"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 and leadership coach, facilitator, educator and author. He’s honest, pragmatic, compassionate, can express empathy and connect on a deep emotional level, so you should feel like you’re been ‘looked after’ because you will be when you choose to work with him.

A deep thinker,  John has been known to Philosophize on many aspects of life and business, because he can respectfully ask the challenging questions.

He has more than one passion, he plays the guitar, he sings, he writes, and in a former life was a Executive Chef and has a love of quality food and its abilty to convay love and connection, for these reasons he has being accused of been a renaissance man, much to his chagrin.

Though, his ultimate passion is for assisting, helping and inspiring people at all levels to optimize their full potential. The author of Quest To Freedom, the journey to insight sucess and happiness. John believes that all people are on their own path and journey… and they don’t always have to navigate it alone. Particulary through massive change or upheval. That’s exhausting!

John’s extensive experience in performance coaching and corporate  facilitation makes him the secret advantage of many high performing teams and individuals across Australia, particularly when change and genuine  leadership is needed.

Through his proven communication The Evolutionary Internal V’s External Method and coaching skills, John guides his clients through numerous landscapes of ever evolving change from gaining clarity through their lives, redesign their careers, business’s, increasing incomes, become powerful team leaders, restoring relationships, implement lasting and sustainable change, and ultimately get the type of life they always wanted, but didn’t know how. They literally slow down, to speed up.

John has begun his journey to become a registered psychologist with Ahpra, he 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 Management, Diploma of Organisational Coaching, Certificate IV in Business and 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, he’s been doing this since 2013 and loves it!

As seasoned agent of change (Change Management™ Practitioner), he has a deep understanding of the change process people go through 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 this process. He was made for it.

  • 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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