Helping people feel they matter

With the overwhelm from increasingly complex and disruptive times

we can reduce our efficiency and productivity

we can compromise our health and well being

we can push headlong without question … ending up working on the wrong issue

we can skirt around issues and challenges


With a leadership that focuses on people’s wellbeing you help

enrich their innate creativity and ability to generate opportunity

develop rich and deep connections

ensure a focus on things that matter

people be of service to others as well as themselves

Being agile and responsive

Agility in thinking and decision making, in generating ideas and being responsive to the ever shifting business landscape whilst remaining focused on strategic intentions.

Being of service

Motivated by purpose, meaning and the desire to want to deliver value and a positive experience for others.

Enriching relationships

Rich connections between individuals, evoking a sense of belonging and inclusiveness.

Free e-copy of my latest book

John’s really nailed the pathway to effective teams in this book by marrying team building, problem solving and creative thinking techniques with the human elements that come into play with any change process. Rarely have I found so much value-add and essential reading in the one place! – Phil Preston, Shared Value Expert The most important activity for any team is creating and executing projects that matter. This book provides a powerful framework where teams can come together and create such projects. Peter Cook, cofounder of Thought Leaders Business School My latest book provides the strategies and techniques to empower teams needing to solve problems, create opportunities and improve collaboration. If you’d like a free copy just drop me a note and I’ll send you the link. Or order a paperback copy through the Lulu online store

Recent Projects

My latest book is all about helping teams build their creative and collaborative talent of teams.

Recent Posts and Musings

Music as a mentor

Music as a mentor In amongst the suite of opportunities to help better our performance are the services of a mentor and coach. People who are wise in process more so than in content, and who help guide, reflect and share lessons to focus and accelerate our learning....

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The Game is on … we can’t not play the game

Change, change everwhere is change Yes, the world is in a constant state of change ... something it's being experiencing since it started hanging out in that big blackness we call space. Even the rate at which the earth spins on its axis has been changing, so that...

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A pirate adventure to discover human treasure

The essential elements of any good pirate story include a ship, one-eyed pirate, wooden leg, marauding crew, squawking parrot, buried treasure and a map. Using the map, the pirates set out to find the buried treasure which more often than not is buried on some...

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Reflections on my work through the words of others

John’s collaborative approach is a valuable part of the workshop planning process and his outstanding skills as a facilitator ensure that desired outcomes are consistently achieved.

Katrina Jones - Australian National Maritime Museum

John is an excellent facilitator and has the amazing ability to get a group thinking along new lines and feeling enthusiastic about doing so in as little as ten minutes. His creative thinking workshops will energize and enhance the effectiveness of boards and executive teams. His conference presentations are unique and valuable.

Julie Garland McLellan - Professional Non-Executive Director - Practical Board Advisor

The feedback we received was that they loved the knowledge, passion and commitment of the trainer. A sceptical participant said “it was better than I thought it would be and John was great”!

Carole Betts - NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

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