John is on a mission to transform education, believing in a shift towards combining coaching principles with teaching. John Andrew Williams taught high school Latin for six years after graduating from Brown University with a degree in Classics. He earned his coaching certificate from the Coach Training Institute and started working with high school and college students, launching his company Academic Life Coaching in 2005. He is the author of 5 books, a former writer for Newsweek’s Education blog, and speaker at coaching and education conferences from New York to Dubai. He is a Master Certified Coach with over 3,200 logged coaching hours, and In 2010 he expanded his coaching company to also train others to be certified life coaches through the International Coach Federation. His company currently trains over 300 coaches a year in over 40 countries with ten trainers based in the US and four internationally. He lives in Hood River, Oregon and is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder.