Principal Consultant

John Harradine


Warmth, compassion, wisdom and insight: these are just a few of the words that John’s clients have used to describe his unique coaching style, combining deep know-how in both the business world and psychotherapy. With more than 30 years of experience improving the working lives and process of people and organizations -- including Fortune 500 corporations -- John’s talent is releasing his clients’ understanding of who they are so they can transform not only themselves and their organizations but their communities as well, even at the global level. John’s mission is to help his clients for the greater good of all.

“John does not shy away from challenging the mentoree,” a senior executive says. “He always approaches his work in a manner that is respectful, and targets a positive outcome. In particular I note John’s underpinning recognition that only through reflection upon a leader’s own motivations and personal belief structures can that leader fully grow to be their best in both their professional role, and their personal endeavors – not a trivial challenge in this era of quick fixes!”

Another top business leaderagrees: “I have been involved in many restructures and this was the fastest, smoothest, biggest and best yet, owing very largely to John's process and facilitation skills. John is the good oil for the smooth running of your business.”

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Executive Coaching and a long time member of the Australian Counselling Association, John holds degrees in business, counselling and psychotherapy plus a Masters in Applied Science – Organization Development. In addition, he is accredited in a number of psychometric and strategic thinking instruments. Moreover, John is a Voice Dialogue and NLP practitioner.

John’s clients include IBM, Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan, Telstra, BOC Gases, Optus, Origin Energy, Goodman Fielder, Verizon and many other firms, from start-ups to world leaders. Among his many accomplishments, John has worked with the Australian Sports Commission to successfully develop strategies for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and for the Australian Olympic Diving Team where unprecedented results were achieved.