John has spent the last 30 years working with consultants, accountants and lawyers in practice. The number of people he has helped make partner over the years numbers well into the 100s. Given his background as an ex-director of EY, it wouldn’t surprise you to know that his client list contains all of the Big 4 firms, and many of the top consulting firms, global and UK law firms.
If you choose to work with John you will realise they quickly that he is always asking the tough questions to make sure that whatever his clients do, it will actually make a commercial difference. (He also makes no apologies for challenging his clients hard!) It is this passion and focus he has, combined with forming strong relationships, which means his clients have often stayed with him for decades.
His coaching approach is supportive and challenging with some helpful suggestions.
John recently coached me on my successful run to Partnership. I can honestly say I have never worked with anyone who has Johns skills and background and applies them so effectively.
John was everything and more I wanted from a coach. He was always approached and available, and responsive given time zone differences.
He was supportive yet challenging and always thought provoking and had the ability to make me focus on what I needed to do/achieve.
I would have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone.Henry Lacey
John’s top 3 tips to help you step up to partner
Work out what your firm wants from partners and see where you are a good fit.
Build a strong business case and write it down.
Focus, you need to make making it to partner a key part of your activity.