'John has worked with us over a number of years and has played an instrumental role in guiding us as a team in our STEAM innovation work

John works with us on complexity, personal development,innovation strategies and 1:1 mentoring. He is our Fifth Beatle!'

Steve Harding


Institute of Creative Innovation

Birmingham University



'John is a highly valued member of the EmployabilityUK team. His pragmatic, hun1orous but ever professional approach brings the reassurance of sound advice with inspirational thought leadership. John has been involved in our mentoring programmes from day one, playing a pivotal role in both the strategic development and practical delivery of our wide-ranging sessions. Thank you John, for being a key team member and a much appreciated friend.'

Diane Vernon


'I had the pleasure of working with John when he delivered “Soft Skills in Hard Places” to our team. The team and I all benefited greatly from this training and it has helped improve the working dynamic within the team.

John is extremely approachable which meant on a personal level felt I was able to ask him about my own personal development which he has helped greatly with. I hope our paths will cross again but in the meantime I would have no hesitation in recommending John, if a company needed his services as he always delivers.'

Catherine Shelley

Project Manager



'John provided a very high quality service. He tailored the work to meet the needs in a highly dynamic and sensitive way. He has a great deal of experience and wisdom which he calls upon in a very appropriate way. I do recommend him highly.'


Trevor Potten

Director of CICT

Birmingham City University



  • Very informative. John kept the session flowing and interesting. He was good to listen to and he was funny.
  • A lot of food for thought; I can see changes and alterations I can make to my practice. Thank you.
  • Very informative and helpful.
  • Brilliant trainer! Very informative session. Gave me some valuable tools and strategies to work with. Five stars.
  • Enjoyed the session, very educational. Met my expectations.
  • I was interested in the experiences of the trainer. Relevant to our learner cohort – well delivered.
  • The session was very relevant and extremely useful. I will take some of the advice and tips and implement them within my classroom.
  • Very informative with some strategies I will definitely be using in future session.
  • I have learnt some strategies and dealing with some types of behaviour.
  • Very good trainer. Kept everyone interested.
  • Found the course really useful. I will take all this knowledge away with me and cascade down to my colleagues. I attended your course in Newcastle when I was seconded there as a manager two years ago. I have been using the knowledge from them.
  • Definite food for thought. Really interesting and productive session. Looking forward to creating our plan with our centre.
  • I found the morning useful and have picked up some good tips for implementing this in the centre. The training was enjoyable.
  • The training session was very interesting and motivational. I will be using the slides to train my staff.
  • Very helpful – I will use some of the resources in my sessions. Thank you.
  • I thought that today’s session was very interesting and enjoyable. The delivery was good and engaging.

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