John Davidson is a highly experienced leader, consultant, coach and facilitator, with a reputation for developing trust, rapport, and equipping leaders and managers to improve their performance.

With a career in business with large and global organisations including Kraft Foods, SPC Foods, ICI Chemicals, BOC Gases, managing his own management consultancy since 2007, and combined with a high level of academic qualifications, John brings extensive knowledge, insight, and practical experience to his work at AIM and clients.

John is experienced in program design, implementation, and presentation across a diverse range of Australian and multi-national organisations. John regularly facilitates Leadership and Management Programs, Workshops and Coaching, which focus on the areas of Leading People, Leading Change, Leader Behaviour, and Decision Making.

John is a faculty member of the AIM Business School delivering the MBA courses of:

  • Leading, Managing & Developing People (GSB002)
  • Business Decision-Making & Analysis (GSB014)

John Is also a faculty member of the University of Newcastle (Australia), and lectures and coordinates the MBA courses of:

  • Leadership in Contemporary Organisations (GSBS6415)
  • Organisational Behaviour & Design (GSBS6004)

Areas of Specialisation

John specialises in the crucial leadership areas of:

  1. Leading and Inspiring People
  2. Thinking and Decision-Making

These areas of specialisation are delivered through Management Consulting, Leadership Development Programs, Workshops and 1-on-1 Coaching, and incorporate diagnostic analysis using Myers Briggs Personality Type (MBTi), DISC Behaviour Styles, Spranger & Allports Motivators, Hartman Judgment Profile, Emotional Intelligence, and the Strategic Leadership Type Indicator.


  • Master of Business Administration (Distinction - University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Advanced Marketing Certificate
  • Retail Management Certificate


  • MBTI® Personality Type Practicitioner
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner
  • Certified DISC Behaviour Practitioner
  • Certified Motivators Practitioner
  • Certified Hartman Judgment Analyst
  • SLTi - Strategic Leadership Type Indicator


"During his long association with us John has taken the time to understand our business and customers, and has delivered workshops and coaching that have been specifically designed for our needs and have greatly benefited our managers"
(Russell Farr, Managing Director, Lesaffre Australia Pacific Pty Ltd)

"John was able to bring insightful, real-world examples to life in a way that helped our team understand the issues and opportunities around us. John took the time to understand us, so that we might better understand ourselves. The result was a durable improvement to the quality and effectiveness of conversations between supervisors and staff"
(Jeff Nagle, COO, Compassion Australia)

"I have appreciated John customising content to deliver the best outcomes for Andor Systems. The content was not only useful at the time of implementation, but has provided a great foundation for our organisations ongoing leadership and development"
(John Smith, Managing Director, Andor Systems)

"John has keen insight into situations, teams and leaders, and he supports his intuition with hard facts and practical outcomes. If you are looking to make improvements in your company, and if you want to get more from you key employees, I would strongly recommend giving John the opportunity to work with them. It will be an investment well made"
(Pamela Brooks, CEO, Cornerstone Consulting International, Phoenix, AZ, USA)

"I appreciate John's attention to focus and customisation of content to deliver the best outcomes for his clients"
(Dr Tony Alessandra, CEO, Alessandra and Associates, San Diego CA, USA)