John Cooksey

John Cooksey

Affinity People
location_on Australia

Member since 1 year


John Cooksey

Specialises In
coaching collaboration culture high-performing-teams leadership organizational-change people-&-culture people-&-leadership

I have a background as HR Director/Sports Psyc/Martial Artist and now work with emerging business around harnessing employees for organizational excellence. 

Over 25 years’ experience in the provision of people leadership to sales, operations, human resources and marketing teams in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Africa.

My senior HR leadership roles for multinational companies help me to provide true strategic insights for clients using cutting edge diagnostic survey tools for strategic workforce design, employee engagement and human resources planning.

My consulting experience have lead me to develop effective client solutions including a Human Resources Investment Dashboard that provides them a clear understanding of the business impact for current and future human resources initiatives.

I have also managed an Australian-wide partnership of specialist recruitment agencies to deliver key employment outcomes for all levels of government and a wide variety or private sector clients.

As the founder of Esprit Martial Arts I understand the power of personal focus, resilience, and self belief.

I have lectured at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, NSW Institute of Sport, Fitness Institute of Australia and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.