He is the coaching subject matter expert at the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the CEO coaching faculty at Manchester Business School, Vistage International, UK Sport and the NHS.
In 2012, John co-authored the critically acclaimed book 'Challenging Coaching' with Ian Day. The book and its associated FACTS coaching model have been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times. Due to the impact of 'Challenging Coaching', John has become a sought after conference speaker inspiring thousands of coaches and leaders around the world.
In his own business career, John has been an award-winning entrepreneur, FTSE100 International Managing Director and director of Fast Track 100 technology consultancy, Team121, which was sold to Logica for £86m in 1999.
John's work draws upon a broad range of influences including his Christian faith, his PCC coaching credential with the International Coach Federation and his academic studies in business (MBA, Executive Doctorate) and information systems (MSc). His new book, 'The Trusted Executive - Nine leadership habits that inspire results, relationships and reputation', was published by Kogan Page in April 2016.
Ian is an inspirational leadership development professional with significant experience of working at Board and management level for blue chip international clients to create sustained individual and business change.
Everything he does is to help leaders unlock their potential and achieve greatness. His style balances challenge with support to create sustained change at an individual and organisational level. Please contact him if you would like to discuss this in more detail.
Ian graduated with a degree in psychology and spent over 20 years in human resource and development roles in a variety of large organisations within the leisure and tourism, healthcare and utilities sectors including group head of talent for an international FTSE100 group, responsible for group-wide talent management, leadership development, executive coaching and performance management. In this role Ian was coached which was an inspiring turning point in his life and led him to study for an advanced diploma in coaching and mentoring, a certificate in counselling and to his current work as a leadership development professional.
Ian's interest in psychology has never left him as he applies models and theories in his work with leaders and their teams, frequently using psychometric personality profiles to create within clients the awareness and energy to change. Ian believes that everyone has greatness within them, and he works to release this potential in leaders.
Available as Coaching Experts to support your Organisation
John and Ian are experts in coaching leaders in large, complex organisations where their challenging style brings out the best in confident and high performing executives. They also have extensive experience of coaching high potential leaders who are being developed as part of organisational succession planning.
Their coaching style is also suited to challenging situations where there may be conflict and breakdown in trust amongst leaders and their teams. Their business credibility and track record enables respect to build quickly so that tangible results can be delivered and relationships transformed. Both are available for a free consultation should you have leaders who would value this style of coaching. To get in touch please use the contact form or join our Challenging Coaching LinkedIn group.
Our Coaching Book
In 2012, we published 'Challenging Coaching' which was hailed as a 'game-changing' book in the coaching world.
This book details our FACTS coaching model which is a real-world, timely and pragmatic coaching approach focussing on Feedback, Accountability, Courageous Goals, Tension, and Systems Thinking.
Watch our book review, or visit the Challenging Coaching Book page to find out more and download a free chapter.
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