meet john – breakthrough leadership

Our mission is to help everyone we work with to achieve their full potential, quickly and easily.

John Cottrell Breakthrough Leadership

Most people spend their entire life trying to avoid the grit and then wonder why they never find the pearl.

I have an eclectic mix of experience that includes: coaching, consulting and senior management roles in a range of businesses across the world.

I’m informed by: what works and can be repeated; that which is in the client’s interest; and that which takes us further. Show me the acorn and I will imagine the oak tree and how to grow it.

My teachers too have had an incredible variety to them, from Wind Eagle and Rainbow Hawk (Native North Americans) to Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the Israeli physicist who developed Theory of Constraints and who wrote ‘The Goal’. There have been many others.

One constant though is that I have always chosen to use what works. I have never felt the need to blindly follow one ideology. Each body of knowledge has its strengths and weaknesses. The trick is to build hybrid approaches that take the best from the relevant schools of thought and combine them into something better than any of them individually.

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Breakthrough Leadership 20 Year Vision

My 20 Year Vision

The CEO School at Breakthrough Leadership has become known for delivering the breakthrough leadership training and CEO training that makes a difference. Shareholders now understand that they make the best long term returns when management teams work together to look after the interests of all stakeholders, including the environment.

We have established the idea that wealth is a force for good and it is now cool to do good at scale. Selfish wealth is not only seen as a sign of ignorance but it’s also seen as a poor strategic choice. It is distinctly uncool to serve self and manipulate others for personal gain. Because of this we have turned a corner in our race to the bottom and are instead creating the abundance that helps us and our planet to recover.

By starting with people of wealth we unleashed a stream of philanthropy through our global network, that gradually got more and more people’s attention.

We have changed the face of humanity by eliminating depression, anxiety, and all emotion-based tension disorders. Doctors now know to ask about emotion not just symptoms. Psychologists no longer suffer but thrive. Psychiatrists too. Psychotherapists are now focused on solely the anaesthetised cases to help them surface their emotions. No one else needs therapy. Even PTSD can now be treated quickly and easily.

We have exposed emotional slavery strategies for what they are, and once people’s eyes had been opened, those strategies no longer worked.

We have trained a legion of people to pass down the knowledge and the skills to subsequent generations in all countries of the world. We must keep a multi-generational overlap to maintain the purity of the message.

Our global council of elders are the guardians of the work who keep watch for any reduction in levels of consciousness. We also have a veritable army of grass roots fans of the work, across the world, who keep the torch burning brightly.

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My first large scale speaking slot was at Britain’s Best Factories in the late ‘80’s. I was given less than 24 hrs notice to stand in for someone else! Ever since then I’ve enthusiastically embraced every opportunity to educate and entertain an audience.