John started his career in Psychology, teaching at Oxford University. His career as an Advisor began in the UK Cabinet Office in 1973, when he was asked to devise some means of improving the quality of Cabinet Ministers’ decision-making. Later projects have tended to be less ambitious. Since founding Nicholson McBride in 1988, John has helped more than 250 organisations, in both the public and private sectors, to change the way in which they organise themselves and manage their people. The challenges John has particularly enjoyed have been around the breadth of work and the range of clients he has been involved with. This experience has encompassed large-scale corporate recovery, working with a fashion house, working with central and local government, and advising people at the top of the most successful financial institutions. John has experience of working in more than a third of the FTSE Top 100 companies. A challenge John particularly enjoys is offering advice to others who spend their life advising. Before he started his career in psychology John made a living as a musician, composing music for TV and playing at private venues. He is still known for his excellent piano playing.