Our Founders

John Owens International (JOI) was founded jointly by John Owens and Pam Walton when they brought together their successful existing consultancies under a single international banner. Between them, John & Pam have over 60 years international business experience working with enterprises of all types and sizes on both sides of the Globe.

John Owens

John OwensJohn has an international reputation as an inspirational and transformational writer, speaker, coach and mentor. He is passionate about helping people to find and identify what it is that they love doing most, what they are passionate about! He then helps them to build and expand businesses that turn their passion into profits, enabling them to live the life of their dreams.

He has worked with businesses of all sizes from mom-and-pop enterprises to multibillion-dollar multi-national corporations in a wide range of industries across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

John has the rare gift of being able to identify the underlying simplicity in any business of any size and any type – even when it is shrouded in complexity – and to bring it to the surface. He is a master at bringing simplicity and clarity, making people’s lives easier and their businesses more profitable.

He is renowned for his ability to coach and mentor both technical and non-technical people at all levels. He regularly writes and blogs on a broad range of inspirational subjects both in his own blog and as a guest writer.

Pam Walton

pam portrait v02Pam is a passionate and inspirational consultant who has a great connection with people plus an eye for detail. She is a qualified educator who has worked as a business consultant, coach and mentor in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Her clients have included businesses of all sizes from small private enterprises to multi-nationals.

Pam has a broad diversity of skills that she practices at the highest level with which she is able to help enterprises and individuals:

  • Identify and connect with their Passion and Purpose
  • Refine their identity and brand.
  • Effectively structure themselves for maximum effectiveness.
  • Streamline their operations.
  • Embrace the Power of Simplicity.
  • Recruit the right staff into the right positions.
  • Have each member of the business perform to their strengths.
  • Help build trust in each team within the business.

A Shared Passion

Pam and John are passionate about enabling people get the most out of their jobs, their businesses and, even more importantly, the most out of their lives and have made this the Passion and Purpose for JOI.

Because of this, they are constantly in pursuit of new learning, new knowledge and new ways of looking at and doing things in business, family, home and life.

They spend a great deal of their time researching and learning in their two most favourite ways, which are reading and travelling.

Global Team

Although the Passion and Purpose of JOI is defined by Pam & John, they know that they cannot effectively deliver the JOI promise alone.

This is why they have practiced what they preach and have built a highly skilled virtual team around them to ensure that JOI clients, no matter where they are, will always have access to a team member with the appropriate skills and expertise to help them resolve any queries.

When building this team Pam & John followed another of their core beliefs, which is that everyone, every day, should be doing things that inspire them and about which they are passionate; everyone should be living in their ‘flow’.

They knew from their work with multi-millionaire entrepreneur Roger Hamilton and Talent Dynamics, that peoples ‘profiles’ meant that there are tasks and activities at which people will excel (those about which they are passionate and inspired) and things at which they will never be good, things that do not inspire or motivate them.

So, when it came to building the JOI team, Pam & John made sure that they enlisted people with profiles that matched the type of work that they would be required to do, thus ensuring that everyone would be working in their ‘flow’ and performing at the very highest level for JOI clients.

Having such a properly balanced team also allows Pam & John to always live and work in their own ‘flow’.

A Lifetime Process

Their passion to enable people to get the most out of their business and lives spans over 30 years.

John became involved with the world of computing over 30 years ago when he realised how powerful it could be in enhancing peoples experience at work. He has built an international reputation as a consultant, mentor and writer in this field.

Pam was a qualified educator in Information Technology in the UK for many years. She then expanded her expertise into the area of business analysis and ran a business with John providing cutting edge consultancy in business simplification to major corporations in areas as diverse as rail, utilities, finance, etc.

In 2003 John and Pam moved to New Zealand where they together established businesses in consultancy, tourism, accommodation and property.

Throughout this period they continued to expand their knowledge and wisdom, working with leading entrepreneurs. One area in which they saw real potential was how powerful proper structures are for small businesses who really want to grow.

Having studied this in depth, they ghost wrote a book on the subject with a South African entrepreneur.


