John has been coaching and training for over 25 years, the first 21 years as a law firm leader and the last 4 years as a professional coach and mentor. He has deep ‘hands on’ experience in creating and developing workplaces where people have a shared vision and purpose, so that the people thrive and the organisation flourishes sustainably.
John was, until 31 December 2017, the Australian Managing Partner and CEO of Squire Patton Boggs, a top 10 Global Law Firm with offices in Perth, Sydney and Darwin.
John coaches and mentors leaders and emerging leaders to live without fear and to develop and enhance their people skills, so that they fully motivate, engage and empower their people to succeed in these volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times.
John also helps leaders to develop and implement cultural change projects and to develop values that have meaning to the organisation. He speaks on leadership, organisational change and has a passion for assisting organisations to build mentally healthy workplaces.
As a CTT Certified Consultant, John uses the tools and resources from Barrett Values Centre to support his clients in their personal, leadership and cultural transformation. The tools define an actionable road map that becomes an integral part of a leader’s personal development plan and business strategy.
John’s purpose in life is to help those in his sphere of influence to find deeper purpose, meaning and joy in their life.