John is a teacher, leadership and embodiment coach, writer, the founder of Clearcircle, and now the Centre for Embodied Wisdom. A qualified Leadership Embodiment Teacher/Coach, he is a continuing student of master somatic teacher and Conscious Embodiment/Leadership Embodiment founder, Wendy Palmer.
He is also the Senior Instructor of Grandmaster Han Kim Sen of Southern Shaolin Five Ancestors, a centuries-old martial art born in the Buddhist temples of China, integrating all aspects of mind and body work. He has practiced within this tradition since 1974 and is internationally recognised. John has appeared in documentaries and performed at international gatherings in China.
Previously John taught and led in challenging London schools for 18 years, serving on leadership teams in four schools. He was an Advanced Skills Teacher for Westminster. He is an Associate at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education.
Prior to teaching he worked as a builder, an arborist and then a councillor. John now lives in East London with his partner and three children