John Hale is passionate about improving individual and institutional reasoning and decision-making. He will research, target and customise an interactive strategy talk specifically to your situation and help your firm clarify its future focus and activity. John also shares today's most compelling scientific, technological, psychological, physiological and sociological findings in the context of people, performance and organisations, in such a way that audiences with previously fixed mindsets see exciting new realities emerge.

John has motivated over 3000 audiences and is the author of three impactful books on strategy. He has taught in business schools, spoken at global conferences, educated hundreds of start-ups and helped solve big problems for some of the world's largest firms.

John clients include Shell, Toyota, Dulux, Hewlett Packard, Kimberly Group, Nickel Energy, Thursday Plantation, Sunshine Sugar, Permo-drive Technologies, OEM Dynamics, Pursuit Company, City Councils, Department of Health, Prime Minster's Department, Singapore Management University, Melbourne Business School, Bond University, CA ANZ, AHRI, FPA, ThinkTank Media and the Queensland Law Society. John is also the founder of Sacred Men - a men's movement that makes the world a better place via embodied masculine purpose.

Speaking topics

Creating a strategic mindset

Need help creating a strategic mindset? 
Format: ​45-60 minute keynote or half-day workshop
This program is perfect for:

  • Boards, ​Business Owners and Leadership Teams

The audience will leave with:

  • ​The anatomical elelments of a smart strategy
  • A system for building corporate perspectives of the future
  • Ways to align intended, perceived and unfair advantages

John has twenty years of strategy consulting and teaching experience. He will break down the anatomy of a smart strategy for your audience and help them create a strategic mindset. 

Basic instincts – a leadership conversation that matters

Ready to achieve more through people?  
John will reveal to your audience the basic instincts and identities that drive us all and leave you with an enlightened view of yourself, your people and the ability to advance team performance. 
Format: ​45-60 minute keynote or full day education 
This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leadership teams
  • Teams in conflict
  • Underperforming groups 

The audience will leave with:

  • Knowledge of the ​basic instincts and identities that drive us all
  • An enlightened view of themselves and others 
  • The ability to advance team performance 

John has been coaching executives and teams for over thirty years.​ John will reveal to your audience the basic instincts and identities that drive us all and how to leverage the diversity they offer. 

Growing digital wings – creating advantages with technology

Want to better leverage digital technology?  
Format: ​45-60 minute keynote or half-day workshop 
This program is perfect for:

  • ​Rapidly growing businesses of any size
  • Leadership teams confussed by digital disruption
  • Businesses needing to develop a Strategic IT focus 

The audience will leave with:

  • ​An understanding of the six stages of business growth
  • The key success factors needed at each stage
  • A clear view of your next steps in the digial and AI arena

Testimonials

John connected powerfully with an audience comprising over 400 live online delegates from within Australia, NZ and parts of the Globe. John's session was entertaining and motivating. He made the confusing topic of strategy very understandable and explained the process of future-proofing strategy for firms and accounting careers during his session. I really look forward to hearing more from John in the areas of Strategy and Leadership.
Pranish Rai - CA ANZ Content Lead Consultant

Our entire team and network thoroughly enjoyed John's Keynote on "Creating a Strategic Mindset" at our recent National Conference. John connected exceptionally well with the audience and made the often-challenging topic of strategy easy to understand and apply at both a business and personal level. John's level of care and professionalism in preparing for our event was also excellent.
Peter Hedge - Dulux B&D National Dealer Manager

Working with John was an absolute pleasure. He brought so much energy and professionalism as a speaker at our National Conference. He walks in with a huge smile on his face and makes everything super easy for the organisers. He works around everything that is happening and is adaptable and flexible. Nothing is too much trouble. John was early, calm, prepared, and delivered a really insightful session that had the entire room singing and laughing and debating some serious ethical questions. Is there anything he can't do?
Wendy Smith - FPA National Conference Manager

Customer service is vital for our dealers, yet we wanted an extra customer service effort right through the buying process. John Hale led this change by crystallising the benefits of extra effort with great results. John has spoken at our National Dealer Conference for three years running. It is rare to have a business advisor passionate about the issues and who balance changing attitudes with the discipline of personal action plans.
Bruce Loxton - Kimberly Group Managing Director

John's presentation to our members was one of the best presentations we have seen at AIEA. As a speaker, John captured our attention early and earned our trust quickly so that the true nature of the leaders in the audience could be revealed, shared and celebrated. I recommend John as a highly skilled professional speaker who can adapt quickly and add significant value to a leadership audience. We look forward to having John back to speak again next year.
Mal Walker - Chairman Australian Interim Executive Association

Whether it is organising highly successful information technology forums for our members or performing focus group consultations for thirty small rural communities of less than 5000 people and then developing appropriate health care service models, John Hale's breadth of experience and professional approach ensures I can be confident of a quality outcome every time.
Sue Page OAM - National President, Rural Doctors Association

We hired John Hale to assess our culture and help us modernise the way we operate as an organisation. The result was fantastic. John delivered an action-packed and magical day of team building and awareness-raising games and exercises. Morale is much higher, and we are working much more cooperatively and effectively as a result.
Mark Pidcock - Dealer Principal City Toyota

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