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John has spent more than 20 years in outdoor pursuits ranging from hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing and skiing. He has climbed extensively through out Victoria and in New Zealand as part of his climbing apprenticeship. He is a qualified outdoor rock climbing instructor and a member of the Australian Climbing Instructors Association (ACIA). He regularly guides at Mount Arapiles, Victoria.  

On most weekends you will find John either rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, cycling or exploring some of Victoria’s most remote areas.

John has worked as volunteer mentor for the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) through their Bright Sparks mentoring program ( 2006 - 2010) and since 2014 for Leadership Victoria as a volunteer mentor in their Leadership Program. He has devoted his personal time to help young people to achieve their career goals by using a variety of techniques including goal setting, visualisation methods, effective conflict management, improved communication skills and pro-active career management.

He has worked in senior roles in marketing, sales, innovation and general management for more than 20 years and held a various roles to Director level with leading organisations such as Canon Australia, AGL, Bendix, ME Bank, National Australian Bank, Vileda/Ansell, Spotless Limited and Goodyear Dunlop. He has taught and lectured on a sessional basis in marketing at Swinburne University in Melbourne and is qualified with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from RMIT University.

John can provide your organisation with a highly inspiring 60-90 minute motivational seminar designed to take your organization’s people to the next level by showing them how to effectively train their mind for success, overcome their fears, build personal resilience and create positive outcomes for themselves and your organisation. He has spoken extensively over several years at various levels including CEO forumns, not for profit events, national sales conferences and University leadership courses.

John is the author of the book "Reaching For Everest - An inspirational book on climbing Mount Everest and pushing boundaries in life" which is available here and is provided to the audience during motivational talks.

A 60-90 minute motivational speaking seminar covers the following areas and generally includes more than 100 photos and more than 20 HD videos from Everest:

  • Goal setting
  • Visualisation techniques
  • Using mind concentration techniques
  • Learning to manage fear
  • Generating positive thoughts
  • Attracting positive results
  • Training for success
  • Raising pain barriers
  • Creating personal resilience
  • What its like to climb Mt Everest

For rates and to book a motivational speaking seminar for your organisation simply email us at

A talk at Commerce Ballarat on climbing Mount Everest and on Personal Leadership in front of 65 people

A talk at Swinburne University as part of their Masters course on Leadership

An interview and talk at the The Small Business Institute with Anthony Turner on business success, personal leadership and climbing Everest


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