Jon White is a Leadership Consultant who has experience delivering talks, training and coaching internationally and across the private, public and third sectors. He draws on his personal experience from over a decade’s service as a commissioned Officer in the Royal Marines and overcoming the injuries he sustained in Afghanistan.
Having been commissioned at 19, Jon found Young Officer Training in the Marines more challenging than most. He firmly believes that those early challenges set him up well, as they developed a foundation of humility and authenticity. Whilst on a short operational tour in Afghanistan as a Liaison Officer for the Harrier Force and high-level ground commanders, Jon stepped on a Pressure Plate Improvised Explosive Device and lost three limbs. Since June 2010 he has been on the road to recovery, continually seeking new challenges and proving that a strong will and sharp mind can overcome almost anything.
Resilience has become a buzz word in recent years. In leadership it is essential, a leader and their vision must be resilient, it is the only way they will succeed. Jon’s workshops on personal resilience have been well received by organisations, especially in the NHS. His personal experiences and thoughtful nature uniquely qualify him in this area and he has developed easy to understand systems to help others. Inspiring leaders to be humble and authentic in their approach to life and work is how Jon believes he can improve employee engagement and project output within organisations.
He is constantly seeking to further his education and in September 2017 joined Exeter University to study an MSc Applied Psychology (Clinical). Alongside this, he will continue to gain International Coaching Federation accreditations. Having decided that his personal experiences were not enough, he also interviews high profile leaders to learn from them and spread their wisdom too, the interviews he has conducted and continues to conduct are forming the basis for his book “Who Leaders Lead” (working title).
Jon has a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching and has trained in Generative Coaching. Jon’s passion is about instilling belief and developing the confidence to lead in others. He does a lot of work around:
- Maximising the use of the corporate brain
- Servant leadership
- Motivating teams
- Situational Analysis
This has helped Jon to develop a leadership programme, designed to develop potential leaders and leaders within the scope of their team, these courses can be tailored to your company’s requirements.
His introductory programme “Leading Yourself – Who Would others follow?” consists of three ninety-minute modules:
- Resilience – Jon uses his story to help people realise what they are capable of and then uses a simple “balance sheet” exercise to help delegates achieve a more positive and resilient mentality.
- Planning – Delegates are given one simple piece of advice before being cast into a planning exercise, firstly alone and then as a team. Jon uses the outcomes as a vehicle to deliver a simple situational analysis tool that assists with objective decision making and effective planning meetings.
- Leadership – This is a simple introduction to leadership where Jon introduces the “Comand and Control vs Mission Command Spectrum” and Servant Leadership. Delegates will develop an understanding of how to maximise the use of the Corporate Brain and create a work environment that fosters innovation and corporate success.
These can be delivered over the course of one day or individually and consist of a mixture of lectures, workshops and exercises. Follow on programmes will be bespoke to the client.