The fact that you are on our website means you know your business has room to grow. It also means that you are at the stage of looking for a coach or mentor to help you take it to the next level.

At JOI we have decades of experience in or running our own multi-million dollar businesses and working with businesses of all types and sizes in numerous countries on both sides of the globe.

Our team has coached, mentored and trained thousands of people in all aspects of business in Australia, Belgium, England, France, Holland, Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, USA and Wales.

Our passion is to use our years of international experience to you bring the magic back to your business. We love re-igniting the passion within businesses and turning them back to highly tuned, profitable and fun enterprises that the owners and team want them to be.

Some of the roles through which we have channeled our experience and knowledge include:

  • International speaking.
  • Ghost writing and editing the book The Laws of Extreme Business Success.
  • Coaching and mentoring for Directors, CEOs and Senior Executives.
  • Coaching and mentoring for family businesses.
  • Coaching and mentoring for franchisees.
  • Author of a series of books on creating highly effective business processes, business systems and quality information in enterprises.
  • Regular guest speakers on international radio shows.
  • Regular blogs and articles on all aspects of business and personal development.

One, or more, of these roles may be just what you need to help you and your business to excel.

We love working with businesses that are up and running, have a strong desire to grow, have a passion for what they do and know that a good mentor can truly speed up that process.

Look at our mentoring programs to find the one that best suite your needs and, when you have found one, contact us to book a FREE evaluation session where we can explore working together.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future.

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Who Do We Work With?

We work with business people who are passionate about what they do and want to accelerate their business growth. These people generally fall into three main categories:

  • Their business is already be doing very well and ready to accelerate to the next level. They want help to develop the clarity to identify the critical actions and the leadership qualities to congruently lead their team to play a much larger game.
  • They are facing some major business (or personal) challenges and they want help to overcome these in order to move their business forward to where they really would like it to be.
  • Their business is doing well financially, but it has ceased being fun to work there and they would like help in reigniting their passion and bringing back the magic for both themselves and their team.

These people might be:

  • Solopreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Family business owners or directors
  • Senior executives or mid-level managers in small, medium and large corporations.
  • Subject matter experts who want to turn their experience, knowledge and passion about their specialist areas of expertise into profit.
  • Life coaches and mentors who want to better help their clients live more fulfilled lives and, at the same time, build a successful business that pays them handsomely for doing what they love.

The one thing that all of the people we work with have in common is that they are passionate about what they do, they want to do it better, they want to have fun doing it, they want to make a change in the world and they want to have sufficient money to live the life of their dreams.

Book a FREE, no obligation, Exploratory Session to find out which of our tailored services is ideally suited to you.

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of GE

What We Do For Our Clients?

Our work with all of our clients is focused on assuring that we always bring real personal and business benefits. The following sections describe just how we do this.

Overcoming Challenges.

The most immediate benefit of working with JOI is helping you discover what has been holding you back from achieving what you really want with your company.

Overcoming these challenges, whether personal or business, as quickly as possible, so that you can free up your energy, get you back into your flow and finally get the results you want.

Increasing Revenues.

Working in your passion is essential if you are really going to enjoy working in your business. However, working in a business that is not generating enough money to enable you to live a good life will very definitely sap all of your passion.

This is why so much of what we do when working with you is aimed at helping you generate healthy revenues in your business from day one.

We help you increase team engagement to close the gap between the vision of the CEO and Executive and its implementation. If your team is engaged with your vision, then your revenues will increase.

Reducing Costs.

Healthy revenues can be quickly eroded by high business costs. Controlling costs might not always seem like fun, however, unless a business can do so, it will find itself running out of money and taking all the joy out of life for all who work there.

This is why the JOI approach helps you find simple, yet highly effective, ways to control your costs in order to enable your business to maximise its profits to enable you to live the life you deserve. If you canbt do this, what is the point of being in business?

Bringing Back The Magic

We believe that business should be fun. One thing we know for sure is that every time business starts feeling like hard work and stops being fun it means that we are either doing the wrong things or doing things in the wrong way.

When you work with us you can be sure that we will teach you ways of ensuring that you avoid falling into this trap and so keep the fun in your business for you and your team.

We also look at how your leadership style can get your whole team working in their flow, bringing about increased productivity and revenue, reducing costs and creating a happy and fully engaged workforce.

Important Note!  Having fun is not just for fun!!! Businesses that are fun places to work are also highly creative, highly effective and highly profitable.

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

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How Do We Do It?

We Remove Complexity and Bring Clarity.

With decades of experience working with business of all types and sizes on both sides of the Globe we know that there is no such thing as a complicated business only businesses that are run in complicated ways!

We help you get crystal clear on where your business is and on where you want it to be. We then help you develop a strategy for how to close the gap between where you are and where you want to go.

Once we remove the complexity and bring clarity to your business it will once again be an enjoyable and fun place to work.

We Bring Streamlined Structures.

Small and medium businesses are, ironically, often more complicated in structure than many multinational corporations. To most small business owners the term structure implies bureaucracy not so! It`s true that bad structure is bureaucratic.

