John draws on more than 30 years experience in a diverse range of areas, including 'hands on' experience of establishing and managing a medium sized professional services firm. He brings to his clients a deep understanding of their needs and the challenges they face in today's rapidly changing world.

John believes in workplaces where individuals have a strong sense of purpose and meaning - a place where they can perform at their best, learn and grow and make a positive contribution. Drawing on a range of disciplines, including neuroscience, positive psychology, mindfulness, appreciative process and action learning John works with senior executive leaders and their teams to deliver their potential and create those workplaces.

John is a certified World Institute of Action Learning senior coach and coach trainer. He uses action learning as a key process to accelerate performance and create true 'learning' organisations.

As a very experienced mediator John is often engaged by clients to assess the underlying causes of organisational conflict and to recommend and implement appropriate interventions. He has developed a Conflict Action Learning model which is designed to resolve conflict and assist parties learn from their experience to avoid 'repeating history'.

In learning and development John designs and delivers integrated programs for a wide range of public and private sector clients. He also designs specific programs to support the implementation of change programs. Examples of recent programs include:

  • Integrated Leadership Development Program (800 executive level leaders)
  • Performance Partnerships Program (1600 executive level leaders)
  • Resilience Programs
  • Conversations That Count Programs
  • Mediation Skills For Managers
  • Leader as Coach Programs

John has delivered programs in India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.


As a professional speaker I see literally hundreds of presentations a year at conferences and conventions. Every now and again someone rises from the pack and stands out so brilliantly that they shine. John Sautelle did that.
- CEO Customer Says

John is one of the truly innovative thinkers I have worked with. He has helped change how people view themselves and their organisations in ways that have prolonged deep impact.
- Director, Business Process Services, KPMG

John is a thoughtful, creative, and sensitive consultant and trainer. I am proud to have him represent the Clear Leadership program in Australia.
- Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development, Simon Fraser University

The work John Sautelle does is very strategic, responsive to our needs and extremely valuable in sorting though complex issues to arrive at effective solutions. It is a pleasure to work with him.
- CEO, Australian Research Council

John is a thoughtful, creative, and sensitive consultant and trainer. I am proud to have him represent the Clear Leadership program in Australia.
- Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development, Simon Fraser University

I often both teach and participate in different workshops. It is particularly gratifying to participate in a workshop where the passion to teach is matched with the ability to communicate concepts, ideas and their practical application. Your ability to share your experiences and provide practical accessible tips for us was outstanding.
- Solicitor and Notary Public

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