John Bentley

John WG Bentley


John believes that an effective leader must be able to set a context where people can excel and grow - this requires balancing organisational and individual needs, strategy and operations. Great leaders have a remarkable mix of vision and practical skill; they have unique insight, but perhaps even more importantly, they facilitate others to be effective in achieving their aligned goals, aspirations and objectives.

John provides actionable coaching skills for leaders to foster a context of TRUST in order to:

  • inspire deep motivation
  • achieve smooth execution
  • create effective teamwork
  • transform resistance in readiness for change

Leadership Development & Consulting Experience

John has over 25 years management experience within the Information Technology sector, leading teams in such organisations as IBM, Hitachi Data Systems & Hewlett Packard in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. John has over 12 years’ experience specialising in Brain- Based Coaching and Emotional Intelligence to facilitate positive change in Leadership, Teams and Organisations. John works extensively as an Executive and Leadership Coach, Consultant and International Facilitator.

Other relevant experience

Aligned with organisational objectives and vision, John has assisted CxO Level executives and managers across industry and continents to improve insight in their leadership effectiveness by focusing on the four main areas of: Influence, Efficacy, Connection & Direction. His experience includes Sales, Sales Management, General Management, Consultancy and Entrepreneur.  “EQ is at the heart of successful and sustainable leadership – the pace of life in today’s workplace makes this a crucial reality”.

Education, Qualifications & Certifications

  • Degree equivalent in Business Management, Economics & Accounting (Accounting Faculty); Maths & Computer Science: Sheffield Hallam University – United Kingdom
  • ICF Certified Brain-Based Coach: Neuroleadership Institute – Australia
  • ICF Certified Leadership Emotional Intelligence Assessor; Vital Signs Assessor; Brain Profile & Talents Assessor; EQPlus & EQFIT Assessor: Six Seconds Organisation - USA