John Busacker

John BusackerPresident – The Inventure Group
Minneapolis, Minnesota

John Busacker is President of The Inventure Group, a global leadership consulting firm, and Founder of Life-Worth, LLC, a life planning creative resource. He is a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Network and is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota Carlson School’s Executive Develop Center. His travels have taken him to six continents as a sought-after speaker on self-leadership and personal engagement with leading organizations such as Medtronic, CJ Corporation of South Korea, Ameriprise Financial, PwC, the Good Samaritan Foundation, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Allianz Life Financial Services, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development, Calvert Investments and The Pastoral Leadership Institute.


John is the author of two books, Fully Engaged: How to DO less and BE more, which is a riveting guide to pursuing a simpler yet astonishing life, and 8 Questions God Can’t Answer, which unlocks the profound power of Jesus’ timeless questions.

Other activities

He annually teaches in a variety of emerging faith communities and supports the development needs of leaders in Africa through PLI-International. John is the architect of Life-Based Financial Planning™, a leading-edge system for aligning finances with life values and personal purpose and creator of STEWARDshift™, an innovative guide to generous living. As a commentator on life/work issues, John has written for or been cited in The Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Research magazine and Experience Life Magazine.John is an avid explorer, occasional marathoner and novice cyclist. He and his wife, Carol, live in Minneapolis and have two adult sons, Brett and Joshua.

Speeches / Presentations

  • “Personal Leadership,” PwC Diversity in Business Leadership Conference, New York, NY and Mayo Health System, Rochester, MN.
  • “Planning for the New Retirement,” Ameriprise Platinum Advisor Summit, Minneapolis, MN.
  • “Balancing Your Life Portfolio,” Thrivent Financial Premier Client Gatherings, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.
  • “When God Asks a Question,” Marquette University Peter Favre Forum, Milwaukee, WI.
  • “Leading From Within,” Pastoral Leadership Institute, Ghana, West Africa and San Antonio, TX.