John Amaechi Keynote Speaker
- Psychology Consultant and CEO of APS Ltd
- Best-Selling New York Times Author
- Named by HR Magazine as one of HR’s Most Influential Thinkers
John Amaechi's Biography
John Amaechi OBE is a best-selling New York Times author, CEO of organizational psychology and consultancy firmAPS Ltd, engaging speaker on performance psychology and was named by HR Magazine as one of HR’s Most Influential Thinkers.
He is Executive Coach and CEO of Amaechi Performance Systems (APS). At APS, he leads a team of psychologists, behavioural scientists and experienced business strategists to design and deliver evidence-based advisory interventions for clients. Their services enhance leaders, their teams, organizational culture, and organisational performance. Organisations approach APS to understand complex ‘people challenges’ through advisory services driven by analytics, motivational presentations workshops and masterclasses, executive coaching and digital learning – delivered virtually or face-to-face.
John is a Non-Executive Director of a £2.4 bn healthcare organization and a board advisor for several FTSE organisations in the financial, legal and professional services, technology, publishing, engineering and retail sectors.
Amaechi was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to sport and the voluntary sector. John is a Research Fellow at the University of East London and his research focuses primarily on effective and inclusive leadership, building high-performing teams and organizational design that maximises productivity and human thriving in readiness for the future world of work. He is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.
Prior to working as a psychologist, John had an accomplished career as a professional basketball player, winning 18 caps for England. He is the first British basketball player to have a career in the NBA. His memoir, ‘Man in the Middle: My Life in and Out of Bounds’, was a New York Times bestseller and tells his story from awkward, overweight child to successful NBA star.