"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

- Nelson Mandela


John Sharkey is a highly accomplished executive coach, cultural change facilitator, educator and author.

A strategic and visionary thinker, John has a passion for inspiring people at all levels to optimize their full potential. The author of Quest To Freedom, and with his second book Signposts soon to be released, John believes that all people are on their own path and journey… and they don’t always have to go it alone.

John’s extensive experience in performance coaching and corporate change facilitation makes him the secret weapon of many high performing teams and individuals across Australia, particularly when changing the cultural environment. Through his proven communication The Evolutionary Change Method and coaching skills, John guides his clients to gain clarity in their lives, redesign their careers, improve their income, become powerful team leaders, restore relationships, implement lasting and sustainable change, and ultimately get the life they always wanted.

John is a Professionally Credentialed Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) – the world peak body for coaches worldwide. He is a Master NLP Practitioner, holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Management (Distinction average), Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, Diploma of Coaching, Certificate IV in Business and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

John also regularly consults, and is contracted at one of the top Australasian coaching schools, where he assists students on the diploma program, runs international webinars, facilitates ICF practicums series, and much more.

A seasoned change agent (Change Management™ Practitioner), when he has the opportunity to work inside organisations, John is able to maintain a safe, open and culturally harmonious place for all stakeholders involved during the change process.

  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • Certificate IV, Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Diploma of Coaching
  • Change Management™ Practitioner
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coach Federation
  • Master Certification Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce (IACC) – Board Member
  • Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) – Board Member Director
  • The Coaching Institute (TCI) – Faculty Facilitator and Mentor


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