About Me

phil-johncockMy name is Phil Johncock. Welcome!

I believe in real-time documentation of what works in ways that inspire and benefit others. For example, I discovered and documented “what works” in successful grant writing when I had a 94% success rate then researched a second master’s thesis on the Metaphysics of Successful Grant Writing. Next, I created the first college certification program in grant writing in the world; students got grants totaling over $1,200,000,000 (that’s over $1.2 Billion) in the first 2.5 years.

Since 1997, I’ve coached individuals, for-profit and not-for-profit businesses to…

  • Dream BIGGER
  • Make their dreams come true
  • Sustain their dreams
  • Do what they love (and stop doing what they don’t)

Fun Facts

  1. The first song I learned to play on the guitar was “Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortnin’ Bread.” I played “Mama’s Little Baby…” on stage with my 2nd grade as a back up band with home-made instruments — scrub board, washtub bass, etc.
  2. I had a root canal and filling done without anesthesia using breathing and Somatic Tantra practices.
  3. I didn’t have a gag reflex until I was 43 years old.
  4. One of my favorite lunch meals is Autumn Squash soup (Panera) with Oyster Crackers (Trader Joe’s).
  5. I missed a perfect 4.0 in high school with a “B” in Spanish then moved to Mexico after college.
  6. I got a grant to write my first book on grant writing.
  7. I have two bachelors and 2 masters degrees.
  8. My second cousin Gordon Johncock won the Indy 500 twice. My uncle Jack skated on his hands. My dad ran in 100 marathons between 50-70 years of age; he wants to be the first to run in a marathon at age 100.
  9. In high school, I could type 140 words per minute and was a finalist in a typing competition.
  10. I stand at my computer desk. I put bricks under the corners to raise it up (cost: $5.18).
  11. I was the only running back in the state of Michigan my senior year of high school to run for 100 yards in each of all 9 football games we played.
  12. I authored and published 11 books in 3 years (2003-2006). I am on pace to author 11 books in 3 months (January-March 2017).
  13. I designed the 1st online course in grant writing in 1997 that has been updated regularly for 20 years: Grant Writing Basics.
  14. I was asked by Charles Schwab Bank to create a sustainable, virtual business model to increase the influence and capacity of Nevada’s nonprofit sector; we created 11 revenue streams, saved almost $2 million and provided 21,105 hours of professional development to 6,762 nonprofit leaders.
  15. I grew 6″ per year for 3 years in a row. I was 5′ 10″ tall when I was 13 years old.
  16. I got 2 full-ride scholarships to attend college: academic & athletic (football).

Random Tidbits

  1. I like to sit in the front row and interact with teachers. When I realized this pattern at age 35, I consciously started collaborating with teachers (Margo Anand, Gay/Katie Hendricks, Jean Houston, etc.) which resulted in books, CDs, courses, new nonprofits, and more.
  2. I did 411 consecutive days of Bikram (hot) Yoga, a Guinness Record.
  3. I was an all-state running back my senior year at Delton Kellogg High School (DKHS), Delton, MI. I was inducted into the DKHS Hall of Fame in 1997.
  4. Mid-way through the first class I ever taught in Mexico (1982), the director resigned and asked me to apply for his position. “I’m flattered,” I said, “But I have no teaching experience.” “Don’t worry,” he replied, “People like you, and you’ll do great.” I got the job and directed the school for 2 years!
  5. I lost 50 pounds and lowered my triglycerides score from 450 to 150.


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