurial spirits, John is not just a coach, but also the owner and founder of Headwaters Coaching and brings over forty years’ experience in coaching leaders through start ups, transitions, endings and new beginnings. You’ll also have access to Seattle Adventure Sports owner Don Cheyette who is much more than just a canoe guide. SAS is the fastest growing outdoor adventure company in the Seattle area, and Don will be ready to answer whatever questions you might have about the successful launch and growth of his company.
Here’s to the journeys ahead!
WHERE: Hozomeen Campground, Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, WA
WHEN: Friday September 9th through Monday September 12th, 2022
WHAT WE PROVIDE: Meals, snacks, training materials, and equipment. You will need to coordinate your own travel to and from the Hozomeen Campground, as well as your personal gear and toiletries. For a full gear list, contact John.
REGISTRATION FEE: $995 (Inclusive of all group supplies and equipment, training materials and food from Friday Dinner through Monday Lunch)Read More
Have you ever considered developing your coaching skills but weren’t sure it was right for you? Would a taste of coach training help you decide?
If so, SeattleCoach has an offering for you! We are registering now for an online Intro to Coaching Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, February 25th, from 10a-Noon.
Join us for this interactive session and learn:
- How building “The Coaching Mindset” accelerates the development, performance and satisfaction of key leaders and their teams
- Key coaching skills you can use immediately
- What it takes to invest in your development as a coach or coaching leader.
For more information, and to register, visit Seattle Coach.
*Space is limited to the first ten registrants, so register today. We look forward to the time together!Read More
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:
What could be?
What will be?
How will you know?
You could answer those questions on your own, however, we’ve found the results are far more powerful and longer lasting if you answer them in the context of honest feedback, encouragement and support offered by others who are on the same journey.
There are two levels to the training. Level One consists of prework leading into four, one-hour, online Tuesday evening training sessions beginning October 13th. Each training session will be followed—either that night or later in the week—by a half hour FR Group of 2-3 participants who will work together to refine each other’s plans. Level Two includes all of Level One as well as four half hour coaching sessions with either John LaMunyon or Nichole Kurz, the designers and leaders of this training.
TASTER 10/20 We’re offering a free online “taste” of the series to allow you to experience what it will be to re-vision your future. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 6-7:15p. To register, go here.
The full series begins with PREWORK which will be emailed to you as soon as you register and payment is received.
10/27, 6-7 p.m. PST Session One What Is?
10/20, 6-7 p.m. PST Session Two What COULD BE?
10/27, 6-7 PST Session Three What WILL BE?
11/3, 6-7 p.m. PDT Session Four HOW WILL YOU KNOW?
Level One $250 Including Prework, Four Training Sessions, FR Group and all materials
Level Two $500 Including all of Level One and four half-hour coaching sessions following each training session, along with the opportunity for further coaching following the training at a reduced rate.
To begin the registration process, go here.
Coaches recognize the brilliance of each client and their personal power to discover their own solutions when provided with support, accountability, and unconditional, positive regard.” Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Here’s an article on “Why Coaching Works.”
John LaMunyon is the Executive Director and Founder of Headwaters Coaching and has spent years walking with others through job loss, changing futures, and many other of life’s challenges. As well as facing his own “future resets” due to working in a field which was going through rapid change, and on a personal level organ failure, transplant, divorce, and more.
In addition to his role with Headwaters Coaching, John is on the adjunct faculty of SeattleCoach, and holds professional certifications with the International Coach Federation, the Foundations of Great Coaching, and many others.
A native of the Pacific Northwest and an avid outdoorsperson, John has served as a backcountry guide and instructor on mountain trails, on the ocean in a sea kayak, and a number of rivers and lakes in an open canoe.
Nichole Kurz is a certified Leadership Coach through SeattleCoach. For the past 10 years, she has worked in the Seattle tech industry coaching individuals who are embarking upon the start of their career. During that time she has helped individuals and teams discover what is most important to them, in both a personal and professional setting so they can pursue their greatest passions.
Also a native of the Pacific Northwest Nichole enjoys the beautiful scenery the Seattle area offers year-round whether through getting outside camping or working in the yard with her family throughout the summer. During the rainy season, you can find her reading at a coffee shop or testing out a new recipe with her daughters.
For More Information, contact John LaMunyon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: https://youtu.be/Qrd9EM1owwQ
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.
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 are the ability and empathy to listen to your life at a level many others just can’t reach while helping you hear and reclaim your own voice.
There are two sides to this work. One side is individual, one-on-one coaching. The other is working with groups on a variety of issues. Here are a few:
*Developing an empathetic culture where people matter;
*Developing a coaching culture where curiosity and regard for other team members makes for workplaces that bring life, meaning, energy, and vitality to those who work there;
*How to use conflict to move your mission forward;
*And, how to listen deeply to what others are saying and say what you mean. Many believe the communications process starts with talking. However, the most effective communicators begin with listening. What will happen to your effectiveness as a communicator when you truly hear others and then respond to what they’re saying?
If you’re seeking deeper meaning, greater empathy, renewed vision, more effectiveness as a leader, or, even simple instruction in how to be a better speaker, let’s talk. And the first hour is free! You talk, We’ll listen.
John LaMunyon, Executive Director
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 themes.
The eight-month-long certificate training includes weekly two-hour classroom sessions with lots of coaching individually and in peer groups. Along the way we’ll take a deep dive into the executive functions (Organizational and Regulatory) of the brain as they relate to leadership:
Organizational includes how we deal with the incredible amount of data in our lives which just keeps coming at us through email, visual images, relationships, the internet, etc., with each new piece of information demanding our attention, planning, sequencing, problem-solving, working memory, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, etc.
