About John Whittington
I am a personal and professional development coach working with individuals of repute, founders and leaders as they explore the deep patterns in life, in intimate relationships and in leadership. I have been teaching systemic coaching and constellations worldwide for fifteen years and offer a number of constellation workshops that embrace all kinds of personal and professional challenges that we human beings face.
In 2020 my book ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations‘ was published in 3rd Edition.
All my work is underpinned by an understanding of the innate human need to belong and the hidden loyalties and dynamics that emerge in systems as a result. These dynamics can make life, relationships and leadership very complex but constellations and the understanding that underpin them offer a practical, respectful way of accessing and then influencing the system. The articles on this site are a repository of reflections and insights drawn from my experience in professional practice working with a wide variety of men and women from different parts of the world and in many contexts.
For a little more on me as individual coach and group facilitator please explore here.
Personal coaching for individuals
If you are serious about responding to what life requires of you, if you want to make a lasting difference in yourself and to the way you respond to the pressures and opportunities life offers, then you have the opportunity to create the sort of life that matters and that you can enjoy.
If you can agree to everything about yourself and the world just as it is before changing it, then you are ready to live fully.
I come alongside individuals of repute to enable:
- An understanding of the deep human need to belong and the effect that has on you and the other people in your family and your business
- An understanding of the importance of influencing the cycle of joining, belonging and leaving in a respectful way
- An understanding of the unwritten rules, the organising forces in systems which, when ignored or violated, cause limiting dynamics
- A fresh view of the system and your place in it, so you can influence with authority and know how to lead change and respond to success and crisis with integrity
- An inner alignment of your personality and your professional role to enable you to lead with everyone and everything in mind whilst feeling resourced and empowered
Bring your biggest questions and challenges, share your hopes and fears and you will be ready to live and lead in a way that enables you, the business and everyone connected to it to thrive. Leading in this way creates engaged and committed individuals and teams and whole organisations that flow.
I work with the person with the most responsibility for the whole (most often the founder) to support them create the conditions for organisational health across the system. Inside out and so always starting with them. This enables leadership which creates psychological safety and high performance in engaged individuals and teams that also creates an enduring legacy.
I introduce small and large groups to the unwritten rules of life and what it means to truly live, love and lead with the system in mind. All my work is underpinned by an intention to support flow so that individuals, teams and whole organisations can thrive.
For large groups (30 to 300 people) the participative constellation workshops I facilitate offer a mix of fresh insights and practical tools to use in life and in leadership.
My first book revolutionised the coaching industry and my next book, The Whole River Flows is designed to do the same for senior managers and leaders who are interested in creating the conditions for organisational health. My writing is designed to support my work with leaders and teams and as a facilitator of these experiential workshops.
Key content modules offered
The cycle of organisational life
Joining, Belonging and Leaving
The hidden hierarchies in organizations
Understanding the implicit hierarchies
Resolving specific issues with constellations
Leading with the system in mind
The 3 brains required for systemic leadership
Murders and acquisitions
The reasons much M&A work fails and how to resolve it
Teams in flow
Resolving the hidden source of inertia or conflict in teams
An embodied experience of being your own customers