Although Pam and John are both experts in business structure and systems, they know that there is far more to business success than this. Being spiritually conscious people, they know that the real drivers of fulfillment in business success are Passion and Purpose. Without these two essential elements business success will be very hard to achieve and, even it you do achieve it, it will definitely not fulfill you spiritually.

For this reason, they continue to learn from the most conscious thought leaders and mentors and have worked with or read the writings of such people as John Demartini, Jeffrey Slayter, Sir Richard Branson, Kane Minkus, Eckhart Tolle, Donald Neal Walsch, Cheryl Strayed, Oprah Winfrey, Napoleon Hill, Roger Hamilton, and many more.


Although John & Pam are passionate about their work, they also passionate about life and play. The way they organise their lives enables them to combine these things beautifully. Having clients around the world they can combine travel with visits to clients and, when they are travelling, stay in touch with clients through Skype, which is the ideal way of having a truly international client base.

Sarah Outerbridge of Stallion Lawyers

Working with John has been one of the best business decisions I have made.

I have been working with John for almost 12 months now and my business has grown much quicker than it ever would have without his help.

John has kept me accountable, helped me stay on track with my goals and discover and clarify my vision; as well as providing valuable guidance.

In addition, John really cares and it is great working with someone who shares my values.

I would highly recommend John to any business owner looking to take their business to the next level or just wanting to reach their goals faster.

Sarah Outerbridge, CEO, Stallion Lawyers, Gold Coast.

Working with John Owens International (JOI) has been immensely beneficial to our business.

Using the JOI Board Advisory service has helped our Board and senior executive team to gain significant new insights into innovative strategies and structures that have presented new and profitable business opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Using JOI as mentors to our divisional managers has enabled these managers to significantly grow in their roles, resulting in higher performance for their division both organisationally and commercially.

I have no reservations in recommending JOI to any organisation that wants to have the thinking, systems and structures to take itself to the next level.

Dean ReidCEOMSi GroupGold Coast, Australia

Working with John as a coach and mentor has been transformational.

John has a gift for enabling people to view challenging situations, both business and personal, from completely new perspectives that remove blockages and provide a way forward to simple, elegant solutions.

John is committed to achieving the very best for his clients, but they have to be prepared to work for it. Do not work with John unless you are prepared to be stretched and challenged. However, if you are prepared, the results will be amazing.

I have no reservations in recommending John to anyone who wants to achieve real transformation both in their personal and professional lives.

Casey ReidGeneral ManagerThe Leather DoctorQLD, Australia

John’s reputation for bringing rapid change through the power of simplicity to businesses is well deserved.

I first met John when he did consultancy for a business of which I was a director and major shareholder. His techniques enabled John to do the work quickly and get right to the core of our challenges. His keen analysis enabled him to provide the board and executive with some great insights and outstanding recommendations.

His work, both as an enterprise consultant work and a personal mentor, is first class.

John SandfordDirector, Trustee and Advisor

Here exists a brilliant and powerful mind in business. John Owens skills as a business consultant scream one word for every business: transformation.

Since having John on my of directors for my brand – Emily Gowor, Word Artist – I have resolved challenges in the flow of daily and monthly business, devised a company structure that will be put into place in the new year, and brought a significant and clear distinction to the role that I ought and ought not to be playing in my own company.

Without the clarity that John bring to a business, you will not know where you stand within your own enterprise – and your enterprise may very become the owner of you instead of the other around.

The opportunity to have John consult for your business – whether your are an individual with a growing personal brand, a small enterprise or a large corporation (and no matter where you are globally) – is priceless. It will double your revenue at the very least, and bring forward with crystal the most optimal and long-term profitable structure for your business to follow.

Build your success the right way. Take advice form John Owens – he is a genius in business, and will care about your enterprise;s success as much, and in moments, even more fiercely than you do. It’s his commitment every single day to stand for people’s financial and vocational prosperity. Thank you John.

Emily Gower5th Time Published Author, Speaker, Book Mentor & Founder of Gowor International Publishing