But NO structure at all is merely profit swallowing chaos.

We have an amazing track record of bringing really streamlined and innovative structures to businesses we work with. These new highly effective structures are designed to increase revenue and reduce costs thus generating larger profits, so that your business can fund your dream life style.

We Bring New Thinking and Skills.

Even when you are really good at what you are doing, the only way to continue improving is to constantly look for new ideas, new thinking and new ways of doing things.

At JOI we are continually doing this.

When you work with us you will get far more than just our ideas, skills and techniques, you also get the cutting edge thinking of the coaches and mentors that we ourselves use, all of whom run multi-million dollar businesses.

As one of our mentoring clients we share all of this amazing knowledge with you so that you can start using and benefiting from it in your business.

Building Your Dream Team

In our decades of experience one thing we know for sure is that no enterprise can prosper without the right team.

Because of this we have made it a priority to add to our services the ability to help you choose and develop your dream team. The term dream team is not just a fuzzy sales term.

It is vitally important to have the right person in the right position so that they work in their flow, which results in them being highly motivated in doing a job that they love and enjoy.

We have seen far too many businesses find out to their cost that, if you do not have the dream team, the results for your business will be a nightmare!

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.” – Napoleon Hill

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Why Do We Do it?

All of things listed above are more than merely nice to haves. Each of them is designed to remove complexity, bring clarity, remove challenges, increase profits, reduce costs and enable your business to provide you with the money to live the life of your dreams.

We very strongly believe that you should do what you love and love what you do and get handsomely paid for doing it.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

Risk Free

We know that it is important you feel 100% confident we can deliver on our promises before you start working with us. For this reason we take the following three-stage approach:

Read Our Testimonials

Before you start working with us, we invite you to read our testimonials and see what our clients say about us. You can find them here.

FREE Exploratory Skype Call

The very first thing we do is arrange a free 30 minute online exploratory session with you in order for us to answer the following questions:

Would we like working with you and would you like working with us?
We firmly believe that our time working together should be as productive and enjoyable as possible for both parties. So, if for whatever reason, either of us finds that there is no resonance or connection between us during this exploratory online session, then we simply say so and amicably end the call.

What are your core values both personally and professionally and do they align with ours?
Our experience has shown that in order for us to fully help our clients achieve their vision, our core values need to align with theirs. For example, if a client has core values that say it is OK to do all of their manufacturing in sweat shops in a Third World country, then we would be unable to work with them as this does not align in any way with our core values.

What is your vision for your business and your life?
In order for us to know if we can help you, we need to know your vision for your business and life; where you want to go; what you want to achieve and in what timescale?

How can we best help you bring your vision into being?
Once we know your vision, we can then select our most appropriate mentoring package that will enable us to start bringing your vision into being; to help you turn your passion into profit and begin living the life of your dreams.

Book a FREE, no obligation, Exploratory Session to find out which of our tailored services is ideally suited to you.

Risk Free Cancellation

All mentoring packages can be cancelled during the very first mentoring session.
If, at any time during the first 30 minutes of our first mentoring session, either of us feels that we are not suited to work together, then we will stop the session and JOI will cancel your package and refund in full the first three month`s deposit that you have paid.

If the session goes beyond the first 30 minutes, then the package must run for the initial 3 months, at which point you can terminate it if you feel that it is not delivering what you want. This very rarely happens.

Book a FREE, no obligation, Exploratory Session to find out which of our tailored services is ideally suited to you.

JOI Clients

Our clients include names from around the globe, including:
Bizcaps, BP Chemicals, British Gas Exploration & Production, British Gas Service, British Gas Transco, Cable & Wireless, Devonport Management Ltd, EDS Scicon, Environment Agency, European Passenger Services, HP Bulmer, Hydro Electric, ICO Telecommunications, Jasons Travel Media, Leather Doctor, Lombard North Central, London Underground (SSL), Matt Davies Construction, Milligan Developments, MSi Australia, MSi Group, MTF, NAM (Netherlands), ntl Telecoms, Oracle UK, Otago Museum, Otago Polytech, Otago University, PPDM, Polson Higgs, Quest Events, SEEBOARD, Shell, Tourism Dunedin, Stirling Sports, The Leather Doctor Australia, TSB, University of Queensland, Waitaki Development Board, Woodchester Credit Lyonnais, Yorkshire Building Society.


Over the years we have developed and delivered very many different services to enterprises of all sizes and types on both sides of the globe. In dong this we have learned what works, what doesn’t work and what excels!

So, what we did was to boil down all of our services into just four main groups that we will meet 95% of the needs of all of our clients, both big and small.
These are:

The very first thing we do with all prospective clients is to have a free 30 minute Skype call in order for us to establish the following:

  • Would we like working with you and would you like working with us?
  • What are the core values of your business and do they align with ours?
  • What is your vision for your business?
  • How can we best help you bring your vision into being?

Click here to learn more about this completely risk free way of finding how we can help you take you business to where you want it to be.

Flash mentoring/coaching is the ideal way for you to get expert input to help you resolve a personal or business challenge quickly, without the need to commit to an on-going programme.

