John Beranek is a gifted team builder, motivational speaker, executive coach, vision sculptor, strategic planner and entrepreneur of several businesses. His company Intersections Consulting is known for engaging people in unique ways to get root of issues needing to be addressed. He has led this company for 19 years. John previously worked with the oversight of all three of South Dakota’s juvenile correctional facilities. Much of his life lessons and wisdom has come from the young forgotten voices he has met on his journey. He has a passion to work beside young people and help them find their voice. His learning is deeply rooted in his life on a rural ranch in central South Dakota as the oldest of seven children. It has led him to work as a catalyst and champion for rural communities seeking to “ruralize” their potential. He works through Dakota Resources as a community coach in five communities and guides learning for rural entrepreneurs in a three-year cohort learning process.