John Ferguson
Crossroads Director
Senior trainer and consultant
BA (Hons) French and Spanish
Accredited in Myers-Briggs (MBTI) and OPQ (SHL)
John is a people and team development specialist with a strong background in management training, team development, coaching and career management. He also has substantial business and commercial experience including leading a sales team operating across Europe; business development and key account management in France; and co-founding and co-directing Crossroads in Turkey and the UK.

In people and performance management he has designed and run training and development programmes to change behaviours at the individual, team and organisational levels. He has worked in this area in all sectors, with clients as diverse as ABB, J Sainsbury, GSK, Clariant and HSBC and at all levels of management from senior executives to new managers.

He works with teams to strengthen their ability to work together. Examples include : the new five-nationality executive team of the Turkish subsidiary of a multinational fmcg group; a series of workshops with project teams to support a merger between two international manufacturers; and a team-building workshop for the virtual Middle East and Central Asian team of an international engineering group.

His group facilitation work ranges from “Leading teams through change” for ABB Turkey to objective-setting sessions for Coca-Cola.

The greater part of his career has involved working internationally and he has particular experience of helping people with communication issues, especially across national and cultural boundaries.

He regularly runs programmes in French as well as English. French programmes have included a series of behavioural and communication skills workshops for a BP / Sonatrach joint venture in Algeria; management development programmes for a pharmaceutical group in Belgium; and objective-setting, feedback and performance review skills for an international bank in Geneva.

John also works as a management coach and career coach, and has coached clients in the UK, Turkey and several Middle East countries.

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