Orchestrating Outcomes

Intersections Consulting and John connect people, for better productivity, better teams, better personal and professional fulfillment in meaningful and measurable ways.


Strategy Planning is a research based process that is engaging and collaborative.


Coaching provides you personal growth development to become the leader you want to be.

Leadership Development

Team Motivation/Building provides learning, skill building and team development to strengthen your team.


John Beranek – Roots in Storytelling

John Beranek’s consulting and strategic planning career began as a storyteller. Growing up as one of seven children in rural Miller, South Dakota, John quickly learned the value of connecting with family, friends, neighbors and business people to find shared values and reach common goals.

Today, he is a consultant, strategist, leadership developer, facilitator, coach and trainer for his Sioux Falls, South Dakota company, Intersections Consulting.

His small-town roots have guided John’s journey throughout his career, where his work has taken him to 21 different states, five countries and three international organizations.

What Clients Say

"John went with the flow with our group. I’m so impressed by his perceptiveness, and appreciate his determination to get to the bottom of things, especially when he could have just ignored the undertones. It most definitely speaks to his character as a facilitator!"

Connie Halverson

Delta Dental of South Dakota

"John is our go-to consultant for strategic planning. He is an absolute joy to work with! His experience guiding organizations through processes combined with his excellent facilitation skills has led the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department to have meaningful dialogue and achievable plans. We’re excited to build upon the foundation he’s helped us to create through our planning process."

Shavonna M. Lausterer

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health

"We are having John speak at our National Sales Meeting for the third year in a row because he continues to exceed expectations in delivering timely, well-researched, and relevant subjects.  He has a solid understanding of our internal and external business challenges and John tailors his presentations in a highly engaging way that makes a lasting impact."

Shaun Redgate

Alpha Omega Publications

"John was able to engage our entire management team in successfully developing a well-thought-out strategic plan for the entire department."

Judith Halstead

Lincoln-Lancaster County Department of Health

I recently had the privilege of attending leadership coaching with John Beranek of Intersections Consulting.  Upon being promoted to Water Superintendent with the City of Sioux Falls, I found myself struggling with the weight of responsibilities of serving a large team. John walked me through multiple introspective sessions that addressed my internal doubts about my leadership abilities. By confronting these personal concerns and understanding their impact on my leadership style, John helped me renew my confidence in and approach to serving my family, my team, and my community effectively.

One of the key insights I gained was that understanding oneself is fundamental to leading others successfully. John equipped me with practical skills that were immediately applicable in my role. He encouraged me to embrace and learn from my weaknesses and leverage my strengths to empower my team.  He challenged me to reconcile my perceptions with the realities of leadership in such a large team. His guidance not only refined my approach but also enhanced my confidence in navigating challenges within my new role. I am grateful for the invaluable lessons and tools I gained through this coaching experience.

Chris Myers

Water Superintendent  City of Sioux Falls

John Beranek has been instrumental in transforming my leadership journey and accelerating my career growth. Through his one-on-one coaching, I've gained confidence in my leadership abilities and a clear understanding of the difference between leading and managing. John is an incredible listener and teacher, and it’s obvious he cares deeply about me and my development. He has improved my relationships with my team, helped me navigate overwhelming workloads, and guided me to successfully lead a board while building trust with its members. His coaching has been a key factor in my professional growth and success. I cannot thank John enough and recommend him to anyone and everyone that is looking to take that next step as a leader!

Cameron Ostrom

Director of Sales and Administration 
Washington Pavilion


I have witnessed firsthand John’s superlative skills of facilitating multiple cohorts in leadership development. His style is very interactive and engaging, utilizing real time events to cement key concepts. The primary outcome of his services has been transformative for many individuals and organizations.

Tim Ridgeway

Dean, USD Sanford School of Medicine
Vice President for Health Affairs

Guiding Organizations, Leaders and People

John is a skilled presenter, teacher and motivator. He uses storytelling, guided discussions, and group interaction to develop awareness and action. John’s experience in prevention, business, non-profits and leadership has spanned over three decades.

John has seen firsthand how organizations, individuals, and leaders must change throughout the years. And Intersections Consulting has evolved to help them do just that.

Intersections Consulting and John connect people, for better productivity, better teams, better personal and professional fulfillment in meaningful and measurable ways.