Royston John

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I have over 30 years’ experience working with captains and leaders of organisations on a range of leadership and management issues including performance management and organisational development. These include local government, probation, health, universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools, crown prosecution service, police, community, voluntary and private sectors as well as Department for Education on a number of reviews.

Over the last 17 years, I have delivered business coaching and managed NCBI (National Coalition-Building Institute) as the Chief Executive. I have worked with over 500 individuals on a 1-2-1 basis and in groups with over 17,000 adults and children on a wide range of issues – including manhood, relationship building, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and self-esteem. Other specific topics include chess for young people as a self-empowerment tool. 

Why IS MKPUK&I significant to me?

MKP is an organisation doing great work for the benefit of men, yet there is also capacity to be more inclusive for black and working class men. I became a Trustee to increase the organisational hunger to become more inclusive.

My experience consists of developing groups, honing well-developed skills, supporting people to feel good about themselves, with pride in their experiences and multiple identities. This includes encouraging men to challenge their own prejudices and to notice how they impact on the people around them, particularly women and children.

I live in Bromley and am married to Mayon. Having four adult sons and one daughter, plus four grandchildren - makes me want the world to be a better, safer place for future generations.