John Cooksey

John Cooksey


BSc Psychology, MA Psychology, Postgrad Dip Management.

John has over 25 years’ experience in the provision of people leadership to sales, operations, human resources and marketing teams in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. 

His senior HR leadership roles for multinational companies enables him to provide true strategic insights for Affinity's clients using cutting edge diagnostic survey tools for strategic workforce design, employee engagement and human resources planning.

His consulting experience enables him to develop effective client solutions and Affinity Peoples Human Resources Investment Dashboard provides them a clear understanding of the business impact for current and future human resources initiatives.

John has also managed an Australian-wide partnership of specialist recruitment agencies to deliver key employment outcomes for all levels of government and a wide variety or private sector clients.

As the founder of Esprit Martial Arts and Adaptive Martial Arts Australia  he understands the  power of personal focus, resilience, and self belief. One of his passions is to facilitate the transition of people with a disability into mainstream martial arts.

A registered sports & performance psychologist and a National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Level 2 coach for Martial Arts, John has lectured at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, NSW Institute of Sport, Fitness Institute of Australia and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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