John MatthewsAssociate
John Matthews began coaching in 1996 and has been described as a pioneer of coaching in Australia having established the Institute of Executive Coaching in 1999 as a centre of excellence in the region.

Since that time, John has accumulated over 11,000 hours coaching experience with senior executives from some of the world’s most prominent organisations.

On a daily basis, John works with senior executives of high profile organisations across a range of industries including banking and finance, professional services, retail, information technology and telecommunications. Other clients John has worked with include, Asian Development Bank, NAB, Centrelink, Telstra, ANZ, Ernst & Young, Barwon Water and OneSteel.

His experience includes having coached several Australian Federal Department Secretaries, some of whom were new in their appointments and others seeking strategic coaching to augment their seasoned experience in times of change.

John has trained over 50 internal coaches and facilitators for Centrelink enabling them to deliver coaching skills courses for managers and team leaders within their organisation. Previously, John did the same for ANZ Bank as part of a well documented cultural change program which transformed ANZ into an industry leader.

John’s coaching is transformative, he has been described in this way “After working with John people are different. He has a way of combining tough with tender, rigor with compassion and intelligence with respect. He delivers without offence and creates in others the desire to continually become greater.” John embodies the attributes of an exceptional coach through his insight, empathy, business acumen, flexibility and credibility.

Areas of Expertise

Transformational Facilitation, Training and Program Design, Leadership Coaching , Career Strategy, Leadership Development, Culture Change, High Performance Teaming, Emotional Intelligence, Confrontation Skills.

Qualifications and Memberships

MA ,Adult Education Loyola University, accredited in MBTI, Human Synergistics LSI, Hogan Leadership Assessment, , MLQ Leadership Profile, DiSC, , Belbiin Team Roles, Genos Emotional Intelligence, The Leadership Circle, Corporate Based Mindfulness Training