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John combines a professional background as a business executive with a coaching style honed in a world-class business school. This combination of practical leadership experience and cutting-edge leadership development methodologies makes him an ideal coach for the modern leader.

Business background

As a chartered accountant with KPMG, John was a director in charge of corporate restructuring and business recovery. An invited move into industry gave him global experience as functional head in finance, operations and commercial roles. He played lead roles in the restructuring of multiple global business units for a group in preparation for a public listing and following sale for £1.5b.

He subsequently led a management buyout of an engineering and contracting company and became CEO of the African division. Upon disposal of his shareholding, he became a consultant, and advised and supported leadership teams in setting up in foreign environments.

Areas of expertise

Leadership and performance coaching; coaching for transitions; leadership skills and challenges; women leaders; leadership team coaching; executive-derailment; CEO/board dynamics; personal brand/executive presence and impact; finding and implementing own leadership style; being self-aware and authentic; self-management and change management.

Education and professional memberships

Business Degree, Scholarship Award (University College Cork)

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA)

MSc in Coaching and Change Behaviour (Henley Business School, prize winner)

Thesis: CEO perspective on barriers to Executive Coaching

Certified Business Coach, Level 7 award NQA

Past President Irish Chapter International Coaching Federation (ICF) and European Leadership Board

NLP Practitioner (John Grinder & ITS certified)

Professional Certified Coach, (International Coach Federation)

APECS Accredited (Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors)

Henley Business School Accredited Coach

Recent clients

Bayer, BDO, Dept. of Education, EMC, Great Places to Work, Interserve, Irish Management Institute, KPMG, Monsanto, SNC Lavalin, SS&C Technologies, Teleflex, and Zoetis.