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John Heywood

John Heywood

Consultant & Coach

Professional Background

  • John has 20 years experience working mainly in Information Systems and Technology as developer, analyst, technical consultant and project and programme manager. He has 15 years experience as a senior manager in public service broadcasting, private sector and third sector
  • For the past 6 years he has worked as a consultant specialising in project management, action learning, coaching and facilitation

Coaching Experience

  • John has been coaching managers and leaders in organisations for 7 years
  • Examples of recent coaching clients include: Senior Manager at Adidas in Amsterdam, the Chief Executives of two separate charitable organisations, Middle & Frontline Managers in Wood Group plc and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Head of PR at a major UK charity, Senior Administrator at the University of London, Senior Manager at the Youth Sports Trust
  • Best Successes as a Coach: (i) coachee finding courage and confidence, enabling significant career change; (ii) co-creating a model of assertiveness resulting in more harmonious relationships and fulfilment at work; (iii) coachee realising the benefits of developing emotional intelligence as an integral part of leadership

3 Words that have been used to describe John as a Coach

  • Sense-of-fun
  • Authentic
  • Skilled

Training and Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
  • CIPD Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • In regular peer supervision
  • Qualified in several coaching tools including MBTI and FIRO