John D. Schmidt

John D. Schmidt is the founder and CEO of Avastone Consulting, an
international consultancy committed to the vitality and sustainability
of client organizations and the larger global community.  He serves as
advisor to global corporations and non-governmental enterprises, and is a
thinker, designer, and practitioner in integral approaches to complex
challenges and human development.  He is the host of ZOOM’D Leadership on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

John’s expertise offers a rich foundation for ZOOM’D. He is a seasoned
consultant with 30 years experience in getting to the heart of matters,
discerning what is really going on, and framing appropriate actions. He
focuses on deep understanding—listening for surface realities—and deeper
truth. He makes sense of complexity, integrating the long view with the

John values the interiority of life and how the developmental nature of
mindsets shapes the world we live in—across economic, social, and
environmental arenas. He is dedicated to his own growth and
contemplative practice, spending 25 days per year in retreat. He is
creatively gifted in developing other leaders through deep immersion

John serves as guest faculty and contributor to learning institutes,
universities, and community service organizations. He is a board member
of the SHIFT Foundation (which develops young global leaders) and Kosmos
Journal (a voice of global awakening). He passionately pursues active
enjoyments of life—he is a road cyclist, skier, fly fisher—and lover of
the ocean.

His VoiceAmerica Business Channel radio show, Zoom’d can be heard Mondays at 11 a.m. PST. |

Living Leadership


At the heart of a new global civilization is the movement toward wholeness and forms that support global emergence. ‘Integral leadership’ is an important component powering this move. Integral leadership reflects a sphere of leadership where interior development and exterior structures are aligned to support and sustain organisms—people, businesses, the environment, and one another.