About John Vamos
John Vamos has worked alongside businesses for over 35 years, including many of Australia’s most successful, wealthy, and enduring family dynasties.
Regarded by many as the father of business coaching in Australia, John was certainly the first to apply ‘business coaching’ as a professional designation.
Over three decades he has also been the lead strategic facilitator for many of Australia’s top 200 public and private companies.A law graduate with 15 years of financial advisory experience overlapping 35 years as a business coach, John has witnessed first-hand the unique and especially complex issues that face family enterprise. He has met countless struggling business leaders inside family enterprise who are confused by the reality they find themselves in – everything from succession issues to business dysfunction to sibling rivalry to family disunity and fracture.
The creator of the highly successful Thinking System suite of tools, John uses these tried-and-tested techniques to address these and other thorny family business issues. The Thinking System can liberate any type of business from any type of challenge, but the rewards of resolution can be especially miraculous in family business.
Over a number of years, together with colleagues at the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, I have been researching the field of business coaching.
While there are many offers in the marketplace, our findings are that none is as distinctive, nor more useful in terms of business improvement, as the methodology of organisational coaching that John Vamos has pioneered. Having watched his coaching in action, we can see that the questions that have been devised [in the Thinking System] act as prompts to unlock potentials that were already there but otherwise lying dormant.