City of Santa Fe Springs
Gus Hernandez | Recreation Manager

Santa Fe Springs Testimonial:


"John was an ideal speaker for our team.  He was easy to work with, his topic was extremely relevant, he brought great energy, and he was very engaging with our staff.  If ou are looking to build leaders in your organization, John is your guy!"

~ Gustavo Hernandez, Recreation Manager

City of Hermosa Beach

Suja Lowenthal, DPD | City Manager


Hermosa Beach Testimonial:

“After retiring from the City of Torrance and starting Catalyst Consulting, the City of Hermosa Beach was fortunate to secure the remarkable talents of John Jones to serve as Acting Community Resources Manager during an extended employee leave. John joined us ever so seamlessly that it felt as though he was part of the team all along.  I am personally thankful that he gave his very best to our community as he did not simply “keep things moving” or limit himself in the way that many interim staff do.


Instead, John joined right in as an active and contributing member of the City’s leadership team supporting his colleagues and advising me as the City Manager.  He created lasting communications and operational strategies to improve our efficiency and effectiveness and took on challenging issues.  Most importantly, he led the Community Resources Department and mentored the department staff in exploring their potential and coaching them into seeing themselves in positions with greater responsibility. 


We are pleased to continue our relationship with John as he serves as an Executive Coach for our Interim Community Resources Manager, with the goal of preparing her to be exceptionally competitive during the recruitment for the permanent post. The results are already quite remarkable.


I highly recommend the services of John Jones of Catalyst Consulting.  His industry knowledge, coupled with his professionalism, amazing energy, and positive attitude are truly unparalleled.” 

~ Suja Lowenthal, DPD, City Manager, City of Hermosa Beach

City of Bell Gardens

Elizabeth Nava | Recreation & Community Services Director

Bell Gardens Testimonial:

"We hosted a staff training for the first time in a few years and needed a dynamic speaker t kick off our training and get our team motivated and ready to work. John came in and knocked it out of the park. His professionalism and enthusiasm made him easy and pleasant to work with, and his passion for this profession caught the attention and respect of our entire team. John understood what we needed and delivered with flying colors."

~ Elizabeth Nava, Recreation & Community Services Director


Interview with John