“Part of why Jon Lokhorst is a wonderful coach is because he understands the technical, business, and people side of organizations. A former CFO, he’s very insightful when supporting clients in navigating important business relationships, leading teams, and being more persuasive, inspiring, and assertive.  He’s also affirming and kind and has a great sense of humor.” — Donna Schilder, Master Certified Coach

Jon Lokhorst, MA, CPA, PCC, is a Leadership Coach who launched his coaching practice after a 30-plus-year career in business and nonprofit leadership roles.
He is a graduate of Coach U and is recognized by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Jon also holds an MA in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.
Jon is passionate about helping clients discover the best version of themselves so they can deliver their best value in every situation. He supports clients in clarifying their personal vision, purpose, and values, as well as focusing on their top priorities. His clients include executive, mid-level, and emerging leaders in the finance and healthcare fields.
Jon Lokhorst started his career as a CPA in a Minneapolis-St. Paul accounting firm and later became a principal there when it became Wallace, Lokhorst & Company, Ltd.
After an 18-year accounting career, Jon transitioned into the nonprofit sector, first serving as Chief Financial Officer for a fast-growing, entrepreneurial nonprofit based in Minneapolis. He then served as Chief Fundraising Officer for several nature-based camps and conference centers in California and Wisconsin.
Throughout his career, Jon has delivered training and public speaking presentations on personal development, leadership, and business topics. Jon appeared on the popular Leadership Podcast, “Coaching for Leaders” with Dave Stachowiak: Episode 312: What Great Technical People Leverage From Leadership.
He also serves as adjunct faculty for the School of Business & Nonprofit Management at North Park University in Chicago and is a member of the National Speakers Association. His book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well In All Directions, was published in April 2021.
Jon has been married to his wife Barb for over 35 years and they have three adult children and four grandchildren. Jon enjoys taking daily walks with their Australian Shepherd mix, Sequoia. His hobbies also include biking, golfing, participating in Minnesota sports, and reading for personal growth and development.

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“Jon coached four leaders who had been promoted to a new upper management level in our growing company. He helped them understand the unique strengths and personalities that influence their leadership style and how to tailor their approach to the teams they lead. Their work with Jon equipped them to become more effective leaders with tools for better communication, leading meetings, giving and receiving feedback, and empowering others.

Jon’s Coaching made it possible for us to express how much we value these four leaders by investing in their leadership development. Their experience with Jon continues to pay dividends through their leadership in our company.”

– Steve Gray, CEO, Family Innovations

“Working with Jon helped me obtain a clearer focus on my workload and priorities. Jon helped me see the need to slow down on the volume of transactional work to spend more time and energy on value-added work, such as strategic planning, goal-setting, and workflow. I enjoy my work more and have become more successful in my role as a result of our coaching sessions.”

– John Hughes, CFO, Ventura Orthopedics

“Working with Jon this past year, I learned not only to focus on results but also to build relationships with my team. Jon’s advice helped me to nurture a high-performance team, opening my mind with a strategic thinking process that includes stepping back from day-to-day operations and intentionally carving out time to formulate long-term goals. The subtle change created a win-win situation for me to prioritize my time on the most important things while empowering my team to develop their decision-making skills.

“When it comes to leadership, Jon has a lot of insights to offer. Jon also worked with me on time management to lead meetings more effectively and on succinct business communication to be more influential. I was fortunate to have Jon as my coach. He does not just talk about being a leader; he walks the walk of a servant leader. “  Li Cheng, Manager, Financial Reporting, Credit Union

“Jon Lokhorst helped me find a balance between results and relationships. Through his coaching, I became more intentional about building strong relationships with my team. By enhancing engagement with my team, I was able to build and nurture a productive team delivering high-quality results.” – I.T., Manager, Financial Services

“Jon facilitates our Executive Leadership Team meeting with great care. He is calm and kind and asks great questions. He listens to the team while facilitating and asks follow-up questions to bring out the core issues. Jon is always open to hearing our feedback and helps us improve how we run our Executive Leadership Team meetings.”  Yuko Tsuchida, Hito, LLC