John Wareham

How Change Minds, Win Hearts, and Work Miracles

John Wareham has changed the lives of celebrated corporate chiefs and infamous violent criminals. In this presentation he shares how you can use his 
methods to develop upward strivers and inspire teams—and makes clear why the New York Times observed, “John Wareham has the cool clear eyes
of a seeker of wisdom and truth.”

A lifetime confidant and HR counselor to FORTUNE Chief Executives, John has a significant track record and beguiling way with words—

    After his one-day Corporate Leadership seminar sold out London’s Dorchester Ballroom at $1000 a seat, the Financial Times proclaimed him “hands down winner” among business communicators.
 Following the astonishing outcome of his weekend retreat for leaders of the two gangs responsible for 80% of the country’s violent crime the New Zealand Herald hailed him as “a miracle worker.”
 His innovative one-day a week class for prison inmates shows a virtually nil recidivism rate—“an amazing achievement” says Dr. Jess Maghan, professor of corrections at Texas University and former director of training at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.

John is a Victoria University of Wellington graduate in business administration and a Price Waterhouse alumnus. He built a human resource firm with eight offices on three continents, before retiring to focus on coaching corporate leaders and prison inmates, “two groups that 
sometimes overlap,” he says.
His bestselling Secrets of Corporate Headhunter was a selection of Book of the Month and FORTUNE book clubs. His Anatomy of a Great Executive was translated into 13 languages.
His psychological thriller The President’s Therapist1 was an Amazon bestseller in both fiction and non-fiction. He authored two crossover life changers, How to Break Out of Prison, and How to Survive a Bullet to the Heart. His poetry anthology Sonnets for Sinners was nominated for a Pulitzer prize


A sometime yachtsman, he skippered his own boat to victory in 650 mile Sydney to Hobart race. A former national oratory champion, John has the gift of imparting profound concepts with the lightest of touches.

John and his wife Margaret recently returned to New Zealand to reside in their hometown,Wellington, where John is a consultant to leading organizations, and executive trustee of CART, a charity working with hard-to-reach and difficult-to-deal-with communities.

1 Full Title: The President’s Therapist (and the secret intervention to treat the alcoholism of George W. Bush)