I have known John for approximately one year. During this time John assisted the organisation through an in-depth organisational review, including a major restructure and culture change. John was taking care of all strategic and operational HR matters, including recruitment, change management, leadership coaching and performance management. I found John’s advice to be professional, timely and of high calibre. John’s vast experience, wisdom, high levels of empathy, innovative approach, integrity, positive nature and sense of humour were invaluable throughout his involvement. I enjoyed working with John during this time and highly recommend John’s service to organisations with similar needs.
Suzette van Aswegen
Mackenzie District Council
I wanted to let you know about the amazing amount of positive feedback we have had as a leadership team to the Leaders Coach programme you facilitated last week. We have had teams that attended together really taking some of the learnings on board and individual staff commenting on how it was one of the best leadership days they have attended.
Again, much appreciated by all who attended.
Nurse Director – Medical Directorate
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
I wanted to say Thank You for bringing John Eatwell in to support us all through the upcoming changes. From my perspective and observation, John’s ability to engage with us, his professionalism, and his obvious extensive experience, has added much value and given a level of confidence in the change process that I haven’t experienced before. I have really enjoyed working with him and have gained a lot personally.
Email from a manager going through the change process, to the Senior Manager.
John, thought you might like to know that someone in the office came to see me this afternoon to thank me for having you on board with the change. They told me how great you are to deal with and just how much you have helped them. They really enjoy your positive approach and feel that you genuinely care about them and the organisation. Thought I’d pass it on before your weekend and also want to confirm that I totally agree with them. Thanks again and hope you have a great weekend!
John was a key leader in our recruitment and selection team, his skills and knowledge allowed us to develop a world class recruitment process that delivers us ab initio talent of high quality. John’s work in this field and his creation of an automated sibling has meant that our product is now being used internationally, with the same outstanding results.
Managers Operations and Service Delivery
John’s Positive Leadership and Coaching programme has made a significant difference to the Christchurch Engine Centre. The content has impacted the culture of our company, but more than that, John has always tailored his approach to meet our needs and gone the extra mile to reinforce the principles. His professionalism has won huge respect within the company, while his friendly, personable approach has really connected with our staff. The programme has not only changed careers, but given staff skills for life. I strongly recommend John and the programmes he offers.
Christchurch Engine Centre
John was a key contributor to the Inspectorate Capability Programme of Work, implementing a leadership programme for managers and a coaching programme for senior inspectors / managers as well as developing comprehensive on boarding / induction training and an “on the job coaching” toolkit for the first six months of employment for new Inspectors that was recognised as being of high standard by inspectors and managers.
John is great to work with – his experience and skills meant that he was able to come up to speed quickly, gain buy in from key stakeholders and rapidly put in place high calibre development programmes in a busy organisation.
WorkSafe New Zealand
John has provided us with a research based and proven coaching framework and methodology which fills the identified gap for us – after a year we are really starting to see positive results where managers and staff are having conversations which help define expectations and help staff realise their strengths and how they can achieve even better than they first thought. John has always been available with constructive and practical solutions for us.
GM Organisational Development