Harvesting Wisdom Publishing exists to write, publish and bring attention to original works dealing with personal, professional and transformational development that make a deep and profound difference in people’s lives.
At Harvesting Wisdom, we believe that no matter what you’ve experienced in life, no matter how difficult, traumatizing, or even heart breaking your challenges have been, you deserve to live a fulfilling life, and you deserve to be happy. We believe in the transformational potential of the human spirit, and aspire to create content that supports this possibility.
American Writer, Audiobook Narrator
Teachers fall from the pedestals we put them on.
I am not a teacher, nor am I here to lecture or tell anyone how to live their life because I am passionately in the journey of life myself, stumbling less and less each day and being a flawed human.
For over 35 years, I have immersed myself in the work of personal transformation with a simple philosophy; Apply everything to self first.
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
– Bruce Lee
I am a writer of transformational work with the intention of serving the greater good of humanity.
As a behavioral assessment analyst, I have been fortunate to have worked personally and professionally with countless people on their journey of life.
Men’s transformational work is my calling. I no longer lead groups, but I am open and supportive of authors and leaders doing incredible work to help men evolve and transform their lives to become better men, husbands, fathers, and emissaries of this work.
Giving back, paying it forward:
My passion for supporting and working with transitioning Veterans and their families is in memory of my son Danny, who was killed in an adrenaline-seeking, excessive speed-related motorcycle accident after completing his military service. Danny was a Purple Heart Recipient and Combat Veteran of two deployments to Afghanistan with the Army 10th Mountain Division. I am a former peacetime Marine, and my father was a former Marine, Korean War Combat Veteran, and Air Force Reconnaissance photographer in Vietnam.
Actor & Narrator
Inspiration & Writing Coach
Director & Sound Designer
John McClain is the owner of The Dog and Pony Show, a boutique audio company in Las Vegas, NV USA. John won a Grammy in 2001 for his work with the late, great George Carlin and his work with HBO on the series 24/7 brought his company a national Emmy in 2008. John’s father retired as a Colonel in the Marine Corps; he was awarded the Bronze Star in the battle for Hue City and later led development of the LAV. Colonel McClain died in 2012 from complications due to Agent Orange. When not working his audio mojo, John likes to ski the avalanche-prone back country of Utah, cook paella for his friends and spend time with his beautiful wife Dawn and amazing son Declan.
Monster Sound and Picture