Encouragement Consulting Services

  Partnering with individuals and organizations looking to reach their full potential!

We are excited to hear from those who need our services.  We are offering virtual and in-person (socially distanced) presentations, programs, or workshops once again.  Get in touch and let us know how we can serve you.


John Leonard Harris, M. Ed.
Founder and Lead Facilitator

Encouragement Consulting Services was created to help organizations like yours achieve its mission, vision and organizational objectives.

For more than 25 years, we have conducted hundreds of high quality and fully engaging  programs across the country that truly impact people in business and higher education. We would like to talk with you about providing one of our life-changing programs for the people in your campus or corporate community.  

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Our Goal

John Leonard Harris has 25 plus years of experience delivering dynamic workshops, interactive seminars and training programs that impact organizations (and the people in them) in ways that uncover the most fundamental challenges that keeps them from accomplishing its mission.

We believe in the "power of encouragement" and what it means in every aspect of our lives.  Moreover, we endeavor to help organizations create an "encouraging environment" which allows every individual to see themselves as a key contributor to the organization's success.

Areas of specialization include:
Excellence in Customer Service
Culture and Diversity Education
Personal Growth and Leadership Development
Communication and Learning Strategies
Organizational Effectiveness
Corporate Culture and Community Cohesion
Presentation and Public Skills Training 
Management Coaching 
Job Search Strategies and Employment Coaching

John Leonard Harris sharing the definition of "Finding Common Ground" during a presentation to health department employees 

Presentations For

(Businesses and organizations that
have experienced what we do)

Continuum Employee Assistance Program
Southern Glazer's Distributors
Doane University
Commercial Investment Properties
Constructors, Inc.
Family Service Association
Hexagon Composites
Lincoln Police Department
Southeast Community College
Peru State College

Lancaster County Mental Health Crisis Center
Nebraska Department of Corrections
Nebraska State Bar Association
Smart Chicken/Tecumseh
TEAM Software
Women, Infants and Children Program
Higher Education Consortium of Metropolitan St. Louis


John Leonard Harris talks about professionalism as promise employees make to those they serve in his workshop, "Finding Common Ground"


Our Impact

What our program participants think about what we do . . .

"Great job! I'm glad it was more of a discussion than a workshop. The program exceeded my expectations and that the workshop addressed issues of diversity which are more than race, gender and religion. It challenged notions of what was and wasn't diversity."

"Great presenter and presentation! Bring him back again! John Harris is an excellent speaker who strives to reach out to the audience with humor, thought-provoking information and a desire for clear understanding on delicate issues. He was very good at getting the audience to open up and speak."

"The best workshop ever! What a great presenter. I'm guessing Mr. Harris could give a workshop on paperclips and keep our attention! Great speaker and very informational.  Let's have him back again!"

"Excellent! The most involvement I've seen in a workshop in a long time.  Great facilitator-good choice! The workshop left me with a sense of rejuvenation, optimism and energized me to enjoy and do an even better job."


Check out this article about John Leonard Harris
from Continuum Employee Assistance Program



To know more about the programs and services we provide, contact us by phone or email.  We look forward to hearing from you and partnering with you.

John Leonard Harris, M.Ed.
Founder and Principal Consultant
P. O. Box 84734
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone: 402-309-9411
Email: johnharris.coaching@gmail.com