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John Heywood has more than twenty years of experience in business and IT. This solid experience - working as developer, technical consultant, people manager, IT project manager, and programme manager - has been attained in public service broadcasting, commercial and charity sectors, local government, and mining. John has built his own company concentrating on a service which brings together the skills of continuing personal development and performance improvement – through coaching, mentoring, action learning and facilitation – with the process and technical skills and experience of project management.

Other interests include sports and outdoor pursuits, with emphasis on maintaining a healthy balance between work and physical well-being. John brings the motivation, inspiration, determination and commitment required to achieving sporting objectives into all aspects of his work.


  • FIRO-B (2007)
  • PRINCE (1995), PRINCE2 (2006)
  • CIPD Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (2006)
  • Action Learning Facilitation with Ruth Cook (2004)
  • MS Project (1996), (2003)
  • OGC Managing Successful Programmes (2002)
  • Facilitation Techniques (2001)
  • EDS Advanced Project Management (1998, and as facilitator in 1999)
  • Project Management techniques (1996)
  • M.Sc. (Heriot Watt, 1993)
  • BBC Management Development (1990, 1991)
  • B.Sc. Hons (Wales, 1979)


  • International Association of Facilitators
  • European Coaching and Mentoring Council
  • Association of Project Managers