About Your Trail Guide & Life Coach

 I’m John, a Trail Guide & Life Coach for Lessons on the Trail.


Lessons on the Trail is a metaphor for lessons learned while traveling the long, wild trail of life. As I reflect back on my own life journey thus far, many insights have now taken the place of secrets, doubts, obsessions, compulsions, and uncertainties.  Life is so much more joy-filled. I don’t have all the answers, but I’ve discovered real truths that are nourishing me on my own Journey to Progress.


Lessons on the Trail is dedicated to helping others discover their truths and experience real progress in slaying dragons and reaching a better place in life.  It can be a game changer in helping you achieve life transformation goals, overcome roadblocks to happiness, or strengthen your recovery.  It starts with picking up that 500 pound phone and shooting me a text or calling me.  Let's start with a confidential, no-obligation, free conversation to see if this might be the right next step for you.


I’m in my 50s and I plan to devote the rest of my life trying to help others just as I’ve been helped on my own journey by many wonderful men and women who genuinely care about people.  Counselors, coaches and guides have been, and will remain, a big part of my transformation journey.  


While I’ve already had careers in the military and in higher education, I’ve undergone extensive professional training to equip me to serve as a Guide and life coach, particularly in the mental and emotional health realms.  


Lessons on the Trail is not a substitute for therapy. It is, however, very helpful for those wanting immediate ideas, support, accountability, and a lot of encouragement. Lessons on the Trail isn’t a journey to the silver bullet or magic pill. It’s a Journey to Progress which leads to a transforming life.  Call, text or email today.  Go from "wanting" life change to "doing" life change.


If you are looking for someone who has completely figured out how to perfectly navigate life’s challenges, then close this page and keep searching. 


If you are looking for someone who continues to learn from ups and downs, good and bad, light and dark, then I hope you call, text, or email me today if you’d like to learn more and begin your Journey to Progress: john@lessonsonthetrail.org  480-521-4313