Royston John worked as a senior manager across local government for over 20 years before becoming a Business Coach and Management Consultant. The breadth of his experience includes human resources, finance, performance management, project management and service reviews; identifying and solving complex organisational, operational, technical and logistic problems with creativity, innovation and confidence; public speaking, setting up and managing staff groups and organising conferences.
Royston has 20 years’ experience as an EDI facilitator and adviser. Activities include adviser to a Mayor and Cabinet on increasing black staff in employment; supporting organisations become anti-racist organisations; advising HR Directors on race and diversity matters; with Metropolitan Police reducing racial disparity; with Bristol Police and community increasing racial harmony in the city.
Currently Co-Chair of REPAG (Race Equality Public Action Group), Royston supports and guides the agenda with insightful skills, experience, understanding and compassion ensuring on-going relationships between NIHR/Health/Education and the community remain a positive, informed partnership for commitment and change.
Working closely with organisations of different sizes, as well as individuals at all stages of their career, Royston assist with development and growth – providing innovative and cost effective solutions to suit individual and business needs.
In the 20 years of delivering coaching and mentoring Royston has supported clients both in, and out of, the working environment. These include chief executives, executive directors, senior and middle managers. Sectors include Business, Health, Housing, Social services; local government. Appraising and supporting executives and senior managers through leadership and management development programmes; policy/statutory compliance changes, to enable organisation financial and operational integrity, with a speciality in supporting cultural transition and professional integration. Achievements range from quality of life to bottom line objectives. Other skills include mediation and investigation at individual and organisational level.
Royston’s work includes adults, parents, children, teachers, community leaders and more.
Royston has a degree in Management Development and Social Responsibilities, the Institute of Leadership Management Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a graduate of Common Purpose. Work includes British Council management development initiative working collaboratively with 19 African countries.