John is a Christchurch based coach and facilitator, working with individuals and groups throughout New Zealand. John spends time with people to help them boost their performance and make lasting beneficial change. Dealing with both personal and workplace challenges as well as development areas, he works to identify strengths and talents that can help clients become the best version of themselves.


Professional qualifications include;

– International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

– Genos International, Emotional Intelligence Assessment Scale Certified

– International Coach Federation, Associate Certified Coach

– Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach (Clifton StrengthsFinder)

– Member, International Positive Psychology Association

– Wellcoaches Health and Wellness Coach trained


Johns approach uses proven tools developed through the science of positive psychology and effective coaching research, as well as personal experience. He looks to uncover helpful and not so helpful beliefs and use conversation and tools to determine how thoughts and behaviours may be altered to help clients become more effective.

Holistic wellbeing may sound a little cliché, but clichés often exist because they are true. John is committed to the whole person wellbeing of his clients – how we are as employees, leaders, stress managers, family members, and owners of our habits and beliefs are all considered when designing coaching plans. Workshops can also be specifically designed to enhance the leadership capability, personal resilience, wellbeing and performance of individuals, and therefore the functioning of organisations. 


Areas of specialty include;


Leadership coaching

– Developing emerging leaders

– Leading with strength and through change

– Developing and utilising emotional intelligence


Health & Wellbeing

– Enhancing wellbeing and mindfulness

– Building resilience and managing stress

– Drug and alcohol education

– Qualified Yoga teacher and Somatic Movement Coach


Johns spare time usually entails blasting down hills on his mountain bike or skis, spearfishing, yoga, and travelling with his beautiful wife Sue.



John Squire has made an impact on our Canterbury Recovery (CR) Leadership team, initially through yoga which assisted the team to understand the benefits of yoga at a time of stress. He also supported them to understand how to balance work demands, recovery, the circle of influence and attaining and maintaining personal resilience in order to support and lead their teams.

The team found John easily tuned into what their needs were both individually and as a team and used his low key, collaborative style to assist them understand what their objectives were and to help deliver on them. John delivers in a very relaxed and engaging manner, he encourages people to speak up and ask questions.

I would strongly recommend John to any company that is undergoing change or wants to encourage their people to optimise health and wellness in line with improving performance and work life balance.

Dean MacGregor
Executive General Manager

Moore Stephens Markhams

We recently held an Introduction to Wellness workshop with John Squire for our team – he was great! It has started some really good conversations amongst some of the team, and I feel it was what we really needed to get a start on our health and wellness strategy.

John facilitated this session in such a way that made everyone feel like they were having a ‘chat’ as opposed to being ‘talked/lectured at’. He has made what can sometimes feel like a mountain to conquer – change/wellness – into a simplistic and realistic possibility. Very encouraging and inspiring.

Kim Gerard.

Dynamic Controls

Since the events of Feb 22, our Christchurch based senior leaders have had their leadership capacity tested in unprecedented, challenging ways in supporting their employees.

John is the person that for me immediately comes to mind when it is our leaders that are the ones that need the support. I have a great deal of trust and confidence with John’s ability to support our team members as I know he can handle the really tough situations and get our leaders back on track.  

Mary Buckley
General Manager Human Resources.

Decipher Group

I have been working with John for much of 2017. Prior to starting my sessions with John, I felt that I needed more balance in my life; I was tired and always running and I wondered whether yoga might be the solution. What I have taken and will continue to draw on from John how the practice of yoga and the reality of life is absolutely connected and how I can use the lessons from yoga in balancing myself into my everyday life and work.

John uses a combination of wellness focused coaching and yoga technique in my sessions and this has allowed me to benefit holistically; mentally, emotionally and physically. My greatest learning so far is to enjoy the journey – and not to simply strive for the destination or the result.

Leanne Crozier
Director Operations & Delivery  |  Decipher Group Ltd

Bolle NZ

My team still talk about what Johnny shared with us at our conference. The most talked about is marginal gains and beliefs. Johnny’s presentation has definitely helped me and my team in our business and personal lives. I would highly recommend Johnny’s services to any business.

Sandy Ward
NZ Business Manager.


We were fortunate to have John Squire facilitate our Drug and Alcohol workshop. John delivered a very professional and thought-provoking training which opened up good robust discussions around the policies intent. The feedback that I have had from my staff is that they very much enjoyed the training and learned a lot from it.

Aaron Maclagan
Human Resources

L.B. Coaching Client
With an approach to ‘total well-ness’, Johnny targets more than the issue at hand, he assists the client to identify their own journey of personal and professional growth. I would recommend Johnny to any organisation or individual who wishes to seek out, and embrace clarity, priority, growth, and balance.

L.B. Design Manager, Christchurch.

Hohepa Canterbury

Johnny’s relaxed presentation style and the interesting workshop content made it easy for our attendees to engage and make the most of the learning opportunity”

Richard Oakden
Hohepa Canterbury

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