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The Butterfly Warrior

John and Carrie take a moment this week to discuss a little bit more about themselves, what they do, and how they came to their own Butterfly Moments. John dives in more about his book and discusses why he changed the title from The Butterfly Code to Butterfly Warriors. You can find his new book on his website Life Coach One. This book is here to help all of you that want more out of life and are willing to do something to change and achieve their own Butterfly Moment!

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John has spent most of his life counseling, coaching and caring for those in need.   During his early life he felt a vocation for the Catholic priesthood and at the age of 12 was accepted to the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.  After high school, he went to Michigan State University as an Evans Scholar. Here played Big Ten Football for the legendary coach Duffy Daugherty and was a University Rhodes Scholar Candidate.

Upon graduation he taught English and Reading and coached high school sports at St. Clemens High School. He then went on to Notre Dame Law School and pursued a Personal Injury Practice in Michigan for over 35 years, serving the needs of clients experiencing catastrophic injury and loss. During this time, he also developed career as a Hollywood screenwriter, having written over 30 screenplay, half of which have been either sold or optioned and two were development deals for Walt Disney Studios.

He has also worked as an artist, musician, playwrite, poet and entrepreneur.  He now serves full time as a Life Coach and sits as board president for the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation, and organization which offers deprived, young adults programs for the arts (music, painting, writing and yoga) in “at risk” communities in the Metro Detroit area. John firmly believes that a Life Coach and mentor needs humor, passion, purpose and true to life experience to help those who seek his service.  One of his most recent (and proudest) accomplishment has been his successful encounter and treatment for cancer. (Affectionately, referred to his “Dance with Cancer”)

He coaches clients with a spiritual platform utilizing the tools of goal achieving, life purpose, clarity, compassion and accountability.   His wife beautiful wife Carrie has been his counselor and companion for 34 years.  His golden retriever “Bella” is his favorite (non-human) inspiration and friend. John’s favorite observation about “the human experience” is as follows, “It is not what happens to you in life that is as important as with what you do with what happens.”   Every challenge in life comes with a fresh start and a fresh opportunity for amazing grace and amazing good!   “A great Life Coach helps you find these hidden blessing!”

He points to his own experience in life as evidence of this.   Barely after John’s 11 birthday, his father experienced a catastrophic heart attack and stroke that left his almost completely disabled and in a wheelchair for over 11 years and until his death.   Although painful and devastating, the experience turned out to be one of John’s major motivators in his own life and taught lessons “no healthy father could teach.”   Also, his mother’s strength, faith and compassion during this time, (raising 6 children) taught John that “nothing is impossible”  and “with love there is always a will, a way"


About John Schalter and Carrie Hall:

John and Carrie with their vast experience in both the business and entertainment world, are collaborative, solution-focused Life Coaches. They provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. They also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, each work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving. As a platform for their coaching, they use the most effective goal achieving system in the world the 100 Day Challenge. Learn more at, or call John at: 586 997 HELP (4357)