John Grdina is a special education teacher, podcast host, leadership coach, and so much more. He has taught in public education for the past 17 years, including career and technical education as well, where he began his career. He has also coached baseball and golf, and teaches a leadership class at his school.
John graduated from John Carroll University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, earned his Master’s in Education in 2009 from Notre Dame College, and his Education Innovation and Leadership endorsement in 2019 from Fort Hays State University. He continues to coach varsity golf and a leadership course at a suburban school on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. In his spare time, he is an ultra-endurance athlete who helps train other athletes across the United States, the owner of a TrueSupporter Group that prays for those in need, and founder of 40 Days of Deliverance, a program to improve individuals’ mind, body, and spirit.
John currently lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with his wife (Megan) and four children (Giuliana, Benjamin, Calvin, and Elijah). In his leisure time he enjoys nature walks with his family, coaching and supporting his children’s local sports teams, and spending time with his extended family. He loves helping others grow and wants everyone to “exhaust all their gifts” which God has given them in this life.
John’s first book Freedom to Ascend is now available. He shares his personal journey and the uplifting experiences of his inspirational friends to show there is hope where many think there is none.