“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller
A native of Australia, John brings an international perspective to our firm. He has over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, community consultation, futures forecasting, organization transformation, government policy, infrastructure and new business development. He has an extensive background in organization change in the coal, construction, gaming, hotel, local government, telecommunications, defense and water sectors, and has managed many large-scale community wide change programs including several city and industry-wide programs.
In a partnership with Abby Straus and other thought leader colleagues around the world, he has developed The Complexity Model of Change, a diagnostic tool based on the science of complexity that provides people, organizations and communities with a roadmap for creating positive change. He has also created an associated suite of practical decision, learning and personal interaction tools that people can use to leverage change reliably and consciously transform their world for the better.
John is a skilled facilitator and the designer of innovative models and methods that help people communicate and collaborate more productively. He is the developer, founder and CEO of Zing, a technology company that makes complex collaborative meeting and learning systems, used by a network of 200 consultants in 27 countries. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong and an MBA from Southern Cross University. He is also a research fellow in the Economics Faculty at Wollongong University.