john mccormack

John joined Castleton in 2008 having worked in the area of management consulting since the early 1990′s. Prior to that he worked in a variety of roles such as putting on major conferences at the UK’s top arenas to running his own scheme for disadvantaged youngsters.

In his time in management consulting he has worked with many organisations including: Marks & Spencer, Eurostar, Defra, Bank of America & UPS.

John’s recent assignments have seen him:

  • Head up a major customer service initiative with a leading high street retailer. The results so far have been remarkable with takings rising by 6% and when benchmarked against the whole of the company, customer service ratings have risen from -2 to +5.
  • Work with a blue chip Sales & Marketing team on an event which included picking up hints and tips from current GB Olympic psychologists in building elite teams, performing with confidence and developing mental toughness. Everything the team learnt was immediately put into practice against a team of professional boxers in a 12- hour outdoor challenge. (The winning team wasn’t the fittest team!)
  • Run development centres for a number of construction businesses. During the event participants were thoroughly tested in a day which included, managing a difficult conversation with a disruptive member of staff (played by an actor) and gaining consensus during a heated group discussion.

He has also designed a number of training packages and is the co-author of the best selling products ‘The Second Crossing’ and ‘Learning in a Suitcase’.

John is a keen athlete having completed the London, Amsterdam, Rome and New York Marathons. He has also represented Ireland at the European Triathlon Championships in Italy.

He has an MSc. in Psychology and is registered with the Association of Business Psychologists. He is also a member of the British Psychological Society.

John lives in the middle of Sheffield with his wife Judith and their two boys Connor and Charlie. His has been watching Sheffield United for as long as he can remember and still harbours dreams of playing for them.

October 2021
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