John Raymond

John has been involved in coaching since it began to take hold in Australasia in the mid-1990s. He is IECL's Head of Coaching and is passionate about the professionalisation of the industry.



Areas of Expertise


  • Executive and leadership coaching
  • Group and team coaching
  • Coach training
  • Systems thinking
  • Emotional intelligence




John has been involved in coaching since it began to take hold in the Australasian region in the mid-1990s and he is passionate about the professionalisation of the industry. To this end, John has held leadership positions and contributed to various committees in the coaching industry over many years. His most recent contributions have been through his role as President for the International Coach Federation " Australasia. He was also a member of the Standards Australia working party, which wrote the guideline for "Coaching in Organisations" - a global first.


Business Background and Experience


John is a very experienced coach with thousands of hours of coaching experience across a range of industries and leadership levels, and he remains committed to his own coaching development.


As well as being a coach, John is also passionate about empowering and equipping others with coaching capability. As a highly skilled facilitator he has designed and delivered "Coaching Skills for Leaders" programs for many organisations, spending over 100 days a year in front of a training room developing others.


John has coached and trained managers at all levels in private and public sectors in Australia and abroad. He has worked with organisations within industries including Legal, Banking, Insurance, Social Media, Music, Advertising, Publishing, Education and Government departments. Currently John is lead coach on several of the IECL's major programs.




John brings a systems thinking filter to everything he does with a stand out concept from his Masters being "The quality of the System is determined by the quality of the Conversation".


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL; Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
  • Education: MAppSc (Coaching Psychology); B (Commerce); Certified Counsellor (Choice Theory); Coach U Graduate and Coaching Clinic
  • Diagnostics: Genos (EI/GEMA), HBDI, TMS, CTT, NLP
  • Memberships: ICF, USCMA, APS-IGCP
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), ICF; Past-President ICF Australasia


Recent Client Engagements


  • Manager, Australian Health Agency coached client to increase confidence in a new management role, lead team through change and develop peer relationships with a view to increase deliverables.
  • Australian MD, Global Social Media Company supported the new MD with transition to Australia from the USA and with building a strong regional business.
  • Dean, Go8 University coached client to build his profile outside of the university to strengthen the reputations of himself, the faculty and the university.
  • SES 1 & 2, Federal Govt Agency Team coaching to improve team dynamic and productivity of the executive.
  • Coaching Skills for School Leaders three day program for Principals and Assistant Principals to improve coaching skills to be applied in both leadership and classroom scenarios.