Transform Your Performance

The audience for my coaching and keynote speeches is mostly hyper-achieving CEOs and senior executives. While outwardly successful, most often they often feel like they’re underperforming or have given up too much for their careers or businesses. Others are adjusting to situations significantly different than what they were doing before, such as taking on a more senior role, going into retirement, or pivoting their company. All of them are looking to be inspired and motivated.

I initially help new clients learn to deal with day-to-day issues, challenges, and opportunities with less stress, more confidence, and better results. They discover the importance of being held accountable, maintaining discipline and good habits, and starting a virtuous cycle of continuous learning.

As a natural outcome, many clients then discover they have more potential to achieve greater things than they originally thought. When that happens, they have taken an important first step to transformation, a journey that becomes more exciting and rewarding every day.

To make this process clearer and less daunting, I have developed two proprietary frameworks:

  1. “The Owning Tomorrow Performance Model”, which lays out the basic process of committing to desired outcomes and ensuring mindsets, behaviors, and decisions are properly aligned.
  2. As the name implies, “The Six Plus Two Principles of Leadership” highlights altogether six activities and two important mindsets that any leader needs to master.

Behind these frameworks are a multitude of tools, techniques, and exercises I use as appropriate to guide my clients through their journeys. You can watch two short videos and read more under the “About John” tab of this website.

Our community & programs

Executive Mentoring in New York City, New York

Every member of Executives Over 50 is part of a group of 10 to 12 like-minded souls. We carefully curate these groups to ensure the members derive as much value from the experience as possible and forge meaningful, long-term relationships.

Facilitated by a professional coach with members often geographically dispersed, groups meet online for 1 1/2 hours/every week. There are opportunities to meet face-to-face as well.

The members of your group will help you define your goals and hold you accountable for achieving them while challenging and supporting you.

Executives Over 50 offers additional programs and a large network of experts and specialists to help you with your career, business, health, wellness, and personal financial situation.
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The Cost and Benefits of Membership


  • $195/month,$585 payable at the beginning of a quarter (via credit card, Venmo, or Zelle)


  • Become an active member of a group
  • Gain access to employment, freelance, volunteer, project work, and other opportunities to make an impact, earn money and stay relevant.

Additional assistance includes career counseling, health and wellness support, personal wealth management, and other specialized services. This is billed separately on an as-used basis.

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Ageism in the Workplace

“Ageism in the Workplace” (A LinkedIn Live Event)

In April 2023, John Furth talked with two HR experts about their careers and lives as 60-something-year-olds. In this video clip, they address the points:

  • Ageism is the one form of discrimination that affects everyone. It is most apparent at the beginning and the end of our careers. Beliefs about age are so insidious that we often don’t realize how much we internalize these associations and sabotage ourselves and our potential.
  • While age-related declines in physical, emotional, and mental abilities may impact the options available to us, we need to be able to recognize and act on new and unexpected opportunities.

Click here to view a short clip of the discussion

Older Executives Make Better Employees

Studies have found that older employees and executives:

  • Are more likely to engage in proactive behaviors at work, such as seeking out new challenges and opportunities for learning and development.
  • Tend to perform better than younger workers in jobs that require experience, problem-solving, and social skills.
  • Are most focused and productive from the age of 50 to 80.

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Is being an employee no longer an option?
Build a business of your own!

Recording of a LinkedIn Live event from May 12, 2022

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Ageism in the Workplace

Be Your Own Hero!

As an employee, you strike a bargain with your employer. You’re paid, offered opportunities to grow personally and professionally, and be part of something bigger than yourself. In exchange, you are expected to keep less-than-desirable character traits under wraps and become the person they want you to be.

When I went independent at the age of 54, I discovered I had unwittingly struck another bargain: While I was free to make my own decisions and run my business the way I wanted to, I also suffered through financial worries, doubts, and, worse of all, the nagging feeling that I was failing and making poor choices.

I also had extended moments of the kind of loneliness that forces you to confront yourself, your weaknesses, and your demons. I eventually (re-)learned and accepted who I was – warts and all. I now celebrate that person and his accomplishments every day.

And I’ve learned an important lesson that I try to pass on as much as possible: It’s not what you do that defines your life, but it’s who you are… and only you can make that happen!

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