  • One-to-one sessions are for the serious business professional or organizational leader who would like the power of a second pair of eyes and independent input to help them find a solution to a current challenge. As a business savvy individual, youbd agree that:
  • ONE properly implemented idea in business is all thatbs needed to elevate your enterprise to the next level.
  • ONE simple, elegant solution can resolve complex problems or pressing issues that are holding your business back, in performance, profit, market impact, etc.

Click here to learn more about how Flash Mentoring can help you resolve an issue or a blockage and quickly get you back on track.

Our mentoring programme is designed for those entrepreneurs and C-level executives who want to really connect with their passion for their business.

Passion is not merely and emotion. This mentoring programme is all about harnessing and directing that passion to turn it to an Enterprise Super Fuel.

This programme gives them the refined management skills, abilities and practices to enable them to bring about a real transformation in themselves, their teams and enterprise and turn their passion into profits.

Click here to learn more about our flagship Mentoring/Coaching Programme can help or members of your team to bring about real and sustained business and personal performance.

If you are a larger enterprise or corporation then you can also take advantage of the expert skills and experience of the JOI team.

Once we have spoken to you to establish exactly what your needs are, we can custom build training comprehensive packages or bundles of training, coaching and mentoring suitable for either individuals or teams in your enterprise.

We can run this training on-site or off-site, in person or over Skype, on a one-off or on-going basis.

Just talk to us about what it is that you want to achieve, with whom and by when and we will build and deliver a fully integrated solution that will deliver exactly what you need.

Click here to learn more about how we can tailor make a Corporate Training package that will completely match your requirements.


Business Mentorship Client

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
John is as his profile suggest passionate about eliminating the pain losses caused in business by flawed strategy, processes, data & structure. His approach is pragmatic, logical and highly efficient. The IMM methodology he deploys is powerful, it produced great results in little time for us. I would recommended John to any executive looking to clarify the business to clarify the business strategy and then dramatically improve the date structures and processes within an enterprise.

Martin Karl
Business Development ManagerDigital Arena Limited
John has a broad experience in working an a consultant in enterprise of all sizes across a wide range if industries around the globe. He has the gift of being able to see the underlying simplicity in every business and bring it to the surface. His ability to work at both an intuitive and logical level make him very powerful and enabling coach and mentor – but do expect to be challenged and stretched. John is passionate about what he dies and about achieving the very best for his clients, I have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone wanting to achieve the very best for themselves and their business.

Francis Michael Kulaga
Hospitality Professional
John is thought leader, consultant and author in the ares of business process improvement, information management, data quality and master data management.

His views often challenge mainstream perceptions, thought he does deliver them with humour, However, when you examine them closely you find that they contain valuable insights that enable you to step into new and powerful paradigms.

His extensive knowledge of structured techniques ensures all of his proposed solutions his or her enterprise performance, information structures and quality.

Prashanta ChandramohanSenior Product Marketing ManagerMDM
I know John from the articles that he has written on master data and data quality for Hub Designs Magazine (I’m the editor of the magazine) and from his participation on Twitter. It’s very obvious form John’s contributions in both channels that he has advanced expertise for data and business modeling, and for the ins and out of aligning enterprise master data management with business operations and processes to improve business outcomes. He takes a solid real world approach to analyzing situations and developing solutions. John is generous in sharing his expertise in public channels, and writes prolifically on many data management topics.

Julie Hunt
Strategies for B2B Software Solutions II Consultant & Analyst for Vendors, Buyers, Enterprise Strategies
We have invited John to present and create expert insights for Data Quality Pro readers on a number of occasions and the quality and depth of his expertise within the filed of business systems modeling is unrivaled in my opinion.

His content is always practical and simple to understand, providing that rare opportunity to bridge both the technical and business communities.

As and expert in his field John comes highly recommended an we are always keen to work with and feature John given any opportunity.

Dylan JonesCommunity Founder & EditorData Quality Pro.com I Data Migration Pro.com
I often joke at conferences the Irish invented everything, and whatever we didn’t invent we made better.

While Barr Devlin can claim Data Warehousing, John Owens (though transplanted to New Zealand) belies his Irishness with frank, objective, pragmatic, and above all entertainingly presented insights in a range of Information Management topics and disciplines.

I’ve found my conversation and discussions with John over the past few years to be thought provoking, and his structure framework of models and frames for thinking about, examining and refining information as an asset in the organization are insightful to the point of the point simplicity. And in this game, that is wonderful gift.

A great communicator, insightful thought leader, and slayer of sacred cows. Definitely someone to learn from and work with! I look forward to working with John on more substantial projects in future.

Daragh O Brien
I have followed John’s writing and blogging for may years and found him to be and excellent resource for understanding key concepts such as business function modeling and data structure modeling, which are foundational disciplines to data quality. His use of practical examples and straightforward language in describing his comprehensive methodology is one of the many reasons that John is truly an industry thought leader for business and data modeling, data quality and master data management.

Jim Harris
Independent Consultant and Freelance Writer

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 people’s 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.