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John Lees

Executive Coach

Confident adviser Bringing a richness of commercial, psychological and leadership expertise

Pragmatic Skilled at identifying the few changes that will make the most difference to performance

Responsive and reliable Tailoring style, advice and offer to suit context and expectations. Conscientiously delivering on commitments and promises

John Lees is one of the UK’s best-known career strategists. How To Get A Job You’ll Love regularly lists as the best-selling careers book by a British author, now in its 8th (2015/16) edition and previously a WHSmith Business Book of the Month. John is the author of a range of career titles published by McGraw-Hill and Pearson (including Career Reboot, Take Control of Your Career, Job Interviews: Top Answers To Tough Questions, Knockout CV The Interview Expert, Just The Job!) 2014 saw the publication of Secrets of Resilient People (Hodder & Stoughton).

John is the creator and moderator of the Career Coach Forum, an international LinkedIn group for career professionals with over 5000 members.

As a career and outplacement coach, John specialises in helping people make difficult career decisions – difficult either because they don’t know what to do next, or because there are barriers in the way of success. John Lees Associates helps career changers across the UK, and John is a regular keynote speaker at UK events, has presented at the world’s largest international career conferences and at events in the USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. John Lees Associates provides one-to-one career coaching in most parts of the UK.
John has written careers columns for Metro and People Management and thought leadership pieces for The Times and The Guardian. He appears regularly in the national press with features in Management Today, Real World, Company, Cosmopolitan, Prospects, Psychologies, Eve, Red, Marie Claire and She. His coaching work has been profiled in Coaching at Work and The Sunday Times. TV appearances include the BBC interactive ‘Back to Work’ programme, BBC 2’s ‘Working Lunch’, Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches’, and ITV’s ‘Tonight – How To Get A Job’). He is a regular blog contributor to Harvard Business Review online and in 2012 wrote the introduction to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job.

John is a graduate of the universities of Cambridge, London and Liverpool, and has spent most of his career focusing on the world of work. He has trained recruitment specialists since the mid-1980s, and is the former Chief Executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants (now the IRP). He has worked with a wide range of organisations on career management issues including: British Gas Commercial, The British Council, CIPD, Endsleigh, Fairplace, Harrods, Hiscox, The House of Commons, Imperial College, The Association of MBAs, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks & Spencer, NAPP Pharmaceutical, Oakridge, Tribal, and business schools across the UK. John is a Fellow of the CIPD, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, has been Joint Chair of the Association of Career Professionals-UK (2011-13) and a founding Board Director of the Career Development Institute.