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JS Resilience & Leadership Advisory

Unique Emotional intelligence BASED leadership EXPERIENCE 
Mental health awareness at work 
ESG Advisory

LOndon based - global services


To work closely at an advisory level with companies whose senior most leadership truly aim to support safe, healthy and contented people, a company culture of care, respect and trust, a positive local and global environmental impact, alongside excellence in business performance and efficiency. He is happy working at head offices down through field level.


Integrity is at the center in John’s offer, delivering on commitments on time and to agreed quality standards in line with the values set out in the company policies.  

"John is a human, passionate, adventurous leader who enables, supports, inspires and energises those around him to act decisively and to deliver results. His experience and manner, together with his inclusive approach to valuing others expertise, enables him to deliver solutions to a  broad range of resilience and leadership challenges.

I have worked with John in three different organisations in which he continually exceeded expectations. I am delighted to recommend him.

Jim Dewar

Ex Group CFO and current Independent Non Executive Director"


After twenty years in senior leadership roles and thirty seven years in industry John has delivered consistent business improvement through getting the basics right and a focus on people. Post cancer and recovery from acute depression John will dedicate the rest of his career enabling companies and leaders, future and present, to lead with humanity and passion giving unique and personal insight into a leaders impact on those around, including their impacts positive and negative on mental health.



Leading from Within (the experience)
Accelerated nationalisation
EI 360 degree survey


Senior advisory

Culture survey

 Performance turn around


Lunch and learn

Fire side chats

Awareness training

  • 37 years in the energy industry

  • 20 years in senior roles continually improving performance (people and the bottom line)

  • Senior project team member and manager for hazardous industry projects from $250 million into the billions.

  • Leadership experiences developed for multiple companies and cultures.

  • 2 published books on mental health well being 

  • Experienced in delivery of mental health awareness for companies and universities.

  • Board member

  • Currently lecturing M.Sc. Management at BPP in London (EQ, Decision making, creativity and much more)

  • Experienced career coach and mentor

  • Advising boards and executive management on risk and resilience

  • Nationalisation and competence development programs

  • Operating in cost constrained environments

  • M&A in multiple countries

  • Led responses to global resilience challenges including 9'11, the rise of ISIL, pollution incidents as well as multiple other local crises.

Volunteering beach clean ups
Passionate, ADVENTUROUS and human LEADERS
John brings his personal passion and quest for adventure to his leadership coaching, encouraging leaders to step away from their comfort zones into spaces where they get to know themselves better and can grow. Many times in his career he has stepped into challenging spaces and takes this adventure into his personal life where he has been diving with tiger sharks, has been a personal protection officer in Colombia South America and is a keen runner and wild camper. 

He has authored two books on his personal experience with depression and anxiety, the experience of which has had a profound impact on his understanding of himself as well as the impact of leaders on the culture of their organisation and on the people in their teams. 

Music Sharks and Mountains the book cover
Sing Through It the book

"Heartfelt, truthful and inspirational, the hour spent listening to John's story not only touched me personally but gave me hope and optimism for the future" Douglas McDonald Facilities Manager 

Advising boards and executive teams (ESG/HSSE focus)

John has sat on and advised boards and executive and senior leadership teams since 2004, the positions held being described on his competence page. he is comfortable in this space, bringing his years of experience to assist in developing forward sustainable strategies and tackling areas where performance turn around is required, or simply assisting in the ongoing growth of your company and leaders and company culture. He has operated in challenging and cost constrained environments over much of his career and is able to advise on cost effective solutions to your business and organisation resilience and leadership challenges. 

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