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Are you ready to transform your leadership?

This page is just as much about you as it is me. You’re here because you want to know if I can help you become the leader people want to follow or build a team that people don’t want to leave. You want better. I can get you there—and beyond. That’s why I established Lokhorst Consulting. Whether working with you as a coach, trainer or speaker, I am committed to your success.

Watch Jon’s intro video.

Let’s talk about what you need and how I can help.

How do you know I’m a fit for you?

My ability to effectively partner with you today has been honed by years of experience consulting, leading, managing and, yes, following. Successful outcomes for my clients include:

  • Organizations increase employee engagement, reduce turnover, break down silos and build stronger leadership pipelines.
  • Teams effectively communicate, efficiently collaborate, maximize productivity and rise to surprising levels of innovation.
  • Individuals find a renewed sense of purpose and become better leaders, managers and collaborators.

We can tailor a leadership development program that fits your needs.

Want to know more about me?

I hold credentials as an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Those are two sets of abbreviations that you don’t often see together. 


However, I am especially adept at working with leaders and teams within the finance and healthcare sectors.

Here’s a quick overview of my professional journey prior to Lokhorst Consulting: 

  • Began career as a CPA after earning a B.A. in Business Administration from Bethel University. 
  • Served for 18 years at a firm that later became Wallace, Lokhorst & Company, Ltd.
  • Became Managing Partner at Wallace, Lokhorst & Company, developing our team to ensure that our work was at the highest level for every client.
  • Dedicated the next 15 years in nonprofit leadership roles, primarily as chief financial officer (CFO) or development director. 
  • Obtained an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. 

All of these experiences gave me a front-row seat to observe the far-reaching and long-lasting impact of good leadership and healthy teams. 

AND THEN: I launched Lokhorst Consulting LLC to develop leaders everyone wants to follow, build teams no one wants to leave, and deliver exceptional results. I have had the privilege of serving clients throughout the United States as a speaker, coach and trainer

In addition to my coaching and accounting credentials, I am: 

  • a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA).
  • on the Board of Directors of the NSA Minnesota Chapter.
  • a certified facilitator of RightPath assessment tools.
  • an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University (Chicago).


Five guiding values for my firm are:

  1. Holistic Excellence
  2. Growth Mindset
  3. Bias for Action
  4. Desire Over Fear
  5. Legacy Thinking

My new book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions, is the result of these five values and my belief in a John Maxwell mantra: Everything rises and falls on leadership.

Oh, on a personal note, I love grandparenting and being “Papa” to my four adorable “littles,” as I call them. I enjoy getting out on my bike and taking walks with my wife, Barb. I must confess that I am also an avid and long-suffering fan of Minnesota’s professional sports teams, cheering on the Twins, Vikings and Wild.

Now that you know more about me, let’s talk about you.

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    Mark P. Fisher
    Founder & Chief Encourager, Inspiring Growth

    Years ago - I tried like crazy to hire Jon as my CFO. It just didn't work out. During the process as well as years afterwards I grew to respect Jon's straight forward observations, rich and wise insights and subtle humor. He is a rare human being with a combination of analytical and empathetic skills. I'm a Jon fan!

    Doris Gomez, PhD
    Dean, School of Business & Leadership, Regent University

    Jon is a true professional and expert when it comes to leadership development, coaching and organizational consulting. His integrity and expertise are unmatched.

    Andover, MN 55304