Jon is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Masters in organisational psychology from the Tavistock Centre. He is a fully-qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA). Jon is a highly experienced manager, consultant, accountant and business psychologist. He started his career in the arts, producing and managing the finances of theatre shows in the West End and on tour all over the world. He subsequently trained and coached communications skills and business skills in a wide variety of industries, especially professional services. His blend of media, communications, accountancy and business psychology backgrounds makes him ideally and uniquely suited to help businesses in their development of all managers and finance staff in particular.
Some of the most frequently sought-after areas of his practice are his engagements with professional services firms with particular and often complex communications needs, especially the presentation of financial, legal and technical data to non-specialists. He also runs a private specialist accountancy practice for creative industry professionals. Jon is an expert in business training using actors for roleplay, forum theatre and playback theatre, and taught the UK’s only specialised CPD course for actors training in these areas.
He is a qualified Adult Education teacher, and was Associate Tutor at Goldsmiths' University Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. He developed, in conjunction with Goldsmiths’ students, his own user-friendly version of Sherif’s classic experiment in Social Norms, which he has conducted in diverse business groups worldwide.
Jon was authorised by the Law Society to conduct the previously-mandatory Management Course for Solicitors. He is a Fellow of the RSA and a member of the Association of Business Psychologists. He has had extensive involvement in the community, in particular as a school governor for many years (including five years as a Chair of Governors) and as a sports enthusiast.
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