Jon Lokhorst, CPA, PCC, is a leadership coach, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of the new book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions. He works with organizations to develop leaders everyone wants to follow, build teams no one wants to leave, and deliver exceptional results. Before launching Lokhorst Consulting LLC, Jon enjoyed a 30-plus year career as a CPA, CFO, and organizational leader. He has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and is recognized by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University. Jon is a member of the National Speakers Association and serves as President-Elect of the Minnesota chapter. On a personal note, Jon loves grandparenting and being “Papa” to his four adorable littles, as he calls them.
Our audience appreciates Jon’s heartfelt, concise, and insightful way of presenting leadership development topics. Jon offers concrete examples and always provides the audience with an immediate plan to jump into action. In working with Jon, we appreciate his responsiveness, preparedness, and personable professionalism. You can count on Jon to provide excellent training sessions time and time again.
Liz Briggson, CPA, CVA, Cofounder, Director of Education & Partnerships, Encoursa
“When I brought Jon in to support my organization, my goal was to enhance the skills of my supervisors. What I didn’t expect is that he would make me a better leader in the process. Rather than simply facilitating pre-designed training sessions, he took the time to understand our unique culture, challenges and opportunities. We partnered together to custom design sessions and a solid follow-up plan that would leave a lasting impact. I feel a greater confidence in driving leadership development on my own as a result of our work together, and I have a stronger team to show for it! We have begun to see the fruits of our efforts in both reduced employee turnover and resident satisfaction.”