Jon is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Masters in organisational psychology from the Tavistock Centre. Jon is a trained management accountant and a highly experienced manager and consultant. He started his career in the arts, producing theatre shows in the West End and on tour all over the world, and 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.
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. 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.
Jon is a Qualified Adult Education teacher and an Associate Tutor at Goldsmiths’ University Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, where he teaches on the long-established MA courses. During the early 2000’s 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.
He is the principal tutor in Arts Management at City Lit (London’s largest adult education provider), and is authorised by the Law Society to conduct the mandatory Management Course for Solicitors. He is a fellow of the RSA and a member of the Association of Business Psychologists.