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 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
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 the food; the staff of Big Block who kept incredible ales and ciders coming through the door and all who joined in the fun. Here are a few pictures of the night. Look forward to the 2019 HWC gathering at Chateau LaMunyon this summer!
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, how we plan and how we then execute those plans is largely guided by our executive system.
Executive functions can be divided into organizational and regulatory abilities.
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.
So, what do I do as an Executive Coach? I work with individuals and groups who want to live at their highest level incorporating everything they bring to each task, interwoven with their ability to shift and adapt depending on the situation (organization), tied in with their best wisdom for the greater good of leading their entire team/organization forward (regulation).
Interested in learning more? Let’s be in touch. You talk, I’ll listen.
John LaMunyon, Executive Director
1With thanks to the researchers of the University of California Weill Institute for Neurosciences Memory and Aging CenterRead More
Fear to Freedom
March 3rd 9:00a to 4:00p
LaMunyon Lodge, 21221 NE 13th Court, Sammamish 98074
There are so many things we would like to do in life, but somewhere along the way we’ve decided we either can’t, or shouldn’t. It might be seeking a higher paying job, working toward more fulfilling relationships, becoming a better communicator, or other dream which always seems out of reach. What if you could move beyond the decision you made to a new decision, a new, more powerful you? What if you could say goodbye to your fears, self-limiting decisions, and all the rest, for good? You would want that, wouldn’t you!?!
Registration fee is $300, inclusive of all materials, continental breakfast and lunch.
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Just how big is your dream?
What are you willing to leave behind to make it happen?
What will you keep?
What new resources, attitudes, aptitudes, friendships and…will you need to make it all happen?
Seems like lots of folks are wrestling with big dreams these days. Dreaming is easy and free. But, moving to action can be costly. The very skills and attitudes which get you to a certain place in life, perhaps where you’re at now, don’t always work in the next phase. Consider the picture. These pioneers set out on the trail with a perfect picture of what their life would be once their dream was fulfilled. But, they forgot to take true stock of the cost.
The Oregon Trail is littered with the remnants of dreams like the stove and broken barrel in this picture. However, along the way, the pioneers took on new skills. Cooking over open fire. Learning how to tell when a water source is safe. And so much more. We know many did achieve their dreams. The way was hard. The price was great. But, the reward was even greater.
What’s your dream? For many years a placard hung in my office which read, “Blessed are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.” Eventually the placard wore out from too many moves. And yet the saying is emblazoned in my being.
What’s your dream? Are you willing to pay the price? A much admired friend of mine gave up many of the perks of being a world class athlete to pursue a career which would bring greater financial stability to his family and a bigger stage for his many gifts of working with others and helping shape their dreams. In the beginning, the way was hard. Clients were few. There were a number of nights only one or two people watched his Facebook talks. But then those few became a bit more. Followed by a bit more still. And now? He’s on his way to his dream. By leaving a few things behind, bringing the true character of who he is with him, and being open to whatever new resources, attitudes, aptitudes, friendships, and so on he needs for the journey ahead.
Blessed are those who dream dreams…
If you ever want to talk about your dreams, I’m here, ready and waiting. In the meantime, dream BIG!