John was named as one of the top thought leaders globally on organizational trust at the Trust Across America awards in 2016. This accolade reflects his prize-winning doctoral research on trust at Aston Business School and his writing of the acclaimed book, The Trusted Executive, shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year awards. In addition, he has excellent practical experience as a highly successful business leader and pioneer in the executive coaching profession.
His previous book Challenging Coaching, co-authored with Ian Day, was hailed as a ’game-changer’ in the profession when it was first published in 2012.
John's writing is inspired by his work with over 120 CEOs/MDs from 22 different countries, as well as Team GB/England sports coaches in rowing, cricket, diving and target shooting.