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John is an Expert on change management, motivation and teamwork, who has spoken to over 1,800 corporate and professional organizations representing audiences of nearly a million people in 46 countries world wide. Click here for a list of past clients.




John was a leader and climber on Canada’s first successful expedition to climb Mt. Everest (29,035 feet) and is North America’s most experienced Everest speaker.  Click here to read about John's lifetime of adventure.




John has been called “The World’s Best Adventure Speaker” and “One of North America’s most requested speakers”. His presentations consistently get high ratings and rave reviews from every audience. Click here for additional comments on John's presentations.




John's mission is to encourage people to push beyond self-imposed limitations, to be more personally accountable for the results of their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by valuing the contributions of others.




John is renowned for using the metaphor of ‘adventure’ to develop innovative strategies for success in rapidly-changing global business environments. Click here to explore John's unique "Adventure Attitude" Philosophy.



John is a team player with a reputation for professionalism and cooperation, who consistently makes meeting planners and speakers bureaus look great - by consistently delivering ‘the goods’. 


John Lives in the Canadian Rocky Mountains near the world-famous meeting venues of the Banff and Lake Louise, meaning he will speak near home for fees only. Click here for information on Canadian Pacific's world-renowned mountain properties close to our home.


John was the founder of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, now the world’s foremost celebration of mountain life, and member of the Advisory Board of the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture. Click here to visit the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture web-site.


John was Chairman of the Sir Alexander Mackenzie “Canada Sea-to-Sea” Bicentennial Expeditions, which re-created the first crossing of North America from the Atlantic to Pacific and Arctic Oceans on their 200th Anniversary from 1989-1993. Click here for the full story of this remarkable journey.


John is an educator by training who has taught at every level, including six years at the Banff School of Management in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and as Visiting Faculty in the School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  He graduated from the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1976.



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