John Luker BA (Hons) PGCE PGCPD MA MiFL FHEA
John graduated from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1979 with a degree in Business Studies. Following four years management training and development at Newsweek Magazine, he worked in circulation sales and marketing at The Economist Newspaper from 1983 to 1987. For the next seventeen years, John worked with specialist scientific, technical and medical publishers, representing them both here in the UK and internationally.
In 2004 John qualified as a lecturer and in 2005 went on to gain Qualified Teacher Status in ICT and Business Studies as a secondary school teacher. He started teaching for the Open University and Staffordshire University early in his new teaching career, drawing upon his commercial experience to teach business related courses. This led to a new career in Higher Education, teaching in the field of initial teacher training. In 2011 John attained an MA Education and is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education. His research topic is based around the concept of student-centred learning within Higher Education.
John has developed a particular interest in coaching as a teaching and learning approach. He works on projects with individual private clients who have specific learning development requirements which are in some ways similar to life coaching. John also works with business and professional clients who wish to develop a strategic coaching culture for their organisations. Clients include both local authority and UK Government departments, where he specialises in working with senior leaders on change management projects.
John uses a non-directive, transformational coaching approach. Client feedback is that this can be both extremely challenging, but also very rewarding with the achievement by the client of long-lasting changes to their approach to learning and managing the experiences of change in both their personal and professional lives.
If you would like to discuss your personal or business coaching needs, please contact John.