John is President and founder of the Academy of Executive Coaching, a global organization accredited by ICF, EMCC, AC and Middlesex University. The AoEC delivers coaching certification programs for professionals as well as internally for companies as part of developing a ‘coaching culture’ initiative. AoEC has 10 partner companies world-wide. Over the last 20 years John has become widely recognized as a senior transformational coach, combining this with an initial 20-year career as a Gestalt psychotherapist, group facilitator and trainer. John is the author of Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work, a practical and effective methodology for individual and team coaching. John co-designed and facilitated the first Systemic Team Coach training certification program in Europe – an approach that is rapidly being recognized as one of the best team coaching methods because of its powerful impact on organizations.