Writer, Speaker, Entrepreneur

John Busacker is a writer, speaker and the Founder of Life-Worth, LLC, a personal leadership development firm.

John is the author of four booksGasping for Breath: Inviting God’s Spirit Into Your Overwhelmed Life, do less, be more: The Life-Changing Power of FocusDare to Answer: 8 Questions That Awaken your Faith and Inspiring Generosity: Stories of Faith and Grace in Art.

He has written for or been cited in The Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Health Progress Journal, Research Magazine, and Experience Life magazine.

John has delivered keynotes, facilitated workshops, coached leaders, and orchestrated conferences on six continents, engaging such topics as personal engagement, authentic leadership, and holistic generosity. His thought-provoking style weaves a distinctive blend of inspiring storytelling, honest dialogue and practical advice into compelling presentations that catalyze individuals, leadership teams, and organizations to act.

John’s clients have ranged from Medtronic, Thrivent Financial, CommonSpirit Health, Duke Corporate Education, Ameriprise Financial, Weyerhaeuser Company, the National Football League and PwC to Mekane Yesus Church of Ethiopia, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development in Dubai (UAE), Prudential Assurance New Zealand and CJ Corporation of South Korea.

Through the trust and business provided by these clients, we are able to generously give time and financial resources to a variety of organizations both locally and globally.

John and Carol Winter Walk
Bumpa Busacker
John and his sweet dog Kodi
Recording Gasping For Breath Audio Book
John and co-author Dave Johnson filming video
John hiking in the mountains

Before launching Life-Worth, John was a partner in and President of INVENTURE – The Purpose Company, a global leadership-consulting firm for 20 years and worked as a top financial advisor and practice leader for 14 years.

The golden thread woven through all of John’s life and work is a passion for guiding people to discover and generously live out their unique calling.

John’s commitment to leadership extends globally, supporting the development needs of leaders with nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.

John has been married to his high school sweetheart, Carol, for 42 years and together they have two grown sons, two daughters-in-law, three exuberant grandchildren and one exceedingly social Golden Retriever. John and Carol live outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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