Rev. Dr. John J. Scherer
is Founder & President of the Scherer Leadership Center. As a
former Combat Officer on a US Navy Destroyer, Lutheran Chaplain at
Cornell University, Gestalt and Family Systems Therapist, Graduate
School co-creator, author, successful change consultant and
entrepreneur, John brings a unique perspective to his life and work.
Business and community leaders from 42 nations have graduated from his
Executive and Leadership Development Intensives.
In 2008 John came to Poland ‘for six
months’ to introduce his unique approach to Leadership Development in
the world of work and Facilitating Change in individuals, teams, and
larger systems. Central/Eastern Europe proved to be VERY interested in
what he had to offer, and more and more clients began to engage his
services, including Siemens, Roche, Netia, PLAY, Unilever, WARTA,
Tchibo, DHL, Price Waterhouse Cooper, ING, and ALIOR, as well as Boeing,
Microsoft, The US Army, the Government of Canada and many others.
John is the creator of hundreds of articles and online media, including The Scherer Leadership Report, and is author of Work and the Human Spirit (1993), Five Questions that Change Everything (2008), and the recent Polish version, Wiser at Work: Five Questions that Change the Way You Lead (2012).
A prodigious writer, his work has been translated into 15 languages.
The Stephen Covey organization honored John as one of America’s Top 100
Thought Leaders in Personal/Leadership Development, and in 2015 the
International Organization Development Network recognized him with their
coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of the living experts on
the deep development of leaders and the Action Research approach to
Living and working from a base in Warsaw,
Poland, he is known around the world for his ability to connect with
leaders and front-line staff in bringing about profound individual
breakthroughs and workplace-wide transformations. A father of four
‘wonderfully grown and gifted artistic’ children, he runs, does yoga,
still performs the occasional magic show, and loves to read a good spy