As an Executive Coach and Mentor, John assists clients in developing their leadership skills, balancing the needs of both people and task management.
As an Executive Coach and Mentor, John assists clients in developing their leadership skills, balancing the needs of both people and task management. Clients have worked on effective delegation and motivation, managing team accountabilities, strategies for communicating feedback to team members and generating realistic plans.
Prior to working as a coach, John spent 20 years in management positions across industries including high-tech and telecommunications. As Head of Product Strategy for Avaya Asia Pacific, he led a multi-cultural team across Asia, managing the product strategy for the region.
In his role as Head of Program Management for Avaya, John developed a high performing team of Project Managers across the UK, US and Germany, increasing on time delivery of projects from 25% to 90%. John also led change management projects including delivering a new resource management process. John has also held management positions in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Business Operations across blue-chip organisations.
Outside of coaching, John also teaches Strategic Thinking for a MBA program which allows him to bring strategic thinking tools to his coaching.
John works closely with his clients at the start of the coaching engagement to determine the style and approach that is going to work best for the individual and the organisation. John assists clients to set challenging goals for the coaching and puts in review mechanisms to assess progress.
Clients appreciate John's focus on achieving their goals but also the flexibility to take the coaching where the client needs it to go along the journey.