John Anderson

John began his career in the Royal Air Force and specialised in the management of leadership training. At the Ministry of Defence he worked across organisational boundaries (in the UK and overseas) with multi-national defence forces. In 1997, appointed the first Performance Director for Olympic Canoing, he supported athletes to win 16 Olympic and 5 Paralympic medals. John is an experienced, accredited executive coach with a strong track record of success in strategic leadership, directing performance, high performance and business. He is an accomplished public speaker and group facilitator. He has a real passion for helping people to unlock their true potential, improve their performance and achieve successful outcomes in extremely challenging environments. His coaching philosophy is person centred and pragmatic, and he places high importance on being authentic, creating rapport and empathy with his clients. Building a strong relationship and creating an effective working alliance are significant aspects of his coaching approach.


John continues to enjoy keeping fit and being outdoors on the sea, rivers, lakes and mountains.  He also enjoys skiing and spending time with family and friends whenever the opportunity arises.



Location: Cambridge and London, UK


Career History & Experience:

Leadenhall Consulting: Associate
Performance Leadership Coaching: Director
British Canoeing: Olympic/Paralympic Performance Director
Team GB: Team Leader
UK Performance Forum: Chairman
Royal Air Force: Senior Officer
Great Britain Team: Head Coach
Great Britain Team: Athlete


Sector Experience:

  • Professional Services
  • Education – Academic Services
  • Banking and Investments
  • Financial Services
  • Global Pharmaceutical
  • Retail Services
  • Civil Service / Home Office


Qualifications & Training:

  • Masters in Executive Coaching (Merit) Ashridge Business School
  • Accredited executive coach – The Academy of Executive Coaching
  • Qualified psychometric testing: Hogan, MBTI I & II, Firo-B and Lumina Spark
  • UK Sport – Endorsed High Performance coach and mentor
  • Royal Air Force – Staff College Graduate


Professional Memberships:

  • International Coach Federation – Certified Coach
  • Ashridge Business School – Alumni


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