Changing The Focus, LLC
How and Why We Are Different

We are the right choiceToday

We are committed to being the most up to date, effective, consulting, and training firm addressing:
culture, leadership, positive change, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, and succession.

We offer our clients the benefit from decades of experience, and the vaule of skipping all the unintended consequences discovered when creating positive change. We work together to create a unique plan and process that will be allow everyone in the organization to become more succesful and positive each day.

We delve more deeply, than "what to do", or "how to do."

We identify, "why we do", on both a strategic and emotional level.

We help all stakeholders see clearly how and why their individual contributions are critical to the success of the organzation as a whole. And at the same time the success of the whole is more important then that of the individual.

We advance people from "thinking" about work to "experiencing" work, which creates a dramatically higher level of engagement, commitment and motivation across the entire organization.

  • Mission

    We will consistently apply our core competencies of education, change, and leadership to create programs, which will help move our clients toward their goals with the least stress and the most positive results.

  • Values

    We always hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards. We continually learn and grow. We stay on the leading edge in our fields of expertise. In every relationship, we seek to build an atmosphere of cooperative interaction, and open communication which results in positive growth and success for everyone.

    For a complete list of core values look deeper into our site.

  • changing the focus

    We continuously strive to be the most effective consulting firm focused on Permanent Positive Change, Emotional Intelligence, Insightful Leadership, and Culture.

    We work with organizations that value their people and who wish to engage them positively and effectively while delivering solid and measurable results.

The Daily Six
This award winning book defines six simple steps to show busy and disconneted people to find the perfect balance of success and significance.

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Does your organization struggle with ?
  • Unclear organizational strategy, vision, or mission, or no plan for implementation?
  • Weak leadership skills and inadequate management programs?
  • Creative energy, time, talent, and resources, being wasted?
  • Are the motivation and praise necessary to strengthen individual connections and inclusion missing?
  • Are poor communication skills creating significant decreases in engagement and optimism?
  • Projects and people not linked to core organizational goals?

Towers Watson and Thomson Reuters. Canada ltd. A global workforce study of 32,000 employees shows that employees who believe their companies are high performers deliver sustainable engagement scores 16% higher than overall country norms. Specifically, the study showed more than 67% of workers admitted they were not fully engaged and were frustrated by insufficient support.

The Keys to Success
Our groundbreaking research into the integration of the intellectual and emotional parts of the brain alloes us to offer effective programs that will instill positive change in our client’s organization.

Each of our holistic programs strengthens talent while improving vital systems and processes. We define, design, and develop the programs that build upon the strengths of our clients. We provide the necessary tools necessary to accomplish our client’s goals including workshops, webinars, speaking, coaching, and assessment testing.

  • 1. Change- Permanet, Positive !

    All our deliverables focus on the connection between knowledge and emotions. We want people to experience the positive energy possible in a fully engaged organization.

    To make that happen we use The Daily Six. This allows us to establish a Culture of Trust and Success.

  • 2. Strategic Direction

    We work with clients to drive positive change deep into the organization.
    We help clients open effective communication, clarify, and measurable short and long term goals.
    We believe firmly in the value and ROI of positive change.

  • 3. Insightful Leadership

    Balance Emotion with Knowledge.
    Insightful leaders engage and motivate.
    They evolve a culture that accepts and includes all stakeholders.
    Insightful Leaders build a culture of growth, high productivity, low turnover, and powerful connections.

Our Value:
Connecting Thought and Emotion

The development of a vibrant culture energizes the entire organization.

Whether you work in a corporation, institution, government agency, or nonprofit, we provide programs that foster positive, open communication, maximize return on investment for each employee, and build critical stakeholder relationships throughout the organization.

The resulting sense of connection, personal growth, and optimism will permeate every level of the organization, thereby bolstering productivity, reducing stress, absenteeism, and turnover.

These changes work because we engage your organization’s employees, teams, departments, and divisions to enhance communication, connection, and inclusion.

Over 45 years of experience has shown that a well-focused, well- trained and well-positioned workforce will deliver the desired ROI within a powerful and positive culture.

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Feedback From Our Clients
Read why our clients trust & rely on us for exceptional business strategies !

John Chappelear provides valuable coaching and guidance during this time of critical transition.

As a business owner with a wide variety of experience, he is a valuable mentor and peer.

He brings a fresh perspective he helps define a much-needed reporting structure.

He also helps me work through and articulate a vision and goals for my company, as well as, building clear concrete steps on how to achieve those goals.

We continually use the tools that he introduced us to.

I highly recommend John to anyone looking to improve vision, culture and productivity.


Van Swafford
Swafford Transport & Warehouse

Van Swafford
Swafford Transport & Warehouse

I just finished reading The Daily Six.

I am on a vacation in Cancun, Mexico with some friends. I have pulled myself away from them whenever possible to enjoy each chapter, or rather, savor each chapter!

I guess my favorite part came at the end where you list the others-first actions and the me-first actions and I intend to put these into effect immediately.

I cannot tell you how much this book resonates for me and how much I appreciate each page filled with your candor and humility. Talk about gratitude! I am grateful for this book. It is a wonderful read and a perfectly perfect and profound body of work.

Thank you for sharing it with me!


The Daily Six is a fabulous formula for true success and happiness. It teaches us to change our focus to the vital few rather than the trivial many.

Dr. Tony Alessandra
Author of The Platinum Rule and Charisma

Please accept our sincere thanks for your contribution to the 2011 American Bus Marketplace. Your program was rated 9.3 out of ten. 

We received comments such as “John’s techniques helped us feel better being in control of our own leadership situations”; “Wonderful, truly made me think. One of my favorites of the conference.” and “This was a great seminar. I wish it could’ve lasted longer. I could’ve used another two hours of John’s advice.” 

We certainly enjoyed having you and would like to have you speak at Marketplace again in the future.

Lynn M. Brewer
Sr. Vice President, Meetings, Education and Member Services


I would like to thank you for your help and guidance in your workshop. It is a very good course and the program was customized just for us, which was very helpful.

The knowledge I gained is very helpful in my position as Chairman of the Department of Medicine.

I also enjoyed your presentation style and and particularly the specific advice and guidance you offered us during discussions.

Your assistance has been invaluable during this process.

 Hamad Al Ashgar, MD
Consultant Hepatologist
Director of Medicine
Contact Us
We engage an organization’s employees, teams, departments and divisions to enhace communication, connection and inclusion.

We do this by establishing systems, feedback and programs that enable your people to quickly respond to emerging changes and opportunities in today’s rapidly changing business climate. 

Your people will act and react more positively, productive and profitably. We are ready to help and support you and your organization. 

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