Jon Shuster


Animal League Defense Fund
Kaiser Permanente
Pinchin Ltd
Texas Pacific Group
University of California, San Francisco


MBA | Kellogg-Northwestern


New Ventures West
Integrative Enneagram (IEQ)
Leadership Embodiment


Competitive Sports
Bruce Springsteen

Jon Shuster

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

San Francisco, CA


Jon supports Growth Axis clients with coaching, team and organization consulting to rapidly accelerate their leadership effectiveness and drive the performance of their teams and organizations. He is known for his skill in blending strategic insight with practical solutions that are grounded in business reality. His clients value his experience working with leaders of diverse backgrounds as well as his ability to seamlessly integrate client values, competencies and tools into his delivery.

Jon’s coaching focuses on helping leaders to:

  • Lead and inspire change
  • Build team and organization capability
  • Create high-performing culture
  • Strengthen executive presence and communication skills
  • Progress to greater levels of scope and responsibility
  • Improve their ability to adjust leadership style


Jon combines product management experience in Banking and Retail alongside over 15 years of organization development, coaching and leadership consulting across multiple industries. As an advisor and coach to a Fortune 50 oil and gas company, Jon supported enterprise efforts to shape and reinforce leadership behavior in alignment with new competences. Internally at Levi Strauss & Co, Jon led the development and global introduction of behavior competencies and coached leaders and managers on leveraging competencies to drive performance. Earlier in his career, Jon was a consulting leader at Accenture and Watson Wyatt where he advised a variety of clients on leading large-scale change, improving organization effectiveness and design, and engaging employees.

Jon earned an MBA from the Kellogg School and a BA in social psychology from Cornell University, where he graduated with honors. He serves on the board of the Bay Area chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is a volunteer Business Advisor for Pacific Community Ventures. Jon lives with his wife and son in Oakland.


I appreciated Jon’s style with my group and his ability to quickly make team members comfortable and open up. The work deliverables were exceptional. As a result, our team integration is stronger, our mission is clearer, and team collaboration has increased.
– Vice President, Health Care

We owe a large portion of our high visibility project’s success to Jon, including his ability to anticipate stakeholder concerns and his coaching, which enabled me to more effectively engage, focus and influence others.
– Manager, Real Estate Services