John - UK

John is a highly skilled and experienced Coach, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. With an impressive academic background, a vast range of qualifications and an acclaimed career track record, John combines critical thinking, advanced interpersonal skills and business insight that truly set him apart. As well as being a Fellow and Lecturer at leading academic institutions, John has worked extensively with the public sector, especially the NHS, as well as private sector blue chip companies including Sony and Lehman Brothers. He is widely published and respected as an expert in his field.

He has superb communication skills alongside a practical focus which, together with his experience, make him engaging and effective with groups of all sizes, as well as an excellent 1:1 coach. His specialisms are around stress management, conflict resolution and resilience, and he has devised, designed and delivered many programs for corporate, public and private clients in these areas. 

Operational Experience:

  • Consultant, Coach, Counsellor & Facilitator
  • Senior manager coaching experience
  • Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Southampton
  • Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Inter-Personal Skills
  • OD experience from leadership positions with Southampton University
  • Syndicate Director at Police Staff College
  • Counsellor in General Practice, Birmingham.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Cert. Counselling (Diploma Equivalent)
  • Cert .Personal Construct Psychology
  • Cert. Transactional Analysis
  • Advance Diploma Coaching
  • Practicum Certificate, Choice Theory  & Reality Therapy
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Accredited Practitioner of Rickter Scale, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) and Strengthscope
  • Master of Arts in Public & Social Administration
  • Master of Arts in Human Givens Psychotherapy
  • Master of Arts in Academic Practice
  • Master of Science in Psychology and Health.


  • 1:1 and team coaching and development
  • Stress and time management
  • Resilience development
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Designing and delivering bespoke programmes for public and private organisations to address specific areas of development including leadership, resilience and stress management
  • Academic leadership and teaching
  • Advanced communication skills, including coaching medical personnel in sensitive communication methods
  • Performance coaching
  • Coaching and counselling for personal, business and academic success
  • Academic writing with several articles published.


Discovery Chanel, Facebook, GEMS (Global Education Management Services), Greenwich University, Guildford College, HSBC, Lehman Brothers, National Grid, NHS, Sony UK, Southampton University, The Open University, The Police Staff College, The Academy for Chief Executives; plus one-to-one Coaching of numerous elite performers, including two England Rugby Internationals, an Arctic Explorer and numerous MDs and CEOs.


John has a highly academic background and particular expertise in stress, time and resilience management and communication. He has worked extensively with medical students and professionals to develop communication techniques for sensitive, intimate or emotional interaction. He is highly skilled in teaching others how to coach, counsel and train effectively and is constantly adding to his own academic authority, through his dedication to continued learning and development. John has worked across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, police, manufacturing, financial services and government.

The Learning Curve (TLC) Ltd

PO Box 658

+44 (0)845 313 3357