About Us

Jeremy Hunter, PhD, Principal
J. Scott Scherer, MA, Principal

About Our Team

Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D., Principal

The founding principles of CoreWorks are rooted in methods Hunter developed working with working executives at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management for over a decade. Deeply influenced by management philosopher Peter F. Drucker, Jeremy created The Practice of Self-Management and The Executive Mind, a series of pioneering, challenging, and transformative executive education practices and programs dedicated to managing oneself. His courses were among the first to introduce mindfulness practice, a rigorous form of mental discipline, attention training, and emotional management, in a management context. They draw on neuroscience, psychology, the arts, and centuries of human wisdom.

The programs are organized around the needs of working executives. They are designed to improve not only executive effectiveness and productivity, but also the quality of professional and personal lives. He was twice voted Professor of the Year at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Jeremy’s work is informed by his life experience of living with a terminal illness for 17 years. When told he needed life-saving surgery, more than a dozen of his former students came forward as organ donors. He received a new kidney from one of them in December 2008.

Jeremy received his doctorate degree in Psychology from University of Chicago, a master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was a co-founder of the Quality of Life Research Center with Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi. He has also received a parallel education in Asian contemplative disciplines, which he has practiced and studied for over two decades.

He is co-founder of CoreWorks Consulting based in Los Angeles, California.

J. Scott Scherer, M.A., Principal

Scott brings a unique blend of education and business experience to bear on his role at CoreWorks. His diverse leadership background in the private and social sectors gives him a broad depth of experience.

He is a certified Integral Coach from New Ventures West in San Francisco, California. Aided by a lifelong contemplative practice, Scott brings insight and compassion to serve his coaching clients. As a successful business owner of more than 20 years, he brings practical, real world experience to bear on his coaching work. His work is a blend of wise and practical accompaniment, with a focus on deep, lasting change. Scott is well versed in Mindfulness, Focusing, the Enneagram, and various somatic modalities.

A graduate in Economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Scott’s studies have included programs in language and arts at the University of Madrid, Spain, and global trade and strategy at St. Peter’s College in Oxford University, England. He earned a master’s degree in Management from the Executive Management Program at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management in Claremont, California.

He is co-founder of CoreWorks Consulting based in Los Angeles, California.