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About Me

My Credentials

I've been a lot things over the course of my life: a starving artist, a massage therapist, a yoga teacher, a graduate student, a psychology professor, and a coach.  The common thread through all of it has a passion for creativity, healing, and growth.  I've always felt a deep desire to make the world a better place, to help other people grow and becomes their best selves.  I love that coaching gives me the opportunity to do that every day.

In addition to my coaching work, I'm a professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, an author of fiction and non-fiction books, and huge nature lover.  I recently moved to beautiful San Francisco and couldn't be me more thrilled to be here.

PhD, Depth Psychology & Somatics,

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Professional Certified Coach (PCC),

International Coaching Federation

Certified Narrative Coach,

The Moment Institute

Certified Holistic Coach,

Radiant Coaches Academy.

MFA, Creative Writing,

Antioch University Los Angeles


BA, English & Interdisciplinary Studies, 

UC Berkeley.

PhD fieldwork with Elephants in Cambodia, 2015

"By focusing on the process, Jonathan guided me to tap into my natural resources and abilities, supporting me in making significant personal and professional shifts. I still use techniques learned in my sessions with Jonathan on a daily basis to keep me grounded and in-line with my goals and objectives."  - Sean Benson

"Jonathan has been an incredible support to my priorities and commitments! I feel way better prepared to tackle projects and prioritize self care."  

- Tamryn Storm Hawker

I really appreciate Jonathan’s coaching style as he sifts out my challenge through the mental clutter I present so I can refocus my energies towards my goals. 
Jonathan has a superpower of being super focused, bringing clarity and precise listening to each session. Thank you for the support!

- Naranjen Nota

“Jonathan helped me see the path to achieving my goals is simple and doable” 

- Evan James

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