JOHN HUIE COACHING SERVICES
John offers mentoring and coaching services for young people, young adults, parents and grandparents. When parents or guardians are struggling with vexing situations, John is uniquely qualified to coach, to encourage, and to guide in helpful and constructive ways. He has particular interest and skill working with grandparents who find themselves overwhelmed with the responsibility they have assumed.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience as teacher, headmaster, Outward Bound School Director, and professional educational consultant, John’s coaching services may be useful and appropriate whether before or after therapeutic intervention and treatment. John is the father of four young adults and grandparent of three young children.
As a Life Coach for diverse young adults and adults, John's approach is authentic and compassionate. It is based on careful listening, open and honest communication, a non-judgmental relationship with the client, and diligent collaboration in finding solutions. A primary goal of the coaching process is to emphasize healthy communication and vital clarity for good decision-making.
When clients may feel they have exhausted every constructive option, John offers a fresh approach structured for the needs of each client. He draws on a deep well of creative ideas and effective strategies for change. He works with clients nation-wide.
John’s career began with teaching English at McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He taught and served as Dean of Students at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas and served as Headmaster of Verde Valley School in Sedona, Arizona. He served as an assistant professor of Clinical and Field Studies in the College of Education at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, where for a short time he held landed immigrant status. During his service as a US Army Lieutenant in France and Germany, John taught adult education classes in writing and served as editor of a command newspaper.
Later, John helped develop the Minnesota Outward Bound School where he served as Instructor and Program Director. His commitment to wilderness education led him eventually to the North Carolina Outward Bound School, where he served as Executive Director 1977 to 1994. During those years, more than 40,000 young people graduated from the school’s character-building courses in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Peru.
In 1995, John helped initiate the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College, and served for eleven years as its Executive Director. John then organized a board to initiate Muddy Sneakers, an outdoor environmental education program reaching elementary school children in Western North Carolina. As that program took root, he immersed himself more fully in his current role as an Educational Consultant.
He is a member emeritus in good standing of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)—committed to the highest standards of professional service, and an Individual Affiliate of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). in 2006, John received the Long Leaf Pine Award for his leadership and service on behalf of America’s youth.
John and his wife, Jaan Ferree, make their home in Asheville NC, where Jaan is Chair of the Public Arts and Cultural Commission. They are at home in the mountains of Western North Carolina, involved in the community, and enjoy visits with their blended family of six grown children.
I am so thrilled that I got to work with John Huie!
He heard what I needed and jumped right in, offering many employment options and considerations for my needs. He sent me lots of leads and asked the right questions. In less than 6 weeks , I found a new job in a career I have been exploring.
John is kind, supportive, thorough and a problem solver.
I highly recommend him if you feel stuck in your personal life or business. He will help you all the way through.
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