Regulatory refers to how we live in the world, including when we do or don’t take action, self-control, regulating our emotions, both consciously and unconsciously stimulus inside and outside us, while then both initiating and inhibiting behavior specific to each context, coupled with moral reasoning and decision-making.” 1 WHEW! For instance, seeing a wonderful dessert in front of you may be tempting to devour, but your executive system might remind you that eating it would conflict with your inner goals, such as losing weight.
To be added to the mailing list for the Fall 2020 Certificate program in Servant Leadership, sign up here.
MONTHLY two-hour sessions began in October 2019 and continue through May 2020. In each session we’lll explore individual areas of interest included in the longer certificate training, including conflict and polarity management, values and vision, communication and more.
All trainings are led by professionally credentialed coaches and trainers with certification from the International Coaching Federation.
Interested? Contact Headwaters Coaching Executive Director and Lead Trainer John LaMunyon today! Email: email@example.com Phone: 425-922-0241.
TO REGISTER for the monthly series, go here.
John is a gifted coach on so many levels. His innate ability to listen to more than what is being said and to identify themes which allow you to develop a greater level of self-awareness and uncover beliefs and behaviors that may be holding you back. His curiosity, brilliance and compassion create a trusting space that support open and dynamic dialogue that is so vital in an effective coaching relationship. I have had the privilege to be coached by John and through my work with him I was able to transcend obstacles that were standing in the way of my personal development. I highly recommend working with John.
V.C. H.R. Leader
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 below. Fall 2020 we’ll be offering the full training with two hour sessions weekly from October through May, including coaching with an ICF certified Executive Coach.
MODULE I LEADERS LISTEN FIRST
OCTOBER 16 Seek First to Understand: Closing the Communication Gap-COMPLETED
No matter how hard we work at communicating with others, eventually things break down. The break might be over values, vision, cultural differences, fear of talking through tough issues, and so many other reasons. Bring your bravest self as we explore how to close the gaps.
NOVEMBER 20 Seek First to Understand: Please Listen…Please-COMPLETED
All too often leaders believe the key to good communications is figuring out the perfect way to get their point across. What if the first step of the process is listening? Bring your best powers of curiosity as we practice deeply listening to others.
NEXT-DECEMBER 11 Seek First to Understand: How to Mean What You Say…COMPLETED
Consider the best speakers you’ve experienced. Was their art a matter of what they said, or, how what they said reflected who they are at their core? Imagine mastering the ability to engage others as you speak with empathy, compassion, and understanding, reflecting the alignment of your core values, beliefs and vision, all while listening carefully as you’re giving voice to your carefully chosen words. Bring…courage. You’ve got this!
MODULE II GETTING YOUR VALUES ALIGNED
JANUARY 29 VALUES: Out of Alignment?
Do you know what your core values are? Can you tell when your values are out of alignment with the values of your teammates? Your boss? Your company? This is the first of two sessions on how to identify your own values as well as those around you, including your company, boss, team, and others.
FEBRUARY 12 VALUES: For the Good of All
This month we’ll dig into core questions related to values, including: Is a diversity of values on a team or in an organization helpful or not? How does the servant leader maintain allegiance to their own values while leading a possibly broadly diverse team? How does a leader bring a team together at the values level? And more…
MODULE III WORKING THROUGH CONFLICT
MARCH 11 The Nature of Conflict Conflict arises from many sources: poor communication, the failure to seek to understand the other, the desire to have one’s own way, misalignment of values, or, as one friend put it, “they’re just plain WRONG!” At its heart, conflict arises when individuals or groups differ on their approach to a given issue. Its not the issue itself, but the approach. What is your approach to life which brings about conflict?
APRIL 15 Sources of Conflict Is the issue you’re facing a conflict to be resolved, or, a polarity to be managed? All too often the conflicts we encounter in the workplace (and elsewhere) are treated as a bad thing which must be brought to an end as soon as possible. But, what if it isn’t a conflict which can be solved? What if the issue, or issues, are the result of being on the opposite end of the same spectrum? The tool to be introduced this night is Polarity Management, which crucial insights for servant leaders.
MAY 13 Managing Conflict Conflict is natural and happens in every aspect of life. Although conflict is often labeled as “bad,” it can also signal an opportunity for growth, new understanding, and improved communication. As this is the last session in the series, we’ll be putting all of the tools together to reframe conflict as a means to a deeper understanding of leadership.
All trainings are led by professionally credentialed coaches and trainers with certification from the International Coaching Federation. We will meet in the Board Room of the Valtas Group, 310 120th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005. Each session will start promptly at 5:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.
Interested? Contact Headwaters Coaching Executive Director and Lead Trainer John LaMunyon today! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 425-922-0241.
Headwaters Coaching Founder and Director John LaMunyon along with Executive Coach Nichole Kurz are building something special. If you are an emerging leader or a new people-manager, this program is designed with you in mind. John and Nichole are getting leaders ready for the future. —
Patricia Burgin, MA, MCC|The SeattleCoach Professional Training and Development Program
I came to John after moving to a team lead position. I was struggling with this new role and didn’t feel as comfortable or confident as I had been in prior positions. He guided me in finding a new definition of success for my new role and what that meant as well as helping me understand the day to day interactions with my team., which helped me better serve them. I would recommend anyone to John that has newly entered a leadership role, or for anyone that has long been in one. —-Jonah, Software Industry