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John Blakey Ltd

Executive Coach

As a pioneer in the executive coaching profession, John is uniquely placed to help ambitious CEOs and elite sport coaches deliver outstanding results, inspiring relationships and a positive contribution to society.

During the past 12 years, he has worked with over 120 CEOs/MDs from 22 different countries, as well as with Olympic medallists and Team GB/England sports coaches in rowing, cricket and target shooting. Most recently, he was engaged as leadership advisor and coach to Peter Moores in support of his second term as England cricket coach. He is the coaching subject matter expert at the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the CEO coaching faculty at Manchester Business School, Vistage International and the NHS.

In his own business career, John was an award-winning entrepreneur, FTSE100 International Managing Director and director of Fast Track 100 technology consultancy, Team121, which was sold to Logica for £86m in 1999. He has a rare mix of cross-sector board level experience with global corporates, SMEs and third sector organisations. 

In 2012, John co-authored the critically acclaimed book ‘Challenging Coaching’ with Ian Day. The book and its associated FACTS coaching model have been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times. Due to the impact of ‘Challenging Coaching’, John has become a sought after conference speaker inspiring thousands of coaches and leaders around the world. 

John’s work draw’s upon a broad range of influences including his Christian faith, his PCC coaching credential with the International Coach Federation and his academic studies in business (MBA, Executive Doctorate) and information systems (MSc). His next book, ‘Building Tomorrow’s Executive Leaders – How trust transforms leadership’, will be published by Kogan Page in April 2016.

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